SeaWorld Orlando Howl-O-Scream

SeaWorld Orlando
Howl-O-Scream Event FAQs

General Event Info

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What is Howl-O-Scream?

Howl-O-Scream is a yearly Halloween fright fest and Orlando’s Newest Halloween Event, held at SeaWorld Orlando. This adult-targeted event transforms SeaWorld Orlando into a late-night party with haunted houses, scare zones, rides, bars, and live shows. This event requires an admission ticket separate from daytime admission to SeaWorld Orlando. Daytime admission to SeaWorld Orlando is not included nor required.

Is Howl-O-Scream Orlando suitable for children?

Howl-O-Scream Orlando 2021 contains intense adult content such as violence, gore, and blood and is not intended for children.

Are kids allowed into Howl-O-Scream Orlando?

While this event is intended for adults only, children under 18 will be admitted to the event. There is no discounted rate for children.

Will the rides and attractions be open?

Yes, some of SeaWorld Orlando’s most popular rides will be open during Howl-O-Scream Orlando 2021, including Mako and Infinity Falls. Weather permitting.

Can I wear a costume to Howl-O-Scream Orlando?

No, for the safety of our costumed performers and other visitors to the event, guests in costumes will not be permitted.

Where do you enter Howl-O-Scream Orlando?

A dedicated Howl-O-Scream entrance has been built for this event and is located to the right of the main entrance. Guest may begin entering as early as 6 p.m. Guests already inside SeaWorld with evening Howl-O-Scream tickets may enter the event through the Shark Wreck Reef entrance located across from Shark Encounter.

Will there be an area to wait in the park as it transitions to Howl-O-Scream?

Yes, guests already inside SeaWorld with evening Howl-O-Scream tickets may enter the event through the Shark Wreck Reef entrance located across from Shark Encounter. A wristband can be picked up as early as 2 p.m. at that location to expedite entry at 7 p.m.

Can you leave Howl-O-Scream Orlando and re-enter later that evening?

No, re-entry to Howl-O-Scream is prohibited.

No Bag Policy

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Are bags permitted inside Howl-O-Scream Orlando 2021?

Bags measuring larger than 8” x 5”, including purses and backpacks, are not permitted through the dedicated Howl-O-Scream entrance located to the right of the main entrance. Normal bag policies apply for guests already inside the park who are also attending Howl-O-Scream.

Why did SeaWorld adopt this policy?

In conjunction with our existing use of metal detection, this proactive measure will expedite the security screening process for all guests.

How does this make it more convenient?

This will enable us to move guests through our security checkpoint more quickly. There will be less time spent standing in lines at the event gate.

What happens if I show up at the gate with a bag?

Guests carrying bags will be turned away from the security checkpoint and asked to return them to their vehicle.

If I have certain items that I need to bring in for medical reasons, what do I do?

Exceptions to this policy may be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection. Any item required for medical reasons that will be screened is to be carried in a clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bag not to exceed the size of 12” x 6” x 12”. Guests arriving with a bag not meeting those standards will be asked to return to their vehicle.

What about diaper bags?

Diapers can be carried in a clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bag not to exceed the size of 12” x 6” x 12”.

I see other guests in the event with bags, how did they get in?

The Howl-O-Scream bag policy applies to the event entrance gate, due to the size of the gate and the nature of the event. This policy is not in effect for SeaWorld Orlando daytime guests. Daytime visitors enter through the park's main entrance which uses metal detection with full bag check capabilities. Guests in possession of a Daytime and Howl-O-Scream ticket will be permitted to remain in-park until the event begins. Visit the Howl-O-Scream event page for details on purchasing an all-day experience.

What is the camera policy for Howl-O-Scream Orlando?

For the safety of our performers, scare actors, and other guests, flash photography is not permitted. Cameras are also not permitted in any of the Howl-O-Scream haunted houses.

Tickets & Admission

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How can I purchase my Howl-O-Scream ticket?

The easiest way to purchase your Howl-O-Scream ticket is online at

There are some seriously scary savings when you buy your tickets early. Purchase tickets for as low as $41.99 plus tax and service fee online in advance. Don’t wait until you get to the park because these offers won’t be available!

