SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream: What to know before you go

ORLANDO, Fla. — Something has resurfaced at SeaWorld Orlando.


Howl-O-Scream returns to SeaWorld following its successful “inaugural fear” last year.

As night falls on the park, haunted houses and scare zones come along, giving guests plenty of haunts, thrills and chills.

Here are 9 things to know before heading out to this year’s event:

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  • Howl-O-Scream lasts select nights from Friday through Halloween. It begins at 7 p.m. and ends at midnight on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and at 1 a.m. on Saturdays. It is a separately ticketed event.
  • Single-night tickets start at $44.99 each, and unlimited visit tickets are $129.99 for unlimited visits with blockout dates, or $139.99 for unlimited visits with no blockout dates.
  • Howl-O-Scream will include five haunted houses, including two new ones, Sirens of the Seas and Blood Beckoning, and the reimagined Dead Vines – Root of All Evil. Captain’s Revenge – Drowned in Darkness and Beneath the Ice also return from last year’s kickoff year.

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  • To get around SeaWorld, guests will have to brave their way through seven scare zones: new additions Sea of Fear, Cargo Carnage and Terrors of the Deep and returning scare zones Cut Throat Cove, Frozen Terror – Alive in the Ice, Deadly Ambush and Witchcraft Bayou.
  • Nowhere is safe from fear at Howl-O-Scream, as there will also be roaming haunts: the sirens, siren minions and even some frights camouflaged in the trees and plants.
  • There will be five themed bar experiences to enjoy a drink: the all-new Allura’s on the Rocks, as well as Longshoremen Tavern, Tormented, Poison Grotto and Sirens’ Last Call.

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  • If you need to get off your feet, sit back, relax and take in three shows: the all-new Lurking in the Depths: An Adventurer’s Tale, Siren’s Song and Monster Stomp.
  • If your idea of fear is more about heights and inversions, you can brave some of SeaWorld’s attractions in the dark including Manta, Mako, Infinity Falls and Ice Breaker.
  • The event has been nominated as the 2022 Best Theme Park Halloween Event by USA Today.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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