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Howl-O-Scream has taken place at Busch Gardens Africa since 1999. It would adopt the name of Howl-O-Scream in 2000, and later break new ground with further events. In 2009, HOS Tampa celebrated "10 Years of Fear" and in 2012 celebrated it's 13th anniversary.
The event began as "Spooky Safari" in 1999, a child themed Halloween event. Howl-O-Scream officially debuted in 2000, with only three haunted houses and a "horrified" ride. Throughout later years, the event would go on to become even more scarier and gorier, even challenging the competing event Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando. Starting in 2011 the theme became "The Dark Side of The Gardens" evolving each year.
- The second Busch Gardens park to begin Howl-O-Scream (after Busch Gardens Europe in 1998).
|Event Editions: 1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010•2011•2012•2013|
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|Dr. Livingsdoom •Torment •Death Spirit •F.E.A.R. •Hack •Jack in the Box •Muse •Death Jockey •Raven Twins •Ms. Vayne •Sylvie•The Lady Of The Gardens •Trickster |-|