How much is a Howl-O-Scream ticket?

General admission at the gate starts at $79.99 plus tax, but you’ll only pay that rate if you wait until the night of the event and walk up to the front gate to buy your ticket. There are some seriously scary savings when you buy your tickets early on our website – tickets start at only $41.99 plus tax and service fee.

Do Pass Members receive discounted tickets to Howl-O-Scream?

Yes, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Florida Platinum Pass Members receive a discount to Howl-O-Scream Orlando. Discounted tickets start as low as $36.99. Log in to the Pass Member website to purchase. Fun Card Holders do not receive discounted admission.

If I purchase a daytime park ticket to SeaWorld Orlando, will it include Howl-O-Scream?

No. Howl-O-Scream Orlando 2021 is a separately ticketed night event. Daytime admission to SeaWorld Orlando is neither required nor included in general Howl-O-Scream admission tickets. Guests already inside SeaWorld with evening Howl-O-Scream tickets may enter the event through the Shark Wreck Reef entrance located across from Shark Encounter.

What is the "Unlimited" ticket?

The Unlimited ticket is for the true Howl-O-Scream fan who can’t get enough haunts and horror. It gets you UNLIMITED Howl-O-Scream Orlando 2021 admission throughout the entire event for as low as $119.99 plus tax and service fee.

How late is the park open?

Howl-O-Scream Orlando 2021 is open from 7 p.m. until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and from 7 p.m. until 12 a.m. on Thursdays and Sundays.

How much is parking?

Parking for Howl-O-Scream Orlando 2021 is the same rate as SeaWorld Orlando. General car parking starts at $25. Premium and VIP options will also be available.

If I have a SeaWorld Orlando ticket, Fun Card, or Annual Pass and a Howl-O-Scream ticket, do I have to exit the park and re-enter?

If you are already inside the park, either with a daytime admission ticket, Fun Card, or Annual Pass, and have a ticket to Howl-O-Scream Orlando 2021 for that same night, you can stay inside the park as the park transitions to the Howl-O-Scream event. You can check-in for the event through the Shark Wreck Reef entrance located across from Shark Encounter.

What is the Wild & Wicked Weekend Ticket?

The Wild & Wicked Weekend Package lets you face your fears with a long weekend (Thursday through Sunday) of unlimited access to SeaWorld Orlando by day and Howl-O-Scream Orlando 2021 by night! Or, you can add a hotel stay for two nights as part of the Howl-O-Scream Wild Weekend Vacation Package to get into SeaWorld Orlando day and night and enjoy two nights of accommodations.

Does SeaWorld Orlando offer any Howl-O-Scream Vacation Packages?

Yes. You can purchase vacation packages, including hotel stays. Visit the Buy Tickets page for details and booking information for the Wild & Wicked Weekend Package and SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream Package.

Does Howl-O-Scream offer group pricing?

Yes, group pricing for Howl-O-Scream Orlando is available for groups of 15 or more. Tickets start at $26.99 and are only available online in advance of your group's visit. Prices are per person and do not include parking, taxes, or service fees.

What if it rains? Will I get a rain ticket?

Howl-O-Scream Orlando 2021 is a separately ticketed special event and will occur rain or shine. No rainchecks will be issued.

Do I still get free parking with my Silver, Gold, or Platinum Annual Pass?

Yes. Daytime benefits for Silver, Gold, and Platinum Pass Members including free parking and discounts on food and merchandise still apply for Howl-O-Scream Orlando 2021.

Will SeaWorld Orlando Pass Members be able to receive their benefits while attending Howl-O-Scream Orlando (including free parking, in-park discounts on food and beverages, merchandise, etc.)?

Yes, all Annual Pass benefits including parking privileges and discounts on merchandise, food, and beverages will be honored. Other daytime-specific benefits available to certain tiers of passes, including guest tickets, reserved seating, priority entrance lanes, and access to the Pass Member Lounge, will not be available. One-time Quick Queue privileges may be redeemed earlier in the day at the self-service kiosks and used at rides open during the Howl-O-Scream event.

