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Howl-O-Scream

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Oct 1 - Nov 2
10:00am - 10:00pm
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EVENT DESCRIPTION

Fill fall nights with fright at Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream. In this nightly, adult-focused Halloween event, fear awaits in the Virginia theme park’s collection of elaborate haunted houses, immersive themed scare zones, challenging escape rooms, and darkly entertaining live shows. Guests should consider the park’s elevated scare factor.


EVENT SPECIAL NOTICES AND INFORMATION

Be warned: at 6 p.m. Busch Gardens® becomes a seriously scary place and may not be suitable for little ones. Please use discretion when bringing children into the park at this time. The curse spreads Sept. 25 and continues weekends through Nov. 2. This is a major Halloween event in the Hampton Roads area and is definitely worth the drive from the beach! Get ready to be frightened at the Old Country!

PHOTOS

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January showers bring... May flowers? This crazy weather has us dreaming of spring! 📸 laizahill
Eight days in... how are those New Year's resolutions coming? Here are a few ways we can help you see them through! http://spr.ly/60041wNfq
This evening is your final chance to experience the magic of 10 million+ lights all aglow. We hope to see you this last night of Christmas Town!
Over the river and through the woods to Christmas Town we go! Be sure to join us today and tomorrow for the last two days of the season ✨🎄
There are only three more days left to experience all the Christmas Town cheer until next year. See you tonight and tomorrow from 2 pm - 9pm!
The season may be coming to an end but your pin collecting doesn't have to! Each month a new calendar series pin will be released. Score this limited-edition January pin here at the park thru this Sunday (1/5) or by mail order at 757-253-3455.
We're in the business of making traditions, so what better way to do this than at our new Traditions Tree Maze these last fours days of Christmas Town?
A brand-new year + an ALL-NEW attraction, it doesn’t get much better than that! Join Membership now to be among the first to ride Pantheon, the world’s fastest multi-launch coaster http://spr.ly/60031nSFx
2019 was pretty great, but 2020 is going to be even better! What are you most excited for in the new year? #TopNine
**Update: as 1/1/20 we have handed out all remaining polar bears available. Thank you ** Haven’t picked up your polar plush yet? No worries! ❄️ Claim your Member-exclusive polar plush tomorrow thru 1/5 at the Emporium located in England village, while supplies last (no voucher required)
Christmas Day has passed but the magic of Christmas Town continues ✨ See you today from 12 pm - 10 pm!
Believe us—the ALL-NEW performance Believe is a must-see experience ❄️
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WHAT'S NEW

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Wednesday January 15th, 2020

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

January showers bring... May flowers? This crazy weather has us dreaming of spring!

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January showers bring... May flowers? This crazy weather has us dreaming of spring! 📸 laizahill

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Looking forward to Member preview day.

I wish was Busch gardens open all year

Just waiting!!! Too long of a wait!!

You should just stay open weekends in Jan and Feb weather permitting 😇

Would love to see some hours in January and February!

The prettiest park of all.

And Mayflowers bring Pilgrims. Pilgrims bring Progress

Oh a day like this I'd love to be there I cant wait for spring

And gorgeous Nessie in the background!!! We love her.

Oh yes see you soon.

June 2020. Can’t wait!!!!

Would make a great picture with my car in it.

I just want fall to come back.

Proud to be a member..a park that listens n tries to fix problems that benefits members...I complained about them needing a better solution for members to get a food compensation cheaper than getting a all day food pass or getting a percent off..now they offer all season long meals at one price which is great...I added 2 to our passes n gonna add a 3rd to our other pass...so far during Christmas town it’s been awesome knowing food is taken care of every time we go this year..ty bg for listening n the convenience

Heyyy how they get into the park?? Lol 😂

Savannah we need to go

Lauryn you should share ours lol

Can’t wait for pantheon!!

Boom

Madison Shea Tara Holmes

Karen Denisse Peñaranda ayen 😭

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Tuesday January 14th, 2020

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Tuesday January 14th, 2020

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

The power of the gods has progress moving quickly at the Pantheon site, and we can’t wait to give you a sneak peek! We’re offering 15 lucky winners + one guest each the opportunity to see Pantheon firsthand during our exclusive Hard Hat Tour on Thursday, 1/23!

In order to participate, simply like this post and tag one friend who you want to accompany you in the comments below! 15 winners will be selected at random & contacted via direct message on 1/17.

For official contest rules see spr.ly/60011bKu3
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I would usually say that I would take my daughter, Hollyann, but she will be in school. So I would take my husband on this amazing adventure.

