Sunday, September 17, 2023

What We Saw At Howl-O-Scream San Antonio

We always love going to Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld. There's haunted houses, scary zones to walk in with spooky characters, bars, plus so much more. We go every year! I was invited this year to go behind-the-scenes before Howl-O-Scream started so that was incredible.

Howl-O-Scream goes until October 29th, so you have plenty of time to check it out. If you aren't into the spooks, there is SeaWorld Spooktacular where kids can get candy from nice characters from 1115-315. There's also a cool maze and other fun spots. 

Here's the map:

Since I got to go behind-the-scenes, I saw the scare actors getting their makeup on. It's a pretty cool experience and the makeup artists are talented. When you see the characters out, the makeup is impressive. They truly go above and beyond:

There's also a show called Monster Stomp and we got to see the rehearsals for that. Go see it! The actors put in so much work:

If the scares are getting to you and you need booze, there are bars:

There is cool decorations. This skeleton mermaid is fabulous:

Sea World was kind and gave me one of these skeleton necklaces. It interacted with certain scare zones and I loved all the features:

At around 650, the characters start to emerge to the haunted houses and scare zones. This headless guy was neat:

This lady kept emitting screams. She's me before I have my Diet Coke:

This sailor was roaming around the show Siren's Song asking for help:

Make sure you watch Siren's Song! It's only about 15 minutes and it's fantastic. The women basically kick ass. There's singing, dancing, and possession. Plus the costumes are spectacular. I believe the show goes on 3 times during the night. 

Howl-O-Scream starts at 7 and be sure to pick up a Fear Pass to skip the lines for the haunted houses. You can check out all the different ones here.  They're all currently on sale so be sure to purchase some before prices return to normal. 

This was the Atlantis: The Cursed Chasm house and it was our favorite. There were neat fog bubbles towards the end and we loved this starfish even though he ran up and made us scream soon after I snapped this:

The Zombie Horde was an open walk through:

Be sure to check out all the neat photo ops:

The Nightmare Midway frightened me a bit because of the clowns, but Natalie loved them. Their costumes were beautiful:

Be sure to check out Howl-O-Scream! As I mentioned, it starts at 7 on select nights. We had the best time as we always do. 

Everyone involved in putting this together is talented. I screamed over 10 times, I own't even lie. Those scare actors are behind you before you even know it. 

Click here to learn more about Howl-O-Scream San Antonio and if you go, let me know what your favorite haunted house was. 


  1. Looks like a lot of fun. My teens would love to check this out.

  2. I would love to go there. I love all things Halloween. Looks like so much fun.

  3. that's really cool! considering how halloween is coming soon next month!

  4. Wow what fun a place my daughters and 3 of my grandchildren would love

  5. It would be an awesome experience for sure! This looks so much fun and exciting

  6. This looks like a really fun event. If I lived closer I would have to check it out.

  7. It looks like Natalie is having a lot of fun with the Howl-o-scream crew!

  8. It sounds like you daughter had a really good time. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Oh wow, I love the sound of this place. It sounds like you had so much scary fun!!

  10. oh my.. while I am not sure my heart can take so many screams, i know my kids will love it (maybe?!_

  11. It's amazing how many different Halloween costumes are out there! This is really fun for sure. Love it

  12. Loving al, of the wonderful pictures and looks so perfect for me as I love scary everything! I would love to visit this place! I used to visit San Antonio all of the time with my dad ;) He worked at the case there years ago in the Navy!

  13. This is perfect for the Halloween season. It is nice you were able to go behind-the-scenes. We get to appreciate their craft more after seeing the effort that they put in.

    By the way, I am also scared of clowns so, that's something that I need to check if I have the courage to see.

  14. Yikes! That looks like a scary place, but perfect to celebrate Halloween, for sure. -LYNNDEE

  15. I would so love to be there. It really looks fun Amber!

  16. It was scary but thanks for sharing I enjoyed reading.


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