Howl-O-Scream 2000 was the second edition of the event at Busch Gardens Africa, and the first official incarnation of Howl-O-Scream. The park had previously hosted "Spooky Safari", a kiddie themed Halloween event, a year prior in 1999. HOS 2000 was notable for being the first event with haunted houses, as well as the first to have an event icon (Dr. Livingsdoom).

Haunted HousesEdit

  • Labyrinth of Lost Souls (Underneath Skyride Line) - A prison-like maze was home to trapped spirits who preyed on the living guests.
  • Dark Caverns (Curiosity Caverns) - This haunted house featured nocturnal animals, including bats and other creepy creatures of the night, combined with special effects and a surprise twist that blurred the lines between nightmare and reality
  • Haunted Jungle Trail (Myombe Reserve) - This attraction featured tribal outdoor walkthrough, including encounters with the evil Dr. Livingsdoom.
  • Evening Serengeti Safari Tours (Serengeti Safari Tours) - This creepy and entertaining safari ride was designed for all ages.


  • Butch Patrick (Marrakesh Theater) - Featured was a live appearance from Butch Patrick of the TV series The Munsters.
  • The Amazing Kreskin: The World's Foremost Mentalist (Das Festhaus) - This attraction was a mind-reading show starring "The Amazing Kreskin".
  • 1961 Cadillac Hearse (Hospitality House Stage) - The featured attraction on the Hospitality House stage was the 1961 Cadillac hearse from TV's Dr. Paul Bearer's Creature Feature shows.

Scare ZonesEdit

  • Creatures of the Night (parkwide) - A monster-themed scare zone including encounters with Werewolves, Vampires and Mummies.
  • Monster Free Zone (Land of the Dragons) - A safe child area with Face Painting, Arts and Crafts and Hay Rides.
  • Woocies (Land of the Dragons) - Special effects make-up activities for children.

Notable FactsEdit

  • The first official Howl-O-Scream event at Busch Tampa.
  • The first HOS event to have an event icon.
Howl-O-Scream 2000 Tampa
Characters: Dr. Livingsdoom (Event Icon)
Haunted Houses: Dark Cavern  • Haunted Jungle Trail  • Labyrinth of Lost Souls  • Evening Serengeti Safari Tours
Scarezones: Creatures of the Night  • Monster Free Zone  • Woochies
Shows: Butch Patrick  • The Amazing Kreskin: The World's Foremost Mentalist   • 1961 Cadillac Hearse
Howl-O-Scream Tampa
Event Editions:1999  • 2000  • 2001  • 2002  • 2003  • 2004  • 2005  • 2006  • 2007  • 2008  • 2009  • 2010  • 2011  • 2012  • 2013  • 2014  • 2015  • 2016  • 2017  • 2018  • 2019
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