Orlando Halloween events offer an amazing array of trick, treating and terrors with over 70 nights of funtastic frights for all ages. It truly is the Vacation Capital for Halloween!
From kid-friendly treats to terrifying tricks, there’s nowhere quite like Orlando for Halloween so come and enjoy the scare-fest with us.
Halloween starts early, beginning August 25th with Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and stretches right through until early November.
Orlando Halloween Events for Teens and Adults
Halloween Horror Nights – Universal Orlando
HHN27 is the nations premier Halloween event. and takes place for 34 frightening nights from September 15th through November 4th at Universal Studios.
With 9 terrifyingly realistic Haunted Houses, 5 Scare Zones, roaming clowns brandishing screaming chainsaws and 2 Live Shows, you’re in for a night of terror and treats at Halloween Horror Nights.
September: 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 2017
October: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 2017
November: 3, 4 2017
Where: Universal Studios, Orlando
Web: Halloween Horror Nights
Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa
One of our favorite Orlando Halloween events is Howl-0-Scream at Busch Gardens – haunted houses, roaming hordes and rollercoasters in the dark.
We actually possibly enjoy this event a little more than HHN. The haunted houses are super and the staff members halt the line every few minutes. This “pulse” entrance for the guests is, in our opinion, better than a conga line. This means you don’t always see where the person in front of you gets a fright.
The Nations largest horror convention with celebrity guests and a host of events and experiences.
- Richard Dreyfuss
- John Kassir
- John Cusack
- Joan Cusack
- Molly Ringwald
- And many more!
Orlando Halloween events this year include A Petrified Forest bringing back your past, your demented childhood on steroids.
All those sweet storybook fables your parents used to read to you, as you drifted into dream land…The ones that taught you all the little lessons of life.
They were a lie! A twisted lie to cover up the truth, just so you would go to sleep.
Petrified Forest will also be holding a Kids Day on October 14th 2017 from 9am to noon. There will be trick or treating, a costume contest, arts & crafts, bounce house & slide, food, fun, games, prizes.
Beast of Blackwood
If you like escape games, then this is definitely one for you to experience. But this takes escape games one step further. It’s a fully immersive outdoor experience with real life actors to enhance the experience.
You’ll be following in the footsteps of 5 brave kids who disappeared. Will you come face to face with the Beast of Blackwood?
Orlando Halloween Events for All the Family
These family orientated Orlando Halloween events are perfect for younger kids:
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is one of the most popular Orlando Halloween events. MNSSHP brings lots of fun for all ages, special parades, awesome fireworks and plenty of trick or treats on select dates throughout October.
Great for adults too – you’ll never be too old for this party!
Check out the Kid Cam below for MNSSHP from VisitOrlando
SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular 2017
SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular takes place from 11a.m. – 6p.m. every weekend, September 23 – October 29. No separate ticket is needed, Halloween Spooktacular is included with park admission.
Sesame Street Halloween Kids’ Weekends
Busch Gardens in Tampa will be holding two Halloween themed weekends featuring animal encounters, hay bale maze, trick or treating and candy stations. There will also be parades and dance parties featuring Sesame Street favorites like Elmo, Cookie Monster and Big Bird all dressed in their Halloween finery.
Brick or Treat LegoLand Florida
Brick or Treat at LegoLand is a perfect Orlando Halloween event for the younger kids
Lots of activities including LEGO ghost building, Scavenger Hunt, Costume Contest, Meet & Greet with LEGO characters, a 13 foot Vampyer Hearse and a fireworks finale. All included with the entry ticket.
The Haunt at Old Town
The 7th annual Haunt at Old Town will be held every weekend from late September throughout October. Face your fears in haunted houses and scare zones or try to survive the zombie apocalypse. Lots of fun for all the family
The nightly car cruises will still be held on Halloween event nights.
When: September 30 2017
October 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 30, 31 2017
Where: Old Town Kissimmee – 5770 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee
Web: The Haunt at Old Town
Spooky Day in the Parks 2017
A Weekend of Wicked Fun and Villainy from September 22 – 24, 2017
Dig out your most ghoulish Halloween costume and head to the theme parks for special VIP events. There are plenty of locations to choose from but the main one is in Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Bueno Vista. The Magic Kingdom and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are other sites earmarked for gatherings.
- Spooky Day Bizarre at Coronado Springs Resort has all sorts of wicked collectables, arts and crafts and a fashion show with Halloween connections.
The Foolish Mortals Documentary will be shown on each day at times yet be decided. This is the first Florida screening of the documentary which examines the cult surrounding Disney’s Haunted Mansion.
Friday, September 22, 12.00pm – 9.00pm.
Saturday, September 23, 9.00am – 4.00pm.
- Fly down to the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror for a 10.00pm after park hours private party to be held on September 22. Please note that costumes and masks cannot be worn.
- Meet up at Magic Kingdom on Saturday, September 23 for photo ops in Disney acceptable attire. More, important information can be found on the Spooky Day in the Parks website.
- A breakfast buffet in the company of Mickey and Minnie in Halloween attire is served at Coronado Springs Resort from 9.00am – 10.30am on Sunday, September 24.
