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Orlando Theme Park Halloween Events

Updated: Nov 1, 2023

Boo! The Theme Parks here in Orlando go all out every year for spooky season, and a visit during Halloween is well worth the trip! From kid-friendly events during regular park hours, to after hours full on adult scare-tests, you gotta go!



From as early as August through to Halloween, Orlando transforms into the most spooktacular destination in the country with so much spooky fun to experience, from full on horror experiences, to the friendliest of family Halloween events.


We highly recommend a visit to the theme parks during spooky season, you can expect spectacular decor, amazing shows and more!


We've compiled a list of all the Halloween events taking place at the Orlando area theme parks, , and as we get closer to Halloween we'll keep you up to date with all the latest news and happenings, so keep checking back foolish mortals!



THEME PARK HALLOWEEN EVENTS


Halloween Horror Nights At Universal Orlando Resort

Halloween Horror Nights At Universal Orlando Resort

Select Nights September 1 - November 4, 2023

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, each year the legend grows and the experience reaches beyond your wildest nightmares.


Halloween Horror Nights 32 will feature 10 terrifying haunted houses, 5 sinister scare zones and live entertainment.


Halloween Horror Nights At Universal Orlando Resort

All new terrifying houses this year includin “The Exorcist: Believer,” inspired by the new Universal Pictures film from Blumhouse and Morgan Creek Entertainment, “Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count” based on the popular USA & SYFY series, and “Universal Monsters: Unmasked,” inspired by Universal’s legacy of iconic cinematic monsters.


Here’s what’s lingering in the fog at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2023:


HAUNTED HOUSES


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The Exorcist: Believer

An Evil Reawakened

Two missing girls have been found with no memory of what happened to them. But wherever they went, the ultimate evil has returned with them. Enter the most terrifying scenes from the new Blumhouse film.


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Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count

Chucky’s Back for Even More Carnage

Chucky, the serial killer doll, is back for a new gorefest! He’s hijacked his own haunted house with all kinds of bloody hijinks. You and your friends must try to survive his ultimate kill count.


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Stranger Things 4

Try to Escape the Curse of Vecna

You’ll need your squad to resist Vecna’s gruesome curse. Like Eleven, now’s your chance to stop him once and for all as you take on the scariest season of Stranger Things yet.


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The Last of Us

Step Into the World of The Last of Us

You and your squad will encounter the haunting and overgrown world of the video game in a brand-new, terrifying way. Stay silent if you want to survive a multitude of Clickers, Hunters and more.


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Universal Monsters: Unmasked

Four Universal Monsters. One New Nightmare.

Descend into the Paris Catacombs, where you and your squad will face a new horde of Monsters: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Phantom of the Opera, the Hunchback of Notre Dame and the Invisible Man.


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Dr. Oddfellow’s Twisted Origins

Your Soul is a Price He’s Willing to Pay

You won’t be able to resist going inside Dr. Oddfellow’s menacing menagerie of twisted oddities. But the price for you and your friends is steep: the cost of your souls to feed his immortal power


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Dueling Dragons: Choose Thy Fate

No Matter Who You Choose, You Lose

Two warlocks of great power were turned into dragons after trying to take Merlyn’s spell book. Now you and your friends are caught in their epic battle. You must choose a path and a victor.


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YETI: Campground Kills

Yeti or Not, Here They Come

You and your friends are about to venture into a 1950s campground overrun by huge, menacing yetis who rip apart anyone who gets in their way. You must flee to the ranger tower to escape.


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The Darkest Deal

Fame is Fleeting. Fear is Forever.

Blues musician Pinestraw Spruce will have to face the music after meeting with The Collector and trading his soul for musical glory. You and your squad learn the terrible price of fame.


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Bleed for the Blood Moon

Bloodmoon: Dark Offerings

In a Colonial-era village, moon-worshippers witness a blood moon at their fall festival. They take it as a sign to hunt down any non-followers, including you and your scream squad.



SCARE ZONES


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Dr. Oddfellow’s Collection of Horror

Dr. Oddfellow will lure you into Halloween Horror Nights with a promise of immortality. As he lifts the veil on all the horrors to come, you’ll soon realize you may not even survive the night.



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Dark Zodiac

Dr. Oddfellow has entered a dark dimension to harness the power of the Zodiac and live forever. He twists the signs into malevolent beings who foretell your doom. As his star rises, yours falls.


