Families can celebrate Halloween in Orlando at trick-or-treating hotspots all over town, including opportunities at Walt Disney World® Resort, SeaWorld® Orlando and LEGOLAND® Florida Resort.
Orlando is the Halloween Vacation Capital, and not just because we’re hosting 79 days of Halloween festivities through Nov. 2, 2019. We also boast some of the world’s best trick-or-treating for kids, including everything from gala celebrations at Walt Disney World® Resort, SeaWorld® Orlando and LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, to free, family-friendly events across the destination. So, prepare your costumes and grab some bags — it’s time to trick-or-treat in Orlando!
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Trick-or-Treat at Orlando Theme Parks
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom Park in Orlando (Photo: Matt Stroshane, © Disney)
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World® Resort
Children are invited to dress in costume to take full advantage of trick-or-treating — including numerous allergy-free options — during the specially ticketed Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on select nights through Nov. 1 at Walt Disney World Resort. Featuring Mickey, Minnie and all their friends, this event transforms Magic Kingdom® Park with jack-o-lanterns, not-so-scary surprises and spirited entertainment for the whole family.
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New for 2019, follow the treat trail into Monster World at Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor to experience fresh interactions with the resident creatures. This year’s edition also features brand-new, evening-ending fireworks courtesy of Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular! Hosted by Jack Skellington, the show follows Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald as they trick-or-treat through a mysterious haunted house, accompanied by state-of-the-art projection effects, lasers, lighting and, of course, dazzling fireworks.
This year’s returning favorites include Mickey’s Boo to You Parade, where you’ll get to see Mickey and Minnie wearing new Halloween outfits, and the Hocus Pocus Villains Spelltacular castle stage show. You can also enjoy special attraction experiences for Mad Tea Party, Pirates of the Caribbean and Space Mountain, among other reasons to include this party in your family’s Halloween plans.
SeaWorld® Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular
During SeaWorld Orlando’s family-friendly Halloween Spooktacular, your family can join your favorite furry friends from Sesame Street® as Count von Count, Elmo, Big Bird and all the gang celebrate the season in the park’s all-new Sesame Street Halloween Parade.You can also enjoy a Halloween Dance Party and meet spooky characters along the new trick-or-treat trail.
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For this special event, children are welcome to dress in their Halloween costumes and take part in the frightfully fun Halloween experience. SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular takes place every weekend through Oct. 27 and is included with park admission.
Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort
Build a Halloween celebration with all fun and no frights at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort’s Brick or Treat, which is available on weekends through Oct. 27 and included with park admission. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes and pick up a free Brick or Treat bag, which can be used to collect candy on the Brick or Treat Trail.
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You can also enjoy meet-and-greets with exclusive LEGO® characters like Lord Vampyre and Rockin’ Frankenstein, plus the Monster Bash Dance Party, LEGO® Halloween decorations and a Brick or Treat Scavenger Hunt, among other features. Naturally, LEGOLAND Florida has numerous seasonal treats in honor of the event, including Candy Crypt Cannoli, Granny's Harvest Apple Fries a la Mode, Pumpkin Pie Eclair and Spooky Kooky Churros. Finally, end each night with special 3-D fireworks that look like exploding LEGO bricks.
On Saturday, Oct. 12, get your heart racing by participating in LEGOLAND Florida's Brick Dash 5K. The specially ticketed, Halloween-themed run raises money for Merlin's Magic Wand, making it the perfect complement to the park’s Brick or Treat festivities. Don’t forget to show up in your spooky costume to have a hauntingly good time!
Trick-or-Treat Throughout Orlando
Screamin’ Green Hauntoween
Get into the ghoulish spirit at Crayola Experience at The Florida Mall. Held daily from Sept. 21 – Oct. 31, and included with admission, this event offers monster-iffic crafts and spooky happenings such as dance parties, themed scavenger hunts and, on weekends, trick-or-treating. Plus, Oct. 27 will be part of Crayola Experience’s ongoing “Sensory Sunday” program, which is geared toward kids with special sensory needs and their families.
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Zoo Boo Bash
From 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Oct. 26, your family can have a truly wild Halloween at Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens in Sanford, about 25 minutes north of downtown Orlando — and yes, kids can wear costumes. Besides plenty of trick-or-treating, you can look forward to an interactive bubble show, a special reading of Skeletons in the Closet, crafts, activities, daily costume contests, and more, all included with zoo admission.
Head to The Florida Mall®, about 20 minutes from SeaWorld Orlando and Universal Orlando Resort, for this free evening of fun for kids and their families. Held in the mall's Center Court, the celebration takes place on Oct. 31 from 4-7 p.m. It offers face-painting, music, a photo booth, special characters and more. Many retailers will also be giving away free candy or nonfood items.
Avalon Park Spooktacular
This free event invites children and their parents to an evening of trick-or-treating, prizes and Halloween activities. It takes place from 5-9 p.m. on Oct. 26 at downtown Avalon Park, which is about 25 minutes east of downtown Orlando. Avalon Park’s sister community, Avalon Park West, is also hosting a free Spooktacular at the same date and time. It’s about an hour southwest of Walt Disney World Resort.
Halloween at Crane’s Roost Park
From 5-9 p.m. on Oct. 31, this free, community-oriented celebration features local businesses handing out candy and other goodies to approximately 15,000 kids. Held at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs, about 20 minutes north of downtown Orlando, the festivities also include a costume contest, live music, dance performances and kids’ activities, with food and beverages available for purchase.
On Oct. 31, the city of Sanford and its downtown merchants invite kids 12 and under, as well as their parents for trick-or-treating in Magnolia Square from 6-8 p.m. Costume contests by age groups will take place at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and carnival games, prizes and other surprises will also be available.
Time to pick out the perfect costume, dust off your candy bucket, and head to theses frightfully fun events this Halloween season. Keep in mind that Orlando also has loads of frightful fun in store for adults and older teens this Halloween season, too. Click here to learn more — just be sure to leave the lights on when you do!
Cover image courtesy LEGOLAND Florida Resort (© Chip Litherland Photography Inc.)
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