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FIRST LOOK: Howl-O-Scream 2018

Busch Gardens released the full, blood-curdling details about the 20th Howl-O-Scream!

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WVEC) — Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Williamsburg is underway, and 13News Now got the details of the annual attraction.

This year celebrates 20 years of fears, and a New Era of Terror has been brought to the amusement park.

New evil in 2018 includes:

  • 3 Haunted Houses - 7 total
  • 5 Bars - 6 total
  • 2 Terror-tories - 6 total
  • 2 Party Zones
  • 1 No Escape (Escape Room Experience) - 2 total

Thursday's tour included a look at Vault XX, a house in honor of the twenty-year anniversary of the attraction, and Demented Dimensions, a maze where an odd, new world awaits.

Busch Gardens' also released a shocking look into its newest haunted house, Dystopia. It's a horrifying futuristic post-apocalyptic world where a new order has risen. In the new system, guests have a choice – join or be forgotten.

A teaser for the haunted house was released on the park's Facebook page:

READ MORE: Busch Gardens released video of new Howl-O-Scream Haunted House

More frightening features newly released includes the Haunting Hour in Oktoberfest, where all the haunts will be unleashed. Coaster Creepers will also be climbing aboard the world-class coasters, riding with and scaring unsuspecting guests.

Busch Gardens will also have five new bars throughout the park where guests can sip some ghoulish concoctions.

The five new bars:

  • Chaos Cocktails
  • Last Call XX
  • Jack’s Nightcap
  • Restless Spirits
  • Control Lab at Inoculation Station

Party zones with pulse-pounding music mixed by out-of-this-world DJs will be located in France and Italy.

The terror begins after 6 p.m. on select days through October 28.

Click here for more information about Howl-O-Scream.

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