When it comes to enjoying Halloween to the maximum, a trip to Orlando is in order. The various theme parks throughout the city go all out for fall, Halloween, and fun in general. Costumes, characters, special seasonal treats, shows, and so much more becomes available during October, and won’t be again until the following year! One might even go so far as to suggest that if given only one chance to visit Orlando during the year, October is the ideal choice for the Halloween shenanigans alone.
Generally speaking, each and every theme park will have its own unique Halloween happenings, some will be more aligned with your interests than others. Here’s a quick Halloween guide to Orlando’s theme parks for your enjoyment:
Halloween in Orlando
Spookiest Choice For Teens + Adults: Halloween Horror Nights
Universal Studio Orlando is back again with its intensely spooky Halloween Horror Nights. This is definitely not the event for the little ones; the recommended starting age is 13. Of course, this is meant for those who enjoy feeling frightened and getting a good spook. There are plenty of other Halloween events in Orlando that are more friendly frights, but not this one. What you’ll get with your entrance ticket is access to multiple haunted houses, scare zones, special attractions, and the show Academy of Villains: Cyberpunk.
Pro Tip: If you love the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the best time to enjoy it is during Halloween. While everyone else will be distracted by the Halloween Horror Nights, Diagon Alley will be relatively calm and quiet, the perfect time to enjoy!
All the Good Feels For Every Age: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
The name alone is indicative of the level of spookiness here; none at all. For an all-around pleasant experience with all the happy parts of Halloween such as trick-or-treating, Mickey’s Party is ideal! This event is separate from the regular park entrance; it requires its own ticket. The event features a Hocus Pocus stage show, masquerade with costumed characters, fireworks, a dance party, and even some rides will be open despite it being after park hours.
For the Littlest Ones: Legoland Brick or Treat
Out of all the Orlando Halloween events, Brick or Treat is the most kid-friendly, since it was designed just for them! Differences during Brick or Treat as opposed to regular park attractions include a themed trick or treating trail, interactive character meet-and-greets, costume parade, giant Halloween models, special season shows, and more.
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Charming Halloween Ambiance: Walt Disney World
For those of you looking to soak in the magical ambiance of a theme park decked out in fall and Halloween decor, then the best choice if Walt Disney World. Not much else is different about the park other than it’s decor, and it provides the loveliest fall and Halloween ambiance to stroll around in. It’s nice to balance a day at Halloween Horror Nights with a day at Walt Disney World.
Blend Marine Life with Halloween: Spooktacular at Seaworld Orlando
Believe it or not, even Seaworld goes all out for Halloween. This year the theme is Sesame Street, and it is definitely geared to the little kiddos. You’ll be able to meet Sesame Street characters, watch silly-not-spooky live shows, “Fantasea” trick or treat, and more.
Plan out your costumes, choose with theme parks to visit, and have an epic Halloween season this year! You really can’t go wrong with any choice; every single park is exceptionally fun. The most important considerations include, which costumes to wear, the age and interests of your group, and where to stay! With that last bit, we’ve got you covered. Stay within a five-minute drive to Walt Disney World by booking a room at The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando. Not only is it near Walt Disney World and many of the other parks, but hotel guests get free transport to and from Disney! Plus, The Grove also goes all out for Halloween with decor, trick or treating, and more.