Orlando Halloween Fun For Families and Adults

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This fall, Orlando — Halloween Vacation CapitalSM — will host over 10 weeks of festivities including theme-park events and destination-wide activities, ranging from extreme scares for adults and teens to frights for the family.

From the fun-for-everyone Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World to the spine-chilling Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando (separate admission required) and Halloween Spooktacular® at SeaWorld Orlando (included with regular park admission), this is the perfect destination for those seeking spooky family fun or fright-filled nights.

Ghoulish Events for All Ages

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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Park plays host to the ultimate trick-or-treating neighborhood as Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returns on select nights Aug. 25–Nov. 1, 2017.

Guests are invited to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes for trick-or-treating, meet and greets with Disney characters donning Halloween costumes, and entertainment unique to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party throughout the Magic Kingdom after regular park hours . Led by the infamous Headless Horseman, “Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade,” is featured twice nightly, followed by “HalloWishes,” a green and orange fireworks display complete with Disney villains.

Event dates:
• Aug. 25 and 29
• Sept. 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 and 29
• Oct. 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 and 31
• Nov. 1

SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular Girl & Count

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular

SeaWorld Orlando invites families to dive in and explore an underwater “fantasea” at SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular — a family-friendly event where children can trick-or-treat, dance with fanciful sea creatures, and create sea-themed arts and crafts. The event is from Sept. 30 through Oct. 29. 

Included with park admission, guests can search for hidden “sea” treasures using their Spooktacular maps at fifteen different locations, and stroll among colorful, playful schools of pumpkin fish and other whimsical characters like Penelope Pumpkin fish, Shamu, Dolly Dolphin, Shivers the Polar Bear, Pete and Penny Penguin and more!

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LEGOLAND Florida's Brick or Treat

LEGOLAND Florida celebrates Halloween with their Brick or Treat event. Miniland USA will transform into a haunted but fun scavenger hunt where guest can find scary Lego creatures, weekends in October 2017.

Kids can participate in a costume contest and guest of all ages can trick-or-treat along the brick-or-treat trail, build unique LEGO model activities, and witness the largest LEGO Jack-O-Lantern in the world. Event admission is included with regular park admission.

Crayola Experience

The Crayola Experience

Located about 5 miles from Universal Orlando at The Florida Mall, The Crayola Experience is available all year long, but they celebrate a "Screamin' Green Hauntoween" at this time of year. On select days from Oct. 7–31, trick-or-treaters can explore 25 hands-on attractions that include crafts and character photos.

Discount tickets can be purchased for $18.95 through Visit Orlando.

Hallow Eye at I-Drive 360

Scheduled for Oct. 27–31, this event at I-Drive 360 is part of a three-week Halloween celebration featuring the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye's "Spooky Nights and Spider Frights." Hallow Eye offers nightly entertainment in the I-Drive 360 Courtyard beginning at 6 p.m., including high-energy DJs on Oct. 27–28, 30 and 31, plus dance and costume contests. The music and dancing takes a break on Oct. 29 with a scary, fun, Halloween movie. All five nights will also offer trick-or-treating at I-Drive 360's establishments and a pumpkin-decorating contest will round out the five-day finale on Halloween night.

Zoo Boo Bash

Taking place on Oct. 28–29 at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, the Zoo Boo Bash gives little ghosts and goblins the opportunity to trick-or-treat in one seriously wild neighborhood. Children are invited to wear costumes for this event, which is fun for young and old alike and not too scary. Activities include a haunted hayride, photos in a pumpkin patch, and education about misunderstood animals.

Zoo admission is required. The Central Florida Zoo is locatedin Sanford, approximately an hour from Universal Orlando.

Sinister Celebrations for Teens and Up

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Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 27

Step right into some of the most pulse-pounding moments in horror history at Halloween Horror Nights 27. On select nights from Sept. 15–Nov. 4, 2017, the streets of Universal Studios Florida® theme park come alive with a horde of horrifying mutants, monsters and maniacs.

You can explore nine terrifying haunted houses, make your way through multiple street experiences where creatures lurk around every turn, enjoy outrageous live shows, and experience many of the park's most exciting rides and attractions. Universal enlists a "scream team" of designers to research the human psyche and its deepest fears to create haunted houses and "scare zones" of terrifying magnitudes for guests.

Admission: Prices vary.
Add Halloween Horror Nights® to your daytime fun at Universal Orlando® Resort for the ultimate in thrills and chills.

Aloft Haunted Hotel

You're in for a spooky night at Aloft Haunted Hotel, taking place on Oct. 28 in downtown Orlando. The party offers a festive atmosphere, DJs, costume contests and specialty drinks galore. Plus, hotel guests will receive two complimentary tickets with a room reservation.

