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Kid-Friendly, Family Halloween Events in Orlando 2023

Updated: Nov 25, 2023

Everyone loves spooky season, and here in Orlando we have the biggest choice of events for everyone, and while there is lots of fun for the big kids with terrifying haunted houses and more, the little kids get lots of spooky fun just for them!


Kid-Friendly, Family Halloween Events in Orlando

Halloween is a spook-tacular time to be Orlando, with many of the top scare events and attractions in the country, and while they are perfect for the adults, not so much for the little ones, so here we have brought together all the kid-friendly events thay the kids will love without getting scared.


We've compiled a list of all the family events that are taking place in Orlando to celebrate Halloween, and as we get closer to Halloween we'll keep adding all the latest things to do




 


KID-FRIENDLY THEME PARK EVENTS


2023 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 including shows, a parade, fireworks, Disney characters dressed in their Halloween best, and so much more, and as the name suggests this is a not-so-scary event that perfect for families to enjoy.


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.


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

Walt Disney World
August 11 - November 1, 2023

Thorughout Walt Disney World you will discover lots of fun activities for all the family.


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. 11 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

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!



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

At Busch Gardens’ Spooktacular, from September 9 to October 31, families canstep 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. Perfect for families, 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.


SeaWorld Orlando Halloween Spooktacular

SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular

Select Dates, September 16 - October 31, 2023

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular is back for all the family to enjoy, 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 kid-friendly Spooktacular Festivities and plan your visit this fall.


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


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 designed especially for kids 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



 


HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS FOR KIDS


Mortem Manor at Old Town, Kissimmee

Mortem Manor
Year Round Attraction

Mortem Manor is a year round haunted attraction located at Old Town, Kissimmee, and while not suitable for little kids, the attraction suitable for children 13 and older.


Journey through Mortem Manor, two floors of an old victorian themed haunted attraction filled with scares, thrills and fun. Featuring live actors, animatronics and state-of-the-art special effects.


Haunting Nights Leu Gardens Creative City Project

Haunting Nights at Leu Gardens
Select Nights from September 26 - October 31

This Halloween season once darkness arrives, there is a brand new nighttime experience to enjoy here in Orlando, as Creative City Arts presents Haunting Nights, an artful, exciting Halloween experience that will take place in the forests of Leu Gardens.


Guests to this new immersive Haunting Nights experience will be welcomed by a 10’ tall jack-o-lantern, before making your way past the bridge troll and into the forest of eyes.


You will then walk through a garden of sunflowers, journey through a neon-light maze, climb up a giant hay-pyramid, meet La Catrina in our Dia de Muertos world, and so much more.


Creative City Arts promises some jump-scares, but say it won't be too scary with the event recommended for guests 13 and up.


Happy Frights at Leu Gardens

Happy Frights
Select dates between September 29 and October 31, 2023

Gather the entire family for a fun, family-friendly Halloween adventure throughout Orlando’s Leu Gardens featuring exciting immersive worlds, live characters, food and trick-or-treating.


Guests will meet a dancing bridge-troll, walk through a garden of sunflowers, explore a neon-light maze, climb up a giant hay-pyramid, celebrate Dia de Muertos and so much more – all while visiting nine trick-or-treat stations along the way.


This immersive haunted attraction is designed especially for families with children ages 4-12.


A Petrified Forest Orlando Haunt

A Petrified Forest

Dates To Be Confirmed

You might be surprised to see A Petrified Forest on a list of kid-friendly halloween event, but for one day only, this terrifying independent outdoor scare trail which is located in the Altamonte Springs host a kids day that is perfect for the whole family to enjoy!

Make-A-Wish Kid's Day offers family fun in the spooky sun for your little ones from 9 am - 12 pm.


The event includes a trick or treat trail, bounce house, costume parade, games, prizes & more. All proceeds go towards Make-A-Wish of Northern & Central FL



 


KID-FRIENDLY HALLOWEEN EVENTS


Goblins & Giggles Weekends at Gaylord Palms Resort Orlando

Gaylord Palms Goblins & Giggles Weekends

September 9 - October 29, 2023

Bewitching thrills, chills and laughter will once again fill fall weekends as guests are treated to family-friendly Halloween fun beginning Sept. 9, 2023, when Gaylord Palms Resort kicks off its annual Goblins & Giggles Weekends celebration.


The much loved event which runs through Oct. 29, will feature live shows, interactive events, dance and costume parties, character experiences, spooky animal encounters, a themed scavenger hunt and escape room, and plenty of sweet treats.


Plus this year, Gaylord Palms Resort is offering two “Fall Into Family Fun” hotel packages with features like free resort credit, premium guest room views, and tickets to popular Goblins & Giggles Weekends events.


Pirates Dinner Adventure is hosting “Vampirates: When the Blood Moon Rises”

Vampirates: When the Blood Moon Rises
Select Nights, September 19 - October 31, 2023

Pirates Dinner Adventure is hosting “Vampirates: When the Blood Moon Rises”, a Halloween-themed dinner show suitable for ghouls and goblins of all ages.


