Howl-O-Scream Haunts Busch Gardens Williamsburg!
Open weekends to Sept. 14 to Oct. 28 - Look below for EIGHT 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.
These include Circus of Superstition, Blood Asylum, Nevermore, Zombie Mortuary, Alone, Ultimate Gamble: Condemned and Nightshade Toy Factory.
This year is a blend of old and new. Returning from the "dead" is the frightening show, Fiends, while instead of several named scare zones, they're offering a "scrapbook" of past years' zones called "Faded Memories."
Another new addition this year: Club XIII where you can party/dance through your evening. They also offer a Howl-O-Scream Shop of Horrors store, and
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!
BEST BET! Busch Gardens Williamsburg Fall Fun Card
Adult admission (ages 3 and up): $69.99. Children 2 and under are free.
The Fall Fun Card is good for unlimited admission Sept. 14-October 28. It does not include admission to Christmas Town and does not include parking.
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Single-Day Ticket
Adult admission (ages 10 and up): $69.99. Child admission (ages 3-9): $59.99 Children 2 and under are free.
Good for one-day's admission and does not include parking.
Twilight Ticket Deal
Adult/child admission: $49.99. Children 2 and under are free.
Visit on a Friday night after 4 pm to get this deal. Does not include parking.
Here's what I have so far:
Sept. 14: Pass holders can bring a friend for free! -
According to the Busch Gardens Twitter feed, log in at the website, and "click on the banner at the top of the page for the Sept. 14 free ticket offer."
Pass Holders Get 50% off Tickets on Fridays -
I presume that this means you can get half off tickets for friends and family (since if you have a season pass you should get into Howl-O-Scream for free). To order the tickets, log into your Busch Gardens account. You can guy up to six tickets.
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!
Current Promo Codes to save $12-$20 at the Busch Gardens website -
Select Wendy's & Papa Johns locations -
Get coupons good for $10 off a single-day admission at the gate to Howl-O-Scream at select Wendy's locations. Save $6 off the at the gate price with Papa Johns coupons (you may have to buy a pizza first to get one).
Sept. 28 through Oct. 28, 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).
Discounts/coupon locations which worked in 2011 and may offer similar deals this year (keep checking back for details!):
- In 2012, McDonald's offered coupons good for single-day admission discounts, but they expired Sept. 21. Keep them in mind for next year!
- 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. I haven't heard of them doing it again so far this year.
Keep checking back for more 2012 coupon locations and promo codes!
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An additional $99.99 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 $69.99 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.
Check out these links for more Halloween and fall fun: