During the fall season, Orlando transforms into the ultimate Halloween destination with theme park events and community festivities, ranging from extreme scares for adults and teens to fun activities 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 Halloween in Orlando. You may also want to check out our picks for free and cheap things to do this weekend in Orlando.
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In this mega Halloween list of free and cheap events, you’ll find:
- Family-friendly Halloween events
- Drive-thru Halloween experiences
- Spooky events for adults and teens
- Best pumpkin patches & mazes
- Halloween movies
- Halloween at Orlando theme parks
Family-friendly Halloween events in Orlando
The Crayola Experience Screamin’ Green Hauntoween
Select days Oct. 1 – 31
- Spooky activities include themed crafts, scavenger hunt, character photo ops and more.
- Included with general admission. Purchase the unlimited pass for $24.99 to visit as much as you’d like for the rest of 2020.
Central Florida Zoo Boo Bash
Oct. 17 – 18 & Oct. 24 – 25, 9am – 3pm
- Ghosts, goblins and ghouls of all kinds will gear up to celebrate Halloween safely at the fan-favorite Zoo Boo Bash, presented by Orlando Health.
- Costumes encourages and masks required for 13+.
- Admission: $19.50 for adults, $13.75 for children (3-12).
- Buy your tickets online and in advance.
Gatorland’s Gators, Ghosts and Goblins
Weekends Oct. 10 – Nov. 1
- Family-friendly Halloween event featuring costumed character meet and greets, multiple photo opportunities, a trick or treat trail from 11am to 2pm, and a spooky train ride.
- Enjoy music and fun at Frank and Stein’s Octoberfest, from an “undead” polka band as well as German beer and food for purchase.
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Truck or Treat at Aloma Bowl
Saturday, Oct. 31, 1pm – 3pm
Aloma Bowl: 2530 Aloma Ave. Winter Park
- FREE event. Cars will be decked out with decorations, full of tasty treats and lined up for trick or treating.
Truck or Treat Car & Truck Show
Sunday, Oct. 11, 11am – 2pm
The Promenade at Sunset Walk
- FREE truck or treat event. Check out the decorated vehicles while also enjoying The Promeande’s restaurants, shops, bars, and entertainment.
VIRTUAL: Trick or Treat Safe Zone
Oct. 26 – 31
- FREE event hosted by the History Center and Orlando Public Library.
- Drop by a library branch and the History Center beginning October 1 to pick up treats and crafts.
- Log on to virtually celebrate the week of Halloween with spooky stories and events every day.
- Check out this link for more Halloween happenings at the Orlando Library during the month of October.
Halloween at Fun Spot
Now through November 1
Fun Spot USA both locations.
- FREE admission and trick-or-treating trails (extra fees apply for food, rides, etc.).
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Drive-thru Halloween experiences
The Haunted Road
Select nights September 25 – November 7
- The Haunted Road is a new contactless, drive-thru Halloween event.
- Choose from a scary nighttime experience or the family-friendly drive during the day.
Scream n’ Stream Haunted Drive-Thru
Select nights September 25 – October 31
Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures
- Drive-thru Halloween experience with a trick-or-treat option for the kids or a nighttime haunted road later in the evening.
- $45 for Disney Annual Passholders, $30 for military with ID, or $60 per vehicle.
Halloween events for teens and adults in Orlando
Tunnel of the Damned
Oct. 1 – 31
- Haunted maze with 20 masked characters and 480 feet of madness.
- Tickets start at $17.95. Recommended for 13+.
A Petrified Forest
Select nights through Nov. 2
- A Petrified Forest has been haunting Altamonte Springs for 13 years.
- Venture through three dark trails for $27 per person (plus tax). Purchase timed ticket in advance, online.
Cocktails & Screams
Orlando’s Halloween-themed bar.
- This bar’s wicked décor, creepy music and an all-around spooky atmosphere will chill even the most sinister spirits.
- Limited capacity during the 13 Days of Halloween. Buy your tickets in advance. Tickets start at $5.
2nd Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival
October 23 – Oct. 30
A La Cart, Orlando
- Check out a variety of pumpkin inspired beers, ciders and dishes from the food trucks.
