BUSCH GARDENS SESAME STREET HALLOWEEN EVENT
Come celebrate silly, not-too-spooky, family fun this fall at Busch Gardens® Williamsburg.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from October 6 – 28.
Every weekend in October, children 9 and younger are encouraged to come dressed in their best Halloween costume to enjoy Halloween shows, dancing and playing with their favorite Sesame Street® friends at The Count’s Spooktacular. There are other family-friendly activities, too, like the all-new hay maze, trick-or-treating locations and interactive show.
Stop by select kid-friendly shops throughout the park to grab a special treat for your little one.
Adventure Photo – England
Kids Shamrock – Ireland
Tweedside Gifts – Scotland
Caribou Pottery – New France
Ring Toss Game – Oktoberfest
Kid-friendly rides, family activities and trick-or-treating will be offered around the park for our littlest guests to celebrate the fall season. Halloween decorations will be set up during the day, but the scare squad, dim lighting and fog will not start until 5:45 p.m. Please also note that all kids attractions close at 5:00 pm in preparation for Howl-O-Scream.
Halloween Fun for Younger Kids at Busch Gardens
Count’s Countdown to Halloween Show
You won’t want to miss a special show, The Count’s Countdown to Halloween, dance parties for the kids and a parade to end the day for families before the haunts and scares of Howl-O-Scream ® start in the evening.
The costume parade is Saturday & Sundays at 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm & 4:30 pm. at Elmo’s Castle in Sesame Street Forest of Fun and will make its way to the Globe Theatre in England. Whether your child wishes to participate or watch from the sidelines, it’s sure to be a Spooktacular time.
Parents, if your child’s costume has a mask or prop, we ask for you to kindly leave those at home. Smiling faces always look better in family photos. We offer plenty of options to jazz up your child’s costume with face paint, glow items, and more at the park. Guests can visit one of our face-painting booths to transform into a favorite Halloween character.
Enjoy a festive adventure through the family-friendly hay maze.
Children 9 years old and younger are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costumes for this Halloween event.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What can I wear to Busch Gardens?
Appropriate attire consists of shirts, pants and shoes for all guests.
Can I wear a costume?
For the safety of our guests and performers, guests ages 10 and older are prohibited from wearing costumes in the park during Howl-O-Scream. Children 9 and younger are encouraged and allowed to wear costumes only during The Count’s Spooktacular event, Saturdays and Sundays in October. Masks are not allowed for anyone.
Can I wear a mask for Halloween?
For the safety of our guests and performers, masks are prohibited in the park, especially during events such as Howl-O-Scream.
Are there scares during the day?
There is Halloween decor throughout the park, but our scare actors do not come out until 6 p.m. Please be aware that some haunted houses open at 5:30 p.m.
When do the child play areas close?
During Howl-O-Scream, Land of the Dragons and Sesame Street Forest of Fun will close at 5 p.m. to allow families enough time to make their way toward the exit before the park transforms at 6 p.m.
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