As the Blood Moon casts an eerie glow over the high seas, the notorious Captain Sebastian the Black and his pirate crew of vampires are in search of the Sulzana’s Eye, a cursed necklace that will allow them to live in the daylight. And only you can stop them before the necklace falls into the wrong hands! Embark on a spooktacular journey filled with aerial artistry, swordplay, death-defying stunts and dynamic duels.


In addition to the themed show, guests can satisfy their sweet tooth on the Trick R Treat Trail and the whole family is encouraged to dress up in their favorite costumes on select nights of the Vampirates show.


Screamin' Green Hauntoween at Crayola Experience

Screamin' Green Hauntoween at Crayola Experience
September 23 - October 31, 2023

Screamin' Green Hauntoween is back and more colorful than ever! Join Crayola Experience Orlando on a quest to discover rare, Halloween colors and meet monster-ific characters as you go! To find them all, you’ll journey into an ancient Pharaoh’s tomb, creep through a spooktacular forest and more all while creating WITCHtacular crafts!


This event is CHALK-full of spooky happenings: a themed scavenger hunt, spook-tastic crafts, character photo ops, and more! ALL included with admission.


Plus every weekend enjoy trick-or-treating and a DJ dance party.



Fun Spot’s HUGE Halloween
Saturdays & Sundays, plus Halloween, September 30 - October 31, 2023

Gear Up for FANG-tastic Family Fun at Fun Spot’s HUGE Halloween this spooky season with Trick or Treating on Saturdays, Sundays and Halloween, plus rev up your taste buds with limited-edition fright bites.


You can also strike a pose with pals at Fun Spot’s Foto Spots, and best of all, the Halloween entertainment is free!


Fun Spot’s HUGE Halloween is haunting Fun Spot's Orlando and Kissimmee parks until Tuesday, October 31.


Click, Clack, BOO! A Tricky Treat

Click, Clack, BOO! A Tricky Treat
Various Days, October 2 - October 29, 2023

Just in time for Halloween is Click, Clack, BOO! A Tricky Treat, at Orlando Family Stage.


It’s Halloween! Duck, Pig, Cow, and Hen cannot wait to throw a Halloween party, complete with apple-bobbing, bottomless candy bowls, and a spook-tacular costume contest, against Farmer Brown’s wishes, as he is afraid of Halloween.


Join the barnyard crew as they use some clever trickery to show Farmer Brown that sometimes a little scare can be big fun!


A Halloween costume parade of children in costumes is a part of each weekend show.


The Outta Control Spooktacular Magic Dinner Show

The Outta Control Spooktacular Magic Dinner Show
October 7 - 31, 2023

This special version of Orlando’s longest-running dinner show will include brand new Halloween-themed magic and stories, interactive illusions featuring spooky Hollywood characters, questions answered from the great beyond, and more.


Performing 5 nights a week is the amazing Tony Brent, and during his off nights, audiences can enjoy one of our special guest entertainers: Matt Marberry, Phillip Kaiser, Jimmy Rook, or TC Tahoe.


Shows often sell out, so grab your tickets today! Costumes encouraged!


Gatorland’s Gators, Ghosts And Goblins

Gatorland’s Gators, Ghosts And Goblins

October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29, 2023

Gators, Ghosts and Goblins at Gatorland returns with lots of spooky activities!


Swamp Ghost’s Monster Museum returns with an all-new exhibit! Encounter specters, goblins, and more as you learn about the origins of everyone’s favorite haunted holiday!

Explore new haunt-zones like The Creepy Creature Carnival, where famous monsters moonlight as midway attractions! and the Frightful Frontier, an old west town populated with cursed cowboys! Plus, seek out hidden beasties like the Florida Skunk Ape, Moth Man, Chupacabra, and more!


All this plus interactive characters, animal meet-and-greets, a Children’s Halloween Costume Parade with treat bags for all kids who participate! There’s also fun shows, a variety of specialtyvendors, games, candy giveaways, and more!


Gatorland’s Gators, Ghosts, and Goblins is included with your regular park admission on October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29, 10am to 5pm.


Boo! Central Florida Zoo's Zoo Boo Bash returns this spooky season

Central Florida Zoo Boo Bash
October 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29, 2023

The beloved Zoo Boo Bash is offering more Halloween festivities than ever this year with three weekends of costumes, an exciting trick-or-treat path and all your Zoo favorites.


This year’s party takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on select dates, Oct. 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29.


The family-friendly event will feature treat stations and other fun activities. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to dress their best and show off their costumes.


Guests can purchase tickets online here for guaranteed admission.


Join Central Florida Community Arts Big Band for Ghoulish Grooves

Ghoulish Grooves
October 19, 2023

You’re invited for a swinging wake! Join Central Florida Community Arts Big Band for Ghoulish Grooves- a spook-tacular concert filled with not-so-scary thrills and chills fit for the whole family. Central Florida’s biggest, baddest big band has returned to haunt the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater for CFCArts' inaugural Halloween concert.


Audiences can expect big-band style reimaginings of frightfully fun tunes, such as Ghostbusters, Thriller, and the Addams Family theme. It’s sure to be a Halloween treat- and that’s no trick!


