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Halloween Guide

Orlando Halloween Events 2022

 

As far as we’re concerned, any time of the year is a great time to be in Orlando. That said, there is something scarily special abut celebrating Halloween in Central Florida, and with so many things to do it’s an especially spooky time to visit. Whether it’s just the grown ups looking for a full on horror experience, or you and the kids wanting to enjoy a family friendly Halloween party, there’s plenty to do at the spookiest time of the year here in Orlando, honestly it's a must visit time of the year!

From as early as August through to November, Orlando transforms into the ultimate Halloween destination.

You can experience world famous scare events in the theme parks from the terrifying to the not so scary.

The world's premier Halloween event is at Universal Orlando, where you experience terrifying haunted houses, sinister scare zones, outrageous live entertainment and some of the park’s most exhilarating attractions at Halloween Horror Nights. Trust us, you'll need someone to cling to, someone to hide behind,  and somebody to panic with.  This is Halloween haunting on another level

Over on the west coast you take on terrifying haunts and thrills at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay where unspeakable horror lives in every dark corner, including on Busch Gardens’ pulse-pounding thrill rides.

Howl-O-Scream brings fear to the next level and once you’re in there’s nothing to fear but everything.

 

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in Disney's Magic Kingdom is a spooky Halloween event that's more fun than fright! Suitable for all ages, dress up in your favourite costume and trick-or-treat around the park for lots of yummy candy. Don't miss the extra special Halloween show and fireworks and watch the spectacular Halloween Parade on Main Street, a must see on your Halloween trip.

During normal park hours at SeaWorld Orlando's Halloween Spooktacularm you can enjoy trick-or-treating and meeting silly Halloween characters during this family-friendly, spook free event, dress up as your favourite characters and enjoy with the kids! Then after dark when the park closes,  SeaWorld transforms into an adults only scarefest with Howl-O-Scream, well worth a visit as is it's namesake signature event at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, A ticketed after dark scarefest sure to scare the bravest of souls!

 

At LEGOLAND Florida's Brick or Treat, families with younger kids will enjoy safe, neighborhood-style trick-or-treating with plenty of candy, seasonal Halloween shows and exclusive LEGO characters all dressed up for the holiday, in the ultimate kids Halloween celebration.

Plus if that's not enough screamingly good fun for you then Central Florida offers many unique and quite frankly terrifying local Halloween events and scarefests including must visit attractions, A Petrified Forrest in Altomonte Springs and Scream-A-Geddon in Dade City,  plus a special mention must go to Mortem Manor at Old Town in Kissimmee which is Central Florida's only year round haunted attraction and if real life ghosts and ghouls interest you then check out Orlando Haunts, who will guide you on an entertaining, historic and authentic ghost tour of haunted downtown Orlando.

 

And if that's not enough then you can discover even more Halloween fun at Icon Park, Gatorland, Fun Spot America, Gaylord Palms Resort, and more...

All this ghoulish fun in Central Florida makes a Halloween visit the essential way to celebrate the season!

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Orlando Halloween Guide​​ 2022

Here’s our guide to the best haunted houses and Halloween events in Central Florida. You really should check out these scary and not so scary options to celebrate the spookiest season of the year here in the Orlando area!

Theme Park Halloween Events

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

At Walt Disney World

(NOW SOLD OUT!)

 

Join some of your favorite Disney Characters for an evening of spirited fun at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, an all-ages, specially ticketed celebration at Magic Kingdom Park, at Walt Disney World. 

This year’s eerie entertainment will include:

Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular!: At Cinderella Castle, watch three sinister sisters bewitch and bedazzle the residents of Magic Kingdom Park.

Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular: A wickedly wild fireworks display featuring some of your favorite Disney Characters and hosted by Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Disney Junior Jam: Perfect for young partygoers, this dance party invites you to boogie down at Storybook Circus with some of your favorite friends from Disney Junior shows.

Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade: See beloved Disney Characters on the move.

Favorite Attractions: Enjoy spellbinding surprises as you rediscover more than 20 favorite attractions with a Halloween twist, including Mad Tea Party, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, Space Mountain and many more.

Disney Characters in Costume: See some of your favorite Disney Characters decked out in their best Halloween outfits.

Trick-or-Treat Trail: Search for your favorite sweets and collect a bag full of candy, including allergy-free options.

Revel in the extraordinarily enchanting atmosphere of this limited-capacity event, exclusively at Walt Disney World.