Totally would bring my husband -our first date was at Busch Gardens in 2009 and we will be married 8 years this year. Thomas

Amanda Chambers Soto what a great way to celebrate your birthday

Robert Wall - here's to hoping. Looking forward to riding this new coaster.

Chris Williams be a awesome experience

Cant tag him because he doesn't have fb but my husband!

Dymond Goodson if we don’t get picked we definitely have to go this summer just to get on this 🤷🏽‍♀️

Paige Thomas this would be awesome for Liam.

Cesar Andres Ruales-Ortiz 😱 maybe we make this our summer weekend getaway

Andrew Bridges I would totally call out from work for this opportunity!

I would love to have Dana Deters with me on this exclusive tour! We visit the park quite often! We have Platinum Memberships and we’ll forever be loyal to the brand! ❤️

We missed Christmas Town due to surgery and illness, it would be great to get back to the park to check thos out! Kenneth Smith this would fun, dont you think?

This would be fun!! Vanessa Lynn Bouton

My husband would love to do this. He is so excited for this coaster. Thank you for the opportunity. 😊. I’m not tagging him since I would want it to be a surprise. Franciana Lopez-Garcia

I would love to attend. Would probably take my son as he loves bgw. We attended the announcement at the globe this summer.

We are very long time pass holders and would love to do this tour I would take my hubby of 45 years Edward but he doesn't have FB

My daughter ( Ella) would love this. She is so excited for Pantheon. Busch Gardens is her favourite park!

I would love to talk my daughter Shannon but she's a in school so . maybe my buddy Steven Warner could take the trip to Be.

my hubby is who I would bring! Just bought season passes and can’t wait to b there!!!

How awesome! I would definitely take my hubby! It's our 13th anniversary this year! Our very first dat was at Busch Gardens! Remember that!? Gabriel Blagus

This would be an awesome birthday present for my son!! He loves roller coasters. But I can't tag him so I'll tag my bestie Crystal Gehrt.

I would definitely let my son skip school for this! He shares my love of coasters! 🎢

Christian Seymour, Levi would be over the moon for this!! He is absolutely obsessed with researching this new ride and can’t wait to ride it this year! We ❤️ Busch Gardens!!

I have two kids that love roller coasters, but would bring my youngest, Troy Norris.

I would love to check out this new ride with my husband Brandon Angel. We have been season pass holders for years and love Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

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Sunday January 12th, 2020

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Don’t forget to SAVE 30% on Single & Multi-Day Tickets now during the New Year's Sale! Experience new & classic thrills in 2020 at Busch Gardens & Water Country USA. Hurry, offer ends Jan. 17! spr.ly/60051bHzW ... See MoreSee Less

Don’t forget to SAVE 30% on Single & Multi-Day Tickets now during the New Years Sale! Experience new & classic thrills in 2020 at Busch Gardens & Water Country USA. Hurry, offer ends Jan. 17! http://spr.ly/60051bHzW

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Don’t you do a family pack anymore? I’d Ike to buy 4 passes but don’t see that option

Reggie Fountain III

Susie Artis Maguire Cheryl Maguire Varela

Kim Rasnick Elisha Rasnick

Friday January 10th, 2020

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Meet Mtoro, an African serval rescued in the Virginia area who has since called Busch Gardens Williamsburg his home. Mtoro is a very scheduled cat who LOVES his daily walks around the park.

Lear more about Mtoro and our other Animal Ambassadors here spr.ly/60021wNFm
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Awesome! I do rescue for English Bulldogs. I posted it on another post. Please do something to raise money for the animals in Australia. Maybe a Koala stuffed animal. I would love to buy it! Thanks Bush gardens for all you do!

Mtoro is adorable!!! I've never seen a Serval in person before. The closest I've been to seeing one in person is an Ocelot.

He's over between the wolves and the birds sometimes. The story is that he walked into a restaurant in Smithfield or somewhere over there.

I’m there about twice a week and my son works there and none of us have ever seen him. I’ll have to make a point of asking when it reopens in March.

My daughters and I often visited Mtoro when he was in his enclosure behind the lorikeets. We ran into an ambassador over the summer that started to chat with us about the parks animals and mentioned that this fellow is still at the park, just not on display. We were relieved as we had wondered what happened to him!

Oh wow we thought he had gone to another zoo when you all got rid of the animal displays by the Lorikeets. We really miss checking out those animals.

1. Never seen or heard of Mtoro being at BGW 2. When I click the link to learn more about Mtoro they arent even on the page but all the other animals I have seen and heard of are listed.

I met him in 2009ish when we did the animals up close tour... many times that season. I miss that tour.

