Halloween in Orlando for Families and Adults
Why celebrate Halloween for just one night when Orlando — Halloween Vacation Capital — offers a lineup of the nation’s top Halloween events spanning multiple spook-tacular months? Starting as early as August, Halloween festivities in Orlando 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 even more Halloween 2021 events as they become available. Then, prepare to paint the town orange while having a scare-riffic good time at the most happening Halloween haunts in Orlando!
Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified. Learn more about healthy travel in Orlando, and check with your favorite events and venues for their current status.
Halloween for Adults & Teens in Orlando
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort
Select Nights, Sept. 3 – Oct. 31, 2021
Now in its 30th terrifying year, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort is Orlando’s most famous Halloween event for adults, bringing together the stories and visions of the world’s most notorious creators of horror. From cinematic greats and crazed current cult favorites to the park’s original abominations — every year, the legend grows and the experience reaches beyond your wildest nightmares.
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As the sun sets on days filled with thrills in all of Universal’s theme parks, the night awakens with a frightening chill at Universal Studios Florida. Just as in horror films where the first to wander off meets a terrible fate, you’ll want to bring a friend with you to share the screams and watch your back as you make your way through the horror. You definitely need someone to cling to, someone to hide behind, somebody to panic with as you enter mind-ripping haunted houses inspired by the biggest names in horror! Confirmed haunted houses for 2021 include The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives, The Haunting of Hill House and Beetlejuice, with six more still to be revealed.
You can also face nightmarish creatures on streets twisted into sinister scare zones, lose yourself in outrageous live entertainment filled with diabolical surprises, and escape to some of Universal Studios Florida’s most exhilarating attractions. But heed this warning if you plan to dare the terrors of Halloween Horror Nights: Never go alone!
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.
Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld® Orlando
Select Nights, Sept. 10 – Oct. 31, 2021
A new terror has surfaced, and there’s nowhere to hide. Howl-O-Scream has washed ashore at SeaWorld Orlando, and this time, the fear is everywhere!
During this specially ticketed event, 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 a nighttime coaster ride. Quench your thirst for fear at a fiendishly interactive bar. And feel the monstrous electricity of a live show. Above all, try to resist the haunting song of the one who has emerged from the lake. Evil is calling — with a howl and a scream.
Experience 27 nights of fully immersive fear this fall, 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 for All Ages in Orlando
Disney After Hours Boo Bash at Walt Disney World® Resort
Select Dates, Aug. 10 – Oct. 31, 2021
The moon looms large overhead, lighting the castle below. The gates close, the clock strikes and the ghouls come out to play for Disney After Hours Boo Bash at Walt Disney World Resort! After the close of Magic Kingdom® Park, you’ll find a special three-hour event that’s brewing this Halloween season with party music, decorations and Character Cavalcades galore! With the parks closed and low wait times for favorite attractions, it’s the perfect event for you to swoop in.
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Guests young, old and immortal can dress in costume for the occasion and get their fill as they collect candy about the land. Some of your favorite and fiendish friends will be lurking about — from Madame Carlotta, Dr. Facilier and Captain Barbossa to Mickey and Goofy in their Halloween best. Or stop and listen to the Cadaver Dans during their special comeback (from the dead) performance. Plus, delight in exclusive offerings including sweet and savory treats, and simply enjoy the not-too-spooky atmosphere as Cinderella Castle is cast in a spectral glow.
Float on over to Disney After Hours Boo Bash … it’s a ghostly good time! No day park ticket or reservation required after purchase.
Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 18 – Oct. 31, 2021
Halloween is back with candy, costumes, your favorite Sesame Street® friends and plenty of spooky surprises. Treat your family to all the festive fun of SeaWorld Spooktacular at SeaWorld Orlando this fall!
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Kids love trick-or-treating during this daytime event as they explore the decorated Trick-or-Treat Trail and meet all sorts of colorful characters. And that’s just the beginning!
From spooky stories and a Halloween dance party to moments with furry friends like Count von Count, Elmo, Cookie Monster and more, this is immersive family fun you’ll only find at SeaWorld!
Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort
Saturdays & Sundays, Oct. 2-31, 2021
Build the perfect Halloween for kids during Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida Resort! Your family can experience the spooky, kooky fun with trick-or-treating, exclusive Halloween characters and more — all included in general admission.
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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 Official Visitor Services team via Live Chat or by phone at +1 (800) 958-6092 . 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!