Halloween Horror Nights

At Universal Orlando Resort

Select Nights, September 2 – October 31, 2022

 

The separately ticketed Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) at Universal Orlando Resort is Orlando’s most famous Halloween event for adults and teens, bringing together the stories and visions of the world’s most notorious creators of horror. From cinematic greats and crazed current cult favorites to the park’s original abominations — every year, the legend grows and the experience reaches beyond your wildest nightmares.

As the sun sets on days filled with thrills in all of Universal Orlando’s theme parks, the night awakens with a frightening chill at the Universal Studios Florida park. Just as in horror films where the first to wander off meets a terrible fate, you’ll want to bring a friend with you to share the screams and watch your back as you make your way through the horror. You definitely need someone to cling to, someone to hide behind, somebody to panic with as you enter mind-ripping haunted houses inspired by the biggest names in horror.

In addition to 10 haunted houses, you can face nightmarish creatures on streets twisted into five sinister scare zones, lose yourself in two outrageous live shows filled with diabolical surprises, feast on fearsomely themed food and drinks, and escape to some of Universal Studios Florida’s most exhilarating attractions.

10 houses have been announced for Halloween Horror Nights 2022,

including four based on movies and pop culture:

Halloween

Come face to face with Michael Myers and go back to where it all began. Step into terrifying moments from the 1978 horror classic, Halloween.

Universal Monsters: Legends Collide

You’re about to get caught in the middle of an epic battle between The Wolf Man, Dracula and The Mummy, together for the first time ever.

The Horrors of Blumhouse

Enter the worlds of two horror masterpieces from Blumhouse as you face the most terrifying moments of Freaky and The Black Phone.

The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare

Travel into the mind of singer-songwriter The Weeknd to visit the twisted fantasies that inspired his hit album.

Just heed this warning if you plan to dare the terrors of Halloween Horror Nights: Never go alone.

WARNING: EVENT MAY BE TOO INTENSE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13. NO COSTUMES OR COSTUME MASKS ALLOWED.

Howl-O-Scream At SeaWorld Orlando

Select Nights, September 9 – October 31, 2022

 

After a successful “inaugural fear,” Howl-O-Scream resurfaces at SeaWorld and you will have nowhere to hide.

 

This year also promises to be bigger than ever with more pulse-pounding, sweat-inducing haunts, thrills and chills.

 

Evade angry haunts as they rampage through scare zones. Seek shelter indoors, only to find you’ve entered a house of horrors. Deepen the thrill with nighttime coaster rides. Quench your thirst for fear at a fiendishly interactive bar. And feel the monstrous electricity of three live shows.

Evil returns — with a howl and a scream. Experience 28 nights of fully immersive fear during this specially ticketed event, only at SeaWorld Orlando.

SeaWorld Orlando's Howl‑O‑Scream Event Highlights 2022:

 

Captain’s Revenge – Drowned in Darkness (house)

Blood Beckoning (NEW house)

Beneath the Ice (house)

Cut Throat Cove (zone)

Frozen Terror – Alive in the Ice (zone)

Sea of Fear – (NEW zone)

Cargo Carnage (NEW zone)

Sirens Song (returning show)

Sirens Last Song Bar

Please note: Howl-O-Scream is intended for a mature audience.

This event contains intense adult content such as violence, gore and blood.

No costumes are allowed.

 

SeaWorld Spooktacular

Saturdays & Sundays & Halloween,

September 17 – October 31, 2022

 

Celebrate Halloween with candy, costumes, your favorite sea friends and plenty of spooky surprises.

Treat your family to all the festive Halloween fun of SeaWorld Spooktacular, included with park admission at SeaWorld Orlando this fall.

Brick Or Treat At LEGOLAND Florida

Saturdays & Sundays, September 24 – October 30, 2022

At LEGOLAND Florida Resort, get bewitched by the biggest Brick or Treat ever with tons of candy, an all-new show lineup, never-before-seen exclusive LEGO characters, and an all-new cinematic experience to create the ultimate family Halloween celebration. All the fun of Brick or Treat Presents Monster Party is included with park admission to LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park.

Spooktacular At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Saturdays & Sundays, September 10 - October 30, 2022

 

At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay guests are invited to their all-new Spooktacular for Halloween 2022.

Guests will step into a whimsical world full of enchantment with Kandy, a witch-in-training!

 

A costume parade, story time and trick or treating are some of the activities guests will find in this immersive Halloween experience. Busch Gardens’ Spooktacular will be casting magical spells from 12 – 4 p.m. until October 30. at the Festival Walkway.

Spooktacular takes place on Saturdays and Sundays until October 30, 2022, starting at noon each day and ending at 4 p.m. The event is included with park admission.

