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Howl-O-Scream will offer physically distant frights this year

Posted at 3:44 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 07:22:34-04

TAMPA, Fla.—Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's Howl-O-Scream will return this fall for its 21st year with some new modifications due to COVID-19. The event will operate at a limited capacity from September 25-November 1.

This year, guests can enjoy open-air scare zones and entertainment that make it easier to abide by social distancing guidelines. The fan-favorite Fiends show staring Dr. Frankenstein will be moved to a new and spacious outdoor venue—the Festival Field Stage.

Park admission will be significantly limited to provide plenty of open space to enjoy the frights. People are advised to make their Howl-O-Scream reservations as early as possible online.

Rides and attractions will still be open during the event with the park's current safety precautions listed here.

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For anyone interested in being a scare actor, Busch Gardens will hold virtual auditions this year. You can apply online here.

As with regular admission to the park, guests will be required to wear face coverings and have their temperature taken. To learn more about Howl-O-Scream's modifications, click here.