There are plenty of cheap things to do to celebrate Halloween in Orlando. Here are a few options. Don’t forget to check out our picks for the top 5 free things to do in Orlando.
SAK Comedy Lab is putting a terrifying twist on the usual improv routine at the Halloween Torture Show. The troop will be challenged by a sadistic maze of ghoulish games while acting out scenes suggested by the audience. Dress up in costume for a chance to win more than $100 in cash and prizes.
When: Saturday, October 29th at 9 p.m.
Where: SAK Comedy Lab
29 S. Orange Avenue in Orlando
Cost: $12 for Florida Residents. Call to make a reservation.
Dress up your kids in their Halloween costumes to attend any performance of Wrinkle in Time this weekend for just $5. The Orlando Repertory Theater is sweetening the deal with free candy and goody bag for each kid.
When: Saturday, October 29th at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Sunday, October 30th at 2 p.m.
Where: Orlando Repertory Theater
1001 East Princeton Street in Orlando
Cost: $5 tickets for kids
Kick off the Halloween weekend with a family event at the Orlando Science Center’s Spooktacular Extravaganza. Discover the secrets behind some of the most mysterious monsters, trick or treat, see a Gator feeding and learn about creepy critters.
When: Sunday, October 30th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Orlando Science Center
777 E. Princeton Street in Orlando
Cost: The event is included with general admission, which is $12.00 for kids (ages 3-11), $17.00 for adults and free for children 2 & under.
Travel to Bok Tower Gardens for a safe trick-or-treating journey through the gardens. Wander through a naturally creepy setting filled with spider webs, creepy crawlies and mysterious plants to find bowls of candy and other goodies hidden in secret spots.
When: Saturday, October 29th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Bok Tower Gardens
1151 Tower Blvd.
Lake Wales, FL 33853
Cost: $10 each. Reservation required.
Enter if you dare! For the fourth year in a row, Ocoee will open the doors to a haunted house for three nights of evil entertainment. For the younger crowd, the not-so-scary activities including a bounce house, hayrides, candy and games.
When: October 27th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., October 28th and 29th from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: 951 Ocoee Apopka Road
Ocoee, FL 34761
Cost: $1 Haunted House, $1 Haunted Walk. Everyone is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the West Orange Christian Service Center.
Bring a blanket or chairs and the entire family to listen to spooky tales of mysterious encounters at Leu Gardens’ Ghost Stories. The creaky garden gates will open at 6 p.m. for this year’s theme of “Something Wicked This Way Comes.” Pack some snacks or food and beverages will be available for purchase.
When: Friday, October 28th from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (weather permitting)
Where: 1920 North Forest Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32803
Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for members and kids, 4 and under are free (not recommended for young children)
Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp is mysterious on a typical day, but on All Hallows Eve, the spirits will come alive and take over the town during Dance with the Spirits. Join the gypsies, mad scientists and mediums for two nights of haunted attractions including a haunted walk, the devil’s chair, live music and karaoke.
When: October 28th and 29th from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Historic Cassadaga
Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for kids 9 and under
Trudge through 2,000 feet of haunted swamp teeming with nightmarish characters at the 3rd annual Haunted Swamp: Walk of Terror. Pick your poison to calm your nerves after the walk with drink discounts and food specials all night.
When: October 28th and 29th from 8 p.m. to midnight. Monday, October 31st from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Enzian’s Eden Bar
1300 South Orlando Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751
Cost: $10 advance purchase, $15 day of event
Central Florida Zoo Boo Bash
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
When: October 29 & 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens
3755 NW Hwy 17-92 Sanford, FL
For more information, call 407-323-4450 ext. 100.
Cost: The Zoo Boo Bash is included in zoo admission, $12.95 for adults and $8.95 for kids ages 3-12.
Another challenge has cropped up this fall in Central Florida at Long & Scott Farms. Navigate your way through a six-acre labyrinth of corn stalks at the Fall Corn Maze, Central Florida’s only Maze Adventure Park. Family-friendly attractions include a half-acre Mini Corn Maze, Mist Maze, Labyrinth, 60-foot super slide and play area.
When: Now through December 11th
Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Long & Scott Farms
26216 CR 448A, Mount Dora, FL 32757
Cost: $9 for kids (3-16) and $11 for adults to experience the Corn Maze and Adventure Area. Additional fees for hayrides and fishing.