Universal Orlando will present Halloween Horror Nights on 24 select nights beginning September 24 and running through October 31. The theme for this year’s event is “Fear” personified. The park is taking the Fear theme seriously, and are promising some of the most intense experiences ever.
Halloween Horror Nights XX is not an anniversary event, but there will be glimpse of the familiar, such as “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure” and a repeat appearance by outrageous magician Brian Bushwood. However, there are several new elements, including eight all-new haunted houses, new scare zones and live shows.
The haunted houses include Horror Nights: The Hallow’d Past, The Orfanage: Ashes to Ashes, Hades: The Gates of Ruin, Psychoscarepy: Echoes of Shadybrook, Havoc: Dogs of War, Catacombs: Black Death Rising, Zombiegeddon and Legendary Truth: The Wyandot Estate.
Scarezones feature HHN: 20 Years of Fear, Fear Revealed, Zombie Gras, Esqueleto Muerte, Saws ‘n Steam and The Coven.
Halloween Horror Nights runs Sept. 24-25, Sept. 30-Oct. 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 20-24 and 27-31.

This event is a separate ticketed event and is not included in the regular price of Universal Studio tickets.

Sea World in Orlando is presenting its Halloween Spooktacular on select nights through the month of October. This kid-friendly event features an underwater “fantasea” where children can trick-or-treat, dance with sea fairies and pumpkin fishes, and help Sesame Street’s Abby Cadabby search for her magic wand in Abby Cadabby’s Halloween Adventure. Offering more than 2 million pieces of trick-or-treat sweets, SeaWorld’s Spooktacular event provides a family-friendly way to enjoy this Fall holiday.

Some of the Spooktacular highlights include strolling entertainment, like Gummy Worm Wanda, Salt Water Taffy and Swedish Fish Suzy, which join the fun and help trick-or-treaters as they stroll through the park. A Frozen Fun Zone is also planned, and an Ice DJ will present interactive games and activities. Wild Things at Seafire Inn, a show featuring nature’s most misunderstood creepy creatures, will take center stage at the Seafire Inn.

SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular takes place on October 9,10,16,17, 23, 24 and 29th through the 31st and is included with the purchase of SeaWorld tickets.

Disney World in Orlando is hosting its Mickey’s Not-So Scary Halloween Party on 24 select evenings from September 14 and November 1, 2010.

This special Halloween-themed event is held at the Magic Kingdom, from 7pm-Midnight. During the party, guests of all ages are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes. Plus, you can collect delicious candy as you trick-or-treat around the Magic Kingdom.
In addition to many favorite Disney attractions, Mickey’s Not-So Scary Halloween Party is filled with special entertainment. Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade, which includes Disney characters and the stars of the Haunted Mansion attraction, takes place at 8:15pm & 10:30pm each night, as does the Happy HalloWishes Fireworks Show, where Disney characters go trick-or-treating in the sky, at 9:30pm. Special lighting, music and theme effects will transform special areas of the Magic Kingdom as well, turning them into happy haunted hollows.
The event is appropriate for those of all ages.
Mickey’s Not-So Scary Halloween Party is not included with regular Disney tickets. You must purchase a separate ticket to attend.
Party dates in 2010 are: September 14, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30; October 1, 3, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 31; and November 1.

Disney World has a few changes on the horizon.

The massive expansion of FantasyLand planned at the Magic Kingdom is being altered slightly, to include more items that are less focused on princess themes and to broaden the appeal of FantasyLand as a whole. Not many details have been revealed as to what exact elements of the plan will be altered and to what extent, but changes are certainly underway.
Other developments at Disney include a report that suggests Epcot may soon welcome a 12th country to its collection. One insider suggests Spain is currently the frontrunner.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios has allegedly received the go-ahead to construct the Monsters Inc. roller coaster. The space vacated by the “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Play It” attraction is supposedly the new location for the Monsters Inc. coaster.
Over at the Magic Kingdom, “Storytime with Belle,” a character meet and greet opportunity will hold is final performance on September 12 to make way for a new “play and greet” interactive experience. The new residents of the Fairtytale Gardens will be Flynn Rider and Rapunzel from the upcoming Disney movie “Tangled.” Starting on October 15, guests will be able to interact with both characters from the film that retells the classic story of Rapunzel.

Arabian Nights is one of the top Orlando Dinner Shows because of its unique blend of world famous horses, expert riders, special effects and beautiful costumes which combines for an engaging theatrical performance the whole family will enjoy.

The Arabian Nights theater is known as the world’s largest indoor equestrian arena as it seats up to 1200 people. The 140,000 square foot facility has entertained millions of visitors since opening in 1988, and the Arabian Nights Dinner Show has been voted the #1 Orlando Dinner Attraction four times.

The show features the talents of 40 performers and 65 prized horses, with the star being the Black Stallion. Other horse breeds featured in the show include Paint, Arabian, Andalusian, Appaloosa and Saddlebred, among several others.

Visitors to the show are invited to the Great Hall prior to the show to enjoy pre-show entertainment, which changes daily. When you arrive at the Great Hall, photos are taken with the Arabian Nights themed background. Then, guests are escorted to their seats to enjoy the one hour and 30 minute production. The story line revolves around the birthday of the beautiful princess Scheherezade and her quest to find the prince of her dreams. A showcase of talented riders and beautiful horses partake in adventures throughout 22 themed acts, designed to demonstrate the great skill of the performers and the horses.
The show includes a three-course dinner which includes a salad, rolls, choice of New York strip steak, grilled chicken breast, Black Angus chopped steak with gravy, pasta primavera or chicken tenders, and a specialty dessert. Unlimited beverages include Budweiser products, California blush wine, preside products, coffee and tea. A cash bar for cocktails is also available.

