Halloween Fun for the Young! Local Halloween Events for Children in Orlando

The Encore Resort Blog
October 1, 2023
October 1, 2023

Halloween is just around the corner, and if you’re a parent in Orlando, you’re in luck! The city comes alive with a plethora of family-friendly Halloween events that are sure to make your little ones scream with delight (in a good way, of course). From haunted houses suitable for all ages to pumpkin patches and theme park fun, Orlando offers a wide range of spooktacular activities for kids. In this blog, we’ll take you on a journey through some of the best local Halloween events for children close by Encore Resort at Reunion!

1. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World

Stacked jack-o-lanterns at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom
Starting off our list with a classic, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World is a must-visit event for families. This special ticketed event transforms the Magic Kingdom into a Halloween wonderland. Kids can go trick-or-treating, meet their favorite Disney characters dressed in Halloween costumes, and watch the Boo-to-You Halloween Parade featuring spooky Disney villains. The party also includes a spectacular fireworks show. Don’t forget to dress up your little ones in their favorite costumes!

2. SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular

SeaWorld Orlando hosts a family-friendly Halloween Spooktacular event on weekends throughout October. This daytime event is perfect for young children as it offers a range of happy activities. Kids can trick-or-treat throughout the park, meet whimsical sea creatures in their Halloween costumes, and enjoy Halloween-themed shows and activities. The event also features a dance party where your little goblins can boogie with friendly sea witches.
Little boy in a pirate costume

3. LEGOLAND Florida Brick or Treat

Legoland Monster Party show at the Brick or Treat event
© Legoland
If your kids are LEGO enthusiasts, then LEGOLAND Florida’s Brick or Treat event is the place to be. This Halloween celebration takes place on select weekends in October and features a Brick-or-Treat Trail, where kids can collect sweet treats and interact with LEGO characters. The park is adorned with Halloween decorations, and families can enjoy themed shows, costume contests, and even a spectacular fireworks show.

4. Gatorland’s Gators, Ghosts, and Goblins

For a unique Halloween experience, visit Gatorland’s Gators, Ghosts, and Goblins event. Known for its alligator-centric attractions, Gatorland offers a special Halloween twist. Families can enjoy spooky train rides, a pumpkin scavenger hunt, and a “ghoulish” animal show. Kids can even enter a costume contest and have a chance to win prizes. It’s a fun and educational way to celebrate Halloween with a Florida twist.
Florida alligator.

5. Crayola Experience’s Screamin’ Green Hauntoween

Close-up of multicolored crayons
Crayola Experience in Orlando offers a colorful Halloween celebration known as Screamin’ Green Hauntoween. This event runs from mid-September to the end of October and includes Halloween-themed crafts, trick-or-treating, and a themed scavenger hunt. Kids can explore 27 hands-on attractions and create Halloween-inspired art to take home as a spooky souvenir.

6. Happy Frights, Haunting Nights at Leu Gardens

Harry P. Leu Gardens is a beautiful botanical oasis in Orlando, and during the Halloween season, it transforms into Happy Frights, Haunting Nights, a family-friendly Halloween event. This not-so-scary experience includes a pumpkin path, a trick-or-treat trail, and light maze. Families can also enjoy storytelling, crafts, and games amidst the lush gardens and spooky decorations.
Leu Gardens in Winter Park, Florida
It’s clear Encore Resort at Reunion is the place to be this Halloween! Orlando offers a wide array of family-friendly Halloween events and activities that cater to kids of all ages. From the magical world of Disney to educational experiences with alligators and LEGO, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy during this spooky season. So, put on your costumes, grab your treat bags, and get ready for a Halloween adventure that your children will remember for years to come in the heart of the Sunshine State.
Sammy the Surfing bear dressed as a witch for Halloween

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