Costs, reservations and information can be found on the Spooky Day in the Parks website.
Halloween Lights at Jeater Bend
This road in the Town of Celebration is a favorite with locals and visitors alike for the awesome Christmas lights display, but they also create a lights spectacular for Halloween. 11 homes join in the display to create a street wide show synchronized to music, projection water and fire.
Drive through or park up and take a good look, this is one of the most visual Orlando Halloween events and great fun for all ages. Drive through and just park up and walk through to take it all in.
Calvin Slater, a Celebration resident, orchestrates the stunning display and uses the light show as a way to help local families in need. He collects canned food for the Kissimmee-based charity – Celebration 34747 Cares.
Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival
Southernhill Farms is a family owned and operated blueberry u-pick farm in Clermont. The 2nd annual Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival will be held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout October. Entry is $10 per vehicle per day and there are no limits on how many passengers in the vehicle. Pack the whole family!
Each weekend there will be live music, local food trucks, craft beer & wine and, of course, the pumpkin patch. The pumpkin patch is home to an array of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. There’s a playground for kids, and giant games for adults such as Jenga and bean bag toss.
You can also hop on the Blueberry Express for $5 adults and $3 children or roast some smores on the firepit. You can purchase smores from the family store along with local and raw honey, lotions, hand balms and lots more.
If you are heading over there, check the detour on their website for directions
When: Fridays from 4-9 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 10-5 pm through October 29th
Where: Southernhill Farms, 16651 Schofield Rd, Clermont, FL 34714, USA
Web: Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival
Green Meadows Petting Farm
Kid friendly Halloween happenings at Green Meadows Petting Farm.
Trail of Jack-o-Lanterns & Ooky-Spooky Haunted House
Weekends October 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29, 2017 7.30pm-9pm – Impressive lighted trail of pumpkins set to music, then visit the Ooky-Spooky Haunted House for some boo’s and fun.
Children’s Halloween Fun Days
Trick or Treat Days October 28 & 29, 2017
It’s that exciting day when your little ghouls and goblins get to dress in their spookiest costume. In addition to lots of furry farm pets to touch and feed, Halloween Fun day includes:
- Real live pig races from Arkansas
- Costume parade
- Tiny Trucks and Tractors Corn Box
- Ooky Spooky Haunted House
- A dig in the hay for prizes
Share pictures of your experience on our Facebook to enter the Halloween photo contest. The 5 most fang-tastic pictures will receive two complimentary passes to use on your next visit!
Screamin’ Green Hauntoween at The Crayola Experience
Screamin’ Green Hauntoween at the Crayola Experience will include hands on monster-rific crafts, a themed scavenger hunt, character photos and trick or treating.
Event is included in regular admission ticket which is $19.99 per person, aged 3 and up. Annual pass currently available for $29.99 when bought online.
This is one of the Orlando Halloween events that is both fun and creative, kids will love it!
When: October 7th to October 31st 2017
Where: Crayola Experience, 8001 S Orange Blossom Trail #1300A, Orlando, FL 32809
Web: Screamin’ Green Hauntoween
Orlando Haunted Maze
This Orlando halloween event was created by locals George and Sara Dees Goldstein, the Orlando Haunted Maze is now in it’s 6th year of frights. The “Gatekeeper” will put you in the picture with stories as you wait in line to enter the maze to see if you make the other side unscathed.
Some of the proceeds go to local charities and the charity chosen for 2017 is Ronald MacDonald House Charities, Central Florida.
When: Fridays and Saturdays of October: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 + October 30 and 31st.
Where: Orlando Haunted Maze, 3209 Calloway DR Orlando, FL 32810
Web: Orlando Haunted Maze
Halloween Hustle 5K
The Halloween Hustle 5K race to end childhood hunger includes a 5k walk/run, kid’s fun run, trick or treating, food-trucks and live musice.
A great family day for all ages from 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Where: Baldwin Park
Web: Halloween Hustle 5k
BOO! ON BROADWAY
5.30-8pm – BOO! on Broadway in Downtown Kissimmee includes a Casket Derby (think soap-box derby)
Where: Kissimmee Main Street
Web: BOO! on Broadway
Royal Pumpkin Patch Train
There will be face paining, meet and greets with Farmer Brown, refreshments served by Mrs Brown, balloon artists and a petting area.
The Royal Pumpkin departs from Tavares Station at 4:00 pm and 5:45 pm. Adults and seniors – $23.50 plus tax and handling fee. Children ages 2-12 – $15.50 plus tax and handling fee. Children under 2 not occupying a separate seat are free
When: October 28, 29, 30, 31 2017
Where: Tavares Station, 305 E Ruby St, Tavares, FL 32778, USA
Web: Royal Palm Railway Experience
This might just be one of the wildest Orlando Halloween events you’ll visit!
This not-too-scary event is perfect for the young and old alike.
Kids are invited to bring goody bags and wear costumes for trick or treat stations.
There’s even a face painter for those feeling a little under-dressed.
No additional ticket needed, this event is included with the entry fee.