Halloween can be even more fun when you are an adult — especially in Orlando where you can find a huge lineup of thrilling things to do during October. From block parties to horror movie screenings, scary events lurk in every corner of town.
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)
Boo N’ Brew at Waterford Lakes Town Center
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Samples of beer and wine for $20
Lake Catherine Blueberries
Fall Maze & Pumpkin Patch weekends through Oct. 28
Pumpkin patch $5, Haunted Halloween maze $7 (not for kids under 12)
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
Halloween at the Planetarium
Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.
Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College
$6 (9 years old and up)
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.
Halloween movie screenings
Read more here for the full line-up of free fall outdoor movies in Orlando.
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