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Where to Celebrate Halloween in Southwest Orlando

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gmail October 26 Halloween Horror Nights 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Universal Studios Orlando On select evenings, the streets of the park come alive with monsters, mutants and maniacs. Go inside nine haunted mazes, survive five scare zones, see a performance by an award-winning troupe in Academy of Villains: Afterlife, and don’t […]

Where to Celebrate Halloween in Southwest Orlando

October 26

Halloween Horror Nights

6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Universal Studios Orlando
On select evenings, the streets of the park come alive with monsters, mutants and maniacs. Go inside nine haunted mazes, survive five scare zones, see a performance by an award-winning troupe in Academy of Villains: Afterlife, and don’t miss the final year of the Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure Show. Select rides are open during the event.

Spooky Nights and Spider Frights

9 p.m.
Coca-Cola Orlando Eye
8401 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819
Free event
From the I-Drive 360 courtyard, you can experience the witching hour as 64,000 LED lights being the 400-foot tall observation wheel to life in a kaleidoscopic 10-minute show that is synchronized to an iconic Halloween soundtrack.


October 27

10th Annual Haunted House

7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
951 Ocoee Apopka Rd.
Ocoee, FL 34761
$5 haunted house, $3 haunted walk
This fright night includes a haunted house, a haunted walk, and activities for the younger children including bounce house, prizes, candy, games and refreshments. Everyone is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the West Orange Christian Service Center.

Halloween Horror Nights

6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Universal Studios Orlando
On select evenings, the streets of the park come alive with monsters, mutants and maniacs. Go inside nine haunted mazes, survive five scare zones, see a performance by an award-winning troupe in Academy of Villains: Afterlife, and don’t miss the final year of the Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure Show. Select rides are open during the event.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort
Tickets start at $74
Get your costume ready for Halloween with a Disney twist. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party features trick or treating throughout the park, photo opportunities with your favorite characters dressed in the Halloween spirit, the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular show, Happy HalloWishes Fireworks Show and Boo-to-You Halloween Parade.

Spooky Empire

1 p.m. to 11:15 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819
$60 for three-day passes, $30 one-day pass for Friday and Sunday, $35 one-day pass for Saturday, $225 VIP passes
Spooky Empire, the host one of the most coveted and recognizable thriller conventions in the nation, will feature the reunion of the Hollywood classic, “Sixteen Candles,” with the attendance of Molly Ringwald, John & Joan Cusack and Anthony Michael Hall. The convention will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of iconic American horror comedy “The Lost Boys” with the attendance of Billy Wirth, Jamison Newlander and G Tom Mac. The cast of the remake of “It” will also be in attendance. The convention has added an array of new activities for guests to enjoy including a Charity Casino Night, an expanded Kid’s Zone, special FX makeup classes, literary guests and creators track, fast pass photo-op option, and many more to be announced through October.

Spooky Nights and Spider Frights

9 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Coca-Cola Orlando Eye
8401 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819
Free event
From the I-Drive 360 courtyard, you can experience the witching hour as 64,000 LED lights being the 400-foot tall observation wheel to life in a kaleidoscopic 10-minute show that is synchronized to an iconic Halloween soundtrack.


October 28

10th Annual Haunted House

7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
951 Ocoee Apopka Rd.
Ocoee, FL 34761
$5 haunted house, $3 haunted walk
This fright night includes a haunted house, a haunted walk, and activities for the younger children including bounce house, prizes, candy, games and refreshments. Everyone is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the West Orange Christian Service Center.

Brick or Treat

Regular theme park hours and extended hours
Legoland Florida
1 Legoland Way
Winter Haven, FL 33884
Included with regular theme park admission
Built just for kids, this Halloween celebration features a LEGO lineup of spooky, kooky, brick-tacular activities, including trick or treating, themed fireworks, LEGO build activities, exclusive meet and greets with Legoland characters and more.

Halloween Horror Nights

6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Universal Studios Orlando
On select evenings, the streets of the park come alive with monsters, mutants and maniacs. Go inside nine haunted mazes, survive five scare zones, see a performance by an award-winning troupe in Academy of Villains: Afterlife, and don’t miss the final year of the Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure Show. Select rides are open during the event.

Halloween Saturday Party

6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Mango’s Tropical Café
8126 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819
Free admission
The biggest thriller of the year happens the Saturday before Halloween at Mango’s. Enjoy a special “Thriller” show, live performances and a costume contest with a $1,000 prize, all while enjoying with over 2,000 other guests in costume.

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
SeaWorld Orlando
7007 Sea World Dr.
Orlando, FL 32821
Included in regular theme park admission
During this daytime event, families are immersed in an underwater “fantasia” that includes trick or treating, whimsical sea creatures, a dance party and more.

Spooky Empire

11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819
$60 for three-day passes, $30 one-day pass for Friday and Sunday, $35 one-day pass for Saturday, $225 VIP passes
Spooky Empire, the host one of the most coveted and recognizable thriller conventions in the nation, will feature the reunion of the Hollywood classic, “Sixteen Candles,” with the attendance of Molly Ringwald, John & Joan Cusack and Anthony Michael Hall. The convention will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of iconic American horror comedy “The Lost Boys” with the attendance of Billy Wirth, Jamison Newlander and G Tom Mac. The cast of the remake of “It” will also be in attendance. The convention has added an array of new activities for guests to enjoy including a Charity Casino Night, an expanded Kid’s Zone, special FX makeup classes, literary guests and creators track, fast pass photo-op option, and many more to be announced through October.

Spooky Nights and Spider Frights

9 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Coca-Cola Orlando Eye
8401 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819
Free event
From the I-Drive 360 courtyard, you can experience the witching hour as 64,000 LED lights being the 400-foot tall observation wheel to life in a kaleidoscopic 10-minute show that is synchronized to an iconic Halloween soundtrack.

