Orlando Becomes the Ultimate Haunt for Adults This Halloween

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Enter, if you dare, to some of the scariest events Orlando has for adults this Halloween season.

By Nicole Cantore

If you think that Halloween fun in Orlando is strictly for kids, think again. Through early November, Orlando is hosting 10 full weeks of Halloween events and festivities, many of which cater to adults. So leave the kids at home and get ready to scream, because these mature monster mashes found near the theme parks, downtown Orlando and other areas will leave you dying for more!

Universal Studios and International Drive

Halloween For Adults 2017 Halloween Horror Nights

Halloween Horror Nights 27 at Universal Orlando Resort

One of the most popular and best Halloween events around for adults is Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights. This year's edition makes you feel as though you've left reality and stepped right into a horror movie — or rather, several of them, plus nightmares you've never seen before. All told, guests can look forward to nine haunted houses, five scare zones, three specialty cocktails and two shows at the event, which runs on select nights through Nov. 4.

Halloween For Adults 2017 Drip Underground Vampire Bar

DRIP's Underground Vampire Bar

Venture over to International Drive for a truly unique experience that will get your heart racing. At DRIP's Underground Vampire Bar, you'll be mesmerized by the 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.

Downtown Orlando

Halloween For Adults 2017 Halloween Pub Crawl

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.

Halloween For Adults 2017 Church Street

Halloween Block Party on Church Street

Get ready to get dressed up! 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.

Halloween For Adults 2017 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.

Halloween For Adults 2017 Aloft Haunted Hotel

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.

Close to Orlando

Halloween For Adults 2017 Haunt at Old Town

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.

Halloween For Adults 2017 Enzian Halloween Party

Eden Bar's Halloween Party at Enzian Theater

On Oct. 28, the Enzian Theater's Eden Bar brings out all the stops for their 10th anniversary Halloween Party. At the stroke of midnight, come face-to-face with Michael Myers from the classic film Halloween, and fill your stomach with creepy cocktails and toxic treats. It's the culmination of the Enzian's month-long celebration of the holiday, including 13 Films of Halloween and 13 Cocktails of Halloween. The Enzian is located in Maitland, approximately 20 minutes north of downtown Orlando.

Halloween For Adults 2017 Petrified Forest

A Petrified Forest

Located in Altamonte Springs, approximately 20 minutes north of downtown Orlando, A Petrified Forest is ready for a 10th anniversary extravaganza. It features outdoor scare trails, live music, food and other entertainment on select nights through Nov. 4. You'll barely be able to contain your screams with more than 85,000 square feet of pure terror.

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In 2017 and every year, Orlando is serving up Halloween thrills and chills to satisfy every interest and age group. Plus, there's even more to see and do in Orlando this fall. Which adult-oriented Halloween parties are you planning to attend in Orlando this year? Let us know by tweeting us @VisitOrlando.

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