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Jungle of Doom: Expedition Horror

In the 1920s, Dr. Oddfellow ventured deep into the darkest jungle, performing horrific experiments on nature. Now his monstrous creations are running amok and are coming after you.


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Vamp ’69: Summer of Blood

At a 60s music fest in a small New York town, you’ll jam to popular bands with fellow concert-goers until Dr. Oddfellow unleashes vicious vampires on the audience. They’re out for your blood.


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Shipyard 32: Horrors Unhinged

Enter a 1940s San Francisco shipping yard full of mysterious crates and cages bearing Dr. Oddfellow’s symbol. Beware, his nightmarish oddities have now escaped, spreading fear and chaos in their wake.


SHOW


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Nightmare Fuel Revenge Dream

The show that sparked your darkest dreams has reignited. Let your nightmares burn out of control as the pyro and aerial performers fire you up to the beat of metal and electronica.


Halloween Horror Nights At Universal Orlando Resort

NEW SPINE-CHILLING EXPERIENCES AND KILLER FOOD


Guests can enjoy the all-new disturbingly entertaining show, “Nightmare Fuel Revenge Dream,” that features a new dreamer confronting the creature that’s been turning her dreams into nightmares.


While shopping the latest Halloween Horror Nights merchandise and treats in an all-new Tribute Store, guests can enter a mysterious NYC Comic Book Shop and experience the “Tribute to Terror” by stepping into the pages of this original, terrifying, horror comic book.


Guests can enjoy a drink at the Red Coconut Club as it will once again transform to the Dead Coconut Club donning a new theme and menu.


When guests want to take a bite out of the horror, they can enjoy a monstrous menu of all-new food & beverage items, including Bloody Campground Poutine, El Pastor Torta and Sour Apple Pie Funnel Fries, in addition to returning fan-favorites like Pizza Fries.

New this year, Peacock’s Halloween Horror Bar will feature themed libations within an ominous nightclub vibe, photo opportunities, and more.


For those dying to experience this year’s “killer” food & beverage before the event even opens, Taste of Terror will offer guests an exclusive preview of select items that will be featured at Halloween Horror Nights select nights from August 10 through August 26.



EXCLUSIVE HALLOWEEN EXPERIENCES AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S HOTELS

Universal Orlando hotel guests can stay near the fear and receive exclusive benefits, including Early Park Admission to the theme parks during the day and access to priority event entrance to Halloween Horror Nights at night as well as complimentary transportation to the theme parks and Universal CityWalk.


Vacation packages are available that include one-night admission to the event, Universal hotel accommodations and admission to all three of Universal Orlando’s thrilling theme parks. And for the first time ever, the fog has spread to all eight of Universal Orlando’s hotels with exclusive activations and experiences for hotel guests inspired by this year’s event, including Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort’s exclusive “Chucky’s Twisted Playground” photo illusion experience based on the USA and SYFY series, plus, the Universal Monsters Gallery of Legends lobby photo opportunities in all other hotel lobbies and more.


Halloween Horror Nights At Universal Orlando Resort

For Universal Orlando’s event, guests can now purchase a variety of tickets and vacation packages for Halloween Horror Nights 2023 which begins Friday, September 1, including single-night ticketsand event upgrades like the R.I.P. Tour, Express Pass and the daytime Behind the Screams: Unmasking the Horror Tour.


Guests can also stay near the screams with a special vacation package that includes one-night admission to the event, Universal hotel accommodations and admission to all three Universal Orlando theme parks.


Package holders also receive theme park benefits exclusive to Universal Orlando hotel guests, such as Early Park Admission during the day and access to a dedicated Halloween Horror Nights entry gate at night.


Additional ticket products, including Frequent Fear Passes, will be available soon.


Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.



 


Howl-O-Scream Orlando

Howl-O-Scream At SeaWorld Orlando

Select Nights, September 8 - October 31, 2023

Howl-O-Scream resurfaces at SeaWorld Orlando and this year you will have nowhere to hide. Howl-O-Scream has washed ashore, and this time, the fear is everywhere.


Howl-O-Scream is back for its third year to fuel your nightmares, returning with ALL-NEW horror-filled houses (FIVE total) and SEVEN scare zones.