Teak Halloween Party

All night
Teak Neighborhood Grill
6400 Time Square Ave.
Orlando, FL 32835
Free admission
Enjoy a spooky evening with drink specials ($3 20 oz. Bud Light, Miller Light PBR and Coors Light as well as $4.75 well liquors), specialty cocktails, award-winning burgers, a costume contest with a cash prize and sounds from DJ Tracatak.


October 29

Brick or Treat

Regular theme park hours and extended hours
Legoland Florida
1 Legoland Way
Winter Haven, FL 33884
Included with regular theme park admission
Built just for kids, this Halloween celebration features a LEGO lineup of spooky, kooky, brick-tacular activities, including trick or treating, themed fireworks, LEGO build activities, exclusive meet and greets with Legoland characters and more.

Halloween Horror Nights

6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Universal Studios Orlando
On select evenings, the streets of the park come alive with monsters, mutants and maniacs. Go inside nine haunted mazes, survive five scare zones, see a performance by an award-winning troupe in Academy of Villains: Afterlife, and don’t miss the final year of the Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure Show. Select rides are open during the event.

HOWLween Pet Event

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Plant Street Market
426 W. Plant St.
Winter Garden, FL 34787
Free admission, $10 registration for pet costume contest
This pet costume contest and parade will benefit A Cause 4 Paws Rescue. The event begins at 11 a.m. with raffles, live music and prizes for Best Dressed Pet then the parade begins at 1 p.m.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort
Tickets start at $74
Get your costume ready for Halloween with a Disney twist. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party features trick or treating throughout the park, photo opportunities with your favorite characters dressed in the Halloween spirit, the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular show, Happy HalloWishes Fireworks Show and Boo-to-You Halloween Parade.

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
SeaWorld Orlando
7007 Sea World Dr.
Orlando, FL 32821
Included in regular theme park admission
During this daytime event, families are immersed in an underwater “fantasia” that includes trick or treating, whimsical sea creatures, a dance party and more.

Spooky Empire

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819
$60 for three-day passes, $30 one-day pass for Friday and Sunday, $35 one-day pass for Saturday, $225 VIP passes
Spooky Empire, the host one of the most coveted and recognizable thriller conventions in the nation, will feature the reunion of the Hollywood classic, “Sixteen Candles,” with the attendance of Molly Ringwald, John & Joan Cusack and Anthony Michael Hall. The convention will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of iconic American horror comedy “The Lost Boys” with the attendance of Billy Wirth, Jamison Newlander and G Tom Mac. The cast of the remake of “It” will also be in attendance. The convention has added an array of new activities for guests to enjoy including a Charity Casino Night, an expanded Kid’s Zone, special FX makeup classes, literary guests and creators track, fast pass photo-op option, and many more to be announced through October.

Spooky Halloween Brunch

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Crafted Block & Brew
2417 S. Hiawassee Rd.
Orlando, FL 32835
Free admission, brunch prices vary
This spook-tacular Halloween brunch comes complete with mimosas, specialty fall menu items and Bloody Marys. Costumed adults receive a free Halloween shot.

Spooky Nights and Spider Frights

9 p.m.
Coca-Cola Orlando Eye
8401 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819
Free event
From the I-Drive 360 courtyard, you can experience the witching hour as 64,000 LED lights being the 400-foot tall observation wheel to life in a kaleidoscopic 10-minute show that is synchronized to an iconic Halloween soundtrack.


October 30

Halloween Horror Nights

6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Universal Studios Orlando
On select evenings, the streets of the park come alive with monsters, mutants and maniacs. Go inside nine haunted mazes, survive five scare zones, see a performance by an award-winning troupe in Academy of Villains: Afterlife, and don’t miss the final year of the Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure Show. Select rides are open during the event.

Spooky Nights and Spider Frights

9 p.m.
Coca-Cola Orlando Eye
8401 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819
Free event
From the I-Drive 360 courtyard, you can experience the witching hour as 64,000 LED lights being the 400-foot tall observation wheel to life in a kaleidoscopic 10-minute show that is synchronized to an iconic Halloween soundtrack.


October 31

Brick or Treat

Regular theme park hours and extended hours
Legoland Florida
1 Legoland Way
Winter Haven, FL 33884
Included with regular theme park admission
Built just for kids, this Halloween celebration features a LEGO lineup of spooky, kooky, brick-tacular activities, including trick or treating, LEGO build activities, exclusive meet and greets with Legoland characters and more.

Halloween Horror Nights

6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Universal Studios Orlando
On select evenings, the streets of the park come alive with monsters, mutants and maniacs. Go inside nine haunted mazes, survive five scare zones, see a performance by an award-winning troupe in Academy of Villains: Afterlife, and don’t miss the final year of the Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure Show. Select rides are open during the event.

Halloweenfest

6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Downtown Winter Garden
Free event
This safe night of Halloween happenings includes trick or treating at merchants along Plant Street, live entertainment, local vendors and family activities.
http://www.cwgdn.com/special_events/

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort
Tickets start at $74
Get your costume ready for Halloween with a Disney twist. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party features trick or treating throughout the park, photo opportunities with your favorite characters dressed in the Halloween spirit, the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular show, Happy HalloWishes Fireworks Show and Boo-to-You Halloween Parade.

Spooky Nights and Spider Frights

9 p.m.
Coca-Cola Orlando Eye
8401 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819
Free event
From the I-Drive 360 courtyard, you can experience the witching hour as 64,000 LED lights being the 400-foot tall observation wheel to life in a kaleidoscopic 10-minute show that is synchronized to an iconic Halloween soundtrack.

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Lyndsay Fogarty Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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