This fall, Orlando transforms into the ultimate Halloween destination with theme park events and community festivities, ranging from extreme scares for adults and teens to fun for the entire family. 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.
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Family-friendly Halloween events in Orlando
The Crayola Experience Screamin’ Green Hauntoween
Select days through Oct. 31
Trick-or-treat throughout this colorful attraction while creating crafts, making slime and snapping character photos. Save $4 by purchasing in advance.
Zoo Boo Bash
Oct. 28 – 29
Explore the zoo while collecting treats during this special Halloween party at the wildest spot in town, Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens.
The City of Ocoee
Oct. 27 & 28, 7:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Take a stroll on the scary side during the Haunted Walk ($5), visit the Haunted House ($5) or enjoy the not-so-scary kids’ activities including a bounce house, hayride and candy.
Mr. Richard & The Pound Hounds
Saturday. Oct. 28, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Treat the kids to a silly sing-along Halloween concert at the Orlando Repertory Theatre.
Halloween at the Planetarium
Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.
Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College
$6 (9 years old and up)
Halloween Costume Party
Saturday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m.
Pumpkin patches & corn mazes
Southern Hill Farms
Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch weekends in Oct.
Live music, food trucks, beer & wine for purchase, activities for the kids and adults, and a fire pit for roasting marshmallows
$10 per vehicle
Stanley Pond Adventure Farm
Fall Festival every weekend in Oct.
Pumpkin activities, u-pick sunflowers, hayrides and plenty of farm-style fun for the kids
$16.95 (purchase in advance online)
Green Meadows Farm
Pumpkin Patch through Nov. 17
Trail of Jack-o-Laterns & Ooky-Spooky Haunted House, weekend evenings in Oct.
Children’s Halloween Fun Days, Oct. 28 & 29
$21 Florida Resident, $20 ages 3-12
Club Lake Plantation
Fall Festival through Oct. 31
Pumpkin patch, hay rides, and tons of fun activities
Weekdays $7.95, weekends $13.95
Scott’s Maze Adventures
Through Dec. 10 on Saturdays & Sundays
Central Florida’s only Maze Adventure Park
$12 (3 and under are free)
A Lot of Pumpkins Event, select days through Oct. 29
Pumpkin patch, hayrides, photo ops and animal petting zoo.
General admission is $2 on peak days and $4 on non-peak days. Additional activities cost $8-$20.
Lake Catherine Blueberries
Fall Maze & Pumpkin Patch weekends through Oct. 28
Pumpkin patch $5, Haunted Halloween maze $7 (not for kids under 12)
Halloween movie screenings
Showcasing 13 Halloween movies throughout the month of October.
Wekiva Island October Movie Nights
Friday nights in October at 7 p.m.
$1 entrance fee
Oct. 27 – Ghost Busters
Regal Cinemas Horror Fest
Monday & Tuesday evenings in October, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Regal Waterford Lakes Stadium 20 & IMAX
$5 single feature, $10 double feature
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience
Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 9:30 p.m.
Garden Theatre in Winter Garden
Related story: guide to free fall outdoor movies in Orlando
Trick or Treat Safe Zone & Block Party
Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
FREE trick-or-treating and activities for the kids hosted by the History Center and Orlando Public Library. The library is also hosting a fun line up of Halloween themed events throughout October.
Halloween at Cranes Roost Park
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
FREE trick-or-treating alternative for the kids with costume contests and live entertainment.
Avalon Park’s Halloween Spooktacular
Saturday, Oct. 28, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Enjoy evening of trick-or-treating and Halloween activities.
Winter Park Village Halloween Bash
Saturday, Oct. 28, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Gather all your little ghouls and goblins for safe trick-or-treating and family-friendly entertainment.
Pumpkins & Munchkins at Shady Park
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
FREE family-friendly event in Winter Park with games, bounces houses, a costume contest and Trick-or-Treat Trail.
Halloween Howl at Rollins College
Saturday, Oct. 28, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
FREE event with a costume contest, arts and crafts activities, and carnival games. Trick-or-treat along Holt Avenue and tour haunted houses created by Rollins student organizations.
Spooky Hollow in Sanford
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free trick-or-treating event in downtown Sanford.
Boo N’ Brew at Waterford Lakes Town Center
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Participating stores at Waterford Lakes Town Center will have free candy for kids. $5 admission to the KidX area. The adults can collect their own goodies with samples of beer and wine for $20.
Trick-or-Treat at Florida Mall
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
This free event features an evening of fun for kids of all ages including giveaways, music, a pumpkin patch, games and candy.
Bass Pro Orlando
Every day through Oct. 31
FREE Halloween activities including photo ops with the Peanuts Gang, costume contests, crafts and trick-or-treating.
Halloween events for teens and adults in Orlando
Halloween Horror Nights 27
Select nights now through Nov. 4
Universal Studios Florida brings hordes of horrifying mutants, monsters and maniacs to its streets, nine terrifying haunted houses, five creature-filled scare zones and two outrageous live shows. Save up to $50 per ticket with a Coca-Cola UPC code. Parking is free after 6 p.m.
Oct. 27 – 29
The largest horror convention in the nation features a lineup of celebrity guests, tattoo festival, costume contest, zombie walk and film festival.
A Petrified Forest
Select nights through Nov. 4
Venture through two scare trails set in a haunted forest on select nights in Altamonte Springs. For the uber-brave, visit on Total Eclipse Nights, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2.
See how long you could survive a zombie apocalypse at this year-round attraction that puts guests in the middle of a military base overrun with the undead.
Orlando Ballet: Dracula
Oct. 28 – 30
Michael Pink’s internationally renowned Dracula combines the fascinating horror of Bram Stoker’s 1897 classic with expressive, dramatic choreography and effects at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
SAK Comedy Lab Halloween Torture Show
Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 8:30 p.m.
The improv 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.
Wekiva Island Halloween Party and Costume Contest
Saturday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Free (21 and up)
Eden Bar’s Halloween Party
Saturday, Oct. 28, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Free (21 and up)
Thornton Park District Halloween Block Party
Saturday, Oct. 28, 9 pm. – 2 a.m.
$10 in advance
Church Street Halloween Block Party
Saturday, Oct. 28, 8 pm. – 2 a.m.
33 W. Church Street
Free when you get tickets in advance (21 and up)
Halloween at Orlando theme parks
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Select nights through Nov. 11
Magic Kingdom Park comes alive with jack-o-lanterns, special characters and entertainment for the whole family.
SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular
Weekends through Oct. 29
Experience up-close animal encounters, trick-or-treating, playful pumpkin fish, and sea-themed arts and crafts. A SeaWorld Fun Card for 2017 is $99 or you can purchase a 3-park pass for $49.99 per park.
Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND
Select nights through Oct. 31
Enjoy trick-or-treating, the world’s largest LEGO jack-o-lantern, LEGO Halloween characters and a bewitching Halloween-themed fireworks show at Pirates’ Cove. LEGOLAND offers a $106 annual pass for Florida Residents.
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