This years Howl-O-Scream Orlando will take place select nights from September 8 - October 31, and trust us when we say that its back, bigger and better than ever, and now we know the full line-up for this years event!


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The Sirens will be at the center of this years event, with guests encountering the evil siren sisters, Frost, Flame, Darkness, Hex and Scratch .


Each siren will be in the high-energy show Siren’s Song, and will feature in many of the houses and scare zones.


Haunted houses this year include Beneath the Ice - The Meltdown, featuring Frost and Flame, Dead Vines: Nawlin’s Nightmare, featuring Hex; and D2LER1UM666 Laboratories, set in an underwater research facility.


Scare zones this year include Blood Light District, featuring Scratch; Carn-EVIL Pier, with demented clowns; and Frozen in Terror: Alive In the Ice.


Read on for the details, if you dare...


 Howl-O-Scream Orlando

Haunted Houses

Hear every bloodcurdling shriek. Feel every spine-tingling terror. Get ready for the haunted houses of SeaWorld’s Howl-O-Scream. There’s no turning back as you brave dark passageways and round dimly lit corners, hoping you can avoid what’s lurking in the depths. The legends are true, the fear is real, and the only way out is through.


NEW! D3LER1UM666 Laboratories

Welcome to the headquarters of a unique mercenary group. An organization established by the government to counter the threat posed by the Sirens and other dangerous sea creatures.


While these creatures are typically unseen in human occupied territories, recent attacks on humans at the surface necessitate a swift resolution.

The public has been invited to tour the facility to gain support and understanding for the cause. Based on the ocean floor, D3LER1UM666 houses countless abstract sea creatures. These dangerous creatures are studied, experimented on, and often tortured.

You will be transported to the bottom by an undersea elevator. Rest assured you will not be alone on your journey. A dedicated task force is in place to oversee your safety. What could possibly go wrong?


DEAD VINES: NAWLINS NIGHTMARE

From deep in the gator filled Louisiana bayous, through its grand estates with dark backstories, and decaying cemeteries. All the way to the wild antics of Bourbon Street… Your journey through this myriad of horrors will be nothing less than a constant nightmare.


An ominous presence protects this land from those not welcome. You can’t go back, so you must press on forward. Hex has chosen this eclectic location as her home, and you are trespassing. It is said that if you love New Orleans, she’ll have you back… but first you must survive. Mardi On!


NEW! Dead Vines: Nawlins Nightmare

From deep in the gator filled Louisiana bayous, through its grand estates with dark backstories, and decaying cemeteries.


All the way to the wild antics of Bourbon Street… Your journey through this myriad of horrors will be nothing less than a constant nightmare. An ominous presence protects this land from those not welcome. You can’t go back, so you must press on forward.


Hex has chosen this eclectic location as her home, and you are trespassing. It is said that if you love New Orleans, she’ll have you back… but first you must survive. Mardi On!


NEW! Beneath the Ice: The Meltdown

During Frost’s attack on this arctic research facility, the scientists along with a special government task force were able to engage in defense. The battle was fierce, but the Ice Siren was captured and contained. The facility is destroyed and many of the crew have been killed or turned into mindless minions. Frost’s cries for help echoed through the frozen mountains only to be heard by her twin sister Flame who immediately comes to her rescue. The few defenders that are still alive will soon be facing the scorching wrath of the Fire Siren as she burns through the facility to rescue her icy twin.


Captain’s Revenge: Drowned in Darkness

Lifting shanties and tales of untold fortune have lured you aboard this ship. The serenity you once knew has been drowned out by the echoes of howling winds and crashing waves.


Darkness is here… and this vessel belongs to her vengeance. You may just find yourself a permanent part of this crew, driven mad by cursed treasure and doomed to face the fury of the sea while sailing endlessly to an infinite horizon. Your ship has definitely not come in.


Blood Beckoning

A neglected and ignored borough forgotten by the society that surrounds it. Crumbling buildings and darkened alley ways reek of death and decay.


A place where the less fortunate, sick, and homeless are sent to live their remaining days out of sight and mind. Once worshipped immortals, now shunned, and forced to join the rotting scourge feed on the blood of the lost in this distressed urban kingdom.


