Howl, scream, cry if you like, but no one will be spared from Howl-O-Scream 2016 at Busch Gardens Tampa & Williamsburg and SeaWorld San Antonio. The theme for this year's event is "Evil Encore," which will feature soul-devouring demon dolls crafted by Mr. Karver:

Press Release: ORLANDO, Fla. (August 9, 2016) — This fall, no soul is safe from the Evil Encore at Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens® Tampa, Busch Gardens® Williamsburg and SeaWorld® San Antonio. A Halloween rite of passage since its inception 16 years ago, Howl-O-Scream is an after-dark event featuring over-the-top haunted houses, roaming creatures and live shows.

This year’s theme, Evil Encore, is inspired by a childhood toy gone horribly wrong. A troupe of demon dolls has taken on a life of their own. Once the charming creations of “Mr. Karver,” they’ve developed a dark side.  With an insatiable hunger for souls, these dolls are on the prowl.

Each of the parks has one or two new houses and scare zones, known as Terror-tories™, transforming the parks into dark and sinister places that are certain to deliver tormenting and unexpected scares.  Each park is rejuvenating fan favorite houses adding new elements and surprises, ensuring that even the most seasoned Howl-O-Scream fans are frightened.

Howl-O-Scream takes place on select nights in September and October at Busch Gardens Tampa, Busch Gardens Williamsburg and SeaWorld San Antonio. Dates and times vary by location; for specific details, pricing and tickets, go to

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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world.

The company owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 50-year history, the company has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection of over 800 species of animals. The company’s theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.

The company is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 28,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.

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