Howl-O-Scream returned for its 17th season in 2016, with Evil Encore as the theme. The event featured seven haunted houses, two of which were new for the season. The popular show Fiends also returned.
- The Black Spot – New
- Motel Hell – New
- Zombie Mortuary
- Circus of Superstition: The Last Laugh
- Death Water Bayou
- Zombie Containment Unit 15: Moving Targets
On June 8, 2016, the park released the first details for Howl-O-Scream 2016 including the name of the theme, event dates, and a Summer Deal with single night admission priced at $45 or $35 for annual pass members. Annual pass members also had the option of purchasing two nights of visits for $50. A teaser video was also part of the initial announcement:
Howl-O-Scream 2016 ran for a total of 21 nights, with hours of 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Freaky Preview weekend was on Friday and Saturday, September 23 and 24, and the event then ran each Thursday through Sunday from September 29 through October 30, 2016.
Additional details and images on Howl-O-Scream 2016 will be added in the future.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay | Jun 8 2016 – accessed 1/7/2018