Once you enter this decrepit realm; beware of the corners you turn and the shadows you cross. The only way out is through the beating heart of the condemned district. Her name is Scratch, and beauty is in her blood. Whose blood is running through her veins? Could it be yours?


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Scare Zones & Roaming Haunts

There are no safe zones. There are no places to hide. The scares are everywhere, and the roaming haunts never weaken. Get ready for immersive terror at every turn during SeaWorld’s Howl-O-Scream. Stay alert and be prepared for anything, because you never know what’s waiting up ahead (or creeping up behind you).



NEW! Blood Light District

Those who walk the streets of this borough will tempt your deepest desires. You can fight their beckoning, but you will not win. Do not be fooled by their beauty and lust. Stay too long and you will be forever bound by blood.


NEW! Toxic Turmoil

A toxic catastrophe has caused this hidden chemical landfill to be overcome by mutated creatures, humans, and plant life. Your only chance is to make it to the exit at the other end of the yard. Be careful where you step, not everything is as it seems.


NEW! CarnEvil Pier

The freaks, sinister Barkers, and demented clowns that inhabit the Carn-Evil Pier welcome you to stay a while. Have a drink and a snack. You can even try your luck at the games… but beware, if you lose, your soul belongs to the pier.


NEW! Portal of Passage

Welcome to Portal of Passage. We invite you to meet some of Howl-O Scream’s most devious inhabitants. Have a drink, catch a performance, and enjoy the atmosphere while you wait for the night to begin. The gates will be opening soon, will you be a spectator, a participant, or a victim?


Frozen Terror - Alive in the Ice

The brutal Arctic conditions are the least of your worries. These will be the most persistent zombies you'll ever meet. Not even the frozen Arctic wasteland can wipe these creatures, so remember that before entering this zone.


Witchcraft Bayou

It’s hazardous to pass through this backwater bayou, but there’s no way around. Voodoo and witchcraft aren’t real, right? Stay alert, or the dark magic will drag you down.


Terrors of the Deep

Out of the dark depths you will encounter a beautiful sunken village filled with remnants and treasures from the surface. These treasures have been claimed by a cursed Pirate crew that will give No Quarter to scallywags and landlubbers.


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Terrifying Shows

Even amid so much mayhem, the show must go on. Duck inside and be mesmerized by a raucous, high-energy musical dance show. Or witness the outdoor spectacle as the ominous story of the one who has emerged from lake unfolds before you. Or take a break and hear adventure stories from the famed siren hunter, from the horrific to hilarious.


NEW! Cursed Lagoon

What's lurking beneath the surface? See for yourself...if you dare. Located in Forever Pearls.


Siren's Song

The sirens are here to tell their story…and feast on your fears. Don’t miss a moment of this mesmerizing outdoor show.

FAN FAVORITE! Monster Stomp

Prepare yourself for a darkly entertaining, pulse-pounding musical performance starring the one and only Jack the Ripper.


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Themed Bar Experiences

Howl-O-Scream Orlando will feature several themed specialty bars serving delicious cocktails including the signature drink The Siren’s Kiss.


Delicious food will also be on offer, including the Vampire Burger, Bloody Rids, Dead Flesh, and more.


NEW! CarnEvil Curiosities

Step right up to a world of wonder and evil. Don’t be fooled by the unknowing wanderers who make their way to this specialty bar. The carnival magic is contagious, don’t let it infect you.


Longshoremen Tavern

This year, there be a new tavern in port where pirates warm their bellies with flamin’ rum. You might hear tales of mythical monsters and intrepid adventurers. You might discover an old SeaWorld treasure that’s been (partially) resurrected. Take a break from the sirens and squalls and plant your weary hides here. The Longshoremen are dying to entertain you.


Tormented

This is one place where a cold frosty one is a good thing. Take refuge from the wintry terrors of the Arctic hellscape outside and do a little refueling here. If you’re feeling mischievous, you can even join in and frighten your fellow expeditioners while they’re braving the horrors beneath the ice. How’s that for refreshing?


Poison Grotto

What’s your poison? Unwind with a refreshing concoction and explore the enticing atmosphere of this unearthly lounge. It’s a fleeting escape from the deadly vines and savage servants nearby. Just be sure to keep your eyes open and pay proper respect to the one who lured you in. You’re her guest here, and she’s always watching.


