No other city offers world-class year-round entertainment like Orlando. Each season or holiday inspires new innovative opportunities to thrill, and Halloween may be the most exciting time for thrill seekers to visit “O-Town”. The big theme parks offer incredible experiences, but they are not the only ghastly events taking place. The entire city becomes haunted with ghouls, zombies, and mutants in festive horror.
Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights
Sept 16 – Oct 31
The most infamous of all Halloween events is no doubt the Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights. Get your tickets in advance if you wish to hang with the most badass maniacs around. This years’ horrifying events include: The Exorcist, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, American Horror Story, The Living Dead Halloween – Hell Comes to Haddonfield, Krampus, Lunatics Playground 3D – You Won’t Stand a Chance, Ghost Town: The Curse of Lightning Gulch, and Tomb of the Ancients. Phew! Let me take a breath before my next paragraph…
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Sept 2 – Oct 31
If you are traveling with little ones Walt Disney World offers Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Disney After Dark is more magical than haunting, but the thrill-o-meter still hits the top notch. This is the time when all the villains come out to celebrate in The Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular. The habitants of the Haunted Mansion come out to play in the Boo-to-You Halloween Parade. Shake it loose with Mike and Sulley from Monstropolis when you attend the Scream-o-Ween Dance Party, and don’t forget to dress in your finest Halloween costume to Trick-or-Treat Throughout the Park.
SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular
Oct 1 – Oct 30
SeaWorld offers park-wide Trick-or-Treat Sea Sweets along with other Spooktacular Highlights such as the Cookie Decorating Station and the Frozen Fun Zone. Strolling Entertainment will accompany the Trick-or-Treaters: Gummy Worm Wanda, Swedish Fish Suzy, Salt Water Taffy and many more.
Other Boo-Town Scares
At Legoland you can Brick-or-Treat, and if you didn’t think there was anything scary about Lego, check out the largest LEGO Jack-O-Lantern in the world and other scary Lego creatures.
The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Zoo Boo Bash is a great family event that includes a haunted hayride to a Pumpkin Patch.
The Spooky Empire Horror Convention takes place October 7 – 9 and includes celebrity guests Millie Brown from the Netflix series “Stranger Things,” and Weird Al Yankovic.
A Petrified Forest takes you on two outdoor scare trails along with live music and food.
If you are looking for more traditional Haunted Houses you can visit The Haunt at Old Town in Kissimmee, (close to Reunion Vacation Homes properties). The event includes five haunted zones, two haunted mazes, and Zombie Tag along with entertainment performances, decorating contest, Halloween costume contest and more.
So, are you ready to bask in the sunlight while ghoul hunting in the moonlight?
Orlando is the place! From sunny & lazy days at the pool to thrills in the theme parks and extravagant entertainment at night, O-Town has it all. Come on over – we’ll hook you up with a not-so-scary-but-sweet-pad.
Many more Haunted Houses, Halloween parties, performances and events can be found throughout the Orlando and Disney areas. Check out our social media for additional updates and insights.
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