DRIP's Underground Vampire Bar

Located on International Drive, DRIP's Underground Vampire Bar will mesmerize you with theatrical performances filled with blood-red paint, flying water, red sand and more. You can even take a "blood shower" to fit right in with the vampires. These festivities are available on select nights through Oct. 29.

Enzian Theater's 13 Films of Halloween

On select nights from Oct. 3–Oct. 31, the Enzian Theater will present its annual "13 Films of Halloween." Highlights will include Poltergeist (Oct. 3), The Exorcist (Oct. 14), Bram Stoker's Dracula (Oct. 21) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (Oct. 31). Additionally, the theater's Eden Bar is selling "13 Cocktails of Halloween," named after the featured movies, all month long. Finally, the bar will host its 10th annual Halloween Party on Oct. 28. The theater is located in Maitland, approximately 15 minutes north of downtown Orlando.

Halloween Block Party on Church Street

The Halloween Block Party on Church Street, taking place on Oct. 30 in downtown Orlando, is one of the biggest costume contests in Central Florida. Enjoy DJs and drink specials as you compete against other Halloween-lovers for the cash prize for best costume.

The Haunt at Old Town

For most of the year, Kissimmee's Old Town is a walkable entertainment district offering a good mix of shops, eateries and amusements that are suitable for the whole family. But on select nights through Oct. 31, it scares up fun for more mature audiences with The Haunt at Old Town. Test your mettle in haunted mazes, scare zones and even a zombie apocalypse. Old Town is about a 10 minute drive from Walt Disney World.

Orlando Halloween Pub Crawl

Come dressed in your best costume for the Orlando Halloween Pub Crawl, taking place Oct. 27. Explore downtown Orlando at four different locations, enjoy four complimentary drinks, savor drink specials and enter the costume contest. Locations participating in this year's Pub Crawl include Aero/64 North/The Patio, Chillers/Cahoots/Latitudes and Wall Street Plaza's PlazaWeen, with a fourth location to be determined.

Orlando Museum of Art's 1st Thursdays: Ghosts & Ghouls

Held on Oct. 5, Ghosts & Ghouls at the Orlando Museum of Art presents artistic creations that depict the stuff of nightmares. Attendees will see imagery inspired by horrifying Hollywood blockbusters, original creations exploring the creepy corners of the world, and even an assortment of painting paying homage to ghosts, ghouls and other icons of gore.

Admission is $15. The Orlando Museum of Art is located near College Park and just 15 minutes from downtown Orlando. 

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A Petrified Forest

Celebrating 10 years of fear in 2017, A Petrified Forest brings the demented to life with two outdoor scare trails, live music, food and more on select nights, Oct. 6 through Nov. 4.

Guests are invited to celebrate the Halloween season in style by reliving childhood fears, from monsters under the bed to the darkest "scary" tales imaginable. A demented dream land beckons visitors in, but when — or if — they return is anyone's guess.

PlazaWeen

With four nights to choose from — Oct. 25-27, and Oct. 31 — PlazaWeen at downtown Orlando's Wall Street Plaza is sure to help you get into the Halloween spirit. All seven Wall Street watering holes are participating, including Hen House, Hooch, Monkey Bar, Shine, Side Show, WaiTiki and Wall Street Cantina. On Oct. 27, this will also be the final destination for the Orlando Halloween Pub Crawl.

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Spooky Empire Horror Convention

The largest horror convention in the U.S., Spooky Empire, is headquartered in Orlando and is taking place Oct. 27–29, 2017.

Spooky Empire is a convention for fans that enjoy the dark side of comic con, featuring rock 'n' roll, horror, Halloween, tattoo and film. Fans can meet and mingle with their favorite horror movie and TV stars, visit more than 200 vendors and artists, see new and up and coming films, take part in one of the largest Zombie Walks and even get tattoos during the convention.

Admission: Varies

Zombie Outbreak

Zombie Outbreak

How long could you survive if a zombie apocalypse comes to pass? Find out this Halloween season and all year long at Zombie Outbreak, the terrifically terrifying attraction on International Drive that puts you in the middle of a military base overrun with the undead. You'll be provided with realistic weapon replicas, and the zombies wear high-tech sensors to record each shot. But while the ammo isn't real, the pulse-pounding thrills most certainly are.

Open seven days a week; operating hours vary by day
Admission: Starts at $25

Additional Halloween Updates

Check out Visit Orlando's Blog and Facebook Page for more tips, tricks and ways to save on Orlando’s Halloween events.

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