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Things to Do in Orlando for Halloween

Getting out of town and spending time somewhere fun with those you love most is always a good idea. If your travel plans happen to be bringing you to Orlando, Florida, even better! This sunny and inviting destination is a great place to explore year-round, but if you’re lucky enough to be here near Halloween, you’ll find the city comes to life with options for spooky fun and excitement that can be customized to accommodate visitors of all ages and interests. The following are a few Halloween things to do in Orlando to add to your itinerary.

Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld

If you find yourself in Orlando this Halloween and you could stand to add a literal splash of fun to your getaway, there’s no place better to be than the Howl-O-Scream event at SeaWorld! Hosted select nights between September 10th and October 31st, this holiday gathering promises to be the perfect blend of spooky and fun. SeaWorld will be dotted with scare zones for guests to make their way through and evade costumed creatures and obstacles. If you’re up for a nighttime rollercoaster ride, that’s an option too! There will be live shows and performances to enjoy as well as a full bar with seasonal delights ready to be served up. Do take note that this event is most appropriate for adult audiences and costumes are not allowed on-site.

Halloween Horror Night at Universal Studios Orlando

Heading over to Universal Studios Orlando is always a treat when you’re visiting this part of Florida, but it really comes to life in cinematic style when you spend Halloween here! Halloween Horror Night will be hosted on select evenings between September 3rd and October 31st for those visitors up for the fun and horror hosted in this, the 30th year of the event! This teen and up activity brings some of the spookiest film moments to life right on the Universal Studios grounds. Check out the multitude of haunted houses if you dare and don’t feel bad if you need to bring a few friends to cling to while you explore.

Brick or Treat at Legoland

If you happen to be in Orlando this Halloween with the little ones in tow, planning on spending time at Brick or Treat at Legoland is always a good idea. This event runs between October 2nd and October 31st and is the perfect way to celebrate the season when you have travelers of all ages in your crew. Get the kiddos in their costumes and head over to Legoland where you’ll find fun trick-or-treating options waiting to be enjoyed. Holiday characters will be running around too, making it even more of a memorable experience. The entire holiday moment is included in the cost of general admission, making it an easy stop to add to the itinerary. This is one of the best Halloween things to do in Orlando!

Trick or Treat at the Museum of Illusions

Halloween is a holiday dedicated to the unexpected in many ways and there’s truly no better place to celebrate the fun than Orlando’s Museum of Illusions this year. Between October 6th and 27th, the museum will be hosting Halloween-themed fun and trick-or-treat events that you won’t want to miss. Festivities are held between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm every Wednesday night and guests are invited to show up in costume. While you’re here, you’ll experience mind-bending exhibits, displays, and demonstrations, not to mention plenty of free candy being passed out in the name of holiday fun! The Museum of Illusions is located right on International Drive in ICON Park, so when you’ve had your fill of illusion-based fun, it’s easier than ever to head out and explore even more!

Visit the Petrified Forest

If you’re willing to travel just a little way outside of central Orlando for some Halloween fun, heading to Altamonte Springs to visit the Petrified Forest could be the highlight of your experience! Only a 30-minute drive away, this stop offers guests a chance to explore not one but two outdoor scare trails in groups of 6 or less. As you make your way along the path, you’ll encounter beasts of all types within the haunted forest. Because of the spook factor, this is an event designed exclusively for those 12 years old and up.

Book Your Stay Today

There’s never been a better time to make your way to Orlando and no reason to wait when you’re ready to experience the excitant and fun of central Florida for yourself! When you’re ready to turn travel plans into a reality, the team at Magical Vacation Homes is here to help. Let us handle the details of your accommodations when you’re here so that the only thing left to do is focus on the fun that awaits. Whether you’re in town for Halloween or headed here another time of year, we have you covered with rentals that are comfortable, luxurious, and conveniently located. Reach out today to learn more and to start planning your trip!