SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular Orlando: 2023 Guide

SeaWorld Orlando is ready to serve up all the treats! Spooktacular returns from September 16 and scares through October 31, 2023, featuring silly Halloween characters, festive candy stations, and all things non-spooky!

Don your favorite costume and join your little ones as they fill up their goodie bags at the candy sections. At the start of the trick or treat trail, you’ll find the mystical mermaids who are all smiles and ready to take a picture with you. No need to go under the sea to see these wonderful creatures. Next, perfect your moves and join the Halloween dance party. Of course, don’t forget to say hello to the beloved casts of Sesame Street, including Elmo and Big Bird.

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Follow along as we dive into the enchanting world of SeaWorld Spooktacular.

SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular Orlando Tickets

The Halloween event is included with your SeaWorld Orlando Park admission.

Package Your SeaWorld Orlando Tickets

Experience culture and excitement as you explore the treasures Orlando has to offer. Then bundle your SeaWorld Orlando Halloween Spooktacular tickets with other fun area attractions and hotels:

Close up of two kids, one dressed as a pirate and the other a fireman, sitting in a shell with a mermaid at Spooktacular at SeaWorld in San Diego, California, USA
photo credit: SeaWorld San Diego via Facebook

SeaWorld Orlando Spooktacular Lineup

Trick-or-Treat Trail

Little ones are in for a treat because trick or treating is back! Collect all the delicious candy and snacks throughout the park. Every candy station offers all kinds of sweet and salty delights, so your picky eaters will be thrilled. Just purchase a reusable bag that’s being sold at the entrance of the trail, and your youngsters can start hoarding goodies.

Count von Count’s Spooktacular Breakfast

Begin your day with a spooktacular twist as you join Count s Spooktacular breakfast. Revel in a spread of morning favorites while enjoying family-friendly Halloween festivities alongside your beloved Sesame Street friends.

Sesame Street Halloween Parade

Brace yourself for a parade that promises surprises and heaps of Halloween enjoyment, all without being too spooky! Watch as Elmo, The Count, Big Bird, and their pals adorn themselves in creative costumes, inviting you to join in the merriment through dancing, playing, and enjoying the Halloween festivities.

Halloween Storytime with Big Bird

Delight in the chance to hear some of his treasured Halloween stories, scheduled at select times throughout the day. Get ready to be captivated by the charm of Big Bird’s storytelling as he brings these Halloween tales to life.

Meet-and-greet with a Friendly Halloween Mermaid

Meet the friendly Halloween mermaids on every event day. Indulge in this enchanting experience, nestled in the Key West area and be delighted by the charm and magic of these captivating creatures.

Close up of a toddler in a butterfly costume fist bumping an adult dressed as a scarecrow with another scarecrow in the back ground during Spooktacular at SeaWorld in San Antonio, Texas, USA
photo credit: SeaWorld San Antonio via Facebook

Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt

Grab your Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt Map from Coconut Bay Trader’s Store. This map is your key to exploring the park and seeking out SeaWorld’s lively Halloween characters.

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Follow the map’s clues, stroll through the park’s nooks and crannies, and unveil the hidden treasures. Once you’ve completed your journey, present your map at Coconut Bay Traders and be rewarded with a special prize for your spirited participation!

Cookie Decorating and Kids Crafts

Craving for more sweets? Who doesn’t? For this year’s Spooktacular, SeaWorld Orlando presents cookie decorating and kids crafts. This exciting activity allows children to let their imaginations run wild as they decorate fun fall and Halloween delights. Drop by the Sesame Street Land and Wild Arctic on Spooktacular event days from 12 PM to 4 PM for a hands-on crafting experience that’s sure to impress young artists. The decorating kits are available for purchase.

Family-friendly Scarecrow Dance Party

Groove and boogie with the friendly scarecrows at a kid-friendly Halloween dance party! Feel the rhythm and let the music take over as you join in the festivities at the Journey to Atlantis Plaza, exclusively at SeaWorld Spooktacular.

Pumpkin Garden and Storyteller

Go on a whimsical adventure through the Pumpkin Garden and engage in a delightful game of discovery. As you stroll along, keep your eyes peeled for the charming pumpkin fish that have found their home in this space. Challenge yourself to spot as many as you can! And as you explore, you might just have the extraordinary chance to cross paths with the illustrious Pumpkin Queen.

Costume Contest

Plus, impress the colorful characters that you’ll meet and take pictures with during your visit. Costumed kids can enter a costume contest to win a special prize as well. Head to the Journey to Atlantis Plaza every Friday if interested. 

Two women with blue and purple hair in witches costumes standing in front of a giant Jack-O-Lantern for Spooktacular at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida, USA
photo credit: SeaWorld Orlando via Facebook

Rules for Halloween Costumes

Guests ages 13 and older may not wear any kind of costume masks or hoods. Face painting is not permitted unless done by the park artists.

SeaWorld Orlando Spooktacular Dates

SeaWorld Spooktacular Orlando haunts select days from September 16, 2023, to October 31, 2023.

SeaWorld Orlando Spooktacular Venue

SeaWorld s Halloween Spooktacular is located at 7007 SeaWorld Dr. Orlando, FL 32821.

Experience Halloween at SeaWorld Orlando!

Spend your day with delightful screams and magic this Halloween at SeaWorld’s Orlando. Spooktacular is the perfect family-friendly event if you’re looking for a non-terrifying way to celebrate with your family.

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Gather the kiddies and let them create lasting memories filled with sweets, boo-tiful decorations, and their favorite characters. Don’t miss out on the spooky fun. Buy your SeaWorld Orlando tickets today! While at it, you can also attend SeaWorld’s other Halloween events including the Howl O Scream with your vacation package


Start Date:

September 16, 2023

End Date:

October 31, 2023




SeaWorld Orlando

7007 Sea World Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States


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Written by Anne Joyce Raymundo

Anne is a Filipino writer who formerly managed and created marketing strategies and materials for numerous websites and eCommerce platforms. Now, her voice...

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