Halloween is right around the corner and everyone’s getting their spooky costumes ready. But that’s not all. Fall festivities and the days leading up to Hallows’ eve can be extremely exciting, especially if you are in and around Orlando. In October, you will find a number of events that are perfect to get you into the Halloween spirit.
Anyone that loves Halloween knows that the enjoyment and thrills don’t have to be celebrated just on one night. Orlando has always been the destination for some of the best Halloween events in the country. Many of these started as early as mid-August and will run through October up to early November. Here we take a look at some of the most popular 2018 Orlando Halloween events:
Events For Kids
- Halloween Horror Nights
This is Universal Orlando® Resort’s renowned Halloween celebration. It’s a separate-ticketed event taking place on specific nights between Sept. 14 and Nov. 3. What you can expect this year is a haunted house that’s based on Stranger Things’, the mega-hit on Netflix. In addition, there are a total of 10 other haunted houses that you can visit at this resort.
- Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
On specific nights starting from Aug. 17 through to Oct. 31, you can enjoy the most fantastic spooky time at the Magic Kingdom, the world-famous Walt Disney World® Resort Magic Kingdom. Kids can have the time of their life watching special character appearances at the Boo-to-You Halloween Parade, the “Boo-tacular” fireworks show and can also sing along merrily at the fantastic Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular. Visitors can dress for the occasion and trick-or-treat through the park at this separate-ticketed event.
- SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular
This is the daytime festival from Sept. 22 – Oct. 28 that the whole family can enjoy. It is included with the standard admission to SeaWorld® Orlando. Whimsical sea creatures, not too spooky live shows, and underwater “fantasea” with special trick-or-treating features are bound to keep your little ones enraptured. They will also have the opportunity to mingle with characters from Sesame Street including Elmo, Cookie Monsters, The Count and others.
Events For Teens & Up
It’s not just very young kids that enjoy Halloween. Adults and teens have a fantastic time during this festival too. Orlando has a little something for everyone during Halloween, and here are some of the best that teens can attend:
- American Ghost Adventures
While this organization offers a number of paranormal experiences, the ones they offer around Halloween are very season-specific. You can choose from options are such as “Dining With the Departed,” or “Spirits With Spirits” and a number of other tours across the Orlando area
- City of Orlando’s – Moonlight Walking Tours
This historical stroll takes you through downtown Orlando where you walk past almost a hundred graves at the Greenwood Cemetery. The walk covers four miles and the entire tour is absolutely free as it has the sponsorship of various charities. If the perfect combination of spook and philanthropy.
In addition, you can also explore the haunted grounds of different art and history museums through Maitland’s Historical Haunted Tours or visit the Mortem Manor Haunted Attraction situated at Old Town.