Fall Fun: Unveiling the Best Halloween Events in Orlando

The Encore Resort Blog
September 1, 2023
September 1, 2023

As the sun sets on summer, and the cool air of Fall sets in, one thing is certain: Halloween is right around the corner. This is the best time to visit Orlando, as the entire city transforms into a Halloween extravaganza. From family-friendly festivals to heart-pounding scares, there’s no shortage of Halloween events to sink your teeth into. Let’s dive into some of the most spooktacular Halloween events that Orlando has to offer.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom

Group of kids trick-or-treating at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom
© Disney
Disney’s beloved event, “Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party,” is a treat for visitors of all ages. With an emphasis on fun rather than fright, this event offers themed parades, character meet-and-greets, and trick-or-treating throughout the park. The Cinderella Castle, adorned with eerie lights, becomes a focal point for dazzling fireworks and enchanting shows. Don your favorite costume and join the festivities for a night of Halloween magic.

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort

For those seeking an adrenaline rush, Universal Orlando’s “Halloween Horror Nights” is an experience like no other. This event transforms the park into a realm of terror, with haunted houses, scare zones, and live shows that will send shivers down your spine. With themes inspired by popular horror movies and TV shows, visitors can immerse themselves in a world of frightful fantasies. This year, popular franchises like Chucky, Stranger Things, and The Last of Us have houses to explore. It’s a daring adventure for horror enthusiasts who crave a good scare.
Woman screaming at a monster at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights
© Universal

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular

Kids holding Halloween pumpkin-shaped trick-or-treat buckets.
Families looking for a more kid-friendly Halloween celebration will find delight in SeaWorld’s “Halloween Spooktacular.” This daytime event features colorful Halloween decorations, trick-or-treating stations, and sea-themed activities. Little ones can meet beloved Sesame Street characters dressed in their Halloween best and embark on a special Halloween-themed scavenger hunt. The aquatic ambiance adds a unique twist to the traditional Halloween festivities.

Zoo Boo Bash at Central Florida Zoo

For a wild twist on Halloween, head to the Central Florida Zoo for their “Zoo Boo Bash.” This family-oriented event combines the magic of the zoo with the spookiness of the season. Kids can enjoy costume contests, trick-or-treating, and themed animal encounters. The zoo’s exhibits take on a Halloween makeover, creating a playful and educational experience for all.
Baby girl dressed in a fox costume

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida Resort

Lego Halloween characters at the Legoland Florida park entrance
© Legoland
Perfect for LEGO-lovers, LEGOLAND Florida Resort hosts a “Brick or Treat” event that’s all about playful scares and creative fun. With themed LEGO builds, costume contests, and trick-or-treating trails, this event brings the beloved world of LEGO to life in a spooky and imaginative way. It’s an opportunity for families to enjoy Halloween in a uniquely interactive setting.

Petrified Forest Haunted Swamp

Venture off the beaten path for a spine-tingling journey through the “Petrified Forest Haunted Swamp.” This outdoor attraction offers a haunted trail experience like no other. As you wander through the eerie swamplands, be prepared to encounter terrifying creatures and chilling scenes that will haunt your dreams. This event is perfect for those seeking a more intense and immersive Halloween adventure.
A zombie eating a brain at the Petrified Forest Haunted Swamp Halloween Event
© A Petrified Forest
From the enchanting realms of Disney to the heart-pounding scares of Universal’s Horror Nights, Orlando offers a diverse range of Halloween events to suit every taste and preference. Whether you’re seeking family-friendly fun, adrenaline-pumping scares, or unique themed experiences, this city has it all. As October approaches, make sure to plan your visit and immerse yourself in the spooktacular festivities that Orlando has to offer, and there’s no better place to stay than at Encore Resort at Reunion.
Encore Resort's Luna family dressed in Halloween costumes

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