SeaWorld Halloween Howl O Scream 2023

By James | Last updated May 9, 2024

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SeaWorld became the first theme park in Florida to offer both an adult themed night time SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream event as well as the day time family friendly SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular.

SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream is a separately ticketed event whilst SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular is included with the regular day time admission.

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SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream is based on the Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream event which has run for over 20 years and at SeaWorld it runs for approx. 28 select nights in September and October.

This is the first time that SeaWorld has introduced an extra ticketed event, all previous events have been included in the regular admission price.

As well as tickets to the SeaWorld Orlando Halloween event you can also buy a two park ticket and enjoy one Howl-O-Scream night at SeaWorld Orlando and another at Busch Gardens.

About the SeaWorld Orlando Halloween event

Like Universal Halloween Horror Nights and Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream, some children may find some of the attractions too intense and no costumes are allowed.

You can purchase a special “No Boo” necklace to let scare actors know that you do not want to be frightened (not to be worn in the haunted houses or on the rides).

If you are looking for a family friendly alternative, then there is SeaWorld’s Spooktacular, Busch Gardens Spooktacular and LEGOLAND Florida Brick-or-Treat which are all included in the standard admission or Magic Kingdom Disney’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party which is a separately ticketed event.

This year the Howl-O-Scream area is situated around the lagoon from Ice Breaker, past Manta and Mako to Infinity Falls.

Day guests have to vacate the park by 6 p.m. On Halloween nights though the event does not start until 7:00 p.m. Howl-O-Scream ticket holders can enter after 6 p.m.

Day guests who also have a ticket for Howl-O-Scream can enter the Halloween area through an entrance near to the Flame Craft Bar, next to the SeaFire Inn. Bear in mind that you are not allowed to enter in a costume, particularly if you have attended SeaWorld’s Spooktacular the same day.

Entrance to Howl-O-Scream from the parking lot is through a dedicated gate to the right of the main entrance by the pavilion area leading towards the Bayside Stadium.

Halloween Rides

Three of SeaWorld’s roller coasters remain open during Howl-O-Scream; namely Mako, Manta and Ice Breaker plus Infinity Falls but they may close before the end of the evening.

You may even find you are joined on one of the rides by one of the scare actors!

SeaWorld Halloween Shows

This year there are four live action shows, both Monster Stomp: Slasher Alley and Siren’s Song are based on shows from last year plus the new Lurking in the Depths: An Adventurers Tale and Lost Souls Hideaway (upgrade ticket required).

Monster Stomp Show

SeaWorld’s version of Howl-O-Scream includes a dark high energy live action singing and dancing rock show featuring Jack the Ripper in the seedy streets of Victorian London’s East End.

The show starts slowly but gradually builds up in intensity. One of the highlights is an amazing creative percussion break featuring 4 musicians with knives and a coffin!

Siren’s Song Show

Sirens’ Song is an outdoor show presented in the round on the Wild Arctic Plaza, featuring special effects and dancing across five stages so wherever you stand you can see the action.

Each show runs for around 10 minutes.

Lurking in the Depths: An Adventurers Tale

Lurking in the Depths: An Adventurers Tale is located near Pearl Diver.

Listen as the explorer and siren hunter, Sam “Hud” Hudson, describes his adventures tracking down sirens.

Lost Souls Hideaway

Lost Souls Hideaway is a show and it is only recommended for guests aged 18 and over.

Reservations are required and tickets cost $10.00 per person. Speciality cocktails and desserts are available.

Featuring an exclusive drag cabaret with Serpentina Moráy, a fabulous Serpentine Sea Goddess by the Skytower. If you have purchased an “Unlimited” admission ticket then you can get free admission on Sundays at the first show.

Howl O Scream Houses and Scare Zones

There are five houses:

  • Beneath the Ice — set in the wilderness above the Arctic Circle, you join a rescue party searching for a lost base camp. Located inside Wild Arctic
  • Blood Beckoning — enter through a condemned book store and escape the clutches of a Siren called Scratch. Located near Manta
  • Captain’s Revenge – Drowned in Darkness — escape the clutches of a cursed pirate below the decks of a possessed ship. Located near Infinity Falls
  • Dead Vines – Root of Evil — a walk through a greenhouse where the plants are out to kill you. Located near Infinity Falls
  • Sirens of the Seas — a group of sirens are determined to stop you reaching the safety of a port on this cruise ship. Located near Ice Breaker

Halloween Scare zones

There are also seven scare zones:

  • Cargo Carnage — beware of a sinister presence amongst the shipping crates. Located near the Blood Beckoning house
  • Cut Throat Cove — wander around a shipwreck trying to avoid marauding pirates. Located near the Blood Beckoning house
  • Deadly Ambush — a campground surrounded by nature is not what it seems. Located on the waterfront near Orca Encounter
  • Frozen Terror – Alive in the Ice — following on from the Beneath the Ice house, you encounter a roaming horde of subhuman ice-zombie walkers with pickaxes and shovels looking for new victims
  • Sea of Fear — located near Sirens of the Seas, you are lured into a portal of terrors of the deep
  • Terrors of the Deep — monsters appear from their underwater tomb in this ancient lost city. Located near the Dead Vines – Root of Evil house
  • Witchcraft Bayou — avoid voodoo and witchcraft whilst navigating a backwater bayou. Located near the Dead Vines – Root of Evil house

As you walk around, do not be surprised to be chased by roaming hordes of scare actors masquerading as sirens, deranged creatures, vampires and minion zealots.

