Halloween Fun in Orlando for All Ages
Who says Halloween only lasts one night? Starting as early as August, Orlando — Halloween Vacation Capital — offers a lineup of the nation’s top Halloween events spanning multiple spook-tacular months. And just like the destination itself, our Halloween festivities have something for everyone, ranging from extreme thrills for adults and teens to friendly chills the whole family can enjoy.
Bookmark this page for details about more Halloween 2022 events as they become available. Then, get ready to paint the town orange at the most happening Halloween haunts in Orlando.
Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld® Orlando (Select Nights, Sept. 9 – Oct. 31, 2022)
After a successful “inaugural fear,” Howl-O-Scream resurfaces at SeaWorld® Orlando — and you will have nowhere to hide. This year also promises to be bigger than ever with more pulse-pounding, sweat-inducing haunts, thrills and chills.
Evade angry haunts as they rampage through scare zones. Seek shelter indoors, only to find you’ve entered a house of horrors. Deepen the thrill with nighttime coaster rides. Quench your thirst for fear at a fiendishly interactive bar. And feel the monstrous electricity of three live shows.
Evil returns — with a howl and a scream. Experience 28 nights of fully immersive fear during this specially ticketed event, only at SeaWorld Orlando.
Please note: Howl-O-Scream is intended for a mature audience. This event contains intense adult content such as violence, gore and blood. No costumes are allowed.
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort (Select Nights, Sept. 2 – Oct. 31, 2022)
The separately ticketed Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) at Universal Orlando Resort is Orlando’s most famous Halloween event for adults and teens, bringing together the stories and visions of the world’s most notorious creators of horror. Check back for details on this year’s edition.
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WARNING: EVENT MAY BE TOO INTENSE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13. NO COSTUMES OR COSTUME MASKS ALLOWED.
Spooky Empire (Oct. 21 – 23, 2022)
Experience the sights, sounds and screams of Halloween at Spooky Empire. Held at the Orange County Convention Center’s West Concourse, this three-day event features an enormous room of vendors, a film and tattoo festival, music, celebrity speakers, and other thrills and chills for diehard aficionados of the spookiest of holidays.
A Nightmare on Church Street (Oct. 22, 2022)
After 20 years, downtown Orlando’s famous Halloween costume party — A Nightmare on Church Street — returns to the historic Cheyenne Saloon. This wicked fun evening will feature all-inclusive food and drink tastings from some of Orlando’s best restaurants and bars, live music, a Halloween costume contest, and more.
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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World® Resort (Select Nights, Aug. 12 – Oct. 31, 2022)
Join some of your favorite Disney Characters for an evening of spirited fun at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, an all-ages, specially ticketed celebration at Magic Kingdom® Park, part of Walt Disney World® Resort.
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This year’s eerie entertainment will include:
- Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular!: At Cinderella Castle, watch three sinister sisters bewitch and bedazzle the residents of Magic Kingdom Park.
- Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular: A wickedly wild fireworks display featuring some of your favorite Disney Characters and hosted by Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
- Disney Junior Jam: Perfect for young partygoers, this dance party invites you to boogie down at Storybook Circus with some of your favorite friends from Disney Junior shows.
- Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade: See beloved Disney Characters on the move.
- Favorite Attractions: Enjoy spellbinding surprises as you rediscover more than 20 favorite attractions with a Halloween twist, including Mad Tea Party, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor®, Space Mountain® and many more.
- Disney Characters in Costume: See some of your favorite Disney Characters decked out in their best Halloween outfits.
- Trick-or-Treat Trail: Search for your favorite sweets and collect a bag full of candy, including allergy-free options.
Revel in the extraordinarily enchanting atmosphere of this limited-capacity event, exclusively at Walt Disney World Resort.
SeaWorld® Spooktacular (Saturdays, Sundays & Halloween, Sept. 17 – Oct. 31, 2022)
Celebrate Halloween with candy, costumes, your favorite sea friends and plenty of spooky surprises. Treat your family to all the festive fun of SeaWorld® Spooktacular, included with park admission at SeaWorld Orlando this fall.
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Brick or Treat Presents Monster Party at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort (Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 24 – Oct. 30, 2022)
At LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, get bewitched by the biggest Brick or Treat ever with tons of candy, an all-new show lineup, never-before-seen exclusive LEGO® characters, and an all-new cinematic experience to create the ultimate family Halloween celebration. All the fun of Brick or Treat Presents Monster Party is included with park admission to LEGOLAND® Florida Theme Park.
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Gators, Ghosts and Goblins™ (Saturdays & Sundays, Oct. 15 – 30, 2022)
Gatorland®, the Alligator Capital of the World, will hold its fourth annual Gators, Ghosts and Goblins™ Halloween event. The fun is included with park admission, including multiple themed haunt zones, interactive characters, animal meet-and-greets, and the popular Children’s Halloween Costume Parade, featuring treat bags for all the kids who participate. You can also look forward to amusing shows, games, candy giveaways and much more. You are also welcome to wear costumes — just nothing scary or gory please, since Bubba and Skunk Ape are easily scared.
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Trick-or-Treat Safe Zone at Orange County Regional History Center (Oct. 29, 2022)
In downtown Orlando, enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the Trick-or-Treat Safe Zone at Orange County History Center and the Orlando Public Library, including creepy crafts, candy and a scavenger hunt. Admission is free for families with children ages 12 and under, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Learn more: Orlando Museums & Galleries
THERE’S ALWAYS MORE TO DO IN ORLANDO
Halloween haunts aren’t the only can’t-miss events waiting for you in Orlando this fall. See what else is happening during your next visit, and make plans to join the fun.
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If you need help plotting your getaway, take advantage of our free planning resources, or reach out to our Vacation Planning Services team via Live Chat or by phone at 407-363-5872 . You can also stock up on authorized discount tickets for theme parks, attractions and experiences at Visit Orlando powered by BestofOrlando.com and take advantage of other special offers. It’s the best way to scare up a good time when you visit Orlando: Halloween Vacation Capital.
MAP OF HALLOWEEN EVENTS IN ORLANDO
Use this interactive map to scare up a good time at all of Orlando’s Halloween haunts in 2022. (Click here if you found us via Google and don’t see a map or images.)