Sirens' Last Call

Creatures of the shadows need a place to play too. Could it be this rusted-out underground warehouse? Glance around and do your best to blend in. The regulars here are devoted followers of the sirens, and they know how to spot an outsider. Be sure to pay homage to them by trying the bar’s signature drink, “The Siren’s Kiss.”


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Rides & Experiences

Have you ever ridden your favorite attraction in the dark? It wouldn’t be a SeaWorld visit without a ride or two, but it wouldn’t be Howl-O-Scream without a dose of nighttime terror. Meanwhile, sinister interactive surprises await at your favorite bar haunts. After nightfall, every moment of fun comes with a splash of fear.


One of the best ways for guests to experience Howl-O-Scream is with SeaWorld Orlando’s Monster Sale offering 40% off.


From now until August 20, guests can purchase a general admission ticket to Howl-O-Scream for only $37.99. Annual Pass Members can get even bigger discounts with ticket prices as low as $32.99!


Plus, guests can now scream their way through every night with the unlimited admission ticket starting as low as $104.99 without blackout dates.


For more information on Howl-O-Scream and to purchase tickets and add-ons, click here.



 


SeaWorld Orlando Halloween Spooktacular

SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular

Select Dates, September 16 - October 31, 2023


SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular is back with fun surprises, candy, costumes and more! Kids love trick-or-treating (with purchase of reusable bag) during this daytime event as they explore the decorated trail and meet colorful characters.


This year be sure to check out all their immersive family Spooktacular Festivities and plan your visit this fall.


SeaWorld Spooktacular runs select days, Sept. 16 – Oct. 31, and is included with park admission.


Saturdays & Sundays, September 16 - October 1

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, October 6 - October 30

Halloween, October 31


SeaWorld Orlando Halloween Spooktacular

Experience all the family fun of Halloween this fall. Adventure through Key West and around Dolphin Theater for some sweet surprises.


Make a new furry friend at Sesame Street Land, from our not-too-spooky Sesame Street Halloween Parade to story time with Big Bird, there is so much to do and see during SeaWorld’s Spooktacular..


And even upgrade your day to have a special breakfast with Count von Count. It’s all happening during SeaWorld’s Spooktacular.


SeaWorld Orlando Halloween Spooktacular

Trick-or-Treat Trail

Find waves of Halloween fun when your costumed youngers trick-or-treat for ghoulish goodies. Each station on our trick-or-treat trail features an assortment of candy all will enjoy. Trick-or-Treating is available to guests who purchase a reusable bag.


Count von Count's Spooktacular Breakfast

Start your day in a deliciously spooky way with Count von Count’s Spooktacular Breakfast. Get your fill of morning favorites and family-friendly Halloween fun with your Sesame Street friends!


Sesame Street Halloween Parade

This colorful, musical, and show-stopping parade will get the whole family in the Halloween spirit. Dance and play along as Elmo, The Count, Big Bird and friends dress up for Halloween with surprises galore, so get ready for not-too-spooky Halloween fun!


Halloween Storytime with Big Bird

Gather around Big Bird’s nest to hear some of his favorite Halloween stories during Storytime with Big Bird, happening at select times throughout the day.


Meet a Mermaid

Meet our friendly Halloween mermaids each event day in this immersive experience in the Key West area.


Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Families can purchase a Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt Map at Coconut Bay Trader’s Store to explore the park and track down SeaWorld's colorful Halloween friends. Redeem completed map at Coconut Bay Traders for a special prize!


Halloween Cookie Decorating and Kids Crafts

Kids will love decorating fun fall and Halloween crafts. Visit the area between Sesame Street Land and Wild Arctic on Spooktacular event days from 12PM - 4PM to participate. Crafts are included with park admission. An additional cookie decorating kit is available for purchase.


Scarecrow Halloween Dance Party

Join our scarecrows for a kid-friendly Halloween dance party! Music and fun fill the air in the Journey to Atlantis Plaza only at SeaWorld Spooktacular.


Pumpkin Garden and Storyteller

Wander through the Pumpkin Garden to see how many friendly pumpkin fish you can spot. During your travels, you may even run into the Pumpkin Queen as she reads stories in the garden, happening at select times throughout the day.


Costume Contest

Costumed kids visiting Spooktacular on Fridays can enter our Halloween costume contest. Visit the Journey to Atlantis plaza to enter the contest and learn more.