Howl-O-Scream At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Select Nights, September 9 - October 31, 2022

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream returns to Tampa in 2022 in full force, taking over the entire park with haunted houses, scare zones, sinister shows and more.

Until October 31st, unspeakable horror lives in every dark corner, including on Busch Gardens’ pulse-pounding thrill rides. Howl-O-Scream is bringing fear to the next level and once you’re in there’s nothing to fear but everything.

Haunted Houses

Dark minds have been brewing new ways to terrify those brave enough to enter our sinister haunted houses with new unsuspecting scares. Check back soon to see what will be unleashed at Howl-O-Scream 2022.

 

Scare Zones & Unpredictable Hordes

The scares are everywhere as new terrors lurk in every corner of the park. Experience screams & frights at any moment as you make your way through several scare zones. Plus, with roaming hordes, horror awaits at every twist and turn.

 

Sinister Shows

Don't miss our spirited productions that are said to be "worth dying for". The raunchy monster dance party, Fiends will return to its outdoor venue for more devilish antics from Dr. Freakenstein and his gang of ghouls. Plus, all-new event entertainment comes to life during this year's event.

 

Pulse-Pounding Attractions

With exhilarating coasters and thrilling attractions, guests can take on their favorite rides in the dark in between the frights and scares of Howl-O-Scream. Bring your fears to new heights on Iron Gwazi & SheiKra, then let the adrenaline rush as you launch into the shadows of Cheetah Hunt & Tigris.

Howl-O-Scream is intended for a mature audience. This event contains intense adult content such as violence, gore, and blood.

Howl-O-Scream 2022 is a separately-ticketed night event.

No costumes are allowed.

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Haunted House Events

A Petrified Forest
Select Nights, September 30 – October 29, 2022

1360 E. Altamonte Dr., Altamonte Springs


Located in Altamonte Springs, about 30 minutes north of our tourism districts, A Petrified Forest features two outdoor scare trails where groups of six or less can venture through a haunted forest filled with terrifying beasts.

On special “Total Eclipse” nights — which require a signed waiver for anyone under 18 — you will only be provided with a single glowstick to light your path ... and the monsters have permission to reach out and touch you.

The event is rated PG-13 on most nights and not recommended for guests under 12, but a Kids’ Day is available on Oct. 15 and a Special Needs Night on Oct. 12.



 

The Haunted Road

Select Dates, September 21 – November 6, 2022

15239 Lake Pickett Rd, Orlando


Warning: This year’s edition of The Haunted Road is different.

Taking place in East Orlando, the all-new Human Slaughterhouse Edition includes a 25-minute drive down The Haunted Road to witness spine-chilling phantom sightings.

At the end of the road, you can park your vehicle and walk through a human slaughterhouse, then enjoy a chilling afterlife party … if the ghosts let you get that far.

 

Scream-A-Geddon

Select Dates September 9 – October 31, 2022
Dade City

 

Not your average haunted house, Scream-A-Geddon is a full blown horror park in Dade City complete with six separate attractions plus a Monster Midway and designated beer garden.

 

Enter the Ravenhill Asylum to explore at your own risk, visit a demonic village, immerse yourself in the mind-bending and disorienting Rage 3D (spoiler alert: there are clowns), get lost in an inmate-controlled prison and more.

 

Several of the attractions have an interactive option in which brave souls may be sent off to hidden rooms or isolated from their group.

Scream N Stream

Select Dates, October 1 - October 31, 2022

The Florida Mall, 8001 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando

The Scream n’ Stream drive-thru haunted house experience is located at Florida Mall, Orlando.

 

This unique drive-thru horror adventure brings you a dark ride experience combined with live actors, atmospheric audio, fog and lighting as you make your way through seven different horror movies.

 

You can start your adventure with a visit to The Lobby for exclusive selfies with scare actors, merchandise, snacks and beverages. Or upgrade for some extra experiences, such as a private fortune telling session.

 

For an extra-sensory attraction upgrade your visit with BLACKOUT where you will be terrorized while blindfolded in total darkness.

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Attractions, Malls & Resort Halloween Events
 

Gaylord Palms Goblins & Giggles Weekends

September 9 – October 30, 2022


This year's Goblins and Giggles Weekends at Gaylord Palms is bigger than ever and features 13 themed events that guests will have the opportunity to participate in, including an Escape Room, a Monster Mash Bash, Jack-o'-Lantern Walk, Monster Dance Parties, Ghoul School: Interactive Shows, Character Interactions and more.

Couples won't want to miss the Spookeasy bar experience, a haunted hideaway straight out of the prohibition era featuring spine-chilling craft cocktails and a spooky atmosphere.

