Planning to spend Halloween 2016 in sunny Orlando? Don’t miss out on the haunted houses, hayrides, trick-or-treating opportunities and festivities at the major resorts and theme parks! Halloween 2016 celebrations in Orlando include the ever-popular Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios, and kids of all ages can spend Halloween weekend with their favorite Disney characters, Shamu and the gang, or head to the zoo for the evening! Here’s where you’ll find some of the top Halloween 2016 events in Orlando, Florida:
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Orlando
Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights celebrates twenty years with its Halloween Horror Nights XX: Twenty Years of Fear event. The special event starts in late September and runs on several nights all the way up to Halloween. It’s one of the most popular Halloween 2016 celebrations in Orlando and will feature six scare zones, eight haunted houses and two live shows.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Make your way to the Magic Kingdom theme park on Halloween night and select nights in September and October to go trick-or-treating with your favorite characters, enjoy the festive lights, and to watch the Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade. This family-friendly event is a great experience for Halloween revelers of all ages, and you can even head to the park in your favorite costume! Tickets can be purchased online, and must be purchased in addition to Disney theme park tickets.
SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular
SeaWorld hosts its annual Halloween Spooktacular with Halloween-themed activities throughout the park, live entertainment, and Halloween décor. The events take place on October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16,17, 23,25, 29 and 30 for the Halloween 2016 celebration. This is another family-friendly event that caters to kids, teens and adults of all ages.
Zoo Boo Bash at the Central Florida Zoo
If you’re spending Halloween weekend in Sanford, head to the Central Florida Zoo to celebrate the annual Zoo Boo Bash. Kids are invited to attend this fun event in their favorite Halloween costume, and can bring goodie bags and totes to take home treats and prizes from their rounds of trick-or-treating in the park. The zoo will also be hosting a haunted hayride, face painting events and will set up a pumpkin patch. Call (407) 330-5697 for more information.
In addition to the Halloween events at the major theme parks in Orlando, you can enjoy some special activities and experiences, such as Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival. Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival will be running over Halloween weekend, so don’t miss the chance to taste some gourmet cuisine and attend wine tasting sessions during your visit.