If you’re planning to spend Halloween in Orlando this year, you’ll find endless fun for the whole family.
Starting now and running through early November, Orlando offers a line-up of the nation’s top Halloween events. Whether you want softer spooks or extreme scares, you’ll find something for everyone. If you’re looking for some thrilling entertainment this October, this handy guide features all of our favorite Halloween events in Orlando.
Where to celebrate Halloween in Orlando
Disney After-Hours Boo Bash
To coincide with the park’s 50th-anniversary celebrations, Disney World will be hosting the Boo Bash, which will take place at Magic Kingdom Park, on select nights from August 10th to October 31st.
Full of live music, special decorations and themed refreshments, this fun-filled event is the perfect place to celebrate the spooky season. There will be a number of amazing cavalcades to enjoy, featuring some of your favorite Halloween characters and villains. Less scary friends such as Goofy and Donald Duck will also be donning their best costumes for the occasion!
As this is an after-hours event, you can expect lower wait times at a number of top attractions – including The Haunted Mansion! To keep you going after dark, there will be plenty of candy stops throughout the park, packed with themed sweets and treats.
Even if you don’t attend this event, you can still enjoy the festivities during the day. There will be glowing pumpkin wreaths along Main Street USA, daytime cavalcades and plenty of spooky photo opportunities. Each park will also have a huge range of exclusive Halloween refreshments on offer; from bewitching cupcakes to poison apple cocktails!
Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights
No one does Halloween in Orlando quite like Universal Studios. Halloween Horror Nights is one of the biggest scare events in the world. With haunted houses, scary zones and crazed characters at every turn, this annual event will turn your worst nightmares into a reality.
Halloween Horror Nights will feature some of horror’s most notorious characters. From cinematic stars to crazed cult favorites, there’s no escape from these nightmarish creatures! Each night will be filled with hideous surprises and outrageous live entertainment. As you explore the park after hours, there’s just no telling what is lurking in the shadows.
In addition to the scares, there will be specialty food and drinks available if you need to take a break. The park’s most exhilarating rides will also be open during the event – just be careful who you’re sitting next to!
Brick-or-Treat at Legoland
If you’re looking for something a little more low-key, Brick-Or-Treat at Legoland is perfect for little ones. This annual Halloween party takes place every weekend throughout October, and there is nothing scary about it!
This fun family event will be packed with kid-friendly activities and attractions; including lego-building workshops, pumpkin trails and even competitions for those with the best outfits to enter. You’ll also get the chance to meet larger-than-life Lego Halloween characters, including Rockin’ Frankenstein, Mummy, and Lord Vampyre.
Legoland will be decorated with some amazing themed structures and there will also be special Halloween refreshments on offer.
The Haunted Road Orlando
The Haunted Road is Orlando’s first drive-through Halloween experience. Running on selected nights from September through November, this immersive event will take place along Lake Pickett Road. Considered to be one of the most haunted roads in Florida, this infamous area is renowned for ghost sightings and unexplained happenings.
As soon as you start your journey, you will be immersed in a curiously spooky story, brought to life by live actors, music and haunting visuals. Be prepared for a nail-biting experience, full of creepy characters and bloodcurdling encounters.
Gators, Ghosts and Goblins
Gators, Ghosts and Goblins is frightfully good fun. Hosted by Gatorland – the ‘Alligator Capital of the World’ – this daytime event is packed with family-friendly activities. Taking place over selected weekends throughout October, there will be themed haunt zones, animal meet-and-greets and live shows.
You can learn about the world’s most infamous monsters at the Monster Museum, before searching for hidden beasts in the crocs and cryptids zone. Interactive characters will also be prowling around the park so look out – or you may come face to face with a ghoul! Be sure to don your best Halloween outfit for this event, as there will be a costume parade with prizes for the best dressed.
Where to stay for Halloween in Orlando
If you’re spending Halloween in Orlando, you’ll find some fantastic places to stay. Many resorts in Orlando are located near the theme parks; plus they offer fantastic on-site facilities such as water parks, golf courses, restaurants and bars. No matter where you stay, all of our homes offer luxury living space and an abundance of first-class amenities. In keeping with the Halloween theme, we also offer vacation homes with amazing themed bedrooms!
We know that circumstances can change quickly, and that’s why we’ve introduced a kinder cancellation policy. Choose one of our Flex homes and you can reschedule or cancel your stay, even if you’re due to check in soon. What’s more, when you book with Top Villas, all you need to do is pay your deposit upfront. You can then pay off your balance in comfortable installments, up until 60 days before your stay.
Booking a stay
Book with us and not only will you get beautiful accommodation at great prices; you’ll also benefit from round-the-clock customer service. Follow our simple online booking process and you can secure your dream vacation home instantly. It’s easy to check availability, get a quote and book instantly online. Alternatively, submit an inquiry and we’ll get straight back to you.
If you want to upgrade your stay, we also offer a fantastic range of fantastic travel extras. Whether you need assistance with airport transfers or advice on park tickets, our Guest Experience team will be on hand to help. If you’re planning to spend Halloween in Orlando, we can even decorate your vacation home in time for your arrival!
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