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Halloween Events in Orlando

Orlando theme parks and nearby attractions have already started their Halloween events. Seasonal activities await your children at nearly every theme park. If you have little ones, a daytime visit to any theme park is  fun, however, if you want the scary screams and thrills, night-time is the best time at some parks, without the kids.

If your child wants to trick-or-treat in Orlando, you have 3 great alternatives:

  1. Walt Disney World’s “Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party” at Magic Kingdom
  2. SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular
  3. LegoLand’s Brick-or-Treat

Mickey's Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party

On September 10, Walt Disney World’s “Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party” at the Magic Kingdom started. It will run on select days/nights through November 1. This Orlando theme park event lets children trick-or-treat in costume at various locations within the park. Nightly Halloween special events are scheduled, such as the “Boo-to-You” Halloween parade, the nightly Happy HalloWishes fireworks display and other events  just for children (and their parents). ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: Check out Cinderella’s Castle during the evening show. Is it a spell? Special merchandise and food items are available only during this special event too. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is perfect for children. It provides a wholesome fun activity that the entire family will enjoy. Tickets are required and are only available on certain nights. Visit Disney’s website for more information.

Counts Breakfast at SeaWorld

Every weekend now through the end of October, SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular takes place and is included with your admission. This Halloween event allows children to trick-or-treat and take part in other Fall-like activities within the Orlando theme park. Check out Penelope’s Party Zone and let your kids have fun dancing with sea fairies and pumpkin fish, as well as create sea-themed art and crafts. ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: Enjoy a Spooktacular breakfast (additional fee) with Count von Count. This is a very fun and memorable meal for the entire family.

Brick-or-Treat

Children can trick-or-treat at LegoLand’s Brick-or-Treat event every Saturday and Sunday in October. Let your children wear their costumes and participate in fun activities such as a scavenger hunt with ghouls, ghosts and goblins. ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: The world’s largest LEGO Jack-O-Lantern will be there, which makes a great backdrop for a memorable family photo. This Halloween event is perfect for children 12 years and under, especially if they like to build things.

Howl-O-Scream

September 27 through October 26, Busch Gardens features their annual Howl-O-Scream event on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 7:30 pm to 1:00 am. 2013’s event features thirteen evils, such as “The Possessed” or “The Torturer,” where you’ll experience thrilling haunted houses and scare zones. Tickets at this Central Florida theme park Halloween event vary, as there are many “evil” upgrades. ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: Check out the dinner & show fright feast for an additional $26 and receive other perks too. This event is not recommended for children.

Halloween Horror Nights

It wouldn’t be Halloween at the Orlando theme parks without Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando. This annual event started September 20th and runs through November 2 on select nights. This event is for adults. Visit all eight haunted houses in between spine-chilling street experiences and outrageous live shows. This year’s haunted houses include:

  • Afterlife: Death’s Vengeance
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Evil Dead
  • Havoc 2: Derailed
  • Resident Evil: Escape from Raccoon City
  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • The Walking Dead: No Safe Haven
  • Urban Legends: La Llorona

The shows include:

  • Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Tribute

Ticket prices vary with several upgrade options. You might even find special passes on sponsoring products.

ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: If you are looking for something fun to do on Halloween night, but prefer less-ghastly events, how about enjoying a chilling beverage at Capone’s Dinner & Show? This fantastic Orlando dinner show will host a costume contest on October 31, and their tickets are half price. Dress up for the fun and join Al and the gang. The cast will pick three winners from the crowd after the show and award them treats (without the tricks), such as cash prizes and Capone’s gift cards.  This event is suitable for children, so choose your costume with care or the wise guys might deny your entry into the joint.

Whatever Orlando theme park or Halloween event you attend, be safe and enjoy.

Halloween Alternative Near Orlando

Halloween is right around the corner. The Fall and Halloween decorations are out and being picked through while employees make room for the Christmas decorations to take over. Billboards and commercials are enticing theme park guests to take in the spooky offerings of “Hall-O-Scream,” “Halloween Horror Nights,” “Halloween Spooktacular” and “Mickey’s Not So Scarey Halloween Party.” But what do you do if you flat out don’t care to get scared?

I have the answer. You go to Capone’s Dinner & Show. Instead of a sinking feeling in your stomach from the result of pure terror, your belly may jiggle from all of the laughter. It’s fun. Not frightful. I think there are a lot of folks out there like me, who’d rather skip the candy handouts and tricks being played upon them and instead, enjoy an evening out enjoying a nice dinner and a show. If you’d like to come in costume, you can. It is not mandatory, but if you do, you just might win a CASH prize. They are having a Halloween Costume Contest on Halloween night!

Prizes are:

  1. 1st place $150.00
  2. 2nd place $100.00
  3. 3rd place $50.00
  4. EVERYONE receives a free etched Capone’s 14 oz. heavy tapper glass (excluding infants) with their paid admission.

At Capone’s Dinner & Show, you can purchase your tickets in advance and receive 50% off. It is the best value of all the Orlando dinner shows. You may have to skip the sweets after you hit the all-you-can-eat dinner buffet; it is filling! Dessert is offered…if you have room for it and your belly can handle it on top of all the laughter. The drinks will keep coming all evening too. The wait staff work very hard to accommodate every guest, even if they do have that ‘made’ attitude. It’s all part of the act, so loosen up and enjoy!

Capone’s is a great alternative to Halloween activities in Orlando. Kids enjoy it too. So turn your porch lights off and come to Capone’s on Halloween night. They’ll have a treat waiting for you and promise not to scare you away!