 


Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Select Nights, August 11 - November 1, 2023

Get ready for a spooktacular celebration with plenty of tricks and treats when this year's Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returns to Magic Kingdom on August 11, and runs through select nights to November 1, 2023.


Enjoy spellbinding entertainment, favorite Disney characters dressed in their Halloween best and so much mo get ready to celebrate the most haunting time of the year at Walt Disney World Resort.


This limited-capacity, nighttime event starts at 7 pm and allows guests to experience shorter wait times on attractions, themed food and beverage and more.


2023 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Highlights of this years party include a new spirited pirate band and their crew taking over

Adventureland, plus Max Goof and his Powerline party pack will star in all new pop-up parties throughout Magic Kingdom.


Also new this year, Mickey’s Boo-to-You Parade will includeUrsula, Cruella de Vil, the Queen of Hearts, and the newly announced Sanderson Sisters Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, and Clarabelle.


Plus, The Seven Dwarfs will be returning to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!


Read on for all the details for this years Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.



Pirate Crew in Adventureland Adventureland will be taken over by a spirited pirate band and their crew. Be sure to listen for their sea shanties while their shipmates roam the land sharing tales of their explorations at sea.


New Powerline Pop-Up Parties

Get ready for even more chances to “Stand Out” with Max Goof and his Powerline party pack at new pop-up parties throughout Magic Kingdom before this popular crew dances onto Main Street U.S.A. ahead of Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade.


The Seven Dwarfs Return! The Seven Dwarfs will be returning to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Even if you are a little bashful, stop by and say hello! They’ll be happy to see you.


Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade

It’s good to be bad, and your favorite Disney villains are back to stride down Main Street, U.S.A.


Alongside Disney heroes, the iconic Haunted Mansion graveyard diggers and

Mickey’s Boo-to-You Parade will be more villainous than ever, with favorite foes Ursula, Cruella de Vil, the Queen of Hearts and the newly announced Sanderson Sisters Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck and Clarabelle joining the frightful finale.


Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular

Jack-o-lanterns aren’t the only ‘Jack’ at Walt Disney World this Halloween! The Pumpkin King, a.k.a. Jack Skellington, will once again host the must-see nighttime spectacular, Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular.


Enjoy projections, special effects and lighting paired with fireworks, music and iconic Disney characters, you won’t want to miss this!


Trick-or-Treat Yourself to Candy and Sweets

M&M’S, SKITTLES, and SNICKERS, OH MY!


Guests can satisfy their sweet tooth at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party by stopping by trick-or-treating locations throughout Magic Kingdom Park.


Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular

The Sanderson Sisters, stars of the iconic Hocus Pocus films, will unite for an adventure and call on their comrades to summon the ultimate Hocus Pocus Party Potion during the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular stage show at Cinderella Castle.


Also during the party, you may have the opportunity to experience some of your favorite attractions including Haunted Mansion, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and the newly opened TRON Lightcycle / Run presented by Enterprise.


TRON Lightcycle / Run will use a virtual queue* during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, allowing guests to enjoy all the festivities while they wait to enter the Grid.



 


6 Halloween & Fall Must-Do’s at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World
August 10 to November 1, 2023

Festive Fall Decor

Who doesn’t love a cozy-season selfie? Be sure to grab your favorite autumn attire and a pumpkin spice latte and get ready to strike a pose.


From Aug. 10 to Nov. 1, Main Street, U.S.A., at Magic Kingdom will be filled with pumpkins and scarecrows, and shops will be dressed with fall foliage and garlands, making it the perfect fall photo backdrop.


Haunted Happenings

There are so many ways to experience the fall vibe around Walt Disney World.


At Disney Springs, you can listen to live music on the Waterside Stage from the Squad Ghoul each Friday through Sunday, Sept. 29 to Oct. 29.


At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, learn from a Disney animator how to draw a Disney villain, whether it’s Bruce from “Finding Nemo;” Kaa and Shere Khan from “The Jungle Book;” Tick-Tock from “Peter Pan;” or Scar from “The Lion King.” The villain animation line-up runs Oct. 1 to Oct. 31 and can be found at the Animation Experience at Conservation Station.