Arabian Nights tickets are on sale now.

Fun Spot Action Park, located just off International Drive near the Universal Studios exit, provides fun for young children, teenagers and parents. Their signature 100 foot Ferris Wheel is a popular attractions, as are the other thrills found at this mini-amusement park. Visitors will need to purchase a Fun Spot armband that provides unlimited access to Fun Spot’s go-karts, family thrill rides, KidSpot toddler rides.

Fun Spot is one of only a few amusement centers in the nation offering multi-level cement go-kart tracks. They have a total of four separate tracks, three of which are suitable for small children to ride “co-pilot” with their parent.

There are also bumper cars, bumper boats and a carrousel, kiddie swing, kiddie train and other rides at KidSpot.

Inside Fun Spot headquarters you’ll find a two-story video arcade with virtual reality games as well as classic video games, like Pac-Man.

The all-new Treasure Tavern show offers an energetic evening of non-stop comedy, daring acrobatics, live music and unique performances combined with a delicious dinner for an Orlando show that is all its own. Performed at the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure Theater, the Treasure Tavern show is adult-themed and features world-class chefs, hot bartenders, beautiful dancers and talented performers.

Gretta, the tavern’s extravagant bar maven, escorts guests through two hours of entertainment, run and a three0course dinner. Guests are treated to acrobats, singers, dancers and comedians while enjoying the tantalizing sights and sounds of Treasure Tavern.

• A three-course dinner experience and signature appetizers.

• A signature rum punch filled with all the flavors of the tropics

• A post-show reception featuring live music.

Only guests 18 and up are admitted to the show.

Disney World in Orlando will end its summer event “Summer Nightastic!” tomorrow, August 14, 2010.

However, the extremely popular “Main Street Electrical Parade,” which had been absent from the Magic Kingdom since 2001, was such a hit that it is now slated to continue indefinitely with its 23 illuminated floats, 80 performers and trademark synthesizer music.
As Disney changes its promotions from Summer to Fall, they are also gearing up for Night of Joy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, scheduled for September 10 and 11, as well as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, which begins September 14, 2010.
Disney tickets are on sale now.

The Kennedy Space Center is one of the top Orlando attractions, and for good reason. They offer a variety of activities and exhibits, plus you can see live launches, have lunch with an astronaut and tackle realistic simulators. Families going on an Orlando vacation will want to include Kennedy Space Center in their plans, especially because there are 5 new additions to the center that make it more fun than ever before.

Earlier this summer, KSC unveiled an all-new interactive stage show – Star Trek Live. During the show, families join the Starfleet Academy before boldly going on a warp-speed adventure through space. The 30-minute show combines education and entertainment and includes live actors, special effects and on-screen appearances by Captain James Kirk and Spock.
The Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted is a new 10,000 ft hub of space discovery featuring live theater, hands-on exhibits and multimedia demonstrations. The Explorers Wanted show runs twice hourly.
The Hubble 3D Imax Film is the latest Imax experience to debut at Kennedy Space Center. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, Hubble 3D is told right from the spot on which Space Shuttle Discovery launched to deploy the telescope. Besides footage showing how astronauts brave outer space to keep the telescope operational, Hubble 3D sends viewers into the hearts of galaxies revealed by the telescope over the last 20 years.
Science on a Sphere is an exhibit that allows visitors to go on a 3D journey around the globe, as seen from space. You can see everything from weather and tide patterns to aircraft movement.
For families looking to experience a little more adventure at Kennedy Space Center, they can engage in the Family Astronaut Training Experience, a half-day adventure that immerses guests in spaceflight training, state-of-the-art simulators and activities to build their own rockets. The experience is capped by a mission to the International Space Station in a full orbiter and mission control mock-up.
There is a lot to see and do at Kennedy Space Center. There are two types of Kennedy Space Center tickets to choose from – the Two Days for the Price of one ticket or the Space Pass, which includes lunch with an astronaut.

Disney Copyright MK Main Street FamilyCheck out these 10 must-see attractions in Orlando:

1) Disney World is home to four spectacular theme parks – Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Plus, they feature two water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, and other great attractions like Downtown Disney and DisneyQuest.

2) Universal Orlando Resort is a theme park home to all things entertainment. You can jump into the movies at Universal Studios, experience the thrill of cutting edge rides at Islands of Adventure and shop, dine and watch live performances at CityWalk. Plus, they are home to the Blue Man Group.

3) SeaWorld is a marine-life based theme park located in the heart of Orlando. There are exciting rides, like Manta, to enjoy as well as live shows, like Shamu Rocks, starring the beautiful creatures of SeaWorld.

4) Gatorland consists of thousands of alligators and crocodiles, a breeding march with boardwalk and observation tower, reptile shows, aviary, petting zoo, swamp walk and educational programs.

5) Kennedy Space Center is an out-of-this-world attraction where visitors can tour launch areas, eat space foods, train in flight simulators and eat lunch with an astronaut.

6) WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind. It offers over 100 exhibits and interactive fun for the whole family.

7) Fantasy of Flight is home to over 40 rare and vintage aircraft many of which have been restored to flyable condition. Guided tours also allow guests to explore restoration and maintenance areas.

8) Jungle Adventures Nature Park & Zoo gives visitors a taste of the real Florida. Come and experience Live Guided Wildlife Encounters with Rare Florida Panthers, Black Bears, Wolves, White-Tailed Deer, Tropical Birds, Reptiles and Mammals.

9) Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida features eco-adventures for the whole family. Choose from coach safaris, horseback riding and ziplining.

10) SkyCoaster Orlando offers the tallest SkyCoaster in the world. Experience the thrill as you soar 300 feet over Orlando.