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While some Halloween events are off for 2020, the show will go on at Busch Gardens. The fan-favorite Fiends show is back for Howl-O-Scream 2020 every Friday through Sunday from September 25-November 1, 2020. This year’s modified Howl-O-Scream event will include 10 scare zones. 4 will be brand new. Busch Gardens says they have designed the zones to scare safely with the creative production team consulting with medical experts to modify this year’s zone designs.

Here are the four new scare zones:

NEW: Lycan Landing: It’s always a full moon at this campground and the park rangers can’t hear you scream. When the campfires burn out, will you escape the glowing eyes leering through the trees or will you share their cursed fate?

NEW: The Shortcut: Cutting through the cemetery may seem like an easy way out, except when the corpses rise from the ground to invite you into their graves

NEW: The Junkyard: You’ll find more than spare parts as you explore this surly scrap site. Will you make it out in one piece or be devoured by the haunted rubble?

NEW: The Escape: In this treacherous realm, chaos reigns and rules are made to be broken. The escaped inmates of Grey Echo Penitentiary seek their own twisted form of justice and they’re ready to deliver your sentence.

5 Changes For Howl-O-Scream 2020

1) A new outdoor “Fiends” show
Dr. Frankenstein and his crew will take their show to the Festival Field Stage. Guests will be spaced apart on bench seats.

2) Reduced Capacity
Just as they are doing during the day, Busch Gardens is going to limit attendance for Howl-O-Scream. Guests are encouraged to make a reservation to ensure they’ll not get turned away at the gate.

3) Face Covering Requirement
It’s become common anywhere you go but you will need to wear a mask if you visit.

4) Temperature Screenings
This is something they’re also doing for daytime guests. Howl-O-Scream visitor will also be checked to see if they are running a temperature.

5) Virtual Cast Auditions
This year, those who want to join the cast will perform online to get the job. Head to for more info.

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