 

Plus you won't want to miss the nightly 9pm Halloween light show in the atrium!

Gators, Ghosts And Goblins At Gatorland

Saturdays & Sundays, October 15 – 30, 2022

 

Gatorland, the Alligator Capital of the World, will hold its 4th annual Gators, Ghosts and Goblins Halloween event.

 

The fun is included with park admission, including multiple themed haunt zones, interactive characters, animal meet-and-greets, and the popular Children’s Halloween Costume Parade, featuring treat bags for all the kids who participate. You can also look forward to amusing shows, games, candy giveaways and much more. You are also welcome to wear costumes — just nothing scary or gory please, since Bubba and Skunk Ape are easily scared.


 

Halloween At Old Town Kissimmee

October 31, 2022

 

Spend Halloween at Old Town and enjoy trick-or-treating from 5 – 7 p.m. with candy stations on every block and at select merchants, followed by a costume content on the main stage at 7 p.m.

 

The popular Mortem Manor Haunted House will also open early.

 

 Old Town is in Kissimmee minutes from Walt Disney World.


 

Huge Halloween At Fun Spot Orlando & Kissimmee

September 30 – October 31, 2022

 

Get your scare on at Fun Spot’s HUGE Halloween 2022!

Starting Friday, September 30 and running until Monday, October 31, 2022, Fun Spot is bringing it's family-friendly Halloween event back to both its Orlando and Kissimmee locations

 

So bring friends or the whole family to enjoy some wicked decor, ghoulishly-good treats, themed Foto Spots, and more!

Screamin’ Green Hauntoween At Crayola Experience

September 24 – October 31, 2022

 

Included with general admission, Screamin’ Green Hauntoween is back at Crayola Experience Orlando, inviting you to join their crayon crew on a quest to discover rare Halloween colors and meet monster-ific characters.

 

You’re welcome to dress up, but please note that costume masks are not allowed.

 

Crayola Experience is located at The Florida Mall, close to International Drive.

Haunted Alley At Aloma Bowl

Saturday, Oct. 29 from 1 to 4 pm

Take a trip to the haunted alley that is Aloma Bowl who are hosting its third annual Trunk-or-Treat event for families.

 

The premiere entertainment center in Winter Park is hosting the Truck-or-Treat event on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. Dress up the family in their costumes and enjoy an afternoon of games, music, activities and treats, of course, with free admission!

The entertainment center has several Halloween happenings running throughout October leading up to the event. 

Haunted Alley At Boardwalk Bowl

Saturday, Oct. 29 from 1 to 4 pm

Boardwalk Bowl have been hosting a variety of Halloween events throughout the month of October including a Kid’s Costume Party on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 1 to 4 pm, guests can visit Boardwalk Bowl for the Kids Costume Party.

 

Dress up the whole family and come on down for haunted bowling with Brunswick Sync’s Creature Feature. The party will be filled with fun, Halloween-themed mini games and treats, of course.

 

Boardwalk Bowl has several Halloween happenings running continuously throughout the month.

Haunted Alley At Airport Lanes

Saturday, Oct. 29 from 1 to 4 pm

Airport Lanes in Sanford is hosting the Truck-or-Treat event on Saturday, Oct. 29, starting at 1 p.m. Dress up the family in their costumes and enjoy an afternoon of food, drinks, activities and treats, of course! Admission is free.

 

Airport Lanes’ parking lot will be full of cars decked out with decorations, full of tasty treats and lined up for your trick-or- treating pleasure. During the event, guests can participate in the bowling pin painting party. Supplies are included and the pin is free to take home.

Halloween At ICON Park

October 22 to October 31, 2022

From Oct. 22 to 31, bring your little princess, astronaut or cowboy out to ICON Park and they can ride The Wheel for free, plus the whole family can get 50 percent off the attraction as well (up to five tickets). Kids must be 12 and under and dressed up in their costumes to be eligible for the deal.

On Oct. 29 during ICON Park’s trick-or-treating event, kids 12 and under dressed up in their costumes can also get free ride on the Carousel on The Promenade.

ICON Park is bringing back its popular Halloween light show. Gather on The Lawn and watch as The Wheel’s 64,000 LED lights dance to the spooky soundtrack during a 10-minute production.

Friday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m.

From 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, dress up in your costume and head over to ICON Park for trick-or-treating fun. Get all treats and no tricks at participating locations like The Wheelhouse, Museum of Illusions, Brother Jimmy’s Sloppy Joe’s, Tapa Toro, Tin Roof, In The Game and Ole Red.

Learn more at ICONParkOrlando.com.

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