SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream Voted #1 Best Theme Park Halloween Event by USA TODAY

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USA Today notes Howl-O-Scream #1 Best Theme Park Halloween Event

Sinister scares are lurking around every corner at SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream, recently crowned the #1 Best Theme Park Halloween Event in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream has claimed the top spot thanks to its spine-tingling experiences, voted for by theme park enthusiasts and fearless thrill-seekers from coast to coast.

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Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld Orlando

This year, SeaWorld Orlando’s Howl-O-Scream returns with a vengeance, boasting a bigger and more terrifying lineup for 2023. Prepare for an all-new roster of houses, seven fright-inducing scare zones, three live shows, and five themed bars that promise to leave guests screaming in fright. In this bone-chilling haunt, you’ll find yourself immersed in sheer terror, desperately seeking an escape from horrifying houses that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Howl-O-Scream Orlando is a separately ticketed event, and right now, you can save over 60% on Howl-O-Scream tickets during a limited-time Slash Sale, with ticket prices starting at just $44.99.

Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld San Antonio

At SeaWorld San Antonio, Howl-O-Scream has transformed the once-peaceful park into a realm of sinister delights. As nightfall descends, a legion of creatures awakens, haunting the park’s terror-ridden territories and lurking within the eerie halls of haunted houses – all included with park admission. This year, Howl-O-Scream features an all-new haunted house, Bunny Bradley’s Ice Cream Shoppe, serving up twisted treats infused with “special ingredients.”

You’ll also encounter five additional spine-chilling haunted houses, seven terrifying terror territories, five BOOze bars, and menacing shows, including the all-new Sirens Song. Howl-O-Scream San Antonio is included with park admission, and for a limited time, guests who purchase a 2024 season pass will receive free admission for the remainder of 2023, granting them unlimited access to Howl-O-Scream.


Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld’s Howl-O-Scream in San Diego delivers the most haunted houses, scares, and screams. This scream-tastic event is brimming with never-before-seen haunted houses, scare zones, macabre vignettes, and live performances. Be prepared to face your worst nightmares in reimagined haunted houses, such as the 3D Circus of the Damned, where your fears come to life in a chaotic, cursed circus.

Halloween enthusiasts can anticipate new sounds, captivating lighting, special effects, an abundance of scare performers, and unexpected surprises around every corner. Howl-O-Scream San Diego is a separately ticketed event, and during the current limited-time Slash Sale, you can save over 50%, with tickets starting at just $39.99.

Please note that Howl-O-Scream contains amplified scares and is not recommended for children.

“We are thrilled to unveil this year’s Howl-O-Scream, featuring an array of terrifying haunted houses, spine-chilling shows, and scare zones, including some spine-tingling additions to our lineup,” said Marc Swanson, Chief Executive Officer of SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment. “Whether you’re conquering one of our award-winning coasters, summoning the courage to explore sinister haunted houses, catching the Monster Stomp show, or savoring one of our signature drinks at our themed bars, there’s no Halloween event quite like Howl-O-Scream.”

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SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream Voted #1 Best Theme Park Halloween Event by USA TODAY

About SeaWorld

SeaWorld is a premier marine life theme park and accredited zoo and aquarium dedicated to providing meaningful experiences while educating and inspiring guests of all ages to care about marine life. With millions of visitors annually, the parks offer enriching experiences, from up-close animal encounters and year-round educational programs to award-winning marine-life-themed rides and attractions, special events, and exciting entertainment. For over 60 years, SeaWorld has been at the forefront of marine life conservation through science, education, and exceptional animal care.

SeaWorld is one of the world’s largest marine animal rescue organizations, having helped more than 40,000 animals to date. The SeaWorld Conservation Fund, a nonprofit foundation established in 2003, has contributed over $20 million to nearly 1,400 organizations to advance critical research on every continent. A portion of park proceeds supports these ongoing conservation efforts. SeaWorld parks are located in Orlando, San Antonio, San Diego, and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and are part of the SeaWorld Entertainment portfolio of theme park brands. For more information, visit

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