TAMPA, Fla. — With Halloween around the corner, Tampa Bay will be offering plenty of ways to get your scare on. Check out the Bay Area’s best haunted houses and attractions.
Scream-A-Geddon Horror Park - Scream-A-Geddon is back for its fifth year and ready to terrify Tampa Bay residents. Venture into Scream-A-Geddon’s most grueling and blood-pumping haunted attractions Rage 3D, Demons Revenge, Blackpool Prison, Zombie Paintball Assault, Deadwoods, and Infected: Ground Zero. Don’t forget to join Bonzo the clown and his bar-mates for local craft beers that one could truly die over at Scream-A-Geddon’s new Bonzo’s Beer Garden. Scream-A-Geddon’s deranged, diseased, and demonic creatures challenge YOU to become a part of the story with an interactive experience only found at Scream-A-Geddon.
Location: 27839 Saint Joe Road Dade City, FL 33525
Dates: September 13-14, 20-21, 27-29, October 3 - November 2
Price: $21.95 - $35.95
Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens — No soul is safe at Tampa Bay’s premier Halloween event, Howl-O-Scream 2019. This year's haunted park unearths long-buried icons of the past as well as new nightmares as Busch Gardens Tampa Bay celebrates “20 Years of Fear” with horrifying haunted houses, terrifying scare zones and thrilling roller coaster rides through the dark. Howl-O-Scream is a separately ticketed event, available during 22 select nights at Busch Gardens beginning September 20 through November 2, 2019.
Location: 10165 McKinley Dr #13, Tampa, FL 33612
Dates: September 20-21, 27-28, October 4-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, 31, November 1-2
Creatures of the Night at Lowry Park Zoo - Creatures of the Night—Tampa Bay's premier family Halloween event—returns every Friday and Saturday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. in October! After 4 PM, the Zoo transforms into an eerie and immersive Halloween adventure for the whole family. Creatures emerge at dusk with startling surprises around every corner. No horror, no gore, just fun frights for all.
Location: 1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
Dates: October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26
Price after 4 pm: $26.95 - $29.95
River of Frights: Haunted Boat Tours — Hop aboard the Pirate Water Taxi for a frighteningly good time on the water. Join us on select nights in October for an entertaining evening with tales of ghosts and haunted facts along the Hillsborough River. Each tour will be led by a dead-lightful docent who will entertain you with spooky stories of Tampa’s past. NEW for 2019 a batty fiend will hop on the taxi for new thrills.
Location: Tampa Riverwalk, Tampa, FL 33602
Dates: October 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando — Universal Orlando takes fear to the max. This year, the 80s return with a vengeance with 10 totally terrifying haunted houses, 5 pulse-pounding scare zones and outrageous live entertainment. From cinematic screams to the most horrifying cult classics, there’s no escape from the decade that just won’t die.
Location: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
Dates: October 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-31, November 3-4
Ybor City Ghost Tour - The official Ybor Ghost Tour, named the number one ghost tour in the U.S. , have added Sunday night tours to the schedule due to the Halloween season demand for tour spots. The new tours will be offered from October 6th through October 27th on a first-come, first booked basis. As always, the tour includes an extended exploration of the Cuban Club, named the fourth-most haunted building in the U.S. by the Travel Channel. Halloween tours fill quickly and are always in demand so early booking is recommended. The complete schedule can be viewed at www.yborghosttour.com and reservations can be made at that site or by calling 813-386-3905
Location: Ybor City
Dates: October 6-27
Price: Adults $25 | Children (8-12) $10
Undead in the Water - UNDead in the Water is Tampa’s only authentic nautical haunted attraction. Traverse multiple decks of this historic WWII cargo ship armed only with a blacklight flashlight. Avoid being eaten by the infected zombie stowaways as the merciless Ripper Squad do what they were trained to do, SEARCH AND DESTROY! The American Victory Ship, loaded with members of the elite zombie eradication team known as The Ripper Squad, has pulled back into port to rescue the last few survivors and eliminate as many zombies as possible in the process. Ultra violet light may slow the infected, but flame-throwers and grenades have a more permanent effect! Join the top notch crew as they SEARCH for survivors and DESTROY the animated dead!
Location: American Victory Ship at 705 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Dates: October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, 31, November 1-2
Nightmare on Franklin Street - Tampa’s most historic – and most haunted – movie palace presents 14 nights of petrifying programming on Oct. 18-31 for everyone from hard-core horror fans to the gentlest ghosts & goblins, including classic horror movies, family-friendly films, ghost tours, eerie live events and some spooky special guests!
Location: 711 North Franklin Street, Tampa
Dates: October 18-31
Price: Click here for more information
Chamber of Terror - A brand new location for the sinister team at Chamber of Terror! They will take you on an all new style of haunted attraction for in this year’s Goons in Greasepaint! You will be on an outside haunted trail of an old rundown carnival that is now condemned with easy spirits.
Location: 4207 W. Oklahoma Avenue, Tampa, FL 33616
Dates: October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-27, 31, November 1-2
A Petrified Forest - Prepare yourself! This Halloween, experience a new layout format with all new scares in Central Florida's premier haunted scare trail! Within this Altamonte Springs haunted house, you will find over 85,000 square feet of sheer horror. Best of all, this mega-haunt is located right in the middle of our forest!
Location: 1360 E. Altamonte Dr, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Dates: October 4-5, 10-12, 16-19, 24-26, 30-31, November 1-2
Price: $15 - $25
Sir Henry's Haunted Trail - Sir Henry's Haunted Trail is an outdoor haunted trail located in Plant City in the heart of central Florida between Tampa and Orlando. Sir Henry's offers several different experiences for guests to satisfy their Halloween and haunted house cravings. We feature 3 haunted trails, an escape game, and laser tag along with live entertainment, food vendors and merchandise. Experience this 'Fear Park' that's unlike any other around and come see the legendary Sir Henry for yourself.
Location: 2837 South Frontage Road, Plant City, Florida 33566
Dates: October 4-5, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party - Don your favorite costume to trick-or-treat at this Halloween-themed event - Opens a dialog at Magic Kingdom park with frightfully delightful treats, grim grinning ghosts, eerie entertainment and Disney Characters that go bump in the night. This “Not-So-Scary” party is appropriate for children of all ages and is held on select nights in August, September, October and November from 7:00 PM to midnight.
Location: Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL 32830
Dates: Select dates in September, October and November
Price: Start at $79
SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular — Enjoy an all-new parade, a dance party, and trick-or-treating for candy and goodies throughout the park. Guests of all ages can join their favorite furry friends from Sesame Street® as Count von Count, Elmo, Big Bird, and all the gang celebrate the season in our All-New Sesame Street Halloween Parade. Families will also enjoy a Halloween Dance Party and meet spooky characters along our new Trick-or-Treat Trail. For this special event, children are welcome to dress in their Halloween costumes and take part in this frightfully fun Halloween experience. The Halloween fun takes place every weekend September 21 through October 27 and is included with park admission.
Location: 7007 Sea World Dr, Orlando, FL 32821
Dates: September 21-22, 28-29, October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
Price: Start at $79
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