The pandemic known as COVID-19 has drastically changed our world from how we knew it just a year go. We have slowly adapted to the changes implemented in our lives. When going out we wear a mask covering our mouth and nose. We keep six feet apart from others, and washing our hands frequently, using sanitizer when that is not an option.
However, one thing that is an extremely hard pill to swallow is the idea that Halloween 2020 has been canceled.
As a Florida resident I watched as one horror attraction after another canceled their beloved yearly events. The biggest blow perhaps was the cancellation of Universal Studios Orlando Halloween Horror Nights, which would have been celebrating its 29th year.
However, all hope has not yet been lost! It has been recently announced Tampa Bay’s Busch Garden’s Howl-O-Scream will take place! Celebrating its 21st year the amusement park’s Halloween themed attraction is not letting the pandemic cancel their highly anticipated event.
Yet, this year will be a little different for the safety of all attendees and employees.
This year Howl-O-Scream will have a limited capacity each night. As declared on their website, it is highly encouraged you buy your tickets early. You can buy your tickets here. Prices range from $29.99-$44.99.
The dates for this year’s event are September 25 – November 1st. Friday and Saturday the park opens it doors at 7 pm and closes at midnight, while Sunday closes their doors an hour earlier.
As is the case with many establishments, face coverings are mandatory for the safety of both the guests as well as the actors.
Recently the theme park released a statement;
“The creative production team has been consulting with medical experts and has modified this year’s event content with a focus on open-air scare zones and entertainment, as well as enhanced health and safety measures, while staying true to the core of this fan-favorite experience,”
The Fiends Show will be moved outdoors on the Festival Field Stage. To ensure social distancing bench seating will be spaced to accommodate social distancing between guests.
Open air scare-zones will also be open to help social distancing.
Will you be attending Tampa Bay’s Busch Garden’s Howl-O-Scream? Let us know in the comments!