Minnie’s Seasonal Dining at Hollywood & Vine in Disney’s Hollywood Studios offers a wickedly fun overlay this fall season that includes a chilling Halloween feast that’s frightfully delightful. Reservations for the festive experience are recommended and can be made on the Walt Disney World website!


At Walt Disney World Resort hotels, be sure to look out for a variety of different fall-themed food and beverage items, including Thanksgiving meals at select resorts. Stay tuned for more tasty details!



 


LEGOLAND Florida Brick-or-Treat

LEGOLAND Florida Brick-or-Treat
Select Nights, September 16 - October 29, 2023

Families will be screaming in excitement at LEGOLAND Florida Brick-or-Treat this year, with more candy, more LEGO characters and more spell-binding surprises than ever before.


This Halloween spectacular will bewitch families with so many amazing experiences including V.I.M. Dance Party Hosted by Lord Vampyre, the new show The UnbeLEAFable Halloween Night and NEW 4D Movie: The Great Monster Chase.


Enjoy live shows, costume contests, meet and greets, spooky LEGO decorations and Monster mischief around every corner – all included with general park admission and select Annual Passes.


LEGOLAND Florida Brick-or-Treat

Beginning September 16, on select days, monsters are taking over LEGOLAND Florida with new shows, an all-new fireworks show, new experiences, tons of candy, spooktacular limited time food offerings, and never-before-seen exclusive LEGO characters!


Highlights include 4D Movie: The Great Monster Chase: Laugh along in this 4D adventure filled with special effects as four tweens try to sneak their way into a monster party.


Live entertainment will include V.I.M. Dance Party Hosted by Lord Vampyre: Bring your monstrous moves and ghoulish grooves to this interactive dance party, plus The UnbeLEAFable Halloween Night: Something ‘unbeLEAFable’ happens when a strange plant grows out of control. Packed with energetic singing and dancing, this musical mystery is fun for the entire family… AND features a surprise appearance from the newest monster in town – LEGO Plant Monster!


LEGOLAND Florida Brick-or-Treat

The Jammin' Jacks will return this year: Get ready to rock out with the spirits of Brick or Treat as our LEGO jack-o-lantern trio comes to life to sing some of your favorite spooky kooky tunes!


The dates that this years event is taking place is as follows:

September 16, 23, 30 October 7 - 8, 14 - 15, 21 - 22, and 28 - 29


This AWESOME Halloween spectacular is included with general park admission & select Annual Passes so let’s get ready to MONSTER PARTY at LEGOLAND Florida!



 


 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Howl-O-Scream

Howl-O-Scream At Busch Gardens Tampa

Select Nights, September 8 - October 31, 2023

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


Unspeakable horror lives in every dark corner, bringing fear to another level on select nights from September 8 to October 31.


This years Howl-O-Scream features five haunted houses and six scare zones, with a concoction of new haunted houses and scare zones as well as returning fan favorites.


New house this year is D.H. Baggum’s Circus of Fear, together with a re-imagined The Forgotten: Uprising, and favourites including Stranglewood Estate, Witch of the Woods and The Residence: Home for the Holidays.


There is two new scare zones this year, Sin City Zombies and Big Ed’s Demolition Derby, plus returning favourites include The Junkyard, Beyond the Veil, and Ravens Mill.


Howl-O-Scream will also feature live entertainment, including a new show called Rock the Grave, plus Cirque X-Scream, and performances from The Rolling Bones at Dragon Fire Grill.


This year will include a new Scare-E-Oke Karaoke Experience, while Coke Canopy will be home to a dance and cocktail experience, The Raveyard.


 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Howl-O-Scream

Haunted Houses

Dark minds have been brewing new ways to terrify those brave enough to enter our sinister haunted houses with new unsuspecting scares.


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay unveils first new house for 2023 Howl-O-Scream

NEW! D.H. Baggum's Circus of Fear

Come one, come all, to the most terrifying show you’ve ever seen! D.H. Baggum brings you all his monstrosities that are sure to make your spine tingle and your blood run cold!


As unsuspecting patrons walked the midway, D.H. would capture them and take them backstage to carry out his evil plan. as you wander the midway, watch out for D.H. and his crew. don’t get distracted by the magic— you might just be the next FREAK to take the stage!


Are you brave enough to be amongst the first to experience the circus of fear?


