TAMPA BAY, 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 - Tampa Bay’s favorite independent horror park returns for its fourth year to petrify you more than ever before. SCREAM-A-GEDDON invites the most fearless, adrenaline-seeking and brave of heart to check out three brand new bone-chilling attractions for 2018: Rage 3D, Demons Revenge and Zombie Paintball Assault. Back by popular demand, Deadwoods, Blackpool Prison and Infected: Ground Zero will make its return and challenge guests to become a part of the story, with a truly interactive experience only found at SCREAM-A-GEDDON. Do you dare?
Location: 27839 Saint Joe Road Dade City, FL 33525
Dates: October 4 - November 3
Price: $19.95 - $37.95
Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens — For 19 select nights, there is nowhere to hide at Howl-O-Scream 2018. From Sept. 21 - Oct. 28, take on terrifying haunted houses & roaming hordes. Designed to terrify, Busch Gardens’ haunted houses will return with a vengeance, but the scares don’t stop there. Unspeakable horror lives in every dark corner, including on Busch Gardens’ pulse-pounding thrill rides and new, gruesome realm recommended for guest over the age of 17. Howl-O-Scream 2018 is bringing fear to the next level and once you’re in there’s nothing to fear but everything.
Location: 10165 McKinley Dr #13, Tampa, FL 33612
Dates: October 5-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando — As the sun sets on days filled with thrills in all of Universal’s theme parks, the night awakens with a frightening chill at Universal Studios Florida. It’s the World’s Premier Halloween Event–bringing together stories and visions of the most notorious creators of horror and taking them to the next level. This year, time twists and turns on itself—ripping cinematic greats, cult classics and even original nightmares from decades past into a new era of fear with more terrifying haunted houses than ever, sinister scare zones and outrageous entertainment.
Location: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
Dates: October 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, 31, November 1-3
Price: $59.99 - $83.99
Creatures of the Night at Lowry Park Zoo - Creatures of the Night returns even spookier than last year, for ghouls and goblins of all ages! Hoot, howl and hang out as 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 or gore, just fun frights for all!
Location: 1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
Dates: October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
Price after 4 pm: $22.95
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 a forest!
Location: 1360 E. Altamonte Dr, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Dates: October 5-6, 11-13, 17-20, 25-27, November 1-3
Price: $15 - $33
Spooktacular Haunted Angelus Halloween Festival - Get ready for the Spooktacular Haunted Angelus Halloween Festival! For seven nights starting October 25th, you can enjoy two outside haunts, fire performers, live music, and much more. Halloween will also have a children's costume conteste and trick or treating.
Location: 12413 Hudson Ave., Hudson FL 34669
Dates: October 25-31
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 escpate 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 5-6, 12-13, 19-21, 26-28
River of Frights: Haunted Boat Tours — Are you brave enough to survive the journey through the haunted waterways of Tampa Bay? On select nights in October, join the crew of the Pirate Water Taxi on an adventure to uncover the dark secrets hidden amongst the waterways of Tampa Bay. Travel along the haunted passes filled with the sights and sounds of the betrayed and undead. Brave your way through unexpected terrors lurking on the river, including live, interactive entertainment. River of Frights is an intense adventure and chilling cruise experience!
Location: Tampa Riverwalk, Tampa, FL 33602
Dates: October 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-28
Price: $25 Adults, $15 Children
Safety Harbor Ghost Tours — The Safety Harbor Ghost tour is an education into the paranormal. Learn about the history of Safety Harbor and the many fascinating stories about life in the early days. See the hotels that still remain today and the spirits that haunt them. Learn about the Tocobaga Indians, the swamp ape, UFO sightings and the healing waters. The 2-hour walking tour meets on Main Street and 4th Avenue North at the Gazebo in John Wilson Park in downtown Safety Harbor. The tour is dog-friendly and handicap accessible. Call (727) 686-8785 for reservations.
Dates: October 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28 , November 1-3
SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular — Meet everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends including Elmo, The Count, Cookie Monster and more, plus watch our silly, not-so-spooky live shows, and trick or treat for candy and goodies throughout the park. It’s an ocean of Halloween fun for the whole family at SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular. During this daytime event, families are immersed in an underwater "fantasea" including trick-or-treating, whimsical sea creatures, and more in this family-friendly event that could only come from SeaWorld. SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular runs weekends, September 22 - October 28 and is included in park admission.
Location: 7007 Sea World Dr, Orlando, FL 32821
Dates: September 22 - October 28
Did we miss a local haunted attraction? Let us know! Email attraction information to Zack.Perry@wfts.com.