Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld Orlando – Your Complete Guide

Back for year three is SeaWorld Orlando’s Howl-O-Scream which features new haunted houses, scare zones, live Halloween themed shows and plenty of scary thrills.

Howl-O-Scream is held on select nights starting in early September  and will run until Halloween night.  SeaWorld Orlando closes its gates to daily visitors and the park is transformed into an adult-orientated fright fest with scare zones, haunted houses and themed shows.  There is even a separate entrance located near Bayside Stadium to the right of the main entrance. 

A separate ticket is needed to attend Howl-O-Scream and prices vary based on the individual date.  The event begins at 7:00 PM and ends at midnight.

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What does is cost to attend Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld Orlando?

For 2024, Howl-O-Scream will run on select nights from September 6th to November 2nd and is a separately ticketed event.  Tickets coast $39.99 each.  Unlimited visit tickets are available at $114.99; Unlimited visits with Blockout Dates $99.99 (Blockout dates are 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19 and 10/26).

There are discounts being offered to annual passholders so if you are one, make sure you log into the web site to check for the most current offers.

2023 Howl-O-Scream Map


There are a number of upgrades offered for the 2024 Howl-O-Scream event at SeaWorld Orlando.  These include:

  • Front Line Fear: Single-use front of the line access to houses and rides.
  • Front Line Fear Extreme: Unlimited front of the line access to houses and rides, one-time reserved seating and bonus scares.

One of the very unique add-ons was the “NO BOO” necklace.  Those guests wearing this necklace will not be approached by Scare Actors.  And for just $15.00, it makes for a great souvenir.

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Haunted Houses at Howl-O-Scream

There are a number of haunted houses for Howl-O-Scream for 2023, each with its own terrifying theme.

Beneath The Ice: The Meltdown (New for 2023)

Located in the Wild Arctic attraction across from Shamu’s Stadium, guests will journey to the Arctic Circle to find a lost research facility that was buried under snow and ice.   

Just outside Beneath the Ice next to the Tormented Bar is a special feature to this haunted house. 

Blood Beckoning (Returning for 2023)

Back for 2023, the siren Scratch comes out from the shadows and is thirsting for blood.  Located near Scratch’s Kitchen by the Manta roller coaster, SeaWorld’s website says that “Beauty comes at a price, and you’re the one paying”.

D3LER1UM666 Laboratories (New for 2023)

Did the Sirens take over a government mercenary headquarters.  Take the tour and find out!

Captain’s Revenge – Drowned in Darkness (Returning for 2023)

Located just outside of Sesame Street Land near the pretzel kitchen, this once proud ship has been possessed by a terrifying ghoulish force.   Guests descend in the bowels of the ship in search of the missing captain.  But watch out as you might find yourself a permanent member of the crew.

Dead Vines: Nawlins Nightmare (Updated for 2023)

Dead Vines: Nawlins Nightmare is updated for 2023, there is evil stirring in the trees.  Located next to the Pretzel Kitchen just outside of Shamu Stadium, visitors should beware the poisoned vines that prey on those who enter.

Our Experience

During our first visit to Howl-O-Scream in 2023 we stayed in the park and waited at the Longshoremen Tavern for the event to open.  Upon “rope drop”, we immediately walked through the Blood Light District followed by a visit to the Blood Beckoning house.  After the Blood Beckoning house, we passed through Terrors of the Deep and Witchcraft Bayou before visiting Deal Vines and Captain’s Revenge.  

Within the first 90 minutes of the night, we were able to hit three houses and three scare zones.  So it is highly recommended that you arrive in advance and stay  inside the park until Howl-O-Scream officially opens.

SeaWorld Orlando Howl-O-Scream Shows

For 2023, there are three great shows that are held throughout the park during Howl-O-Scream.

Monster Stomp – Slasher Alley

Also returning in 2023 is this musical tale of Jack the Ripper.  Dancing, singing and rock percussion highlight this amazing show.

Siren’s Song

Back from last year, the sirens will tell their story in this terrifying outdoor show – this is one not to be missed and one of our favorite Halloween themed shows.  Sirens Song is located just outside Shamu’s Stadium next to the Tormented Bar.

Cursed Lagoon (New for 2023)

Located in Forever Pearls, visitors will find out what’s lurking beneath the lagoons surface.

2023 Scare Zones

Throughout the park there are a number of Scare Zones which add to the terrifying experience at Howl-O-Scream.

  • Blood Light District (New for 2023)
  • Toxic Turmoil (New for 2023)
  • CarnEvil Pier (New for 2023)
  • Frozen Terror – Alive in the Ice
  • Portal of Passage (New for 2023)
  • Witchcraft Bayou
  • Terrors of the Deep

Themed Bars

Grab a specialty cocktail right in the middle of all the action at one of the themed bar experiences during Howl-O-Scream.  These three “haunts” are great places to relax and enjoy the terrifying atmosphere around you. 

  • CarnEvil Curosities (New for 2023)
  • Longshoremen Tavern
  • Tormented
  • Siren’s Last Call
  • Poison Grotto

Where should we stay when visiting Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld Orlando?

Unlike Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando does not have any on-site hotels.  However, it has a number of “Official Hotel Partners” and “Hotel Partners” that provide a fair amount of benefits for your visit to SeaWorld.

As of the summer 2023, there are 11 “Official Hotel Partners” that are all within a mile of SeaWorld  with several being within walking distance.  In addition to the official hotels, SeaWorld has four “Partner Hotels”.

The benefits of staying at a SeaWorld official or partner hotel are comparable to those offered by on-site hotels at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando.  

  • 10% of Dining at SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove
  • 10% off merchandise purchase of $50 or more at SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove
  • Complimentary Transportation to SeaWorld and Aquatica (Official Hotels)
  • Complimentary access to the SeaWorld Rescue Tour (Official Hotels)

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Jerry Joyce

Jerry Joyce has been a Florida resident since 1988 and has lived in a variety of places in the South Florida area. Jerry is an avid boater & water sports enthusiast, beach aficionado, a lover of great food, muscle car fan and a theme park annual passholder for many years. Some of his favorite places in Florida include the Florida Keys, Walt Disney World, Cedar Key, the Loxahatchee River, St. Augustine and Ten Thousand islands.

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