Howl-O-Scream at Seaworld San Diego

Adults and kids can both partake in all the Halloween festivities this year at SeaWorld San Diego! This is perfect for those that love to be frightened and those that prefer a spook instead of a scare!

SeaWorld San Diego is increasing the howls, screams and shrieks with the return of HowlOScream, the park’s separately ticketed nighttime Halloween event for mature audiences. San Diego’s largest Halloween nighttime event is back on select nights from September 16 through October 31 and is shaping up to be even more terrifying than its inaugural year. HowlOScream will feature increased scares with ALLNEW terrifying scare zones and horrorfilled haunted houses to add to the returning and reimagined favorites from last year, plus an ALLNEW spectacularly dark and heartpounding entertaining live performance show, and a variety of paranormally delicious food and drink options. Guests who want to face their fears at HowlOScream can purchase tickets at up to 55 percent off during the Monster Sale through August 21. HowlOScream attendees can expect the unexpected with increased offerings and several ALLNEW attractions coming to this year’s haunt, along with terrifying fan favorites from last year.

MORE Haunted Houses 

There’s no turning back as guests brave dark passageways and round dimly lit corners, hoping they can avoid what’s lurking in the rooms, hallways, and paths ahead. The legends are true, the fear is real, and the only way out is to embrace the fear is to walk through all five haunted houses. Trembling through the original, yet reimagined houses from the inaugural year of fear, fans will quickly have a flashback of the nightmares caused from Nightmare Experiment and the medical experiments gone wrong, the sound of slicing from Simon the Butch and his crew at Simon’s Slaughterhouse, and the slew of spirits and mortals at Death Water Bayou. The second year of the event adds two ALLNEW haunted houses to the list for thrill seekers to choose from and hints at hiding from outsiders from beyond and coming facetoface with freakish and creepy fools.

NEW Scare Zones

With six scare zones throughout the park there is even less room to hide. Immersive terror is at every turn and guests should stay alert and be prepared for anything with the uncertainty of what’s waiting up ahead or creeping up behind. Walking through the
pathways are creepy dolls at the Deadly Toys zone, undead evils at the Graveyard zone, a deadly legend at La Llorona zone and lastly sinister monsters that lurk in the forest at The Hauntings zone. The scares are heightened this year with two ALLNEW scare zones that are predicted to be soulwrenching and full of freakish laughs that will inflict more terror upon this year’s guests.

NEW Frightful Show and Entertainment

Before the scares begin, a sinister SCAREemony will kickoff the event every evening with music and immersive introductions of the foul creatures that call HowlOScream home. Even amid so much mayhem, the night is just beginning. New to the event this year, guests will be mesmerized by a thrilling and highenergy live show. Between the shrills and chills, attendees can also find DJs and party zones that are perfect for a dance break between frights.

Thrilling Coasters in the Dark

After nightfall, every moment of fun comes with a splash of fear and darkness. Thrill seekers can take the ultimate dive and ride Emperor, SeaWorld’s newest coaster and California’s fastest, longest, and floorless dive coaster, at night for the extreme experience. Guests up to the challenge are invited to ride other thrill coasters during the witchinghours and brave Electric Eel and Journey to Atlantis.

Monstrous Savings on HowlOScream Tickets

Guests dying to experience the dismay of HowlOScream can save up to 55 with tickets as low
as $34.99. Those that crave chaos and seek unlimited scares will get the best value with an
unlimited admission ticket for only $99. HowlOScream is a separately ticketed event and is not
included with regular SeaWorld park admission, Annual Pass or Fun Card. Tickets to HowlO
Scream include haunted houses, scare zones, live entertainment, DJ dance parties, access to
themed bars, rides and coasters at night, and more.

Invitation to Scare: Apply to be part of the Scare Squad (No Experience Necessary)

For those who can’t get enough of the haunt life, SeaWorld San Diego is looking for hundreds of enthusiastic performers who will add horror and thrills to the separately ticketed night event. The park is hosting Scare Squad auditions multiple times a week during the month of August. During the audition, applicants will be asked to participate in improvisational and physicality exercises to demonstrate various elements of scare tactics and showcase their best skills to startle, scare, and make guests scream in terror. The Scare Squad will spread fear and fun and join our Fear Family by being transformed into characters by world class makeup artists and the park’s costume design team. Interested applicants can secure their audition spot by applying online at


SeaWorld’s Spooktacular

For a more lighthearted Halloween experience fit for the entire family, SeaWorld’s Spooktacular is back for daytime fun on Saturdays and Sundays from September 17October 31. Candy, costumes and spooky fun will fill the days with daylight trickortreating for kids of all ages around the park, hay maze fun, dressing up in costumes and joining in the fun at Spooktacular Costume Party plus much more. Spooktacular is included with regular park admission. Fans of fear can signup at to be the first to receive more dark details on new houses, experiences and more coming to HowlOScream at SeaWorld San Diego as additional gruesome details are announced. For more dreadful details follow HowlOScream on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information on Spooktacular and regular SeaWorld park hours, visit

HowlOScream is intended for a mature audience. HowlOScream 2022 is a separately ticketed night event. No costumes!

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