The Best Orlando Theme Park Halloween Celebrations

August 14, 2019

Get ready for a Halloween treat when you visit Orlando, Florida. Theme parks in Orlando, as well as area attractions, celebrate Halloween with a variety of special events.

Ranging from family-friendly to terrifically terrifying, Halloween in Orlando takes the annual holiday to a whole new level of entertainment.

Plan on attending these Orlando theme park Halloween Celebrations to get into the holiday spirit:

Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND Florida

Kids ride a rollercoaster in Halloween costumes at LEGOLAND Florida

October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 2019

Guests flock to LEGOLAND Florida each year for its annual Halloween haunt, Brick-or-Treat. This kid-friendly, haunted adventure includes "brick-or-treating", super brick building activities, and the largest LEGO Jack-O-Lantern in the world. Plus, kids enjoy Halloween entertainment and an all-kids costume contest with prizes. Also, the scary (but family-friendly) adventures include dance parties, photo opportunities with LEGO characters, and themed fireworks display each night of the event.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World Resort

August 16 - November 1, 2019

Welcome to the Happiest Haunting on Earth! After regular park hours, guests are invited dress up in their favorite costumes and collect candy throughout the Magic Kingdom during Mickey's Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party. Attendees will also see all of the boo-tiful ways that the park transforms into the happy haunted hallows. The Halloween party also includes Disney characters dressed up in their favorite costumes, Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular, and the Happy HalloWishes fireworks show.

Further, your favorite Magic Kingdom attractions are getting a spooky twist! Make sure to ride Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Mad Tea Party for a Halloween treat. A brand new option for guests includes the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor experience where you can follow a treat trail into the Monster World and interact with characters from Monsters Inc.

Moreover, do know this event requires a separate Disney ticket from your Magic Kingdom admission.

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld Orlando

Weekends from September 21 - October 27, 2019

SeaWorld offers children a safe and exciting place to trick-or-treat during the Halloween Spooktacular. Kids and their families can enjoy a dance party, trick-or-treating around the park, and live shows. Better yet, fantastical sea creatures roam the park to greet guests and visitors have the opportunity to meet mermaids in Mermaid Grotto. Families can also enjoy a Halloween twist on Pet's Ahoy as animals such as cats, dogs, birds, and pigs entertain audiences with unbelievable stunts in an interactive show.

Also, note that this event is included with park admission.

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort

Select Nights from September 6–November 2, 2019

Universal Orlando Resort redefines Halloween entertainment with movie-quality haunted houses and “scare zones” that tap into humans’ deepest fears. On select nights, guests explore ten blood-curdling haunted houses and scare zones, all while also navigating multiple spine-chilling street experiences with terrifying “scareactors.” Further, keep the scares going with outrageous live shows designed to make you scream at the top of your lungs.

Plus, experience many of Universal Studios Florida’s most exciting rides and attractions all night long. New horrifying experiences for 2019 include terrifying experiences based on some of the biggest names in horror and pop culture such as the "Us" and "Stranger Things."

Halloween Horror Nights may be too intense for children under the age of 13 and parental discretion is advised. Also, this event requires a separate ticket than regular Universal Orlando admission.

Halloween Events Across Central Florida

Wondering what other Orlando theme park Halloween celebrations and events are happening this year? Check out these Central Florida Halloween haunts, too:

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Howl-O-Scream transforms Busch Gardens Tampa Bay into a nightmare of paranormal terror. With over-the-top haunted houses, scare zones, thrilling shows, and bone-chilling roller coasters, guests are guaranteed a frightful night! Howl-O-Scream occurs on select nights from September 20 – November 2, 2019.

Central Florida Zoo

A favorite for kids and adults alike, Zoo Boo Bash at the Central Florida Zoo places guests in the spooky mood. Halloween activities include a bounce house, pumpkin bowling, trick-or-treat stations, and monster mural painting. Held on October 19, 2019, from 9 am to 3 pm, you don't want to miss this spectacular event. Further, the event is included with your zoo admission!

Spooky Empire

Spooky Empire is the largest horror convention in the nation with celebrity guests, live bands, tattoo artists, seminars, vendors, zombie walk and a freak show film festival. This year's convention is held from October 31 to November 3, 2019.

Which Orlando Theme Park Halloween Celebrations Will You Attend?

Get ready for a frightening October in Orlando! Which of these spooky haunts will you visit this year?

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