Do Florida Platinum Members get into the first weekend for free?

No, Florida Platinum Pass Members do not get in free for the first weekend of Howl-O-Scream Orlando. Florida Platinum Pass Members who attend Howl-O-Scream Orlando the second weekend, September 17, 18, and 19 will receive some exclusive benefits:

Free Platinum Pass Member Exclusive Howl-O-Scream lanyard and pouch, available at the Howl-O-Scream Store from 7 pm to park close, (Available starting Sept. 17 while supplies last)
Access to bonus rooms in one of the Howl-O-Scream houses by showing your new Platinum Howl-O-Scream Lanyard (Sept. 17 – 19 only)
Exclusive photo opportunity from 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm at the Siren photo location located next to Altitude Burgers with the Howl-O-Scream Sirens (Sept. 17 – 19 only)

These benefits are exclusively for Florida Platinum Pass Members during the event, and separate Howl-O-Scream admission is required. Be sure to bring your Platinum Pass, event ticket, and photo ID for verification. Florida Platinum Pass Members do get into Howl-O-Scream Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on opening weekend, September 10 –12 for free.


Event Upgrades

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What is Front Line Fear?

For those who prefer to self-guide themselves through the event but want front-of-the-line perks, there’s the Front Line Fear pass, which grants single-use front-of-the-line access to each house and single-use front-of-the-line access to a single ride. With Front Line Fear Extreme, you’ll get unlimited front-of-the-line access to each house, unlimited front-of-the-line access to rides, one-time reserved seating to Monster Stomp, and access to exclusive bonus rooms in one of the Howl-O-Scream houses. Howl-O-Scream admission is required but not included with Front Line Fear.

What is the Howl-O-Scream VIP Terror Tour?

The Howl-O-Scream VIP Terror Tour is the ultimate way to experience the event. It includes a VIP Tour Guide from 7 p.m. to Midnight, Unlimited front-of-the-line access to each of our houses, Unlimited front-of-the-line access to rides, Priority Reserved Seating to Monster Stomp, 4 Complimentary beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), and access to our exclusive bonus rooms in one of the Howl-O-Scream houses. Guests who purchase the VIP Terror Tour will check-in at 7 p.m. just outside the dedicated entrance to Howl-O-Scream located to the right-hand side of the main entrance.

Accessibility, Health & Safety

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Are motorized wheelchairs are permitted in haunted houses?

All our haunted houses are ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible, but there are some tight corners to turn. We do ask that guests transfer to a standard (non-motorized) wheelchair to tour the haunted houses. Transfer chairs will be available at the beginning of every haunted house.

Are motorized wheelchairs available for rent at Howl-O-Scream Orlando?

Both motorized wheelchairs (ECVs) and standard wheelchairs will be available for rental inside the Shop of Horrors located just inside of the dedicated Howl-O-Scream entrance. Guests who are arriving at SeaWorld earlier in the day can rent both ECVs and wheelchairs at the stroller and wheelchair rental facility located just inside the main entrance.

Does SeaWorld’s Ride Accessibility Program apply to Howl-O-Scream houses?

Yes, information on SeaWorld’s Ride Accessibility Program can be found at Guest Services located next to Bayside Stadium at the time of your visit.

Are face coverings required at Howl-O-Scream Orlando?

Face coverings are not required to be worn at Howl-O-Scream Orlando. However, in accordance with CDC guidelines, we strongly recommend guests wear face coverings when indoors, including haunted houses. Costume masks and face coverings that cover a guest's eyes and head are not permitted.

Shopping & Dining

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Will full meal service be available during Howl-O-Scream?

Yes, we will have several quick-service food options available including Waterway Grill and Altitude Burgers. Several snack locations will also be available.

Will All-Day Dining Deal be available during Howl-O-Scream?

No, we will not be offering All-Day Dining Deal after the normal park operation.

Will PhotoKey be available for Howl-O-Scream?

Yes, PhotoKey will be available to use and purchase during the event.

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