ORLANDO, Fla. — Halloween season will soon be in full swing in Central Florida and the Tampa area as more Halloween events begin at area theme parks and attractions.
The lineup offering something for everyone and range from family-friendly daytime event to more intense after-hour scares for adults.
To help you plan your spooky season, we’ve put together this guide of some of Halloween happening this year.
Brick-or-Treat presents Monster Party (Legoland Florida)
For this year’s Brick-or-Treat, the monsters are taking over the Halloween celebration that includes Lego characters, live shows and, of course, candy. The event runs select dates Sept. 24 through Oct. 30.
Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream (Busch Gardens Tampa Bay)
Busch Gardens’ big Halloween event will feature new and returning haunted houses, scare zones, roaming haunts, live shows and more. The after-hours event is recommended for mature audiences. It runs select nights Sept. 9-Oct. 31.
Halloween Horror Nights (Universal Studios Florida)
Universal’s biggest after-hours event is back conjuring up more scares. In additional to 10 terrifying haunted houses, visitors can face five scare zones around the park and two live shows. Halloween Horror Nights, which requires a separate ticket, runs select nights Sept. 2-Oct. 31.
Howl-O-Scream Orlando (SeaWorld Orlando)
After brining Howl-O-Scream to its park for the first time last year, SeaWorld is upping the ante with more haunted houses and scare zones for its second edition. Unlike SeaWorld’s family-friendly Spooktacular, Howl-O-Scream is not included with park admission. It runs select nights Sept. 9-Oct. 31.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (Disney World - Magic Kingdom)
This family-friendly event features Disney characters in Halloween attire, a nighttime fireworks show, the popular Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween parade and more. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary runs select nights through Oct. 31.
SeaWorld’s Spooktacular (SeaWorld Orlando)
During the day, SeaWorld offers an event filled with characters, costumes, trick-or-treating and more. And Spooktacular is included with park admission so no extra ticket needed. The event runs select days from Sept. 17 through Oct. 31.
AREA HALLOWEEN EVENTS AND HAUNTS
A Petrified Forest (Altamonte Springs)
This outdoor Halloween haunt in Altamonte Springs, features three trails where visitors will encounter monsters as they make their way through a haunted forest. The event runs nights Sept. 30-Oct. 29.
Gators, Ghosts and Goblins (Gatorland)
The Alligator Capital of the world is putting on its fourth Gators, Ghosts and Goblins. The event features themed haunt zones around the park, animal encounters, candy giveaways and the Children’s Halloween Parade. It runs select days Oct. 15-Oct. 30 and is included with park admission.
The Haunted Road (Orlando)
This year, the drive-thru Halloween experience will feature the all-new Human Slaughterhouse edition, which includes a drive down The Haunted Road and, at the end, a walk-through experience. It takes place select nights Sept. 21-Nov. 6.
Scream-A-Geddon (Dade City)
This Halloween attraction will feature six themed haunted houses filled with clowns, zombies and more. The event will also feature a new food court in its Monster Midway area. Scream-A-Geddon runs select nights Sept. 9-Oct. 31.
Scream n’ Stream (Orlando)
Scream n’ Stream will be in a new location this year—the Florida Mall—and feature an all-new them that takes visitors throughs seven horrifying zones. The drive-thru haunt will run select nights Oct. 1-Oct. 31.