Stranglewood Estate

Ms. Stranglewood is back for more haunts and has something sinister waiting behind every corner. Once a lively home filled with laughter and lavish parties is now filled with darkness and the spirit of evil. Welcome back to the Stranglewood Estate.


The Residence: Home For The Holidays

The Residence: Home For The Holidays, is making a haunting return— but things are definitely not as merry as they may seem.


The Residence: Home For The Holidays is a fan favorite house at Howl-O-Sceam, where merriment turns murderous at a suburban family home, and this year Christmas arrives earlier than ever at The Residence, with all-new horrors eager to be unwrapped, but will you survive this silent night.


Witch of the Woods

The Witch is back, and just as wicked as ever. Curiosity has brought many travelers into this dark forest, but only bone-chilling stories and dying screams make their way out. With each step deeper into the woods, the prospect of survival quickly fades as demonic disciples hunt wandering intruders through their abandoned village.


The Forgotten: Uprising

A year has passed, and lately more and more people have been going missing. The great battle has begun, and the only way to survive is to be brave, fearless, and survive the Night.



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.


Busch Gardens Tampa unveils Zombie Entertainer Scare Zone for 2023 Howl-O-Scream - Sin City Zombies

NEW! Sin City Zombies

On the outskirts of the Vegas strip lies a small town that is home to some of the best entertainers to ever live, and is overrun by zombies who run rampant. Try your luck and hope your number wins because this is one town you don’t want to lose in.


NEW! Big Ed's Demolition Derby

Step into the twisted and adrenaline-fueled world of Big Ed's Demolition Derby. He has pulled together some of the roughest, toughest, and meanest baddies from all over Howl-O-Scream and brought them here to compete— but there’s always room for some surprise guests. Step up and see how long you can survive and navigate this automotive nightmare.


Raven's Mill

Within the walls of the corn field lies a horrific nightmare you cannot awaken. The scarecrows of Raven's Mill are ready for you...


Beyond the Veil

The dark fairies and orcs are dying for you to experience the depths of their magically sinister forest. Think you have what it takes to go beyond the veil?


The Junkyard

You’ll find more than spare parts as you rummage through this surly scrap site. Will you make it out in one piece or be devoured by the haunted rubble?


The Shortcut


Sinister Shows

Prepare to be bewitched, thrilled, and thoroughly entertained as the all-new stage show, Rock The Grave unleashes an unforgettable night of electrifying live music, dance, and special effects that will stir your soul and add a rockin’ good time to your Howl-O-Scream experience. Plus, enjoy returning favorites that are back and better than ever.

ALL-NEW Rock The Grave

Explosive, high-energy live stage show that merges the worlds of alternative and classic rock and pop hits into an unforgettable experience.

RETURNING FAVORITE Cirque X-Scream

Electrifying & mesmerizing stunt show that will leave you on the edge of your seat.



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.


Grab your tickets now, before it's too late!!


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



 



Busch Gardens’ Spooktacular
Select Days, September 9 to October 31, 2023

At Busch Gardens’ Spooktacular, from September 9 to October 31, guests will step into a whimsical world full of enchantment with Kandy, a witch-in-training!


Every Saturday and Sunday, plus Monday Oct. 30 & Tuesday Oct. 31, this event takes place during regular park hours, and is included with park entry. Busch Gardens’ Spooktacular will be casting magical spells, from 12 – 4 pm at the Festival Walkway.


A costume parade, story time and trick or treating are some of the activities guests will find in this immersive Halloween experience.


Event Activities


Kandy’s World

Join Kandy as she shares her journey into becoming a real witch. Hear first-hand about the stories of this witch-in-training including how much she loves candy and even how she accidentally turned her friends into frogs.


Trick-Or-Treating

The Busch Gardens Spooktacular is the place to be for trick or treating. All guests who purchase a reusable bag from the park will be part of the super sweet fun.


Spooktacular Costume Parade

A colorful parade of costumes will bring the Spooktacular Costume Parade to life. On this one-of-a-kind catwalk, every kid gets their time to shine! Children 13 and younger are welcome to dress up in costumes.


Storytime

Situated next to Kandy’s picture-perfect pumpkin patch, guests will be immersed in the popular story “Room on the Broom,” where everybody has a place and everyone belongs.


Busch Gardens’ Spooktacular

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Orlando Halloween Guide 2023

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