Jeff Brooks and I are passholders and have never seen Mtoro. We love meeting the animal ambassadors. How can we find out more about when we can meet him and others while visiting? Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Theresa The Ponderosa kitty still lives at BGW! 😍

I don't ever remember seeing Mtoro at BGW, where does he reside normally?

Is this the serval missing from OBX but was seen on Shore Dr. Virginia Beach?

Where is he? I was at BG on sunday and didnt see him.

Zoë Lewis

Abigail Doerrmann I want to go see Mtoro

Sara George

Denise Browning

Kaitlin Nicole

Karen Nichole Jones Adrienne Ashley Jones

Michael Gustin

Lindsay Simpson mtoro is a star!

Kaitlin

Emily McMullen Farrell

Nathan Mahlmeister😳

This is from the Blog in 2010 so he's been there for at least 10 years. buschgardensva.wordpress.com/2010/06/10/meet-mtoro/

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Thursday January 9th, 2020

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Eight days in... how are those New Year's resolutions coming? Here are a few ways we can help you see them through! spr.ly/60041wNfq ... See MoreSee Less

Eight days in... how are those New Years resolutions coming? Here are a few ways we can help you see them through! http://spr.ly/60041wNfq

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All dressed up and no where to go! See how much we miss you Busch Gardens.☺️

Only been a few days and I'm already counting down to opening day. Pass member preview day.

Me either! I'm feeling lost this weekend without BG to go to. I might actually have to stay home and clean! (Gasp!)

What is your opening day?

Can't wait until you guys open

Already requested off

Must be using an old picture, because it was still bare as we're striking the park 🤦‍♀️😁

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Wednesday January 8th, 2020

My mom's old Busch Gardens mug.
#throwback
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My moms old Busch Gardens mug. #Throwback

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It's holding up pretty good after all those years.

Monday January 6th, 2020

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

New year, NEW DEALS. Save 30% on Single & Multi-Day Tickets now thru Jan. 17 with this New Year’s Sale and lock-in a season of thrills at Busch Gardens & Water Country USA. Shop now at spr.ly/60091ZLrW ... See MoreSee Less

New year, NEW DEALS. Save 30% on Single & Multi-Day Tickets now thru Jan. 17 with this New Year’s Sale and lock-in a season of thrills at Busch Gardens & Water Country USA. Shop now at http://spr.ly/60091ZLrW

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Soooo excited for the season to start😊😊😊😊😊😊

Has the BGW preschool pass information been released yet? I know the Tampa info is out but haven’t seen ours yet.

When is opening day for 2020!!

Can you access both parks in one day with the 3 day tix?

Is Christmas town and howl o scream passes included on my platinum grover passports from sesame place?

What’s the chance of a all day dining meal plan deal where if you buy 5 tickets, you get a % off or a free ticket?

Jane Bradley Berinobis we should look at these deals! 😉

Melissa are you getting passes again?

Bridget Williams

Princess Soni

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Monday January 6th, 2020

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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Thank u for all the joy you bring to people

Can not wait till preview day!

Can't wait till pass holder day

Can’t wait for warm days and fun rides!

Can't wait until March!

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Monday January 6th, 2020

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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Countdown to Opening Day!! It’s how I get through the winter.

We can’t wait! Already got hotel booked for April 15th-18th ! Taking some friends of ours as our guest! Hope all roller coasters will be open by then!

I think Busch Gardens really outdid themselves the Christmas. !!!!!

I’m so ready for a new season ❤️❤️😊😊

I wish we could have made it to Christmas Town this year but we couldn't. We are looking forward to when everything opens again.

Tell Nessie I'm on my way to see her this summer!!! 💖

I woke up today with the songs from Scotland in my head. I’m ready for the spring already!

Going tru withdrawal now!!!

I can’t wait for the start of the regular season!!! I can’t wait to get back on the roller coasters!!!

See ya'all in about 10 weeks Thanks for a great season!!!!

So ready!

So sad we were too sick to make it back to Christmas town 😢

Do they have an idea of when Finnegan's Flyer will open up?

March can't come soon enough.

Will you have preschool pass available again for 2020 season?

What are the dates for the food and wine festival? I thought I saw 2019 dates posted but got removed. Pretty sure it was for 2 full months (May-June). Can you confirm? When will the passes be avail for purchase?

Ready for Pantheon!!

Can't wait for spring 2020

i use to go and i have a lot of fun

I cant wait either so ready for the season an summer lol

What happens to my pint glass at grogans pun. Couldn't make it to Christmas town

When is pass member preview day? Google Assistant wants to know! 😂🤣😂

I see what you did there

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