Orlando is most known for family friendly attractions and thrills from Walt Disney World to Universal Studios. what most people don’t know is that once the weather finally starts to cool ushering in fall, instead of the usual changing color of leaves and shorter days. Orlando goes from family friendly and thrills to Spooky and chilling. For those families wanting to vacation during this time, do not worry Orlando would not be a true family friendly destination if it did not have something more family friendly. Here is a breakdown of the attractions transforming during the fall and making Orlando one of the best destinations for Halloween events from popular attractions such as Halloween Horror Nights to a local favorite for those that want something on the scarier side known as the petrified forest.
Universal/Islands of Adventure: If you are a teen or older head over to Universals Halloween Horror Nights one of Orlando’s premiere Halloween attractions.From September 16th through October 31st venture through various haunted houses and scare zones.
Busch Gardens: If you are feeling brave head about 45 minutes south to Howl O Scream, one of the nations premiere horror attractions located in Tampa Florida. Starting September 23rd till October 30th, this will be the last chance to take part in this attractions where you will find Haunted houses as well as scare zones, Guests will not be safe from the frights at this event.
A Petrified Forest: Brave the undead with two nature trails full of fright, food, live music and much more on select nights from September 30th through October 29th. visitors brave enough are invited to relive their childhood fears from monsters under the bed to the scariest moments your imagination can come up with. you will be invited in whether you come back alive is anyone’s guess.
Orlando ballet’s Dracula: Coming to the Dr. Phillips Preforming arts center in Orlando October 28th till the 30th. This internationally renowned rendition of the horror classic by Micheal Pink. Combines expressive choreography with well placed effects and a one of a kind score to bring Bram Stokers 1898 Classic to life.
Events for all ages
Walt Disney World Join mickey and friends as you trick or treat through magic kingdom as it comes to life during Mickey’s not so scary Halloween party with jack o lanterns, dressed up characters and entertainment for all ages. Visitors are encouraged to come dressed up as their favorite character and trick or treat starting September 2nd through October 31st. If you haven’t taken your little one yet, take advantage of the last weekend you are able to enjoy the fireworks display.
Sea world’s Halloween Spooktacular: Guests will be immersed in an underwater fantasy, complete with up close and personal animal encounters, Trick Or Treating and arts & Crafts.
Brick Or Treat: Located at Legoland Florida, guests can take part in trick or Treating, lego building and go on a spooky scavenger hunt throughout the park with your favorite dressed up lego characters and to end the night a Halloween themed fireworks display.
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