By Jessica C. Northey
Orlando becomes the Halloween capital every year filled with creepy costumes and extravagant people watching opportunities abound! If you're an adult in Orlando for Halloween, you're in luck (well, if you want to call it that) because there are plenty of sinister frights to be had. If you're visiting with your family, hopefully you've done your family duties for the kids by following our list 10 Halloween Family Frights Beyond the Theme Parks in Orlando. Now it's time venture off to the scariest and creepiest of Halloween events for adults in the Orlando area.
Universal Orlando's infamous Halloween Horror Nights 26 is back at it again. The main maniac on the lose is a lunatic called Chance to bring in the spirit of Halloween to Orlando. As they say, "truly original scares and authentic horror movie moments" you'll feel as if you're in the movie itself. There are nine haunted houses, you decide which one is the best!
Venture to experience what it's like to meet vampires on International Drvie at DRIP's Underground Vampire Bar during weekends in October. Start the terrifying journey at the blood bar as you settle in for the theatrical show of tantalizing characters and new performances. You can expect blood paint, flying water and red sand and oh, so much more.
Grab your trusty beer mug and venture to downtown Orlando for the Halloween Pub Crawl. This is your shot at showing off your Halloween costume for the costume contest striking at midnight. Includes admission to four venues, four complimentary drinks, drink specials, and half off a pita at Pita Pit!
Whats2Hot.com joins the world renowned Aloft hotel, spending months transforming their modern hotels in Orlando and Tampa into "one night of haunting fun" for the Aloft Haunted Hotel Halloween Party! You'll find spooky Halloween decor, great music and entertainment, with specialty drinks and "ghouls around every corner."
Explore the side of town that the locals love... 4th Annual Thornton Park Halloween Block Party! They say it's the city's most haunted district. Mwahahaha!! Compete in the costume contest for $1,000 grand prize, enjoy live music, munch on food truck treats, and much, much more.
This year's Orlando Weekly's Zombie Ball is sponsored by Redd's Wicked and Zombie Outbreak - Orlando, dubbed as Halloween's killer new tradition! Catch the Zombie Outbreak scare zone, crafty live performances, and a cash prize contest for the most creative costume!
Make sure that smartphone has a full charge before hitting downtown Orlando for Church Street's Halloween Street Party! You don't want to forget the unique, frightening, and humorous Halloween costumes you'll be sure to run into! It's the biggest costume contest in town with super cheap drink specials to boot.
This year's Eden Bar's Halloween Party has more than just drink specials - located at the Enzian theater, minutes from Winter Park and downtown Orlando. Get extra creeped out with Micheal Myers at midnight for the movie "Halloween"! Come dressed up at the bar before the movie starts for "scary eats and toxic drinks" and boogie on down to the live music!
From the stretches of Central Florida to the west oceans within the heavy mists of Tampa, there lies Busch Garden's Howl-O-Scream. Dare to venture through their haunted experiences of haunted houses, scare zones, rides, fiends show, dining, and exclusive merchandise.
The 6th Annual Haunt at Old Town, just south of Orlando in Kissimee, presents a world of nightmares and madness. Submerge your senses experiencing their haunted houses, scare zones and the zombie apocalypse! If you're lucky, you'll catch the special exclusive "Thriller" performance, muscle and classic car decorating contest, trick-or-treating, costume contests, and there's defiantly more!
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Written by Jessica C. Northey, Multimedia Content Producer for Visit Orlando. She enjoys the arts culture, photography, and creative writing about entertainment and travel destinations.