Some people look forward to Halloween all year long. The people at Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL may put themselves in that category as well. They have been hosting a killer event known as Howl-O-Scream for the last twenty years every Halloween season.
Howl-O-Scream runs from September 20 to November 2 this year. Howl-O-Scream 2019 should be particularly scary as it celebrates “20 Years of Fear” with sinister surprises at every turn. Brave guests can explore horrifying houses, terrifying scare zones, and thrilling rollercoaster rides in the dark for 22 select nights. The park promises to unearth some long-buried Halloween icons of the past while unveiling new nightmares that will haunt you for years to come.
When you go to Howl-O-Scream, you can expect many spine-tingling scares. Some of the unique events The Residence, a suburban home overrun by domestic demons; Death Water Bayou: Wrath of the Queen; Motel Hell: Infestation, where the exterminator turns on you; Simon’s Slaughterhouse; and much, much more.
Area resort hotels start taking reservations for this particular event early in the year as they know that people are going to line up for it, but there are still spots available. You should work on reserving your spot and then take a look at some of the other things that you can do while visiting Orlando.
Sea Life Orlando Aquarium
Consider checking out the marine life that has made the region so famous in a safe and family-friendly way. The Sea Life Aquarium in Orlando has many of the species that you are familiar with and perhaps a few that you are not. You and your family can enjoy spotting the creatures that you would normally see out in the ocean. Gain some knowledge about these majestic creatures in this very fun experience.
The Florida Mall
Check out some of the best shopping opportunities in the entire South at the Florida Mall. This is the kind of place where you can find shops of all types. You can move from shop to shop at your leisure and kill some time while you are waiting.
Orlando Science Center
Grow your brain knowledge when you visit the Orlando Science Center. It is the best place to go to get your children excited about science and the world around them. There is so much to see and do and it is changing all the time. New exhibits come around throughout the year to keep things fresh. If you are ambitious about it, you can sign up ahead of time to reserve a birthday party for your child. The museum hosts these kinds of things for your child and all of his or her friends.
Try Out An Escape Room
Escape rooms are gaining in popularity throughout the country and there are some great ones in Orlando. Escapology is a premier escape room in that area. You can try out their various rooms to see if you can solve the clues. These are best done with a group of people, so you may want to see if you can get other people attending the Howl-O-Scream to come along with you.
It is important to know that first-time escape room customers often have difficulty figuring out the clues they need to get out of the room in an hour or less. It is difficult but a lot of fun.
Orlando is packed with great hotels for the whole family. One popular pick is the Hyatt Place across from Universal Orlando Resort. It offers 24/7 on-site dining and free shuttle service to area attractions for your convenience. There’s also a heated outdoor pool for when you want to just lounge around.
Hilton Orlando is another popular pick. This sprawling hotel covers some 26 acres and features seven dining options, two pools, a lazy river, and tons of other fun activities right there.