Travelers who head to Orlando in the name of Halloween fun will find that this is a city with celebrations designed to thrill all ages this time of year! Things get started early in Orlando when Halloween rolls around, with some events kicking off as soon as September and running through November. Whether you’re looking for kid-friendly activities or adult-focused spooky thrills to add to your itinerary, customizing your Halloween in Orlando is easier than ever.
Find Halloween Fun for the Family at Disney World
With good reason, many adventurers who set their sights on an Orlando-bound vacation head this way intending to spend as much time as possible at Disney World. Theme park enthusiasts and those looking for a little magic alike will find Disney World to be a thrilling destination year-round. Over Halloween, Magic Kingdom hosts Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party that’s sure to please guests of all ages! In 2023, the event will run on select dates between August 11th and November 1st giving visitors plenty of time to purchase party tickets in advance. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween focuses on holiday fun without the scares and includes a Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular performance, fun fireworks displays, dance parties, costumed characters, themed food, and more. The purchase of an event ticket also means guests can take advantage of rides and attractions outside of traditional park hours freeing up lines and letting you focus on the fun in style!
Enjoy Seasonal Activities at SeaWorld Orlando
If your plans include a stop at SeaWorld Orlando while you’re in town, you’ll find you’re in the perfect place to make the most of the family-friendly fun that awaits at SeaWorld Spooktacular! This all-ages event will be on from September 16, 2023, through October 29, 2023, and access to the themed activities is included in the cost of a general admission ticket. SeaWorld Spooktacular includes costumes, candy collecting, and themed attractions that are sure to inspire you as you explore the park. Those who are looking for something a little scarier can always consider purchasing tickets to the adult-focused Halloween fun at SeaWorld’s Howl-O-Scream event. This will be hosted on select nights between September 8, 2023, and October 31st. The event is designed to include haunts, thrills, and plenty of chilling moments as guests make their way through a house of horrors followed up with a nighttime ride on a roller coaster. There are interactive bars to check out and live shows to enjoy along the way. Scary? Yes, but there’s plenty of fun to be found here as well!
Let the Halloween Fun Begin at Legoland
Legoland Florida is always a great place to let the little ones run wild with their creativity and imagination. During Halloween, it’s also the place where you can enjoy the annual Brick-Or-Treat event. This family-friendly experience includes a fireworks display, candy collection, limited-time food offerings, and exclusive monster-themed merchandise to check out! This year, there will also be a Monster Party that’s included with the cost of general admission. Brick-Or-Treat runs from September 16, 2023, through October 29th on select dates.
Take Part in a Horrifying Halloween Gathering at Universal Orlando
Year after year, Universal Orlando beckons Halloween enthusiasts to its gates in the name of Halloween Horror Nights! In 2023, this event, which is designed to thrill mature audiences, will be held on select nights between September 1st and November 4th. You’ll want to be sure to get your tickets early as this is an award-winning and undeniably terrifying experience that guests are sure to love if spooky moments are exactly your style. Halloween Horror Nights invites guests to enjoy live ghoulish performances and provides access to 10 haunted houses that are themed and horrifying from start to finish. There are also five scare zones to wander through and plenty of themed food and beverages to enjoy too. You’ll want to bring your most supportive friends and family to this event which isn’t designed for the weak of spirit.
Elevate the Scares at Nosferatu
Another adult horror experience in Orlando to add to your Halloween itinerary this year is Nosferatu. In its third year, this event is designed as an immersive Halloween horror experience that’s set up to seem like a monster-filled warehouse. The concept of a haunted house is taken to a new level with spooks and thrills around every corner. The vibe is crafted to remind guests of a vampire’s den, but in reality, you’ll want to make your way to the Renaissance Theater north of downtown Orlando which is situated just adjacent to Loch Haven Cultural Park. Nosferatu will be up and running on select dates from September 15, 2023, through November 5, 2023.
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