California Theme Parks


SeaWorld San Diego Howl-o-scream + Halloween Spooktacular

September 16 - October 31, 2022


SeaWorld San Diego
500 Sea World Drive
San Diego, CA 92109



Haunted Houses

Nightmare Experiment
You are the subject of a secret, experimental project run amok. Find safety before The Doctor finds you.

Death Water Bayou
Escape the black, murky waters of your nightmares only to fall under the curse of the evil Swamp Witch.
Enter the swamp

Simon's Slaughterhouse
An abandoned meat-packing plant with a sordid history serves up your worst fears.
Meet Simon the Butcher


Deadly Toys
These aren’t like the dolls you grew up with. Playtime starts now, and it’s not over until they’ve had their fun.

There are evils that can’t stay buried forever. Some of this cemetery’s long-term guests are dying to meet you.

La Llorona
Don’t believe the legend? Just ask the deadly beauty who wanders here, dragging victims to a watery grave.

The Hautings at Howl-O-Scream SeaWorld San Diego The Hauntings
This forest is not what it seems. Evil is watching…hiding in plain sight. You’ll need more than luck to avoid being taken.

Coaster Rides in the Dark

Event Hours: Sept. 16 - Oct. 9
Friday & Saturday

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM


7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Event Hours: Oct. 13 - Oct. 30
Friday & Saturday

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Thursday & Sunday

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Event Hours: Oct. 31

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

September 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 2022 and October 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2022

Halloween Spooktacular
Family Halloween Fun in San Diego
Kids love trick-or-treating during this daytime event as they explore our decorated trail and meet all sorts of colorful characters. And that’s just the beginning! From a Halloween dance party to a pumpkin scavenger hunt, and more, this is immersive family fun you’ll only find here. SeaWorld Spooktacular runs on Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 17 through Oct. 31, included with park admission,

Halloween Dance Party
Children can join a cast of silly characters for a Halloween Dance Party featuring your favorite Halloween-themed songs and family-friendly games like limbo, freeze dance, and more!

Hay Maze
Wander through our festive hay maze and meet some fun fall characters along the way.

Dia de los Muertos
Back by popular demand is the celebration of the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos. Large, beautifully dressed Catrina statues will welcome guests as they discover ofrendas (offerings) of mementos and flowers honoring loved ones who have passed.

Spooktacular Pumpkin Hunt
Families can purchase a Spooktacular Pumpkin Hunt Map at The SeaWorld Store to explore the park and track down SeaWorld and Halloween inspired painted pumpkins. Redeem completed map at The SeaWorld Store for a special prize!

All guests are welcome to dress up in costumes. Guests who are ages 13 and older may not wear costume masks or hoods, and all costumes are subject to the normal dress code for the park. In addition, face painting is not permitted on any guests unless it is done by park artists.

Terror Reawakens
Howl-O-Scream is returning to transform the peaceful SeaWorld San Diego park you once knew into something sinister. Experience the family fun by day and the bone-chilling terror by night.

Meet a Mermaid
Meet the friendly Halloween mermaids each event day in this immersive experience along the Trick-or-Treat Trail. Schedule coming soon!


There's something for everyone this Halloween at SeaWorld San Diego with a new night-time attraction, Howl-O-Scream, plus the adorable, family-friendly repeat Spooktacular appearing during the day. 

Meet the face of your fears at Howl-O-Scream, San Diego's NEWEST nighttime Halloween event. Howl-O-Scream features terrifying haunted houses and scare zones, themed cocktail bars, live presentations, DJ dance parties, roller coaster rides in the dark, and more.

Seek shelter indoors, only to find you've entered a house of horrors. Quench your thirst for fear with fiendishly delicious cocktails, beer, and spirits. Feel the monstrous electricity of a live show. Dance the night away at steam-punk themed dance club The Underground. And deepen the thrills with a nighttime coaster ride.

Above all, try to resist the eyes of evil that threaten to follow you everywhere. Face your fears during SeaWorld San Diego's Howl-O-Scream

join Animal Ambassador Team to see and learn about tarantulas, owls, and more! See park maps for presentation times.



Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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