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Orlando Theme Park Halloween Celebrations a Real Treat

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 Halloween spirit:

LEGOLAND_HalloweenBrick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND Florida
October 3-31 (Weekends Only)
Guests will invade LEGOLAND Florida for its third annual Brick-or-Treat this Halloween. The kid-friendly, haunted adventure includes trick-or-treating along the brick-or-treat trail, super brick building activities, the largest LEGO Jack-O-Lantern in the world, Halloween entertainment and an all-kids costume contest with prizes featuring the LEGO Movie’s own Emmett. The scary adventures also include a LEGO Ghost Build, Lego Scary Scavenger Hunt in Miniland, dance parties and photo opportunities.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World Resort
Sept. 15 – Nov. 1, Select Nights
 rsz_mickeys_not-so-scary_halloween_party_disney_copyrightAfter regular park hours, guests will be invited to dress up in their favorite costumes and collect candy throughout Magic Kingdom during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party. Attendees will see all of the boo-tiful ways that the park has been transformed into the happy haunted hallows. New this year is the Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball dance party in Tomorrowland featuring Monsters, Inc. characters. The Halloween party also includes Disney characters dressed up in their favorite costumes, a Villains Dance Mix and Mingle, Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade, fireworks and much more.

Halloween_iStock_000016454747XSmallSeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld Orlando
Weekends in October
SeaWorld offers children a safe and exciting place to trick-or-treat during Halloween Spooktacular. Fun-loving sea witches and over 35 other fanciful sea creatures greet, mingle, and play with guests as they make their way through the event. At Penelope’s Party Zone, guests can enjoy crafts, music, games and colorful characters. SeaWorld Orlando will also offer a new, immersive brunch experience – Dine with Shamu Halloween Spooktacular Brunch.

UO_HHNHalloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort
Sept. 19- Nov. 1, Select Nights
Universal Orlando Resort redefines Halloween entertainment with movie-quality haunted houses and “scare zones” that tap into humans’ deepest fears. On 28 select nights, guests will explore eight blood curdling haunted houses, navigate multiple spine-chilling street experiences with terrifying “scareactors,” enjoy two outrageous live shows and experience many of Universal Studios Florida’s most exciting rides and attractions. New horrifying experiences for 2014 include the largest maze in the history of Halloween Horror Nights inspired by the television series, “The Walking Dead,” plus other terrifying experiences based on some of the biggest names in horror and pop culture.

Events Across Central Florida

Howl-O-Scream transforms Busch Gardens Tampa Bay into a nightmare of paranormal terror. This year’s “cursed” theme will include a new haunted house, scare zones, thrilling shows, and bone-chilling roller coasters (Sept. 25 – Oct. 1, select nights).

Zoo Boo Bash at the Central Florida Zoo is a favorite for young and old alike with a haunted hayride, pumpkin patch, trick-or-treat stations, and face painting (Oct. 17-18 and 24-25).

A Petrified Forest, Altamonte Spring’s haunted scare trail, features scare rooms, live music, food, laser tag, and a new laser maze (Oct. 2-31, select nights).

Spooky Empire is the largest horror convention in the nation with celebrity guests, live bands, tattoo artists, seminars, vendors, zombie walk and freak show film festival (Oct. 30-Nov 1).


Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Orlando to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.
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