We share our thoughts on the newly announced haunted house coming to Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream: WITCH OF THE WOODS!

Legend tells of the old Witch of the Woods, who descended upon the ancient village and wreaked havoc. Nobody alive has seen her, but if you’re brave enough to travel the woods at night, it’s said that you can hear her chanting and crying out to the skies. Those who give in to her control become her disciples, and those who don’t…inevitably meet the same fate. But this is only a story, right?


Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream® returns in full force, taking over the entire park with five haunted houses, four terror-tories™, four sinister shows, two party zones and unsuspecting horrors awaiting their victims at every turn. Guests can test their thrill threshold with seven world-class coasters at night, offering a completely different ride experience. Three NEW haunted houses, two NEW terror-tories and two NEW shows make for a night of screams never to be forgotten, while returning Howl-O-Scream icons welcome back the bravest of Howl-O-Scream® fans. Parental discretion is advised after 6:00 PM, as this year’s event contains amplified scares that are not recommended for children.

For our guide to this year’s event, click here.