This fall, Orlando will transform into the “Halloween capital of the world” with family-friendly frights to extreme scares for the teens and adults. Popular villains from both the big and small screen will descend into Orlando. Whether you are looking for a theme park experience or an inexpensive neighborhood event, follow this guide for fun things to do during the Halloween season in Orlando.
Family-friendly Halloween events in Orlando:
Mickeys Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
On select nights now through Oct. 31, the Magic Kingdom comes alive with jack-o-lanterns, special characters and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Dress up to trick-or-treat throughout the park and meet favorite Disney characters. Tickets start at $67 per child and $72 per adult.
SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular
Every weekend in October at SeaWorld, you can experience an underwater “fantasea” that includes up-close animal encounters, trick-or-treating, playful pumpkin fish and sea-themed arts & crafts. The SeaWorld Orlando Fun Card lets Florida Residents pay for a day and come back now through December 31, 2016 for $99. Out-of-state guests can get a one-day pass for $74.99.
Brick or Treat
At LEGOLAND Florida Resort on select nights Oct. 1-31, guests can trick-or-treat, participate in LEGO building activities and even join a scavenger hunt through the park. Florida Residents Awesome Annual Pass is $99.
The Crayola Experience is featuring “Screamin’ Green Hauntoween,” where guests can enjoy monster-oriented crafts, character photos, themed scavenger hunts and weekend trick-or-treating in addition to the regular lineup of hands-on activities, Oct. 7 – 31.
Zoo Boo Bash at the Central Florida Zoo offers ghoulish fun in the wildest neighborhood in town. Guests can trick-or-treat, enjoy face painting and participate in costume contests on select nights, Oct. 22- 30.
I-Drive 360 will cast an orange illumination on the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye in celebration of Halloween Oct. 29 – 31. In addition, trick-or-treating, a live DJ and costume and dance contents create fun for the entire family.
Bass Pro Orlando is putting on FREE Halloween events Oct. 24-31. There will be kids’ craft activities, a costume parade, trick-or-treating, free photos and more.
RDV Sportsplex Ice Den is ready to give you the chills this Halloween during Spooky Skate on Oct. 29, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. This special event includes ice-skating, spooky music, trick or treating, face painting and games. If you wear a costume, you’ll save $1 off the $11.25 admission.
Orange County Regional History Center and the Orlando Public Library are giving kids a safe and FREE zone to trick or treat! The Block Party includes creepy crafts, candy and a scavenger hunt. Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Orlando Repertory Theatre is treating kids to a silly sing-along Halloween Concert by Mr. Richard and the Pound Hounds. Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. Tickets $10.
At Scott’s Maze Adventures, navigate your way through a labyrinth of corn stalks to find the finish line. This fall tradition is Central Florida’s only Maze Adventure Park. It opens on Oct. 1. and admission is $12.
Halloween events for teens and adults in Orlando:
Halloween Horror Nights 26 at Universal Orlando Resort is bringing nightmares to life for hair-raising entertainment on select nights now – Oct. 31. Florida Residents can save $49 online using specially marked cans of Coke Zero and purchase discount tickets at $55.99.
Spooky Empire, the largest horror convention in the nation, is taking place Oct. 7 – 9. Bigger than ever, this year’s lineup features celebrity guests and other thrills and chills.
A Petrified Forest, brings the demented to life with two outdoor scare trails, live music, food, and more on select nights, Sept. 30 – Oct. 29. Tickets start at $15.
Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, select nights Sept. 23 – Oct. 30. For those who can’t get enough of menacing mayhem, Howl-O-Scream is just a quick trip outside Orlando.
Orlando Ballet: Dracula at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Oct. 28 – 30. Michael Pink’s internationally renowned Dracula combines the fascinating horror of Bram Stoker’s 1897 classic with expressive, dramatic choreography, well-placed theatrical effects, a colorful score by Philip Feeney and intriguingly dimensional sets.
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 prizes. Oct. 31 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets $17.
Hotel Cassadaga is mysterious on a typical day, but in October, the spirits will come alive and take over. For five days, you can visit for a haunted house, a haunted tent and readings into the night. Oct. 27 – 31. Tickets are $15 for the event, $20 for mini readings by psychics.