Orlando Ghost Tours
- This group offers a wide variety of year-round paranormal experiences throughout the Orlando area.
Sanford Ghost Tours
Saturdays at 7pm
- Tickets start at $20. Go on a daring ghostly tour of historic downtown Sanford.
Haunted Museum Tours
October 29 – 31
Museum of Seminole County History
- $5 per person. Get your tickets in advance.
- $19 for adults and $12 for kids under 12.
- They also offer live-stream ghost tours from 20+ cities on GhostFlix.
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Winter Park, Popcorn Flicks
Second Thursday of the month
Located a various parks in downtown Winter Park
FREE but advanced registration is required. Check back for the RSVP link to reserve your free, socially-distanced, 10’x10′ movie space. Up to 6 people per party.
- Oct. 8: Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
- Oct. 22: Hocus Pocus
Cranes Roost Sunset Cinema
Select Saturdays in the evening
Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs
FREE but advance registration required. First-come, first-served basis. Bring your own chairs and blankets.
- Oct. 10: How to Train Your Dragon 2
- Oct. 31: Monsters University
Outdoor Movie at the Farm
Green Acres Farm in Oviedo
$5 donation per person (includes 1 serving of popcorn). Proceeds to benefit local charity Friends of Children & Families.
- Oct. 24: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Interactive Movies and Classics
Garden Theatre in Winter Garden
- $15 tickets for this interactive movie experience featuring trivia, costume contests and games.
- Oct. 11: Hocus Pocus
- Oct. 25: Carrie (classic movie screening)
- Oct. 30 & 31: Rocky Horror Picture Show
SeaWorld Orlando’s Flicks & Frights
Saturdays through Oct. 31
Friday Oct. 23 & 30
It’s the perfect season for a spooky movie under the stars at SeaWorld. Drive in for a safe, nostalgic experience that starts with enjoying locally sourced food trucks and ends with watching a classic Halloween feature (or two) from the comfort and safety of your car.
- Family-friendly film at 7:45pm. Fright-filled Halloween movie at 10:30pm.
- Drive up for food trucks and a Halloween flick. $40 per car.
Flicks & Frights Schedule:
- October 2: Frankenweenie & The Purge
- October 10: Beetlejuice & Pyscho
- October 17: A Nightmare on Elm Street & Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
- October 23: TBD Family Friendly Flick & Scream
- October 24: Casper & The Exorcist
- October 30: TBD Family Friendly Flick & Friday the 13th (1980)
- October 31: Hocus Pocus & Halloween
13 Films of Halloween at Enzian
Select days and nights in October
- The Enzian Theater in Maitland is showing 13 classic horror and family-friendly films. The lineup includes cult classics, midnight flicks, a kids’ Halloween party and more.
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Pumpkin Patches & Fall Festivals
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Halloween at Orlando theme parks
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Sept. 15 – Oct. 31
- For the first time ever, Magic Kingdom guests of all ages can wear Halloween costumes during regular operating hours as part of the world-famous theme park’s spooky seasonal celebration.
SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular
Weekends, Sept. 19 – Nov. 1
- Dive into an ocean of Halloween fun for the whole family at SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular. Included with park admission, the daytime weekend event gives kids the chance to score lots of candy and goodies on the trick-or-treat trail.
- It also features a Halloween Dance Party and Sesame Street friends, including Elmo, The Count, Cookie Monsters and others, in the Sesame Street Halloween Parade.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s Brick or Treat
Weekends in October
- Enjoy safe, neighborhood-style trick-or-treating with plenty of candy, seasonal shows and exclusive LEGO characters.
- The fun event is included with general admission every weekend in October.
Halloween experiences at Universal Orlando Resort
Daily Oct. 3 – Nov. 1
- New this year, two of Universal’s famous themed haunted houses are included in daytime admission instead of a separate ticket event, including Revenge of the Tooth Fairy and Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives at Universal Studios.
- Family-friendly costumes are encouraged for all guests in both parks for the first time, and trick-or-treating is available to guests 12 and under throughout Islands of Adventure.