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Howl-O-Scream

San Diego – The Fear Reawakens

Face your fears when Howl-O-Scream reawakens this fall at SeaWorld San Diego. Get ready for spine-chilling scares on Sept. 29, 2023.

Howl-O-Scream will once again arrive to transform the peaceful SeaWorld San Diego park you once knew into something sinister. When night falls and a carnival of horrifying creatures surrounds you, just try to put on a happy face.

Evade angry haunts as they rampage through scare zones. Seek shelter indoors, only to find you've entered a house of horrors. Quench your thirst for fear with fiendishly delicious cocktails, beer, and spirits. Feel the monstrous electricity of live entertainment. Dance the night away and deepen the thrills with a nighttime coaster ride.

Above all, try to resist the eyes of evil that threaten to follow you everywhere. Face your fears during SeaWorld San Diego's Howl-O-Scream this fall.

Howl-O-Scream is a separately ticketed nighttime event.

Howl-O-Scream is intended for a mature audience. Howl-O-Scream is a separately ticketed night event that is not included with regular SeaWorld park admission. Tickets to Howl-o-Scream include haunted houses, scare zones, live entertainment, access to themed bars, rides and coasters inside the park, and more.

Event dates and details subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice. Howl-O-Scream is not recommended for children under the age of 13 or the faint of heart. No costumes or face paint allowed.

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Haunted Houses

Hear every bloodcurdling shriek. Feel every spine-tingling terror. Get ready for the haunted houses of SeaWorld’s Howl-O-Scream. There’s no turning back as you brave dark passageways and round dimly lit corners, hoping you can avoid what’s lurking in the depths. The legends are true, the fear is real, and the only way out of these houses is through.

Walk through bloodcurdling haunted houses during SeaWorld San Diego Howl-O-Scream

Scare Zones & Roaming Haunts

There are no safe zones. There are no places to hide. Stay alert and be prepared for anything, because you never know what’s waiting up ahead (or creeping up behind you) during SeaWorld’s Howl-O-Scream.

SeaWorld San Diego Howl-O-Scream Scare Zones

Terrifyingly Awesome Entertainment

Become maddened and mesmerized by raucous, high-energy live entertainment. You’ll also find a deadly DJ party zone that’s perfect for a dance break between frights.

SeaWorld San Diego Howl-O-Scream Terrifyingly Awesome Performances

Thrilling Rides & Coasters

Have you ever ridden Arctic Rescue, Emperor, or Electric Eel in the dark? It wouldn’t be a SeaWorld visit without a ride or two, but it wouldn’t be Howl-O-Scream without a dose of nighttime terror.

Ride thrilling rides and coasters during SeaWorld San Diego Howl-O-Scream

Sinister Cocktail Bars

Toast the terror with creepy cocktails, restless spirits, and more at several uniquely themed haunted bars throughout the park. After nightfall, every moment of fun comes with a splash of fear.

SeaWorld San Diego Howl-O-Scream Sinister Cocktail Bars

No Bag Policy

Wristlets and fanny packs measuring less than 8”x5” are permitted and subject to security inspection. Please review our FAQs to learn more about our updated bag policy and more details around medical needs and other personal care items.

No Park Re-Entry

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Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld San Diego

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

Howl-O-Scream occurs on select dates between September 29 and October 31 at SeaWorld San Diego.

Are there haunted tours available in San Diego?

Yes, San Diego offers several haunted tours, but a standout experience is at SeaWorld's Howl-O-Scream event. Within the event, visitors can embark on haunted house tours, each designed with intricate details and spine-chilling narratives, making it a premier haunted experience in the city.

What haunted attractions are available in San Diego?

San Diego boasts a variety of haunted attractions, especially during the Halloween season. SeaWorld's Howl-O-Scream event features haunted houses, eerie scare zones, and other terrifying experiences.

What is the scariest haunted house in San Diego?

Some of the scariest haunted houses in San Diego are located at SeaWorld's Howl-O-Scream event. Each year, they feature a variety of terrifying haunted houses. Howl-O-Scream is a must-visit for thrill-seekers and horror enthusiasts visiting the area during the Halloween season.

What haunted house attractions are in San Diego during the Halloween season?

SeaWorld San Diego hosts an event called Howl-O-Scream. It is a thrilling experience with haunted houses, scare zones, and other spooky attractions. It is a must-visit for those seeking some Halloween fun in Southern California.

What are the different Howl-O-Scream ticket options for SeaWorld San Diego?

- Single-Night Ticket: The Howl-O-Scream Single-Night Ticket is valid for one Thursday, Friday or Sunday (excludes Saturday) admission (6 p.m.-close) to SeaWorld San Diego.

- Howl-O-Scream Single-Night Any Night Ticket is valid for one admission (6 p.m.-close) on select nights during Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld San Diego.

- Unlimited: Howl-O-Scream Ticket is valid for unlimited admission on select nights during Howl-O-Scream (6 p.m.-close) at SeaWorld San Diego for one guest.

These tickets do not include daytime access.

I have an annual pass. Does it allow admission to SeaWorld San Diego Howl-O-Scream?

No, this is a separately ticketed event, but Pass Members may receive up to a 55% discount on Howl-O-Scream tickets.

Does a Howl-O-Scream ticket include daytime admission to SeaWorld San Diego?

No, a Howl-O-Scream ticket does not include daytime admission to SeaWorld San Diego. It is a separately ticketed nighttime event. You can purchase Howl-O-Scream tickets here.