General Event Info FAQs
Howl-O-Scream is SeaWorld San Diego's nighttime Halloween event. This separately ticketed adult-targeted event transforms SeaWorld San Diego into a late-night party with haunted houses, scare zones, rides, bars, and live shows.
Howl-O-Scream contains intense adult content and is not intended for children.
While this event is intended for adults only, children under 18 will be admitted to the event. There is no discounted rate for children. Refunds will not be provided if the event is too scary.
Guests may begin entering as early as 6 p.m. at the dedicated entry located to the right of the main entrance.
On nights when park close is later than 5 p.m., guests already inside SeaWorld with evening Howl-O-Scream tickets must exit the park and enter through the security screening check that leads into the designated Howl-O-Scram park entrance starting at 6 p.m.
Yes - Electric Eel, Emperor, and Arctic Rescue will be open during Howl-O-Scream. Weather permitting.
No - for the safety of our costumed performers and other visitors to the event, guests in costumes will not be permitted.
Photography and videography with no flash is permitted inside haunted houses.
No – animal viewing areas will not be available during Howl-O-Scream.
Yes - Howl-O-Scream is a separately ticketed event. Please check your Pass Member portal for discounts.
Yes - Pass Members receive free parking and discounts on in-park offerings.
No Bag Policy
Bags measuring larger than 8"x5", including purses and backpacks, are NOT permitted through the Howl-O-Scream entrance. 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"x6"x12". Guests arriving with a bag not meeting those standards will be asked to return to their vehicle.
Accessibility, Health & Safety FAQs
All our haunted houses are ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible, but there are some tight corners to turn. Guests will need to transfer to a standard (non-motorized) wheelchair to tour the haunted houses. Transfer chairs will be available at the beginning of every haunted house.