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Howl-O-Scream is Back for another Terrifying Year

Howl-O-Scream has transformed the peaceful park you once knew into something sinister this Halloween. Nightfall has awakened hundreds of creatures roaming Terror-tories and lurking the halls of haunted houses. SeaWorld's Howl-O-Scream includes FREE haunted houses that are included with your park admission.

Back to fuel your nightmares, Howl-O-Scream returns with scarier experiences including an ALL-NEW horror-filled haunt (SIX total) and SEVEN Terror-tories (TWO ALL-NEW)!

Replenish your thirst for terror at one of our signature Howl-O-Scream bars. Find ultimate thrills, as you ride coasters at night. Close the night with live entertainment by some of your favorite creepy creatures and monsters. Thrills and chills await you this September and October at Howl-O-Scream, the BIGGEST and SCARIEST Halloween event in Texas!

Warning: At 7 p.m., the park’s scare level increases from haunting to horrifying, which may be too intense for young children. Howl-O-Scream is not recommended for children under the age of 13 or the faint of heart. Howl-O-Scream is included with park admission.

Event Type Halloween Festival
Dates September 15 to October 29
Event hours 7 PM to park close
Event Price Included with Park Admission

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Haunted Houses

Dark minds have been brewing new ways to terrify those brave enough to enter our six sinister haunted houses with new unsuspecting scares.

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The scares are everywhere as new terrors lurk in every corner of the park. Experience screams & frights at any moment as you make your way through our SEVEN terror-tories. Horror awaits at every twist and turn.

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Themed Bars

Do you prefer your drink shaken, stirred…or severed? Whatever your preference, you can sip on a spooky libation or creepy concoction with a splash of fear. Our themed bars await your arrival, each with signature drinks to terrorize your tastebuds.

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Pulse-Pounding Attractions

With exhilarating coasters and thrilling attractions like Tidal Surge & Texas Stingray, guests can take on their favorite rides in the dark in between the frights and scares of Howl-O-Scream.

Two people getting scared at Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld San Antonio.
Event Included with Membership

Get admission to all seasonal events with a SeaWorld Membership. Plus, enjoy exclusive benefits like free guest tickets, free parking and more. Starting at only $7.99 per month.

Two people getting scared at Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld San Antonio.
Howl-O-Scream Upgrades

Calling all goblins & ghouls! Make the most of your night at Howl-O-Scream with priority entry to our most popular rides & haunts, plus reserved seating at participating shows, and MORE!

Join The Scare Squad!

SeaWorld San Antonio is seeking enthusiastic performers, who are passionate about Halloween, and love to scare, to spread fear and fun to our inaugural Howl-O-Scream event. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this incredible event!
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Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld San Antonio FAQs

Does my annual pass allow admission to the SeaWorld San Antonio Howl-O-Scream?

All admissions products include free access to the Howl-O-Scream Halloween event between Sept. 15 - Oct. 29.

Does SeaWorld San Antonio have haunted houses or haunted tours?

Yes! SeaWorld San Antonio transforms into a hauntingly thrilling experience with multiple haunted houses and tours during our Howl-O-Scream event. Each haunted attraction offers a unique theme and scare level, ensuring something for everyone. Due to their intense nature, these attractions are recommended for older kids and adults.

Does a daytime ticket include admission into Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld San Antonio?

Yes, a single-day ticket includes nighttime admission into Howl-O-Scream.

What are the best bars to visit in San Antonio with Halloween events?

If you are in San Antonio during the Halloween season, SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream is a wonderful place to try out many different Halloween-themed drinks. Come experience the spooks of the night and sip on some creepy concoctions.

What are the top Halloween events in San Antonio this year?

SeaWorld San Antonio proudly hosts Howl-O-Scream, one of the city's premier Halloween events. This year, we have new haunted houses, thrilling shows, and spine-chilling scare zones. Please visit the events page for a detailed list of this year's attractions.

What time does Howl-O-Scream start at SeaWorld San Antonio?

The Howl-O-Scream event starts at 7:00 p.m. You may enter the park at 6:00 p.m.

When does Howl-O-Scream take place at SeaWorld San Antonio?

Howl-O-Scream occurs on select dates between September 15 and October 29 at SeaWorld San Antonio.

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