This Week in Orlando: Spooky Celebrations

From kid-friendly trick-or-treating to costume parties and haunted tours, Orlando offers Halloween celebrations from mild to wild leading up to the big night. Here's what's happening Oct. 24-31:

Haunted Tours

Fantasy of Flight's Night Flight Paranormal Investigation, Oct. 29
Back by popular demand, Fantasy of Flight invites guests to embark on this active, professional paranormal investigation led by Apollo Paranormal Investigations. Visitors learn about the world's largest private aircraft collection's haunted history, explore the unexplained occurrences throughout the halls and hangars of Fantasy of Flight, visit locations where encounters have been recorded and engage in the hands-on use of the tools of the ghost hunting trade.  Tickets are $75.00 (plus tax) per person. Guests must be 16 years of age or older and minors must be accompanied by an adult (parent or guardian). Reservations required.

Fantasy of Flight Paranormal

Haunted Swamp Walk of Terror, Oct. 28, 29 & 30
The Enzian hosts the annual Haunted Swamp with 2,000 feet of freaky characters to haunt your dreams.  Walk the walk if you dare - then afterwards, enjoy sick drink specials to calm your nerves.  Begins at 8:00pm until midnight

Screamline Haunted Zipline Adventure, Oct. 28 & 29
As part of its annual Howling Halloween event, Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida offers Screamline Haunted Zipline Adventure. It's the first haunted zipline around and will take guests flying through the darkness 55 feet off the ground at speeds up to 25mph, all amid a spooky tale of wild Florida's mysterious past. The "screamline" runs from 7 p.m. to midnight.  Other events include a Haunted Coach Safari and hayrides.

Costume Parties and Trick-or-Treating

Old Town Halloween, Oct. 28, 29, 30 & 31
Old Town in Kissimmee offers a family-friendly Halloween extravaganza on select nights in October featuring haunt-zones, live shows, character meet and greets, trick-or-treat stations, music and more.  Admission is free with free parking beginning at 6 p.m.

Zoo Boo Bash, Oct. 29 & 30
Trick-or-treat in the wildest neighborhood in town at the Central Florida Zoo. Come dressed in costume to this family-friendly event, which features face painting, a haunted hayride and pumpkin patch. Kids can also learn about the myths and realities of misunderstood animals. Admission: included in zoo admission ($12.95 for adults and $8.95 for kids ages 3-12). The event runs from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Zoo Boo

Halloween Street Party at Church Street, Oct. 29
Join the Halloween revelers on Church Street for the biggest costume contest in Orlando, with a $3000 cash prize. Winner takes all.

Orlando Magic's Flick-or-Treat, Oct. 30 from 2 - 5 p.m.

Celebrate Halloween a day early with the Orlando Magic coaches, STUFF the Magic Mascot and Magic Community Ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw at the Amway Center. This free event is open to the public and will include trick-or-treating, a haunted STUFF's Magic Castle, decorations, music, face painting, an animated movie on the Magic TV screen and more.

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