Symphony Storytime Series: Spooky Serenades

Symphony Storytime Series: Spooky Serenades
October 21 - 22, 2023

Pumpkins, candy, and ghosts, oh my! Join the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra as they trick or treat their way through this fun, spooktacular performance that all the family will enjoy.


The haunted sounds of the Woodwind Quintet, together with storyteller, will help get you in the mood for the Fall Season. Get tickets now.


 ICON Park On International Drive  At Halloween

HALLOWEEKEND at ICON Park
October 26 - October 31

ICON Park is offering a long Halloweekend of fun! Starting Thursday, Oct 26 through Halloween on Tuesday, Oct. 31, the park will offer free and discounted tickets, a haunted holiday light show and spooky photo ops.

"Wheely” Big Fun for Costumed Kiddos

Bring your little princess, astronaut or cowboy out to ICON Park from Oct 26 to 31 for a FREE ride on the Carousel on the Promenade. Offer is valid for all costumed kids ages 12 and under.

Your costumed kiddo also will get the whole family 50 percent off tickets for, ICON Park’s signature attraction, The Wheel, so families can take in the views of Orlando together on their own private, air-conditioned capsule (up to five tickets.)


Haunted Holiday Light Show

Gather outdoors on The Lawn to be immersed in The Wheel’s popular annual light and fog show, as 64,000 LED lights dance 400 ft. in the air while fog drifts across the lawn at your feet. Shows will take place nightly, now through Tuesday, October 31st.

Sundays through Thursdays — 8:30 p.m.

Fridays and Saturdays — 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.


Best Spooky Selfie Spot

Every night in October, the 400-foot Wheel is the ultimate Orlando Halloween photo spot for selfies, as it illuminates the skyline with a magnificent color-scape of orange, purple, green and red lights.


Boo on Broadway Kissimmee

Boo on Broadway
October 27, 2023

It's the most spookiest time of the year! Get your costumes out and bring the cobwebs with you to Historic Downtown Kissimmee for Boo on Broadway. Dress up and make your way through Broadway to collect candy , visit the adventures in Booville, witness the Great Kissimmee Case Race, see stilt walkers, dancers and more! Free event.


Lake Nona Graveyard Smash

Lake Nona Graveyard Smash
October 28, 2023

Come to the Lake Nona Graveyard Smash, as it’s time to celebrate Halloween with spooky entertainment, trick or treat stations, inflatable courses, face paint, and thrilling music.


This event will definitely give you chills!


Celebrate Oktoberfest AND Halloween at the German American Society of Central Florida

Halloween Oktoberfest
October 28, 2023

Celebrate Oktoberfest AND Halloween at the German American Society of Central Florida for the Best and Most Authentic Oktoberfest around!


Enjoy fabulous German food and plenty of beer on tap from German breweries. Live musical entertainment and dancing all day long, in the Biergarten and Clubhouse. Kids play area with games and bounce house!


Downtown Avalon Park Spooktacular

Downtown Avalon Park Spooktacular
October 28, 2023

For Halloween, Downtown Avalon Park pulls out all the stops and throw a family-friendly Spooktacular trick or treat in the heart of the community.


Promenade at Sunset Walk - Halloween Kid's Trick or Treating, Trunk or Treat Car & Truck Show

Trunk Or Treat Car Show
October 28, 2023

Join the FREE spooky fun at the 4th Annual Promenade at Sunset Walk - Halloween Kid's Trick or Treating, Trunk or Treat Car & Truck Show.


Enjoy spook-tacular live entertainment from The Layla Bribois Band, DJ K1X, street performers, and over 2 dozen candy stations.


Plus, more than 100 Show Cars & Trucks will also be distributing Treats and Competing for the Top 3 Merchant's Choice Trophies for Best Halloween Themed Rides!


The Pub Orlando's 3rd Annual Family PubKin Fest

The Pub Orlando's 3rd Annual Family PubKin Fest
October 29, 2023

The Pub Orlando’s 3rd Annual PubKin Fest on Sunday October 29, 2023 from 12 pm – 5 pm / Activities 1 pm – 4 pm Outdoors in the Courtyard


Enjoy Interactive DJ, Games & Prizes, Face Painting, Magic Show, Family Costume Contest, Children's Costume Contest, Trick or Treating, and so much more. $15.00 per Family/Group.



Halloween At Old Town
October 31, 2023

Grab your little ghoul or goblin for a night of Halloween fun at Old Town!


Celebrate the spookiest of holidays with free trick-or-treating, entertainment and The Thriller Dancers. Free trick-or-treating is from 5 - 7 pm with candy stations throughout Old Town.


Halloween at Cranes Roost Park

Halloween at Cranes Roost Park
October 31, 2023

Halloween at Cranes Roost Park is a community-oriented, door-to-door trick-or-treat alternative for kids brought to you by the City of Altamonte Springs.


The event features local businesses sponsoring booths to hand out candy and trinkets to an estimated 15,000 kids. The event kicks off with trick-or-treating around Cranes Roost Lake and live entertainment, followed by costume contests, games and surprises throughout the event.



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