Fall is a fantastic time of year to make travel plans and if you happen to be an adventurer who loves Halloween, there’s no better place to find yourself than Orlando. Packed with exciting and inviting theme parks, Orlando is known as a destination where Halloween gets underway early and enthusiastically. At some of the major theme parks in town, locals and visitors alike can start partaking in Halloween-themed festivities as early as September. Whether the little ones are looking forward to filling up buckets with candy, or you’re in town with your friends and you’re looking for a spookier take on it all, there’s something inspiring and thrilling waiting for you here this autumn. Be sure to check out all of the Orlando Halloween events that will be happening at the major parks across the city, beginning with those listed below.
Enjoy Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld Orlando
Hosted on select nights starting September 8, 2023, Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld Orlando is a fan-favorite event that’s highly anticipated once again this year! The event runs through October 31st and invites guests to head over to SeaWorld for all of the traditional theme park fun as well as added spooks and thrills. The park will be brimming over with haunted houses to check out as well as scare zones and live shows to enjoy. This is an adult-focused event with fake gore included, so you’ll want to leave the little ones at home for this one. Tickets begin at $32.99 for single-night access.
If you are heading to SeaWorld Orlando with little ones in tow and they want to get in on the Halloween fun as well, you can participate in the SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular which is designed for kids of all ages to enjoy at SeaWorld! This event runs on weekends from September 16th through October 31st and is included in the cost of a general admission ticket. There will be plenty of delicious Halloween-themed food and beverages on hand across the park with this year’s theme revolving around “Fantasea.”
Participate in Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disney World
When your Halloween travel plans have you park hopping across Orlando with an emphasis on time enjoyed at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, you’ll be right on schedule to make the most of the holiday fun. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party comes to town this time of year and will be hosted on select nights starting August 11, 2023, and running through November 1, 2023. This is a family-friendly experience that puts all of the fun into the Halloween celebration without the spooky details included. The event includes everything from costumed stage shows and themed food and drinks to a parade, fireworks, and more. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party is a limited ticket event, so you’ll want to be sure to purchase your entrance in advance. Ticket prices range from $99 to $189 depending on the day you choose to attend.
Make the Most of the Thrills at Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios
Between September 1, 2023, and October 31, 2023, Orlando-bound visitors and locals alike looking for an event that promises to spook will find everything they’re hoping for at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights. This is a top-rated event in the area each Halloween that’s designed specifically to scare and thrill guests. It’s a 13-and-up event that has been terrifying Halloween enthusiasts for over three decades. Guests who purchase tickets to Halloween Horror Nights can enjoy making their way through five scare zones as well as 10 themed haunted houses. There are live performances to enjoy during the event and plenty of fantastic food to try as well. From the exclusive merchandise to time spent on the rides, it’s a night you won’t soon forget!
Head Over to Haunting Nights
When you’re looking to balance out your theme park visits with something more off-the-beaten-path while still sticking to Halloween-themed fun, you’ll find it at the Haunting Nights hosted at the Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando. Located at 1920 N. Forest Avenue, these gardens sprawl over 50 acres of terrain, and between late September and October 31, 2023, visitors can enjoy a set up designed to inspire Halloween vibes by Creative City Project. As visitors wander through the gardens, they’ll be magically transported into settings that feel like spooky forests complete with jump scares, and other fall-inspired encounters along the way. There are stations where you can make your own jack-o-lanterns, a neon-light maze to tackle, and hay pyramids as well. From meeting La Catrina in the Dia de Muertos world to trying the themed food and drinks, Haunting Nights is an event you won’t want to miss.
Book Your Stay to Enjoy Orlando Halloween Events
Whether you’re heading to Orlando over Halloween or enjoying time here another time of year, the team at Orlando Vacation Homes has the luxurious vacation rental you need to top off your stay in style. Reach out today to learn more!