Howl-O-Scream Haunts Busch Gardens Williamsburg!

Ready to Howl-O-Scream? Busch Gardens Williamsburg is haunted!

Open weekends to Sept. 13 to Oct. 27 in 2013 - Look below for FOUR current discount ticket deals, coupons, and promo codes. 

Well, it's not exactly haunted. But if it's Sept.-Oct., you can be sure that the park's fall attraction is scaring up a storm.


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Open weekends through October 28, this Halloween extravaganza boasts frightening fun for all ages. In addition to the usual thrills and chills from major roller coasters like Griffon and four-themed "Terror-tories."

These include: "Ripper Row" (in England), "Vampire Point" (in Germany), "Demon Street" (in France), and "Ports of Skull" (in Italy). 

New for 2013: Themed dining halls and spirit bars, including "Blood Banquet," "Buccaneer Galley," "Fright Feast," "Demon Drinks," and "Pirate Baarrgh." 

Haunted houses include the brand-new pirate-themed haunted house called "Cut Throat Cove." It joins these haunted houses:Bitten, Catacombs, Root of all Evil, 13, and Dead Line. This year's shows include "Dig it Up," "Night Beats," and "Fiends."


Park Hours & Fun for the Kids

Busch Gardens Williamsburg is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only during this time. Click here for exact times and dates for Howl-O-Scream.

For the little ones, there's Halloween music, playgrounds, the usual kiddy rides, and the Sesame Street Forest of Fun located in England.

Personally, I wouldn't take little ones to such a scary place...especially with the new "minion hoards" potentially jumping out from every corner. I recommend that if you have little kids, leave the park by 6 pm to avoid the really scary stuff. But if you're willing to deal with their nightmares, be my guest! 



Frightening Admission Rates

You have two basic options for fall admission at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.



BEST BET! Busch Gardens Williamsburg Fall Fun Card

Adult admission (ages 3 and up): $72. Children 2 and under are free.

The Fall Fun Card is good for unlimited admission Sept. 13-October 27. It does not include admission to Christmas Town and does not include parking (which is $15).

The Curse of DarKastle at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Single-Day Ticket

Adult admission (ages 3 and up): $72. Children 2 and under are free.

Good for one-day's admission and does not include parking.

Fall Fun Card (Pay once and get in free all during the fall season)

Adult admission (ages 3 and up): $72. Children 2 and under are free.

Season Passes

1 Park Pass - Busch Gardens Virginia 
--1 Year
 - Individual Passes: $120 

2 Park Pass - Busch Gardens Virginia + Water Country USA
--1 Year
 - Individual Passes: $156 

Platinum Dining Card

Get one entree, two sides, and a drink for $15.29. Save 35%!



2013 Ticket Discounts, Promo Codes and Coupons

Living Social Deal - The deal site is offering adult tickets for $36 and child tickets for $31, good for Fridays or Sundays in October. Deals like this can end at any time, so go to Living Social quickly if you want this deal.


$7-$14 Off Coupons at Select Wendy's & Papa Johns locations -

Get coupons good for $7 off a single-day admission at the gate to Howl-O-Scream at select Wendy's locations and Papa Johns locations. Save an additional $7 ($14 total) when you use the promo code on the coupon to purchase tickets in advance on the park website. 

Current Promo Codes

Wendy's Promo Code - Get $14 off single-day tickets when you use the promo code "BGWwendys."

Papa John's Promo Code - Get $14 off single-day tickets when you use the promo code "BGWPapa."

EXPIRED Code - "BGWsubway" (expired Sept. 15)

Henrico County Parks and Rec - You'll have to actually go to their office to get them, but it may be worth the trek, considering that you'll pay just $49 per ticket ($39 for kids) and the tickets are good throughout Howl-0-Scream. Here's their website.

Note: They offer discounts on Kings Dominion's Halloween Haunt too!

Discounts/coupon locations which worked in 2012 and may be offered again later this year (keep checking back for details!):

McDonald's - They offered coupons good for single-day admission discounts. Keep them in mind for next year! 

Walmart/Coke Deal - Last year you could buy select Coke products at participating Wal-Mart stores in Virginia or Maryland and you'll get $15 off a single-day ticket (good for up to six tickets).

Farm Fresh Deal: Last year, you could go to Farm Fresh and buy the following to get tickets for as little as $22: a combo of three Pepsi 12-ounce can, 20-packs, or three Lipton 16.9-oz bottle 12-packs. 


Keep checking back for more coupon locations and promo codes! And for more theme park deals, travel discounts, and attractions reviews in Virginia, go to my Site Map.


For a really memorable experience, try these ticket options...

The Curse of Darkastle ride. © 2013-2014 Busch Entertainment  Corporation. Reproduced by permission of Busch Gardens  Europe. All rights reserved.

Howl-O-Scream All Access Insider

An additional $100 per person (yep, that's on top of admission and parking!) gives you what the park's site calls "all-access." It includes: backstage tour at a haunted house, dinner at a show, priority access for all haunted houses, reserved seating at two shows, and a make up session with a Busch Gardens makeup artist.


Howl-O-Scream Eerie Insider

For an additional $70 per person on top of admission and parking, you'll get what the park's website calls "...the best of Howl-O-Scream with no lines!"

It includes priority access to every haunted house at the park, plus reserved seating at two popular shows.

For details on all insider passes, click here. 


Quick Queue Passes

For an extra $55 per person (per visit!), a Quick Queue Unlimited Pass gives you unlimited priority access to all park rides and attractions. Too rich for you? Go for the regular Quick Queue pass. You'll pay $30 for a one-time priority access for each ride or attraction.



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