Howl-O-Scream Food & Drink

There are a number of locations where you can buy alcohol including five themed liquor bars located in the vicinity of the some of the scare houses and scare zones, serving a range of alcoholic beverages including special signature potions including Scratch’s Blood Bag with Tito’s vodka dragon fruit, pomegranate and lime served in a blood bag.:

  • Allura’s on the Rocks — next to the Terrors of the Deep scare zone
  • Longshoreman Tavern — next to the SeaFire Grill
  • Poison Grotto — next to the Waterway Grill
  • Tormented — next to the Beneath the Ice house
  • Sirens’ Last Call — underground warehouse inhabited by followers of the sirens, near to Sea of Fear scare zone. Be sure to try the signature “The Siren’s Kiss”

As well as the liquor bars there also a couple of food stands as well as Altitude Burgers, Panini Bistro, Pretzel Kitchen and Waterway Grill. You can even buy dishes with dehydrated crickets, ants or grasshoppers in them.

Next to the Tormented bar is an area where you can press one of two buttons and actually scare guests inside the Beneath the Ice house. It costs $5 for four scares or $8 for a bumper 10 scares.

If you are of a nervous disposition then for $15 you can buy a “No Boo Necklace” lanyard that warns the roaming hordes in the scare zones (but not the haunted houses) not to approach you.

Howl-O-Scream Front Line Fear

SeaWorld has introduced front-of-line fear passes like they have at Busch Gardens.

There are two “Front Line Fear” passes, the basic one gives you single-use front-of-line access to the five houses.

The Extreme Front Line Fear Pass gives you single-use front-of-line access to the houses and a number of thrill rides plus other bonuses.

Prices of the Front Line Fear passes vary by date with Saturdays typically being the most expensive.

VIP Terror Tour

The VIP Terror Tour is a 5 hour (7 p.m. to midnight) private customisable tour with a minimum of two guests.

Like the Extreme Front Line Fear Pass it gives you front-of-line access to the houses (in this case unlimited) and a number of thrill rides plus 4 complimentary drinks and access to exclusive bonus rooms in one of the houses.

Like the Fear Passes, a separate admission ticket to Howl-O-Scream is also required.

SeaWorld Orlando Howl-O-Scream Special Ticket Offers and Deals

SeaWorld Orlando sell tickets through their website and also third party sites. Often the third party sites offer cheaper tickets so be sure to shop around. We’ve given you both options below to compare the best deal.

Howl-O-Scream Ticket Prices

Single night ticket prices can vary from site to site, so check out both the official SeaWorld site and Undercover Tourist for the best prices and save money.

This is a separately ticketed event and Fun Card and Annual Pass holders also have to buy a ticket though discounts of around 10% are usually available.

If you are with a group of friends then larger groups of 15 or more can also get discounts.

Howl-O-Scream Single Night Ticket

Standard single evening admission to the Halloween event on the date selected.

Discounts not available at the gate.

Single night tickets are only valid on the date chosen at time of purchase.

Howl-O-Scream Unlimited Admission Ticket

Unlimited admissions to all 28 nights of Halloween.

Discounts not available at the gate.

Howl-O-Scream Unlimited Admission with Blockout Dates Ticket

Unlimited admissions to all 28 nights of Halloween excluding Saturdays.

Discounts not available at the gate.

Howl-O-Scream Single Night Ticket For Groups Of 15 Or More

Single after 6 p.m. admission to Halloween for groups of 15 or more.

All tickets must be used as part of a group admission on the same night.

Howl-O-Scream Night and Day Admission Ticket

Standard single day time park admission and evening admission on the date selected.

Howl-O-Scream 2 Park Single Night Ticket

Standard single evening admission to SeaWorld Orlando Halloween events and single evening admission to Busch Gardens on the dates selected.

Discounts not available at the gate.

Howl-O-Scream 2 Park Unlimited Admission Ticket

Unlimited admissions to all 28 nights at SeaWorld Orlando Howl-O-Scream and unlimited admissions to all 29 nights at Busch Gardens.

Discounts not available at the gate.

Note that Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream events and SeaWorld Orlando Halloween events take place on the same nights mostly.

Howl-O-Scream Front Line Fear Pass

Get single use front-of-line access to each of the 5 houses.

Halloween admission ticket also required.

Howl-O-Scream Front Line Fear Extreme Pass

Get single use front-of-line access to each of the houses, single use front-of-line access to 3 major rides; Mako, Manta and Ice Breaker, one time reserved seating to Monster Stomp and access to an exclusive scare zone.

Halloween admission ticket also required.

Howl-O-Scream VIP Terror Tour

Get unlimited front-of-line access to each of the houses, unlimited front-of-line access to the major rides, reserved show seating, dinner and one of the restaurants on a 5 hour customised VIP Terror Tour with a VIP tour guide.

Minimum of 2 guests. Halloween admission ticket also required. Includes 4 complimentary beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic).

Howl-O-Scream Lost Souls Hideaway

Enjoy a drag cabaret act at the Lost Souls Hideaway.

Howl-O-Scream No Boo Necklace

Wear a No Boo Necklace and scare actors will try their best not to frighten you. Not to be worn in houses or on rides.