If you’re spending this Halloween in Orlando you’ll find endless funtastic frights for kids and adults alike.
Starting now and running through early November, Orlando offers a line-up of the nation’s top Halloween events. Whether you want softer spooks for the little ones or extreme scares for grown ups, you’ll find something for everyone.
And you can trick-or-treat with confidence thanks to enhanced safety and sanitization measures being employed by the theme parks, attractions, restaurants and accommodation providers.
This guide features all of our favorite Halloween events in Orlando for 2020 including options for all ages in the theme parks and beyond. To help you plan, we’ve also included a round-up of great-value places to stay for Halloween.
*Many of Orlando’s traditional Halloween events are expected to return in 2021. Refer back to this page for additional 2020 events as they’re announced.
Halloween events at the theme parks
Flicks & Frights
Premiering on select weekends through October 2020, this event features spooky movies under the stars. Drive in for a safe experience that starts with a visit to the locally-sourced food trucks, and ends with a movie or two from the comfort of your car.
Reservations are available now for festivities taking place Saturdays September 19 through October 31, and Fridays October 23 and 30. There’s a family friendly Halloween film at 7.45pm and a fright-filled movie at 10.30pm.
Flicks & Frights parking is $40 per vehicle to experience viewing for all passengers. The lineup of movies includes Hotel Transylvania, IT, Ghostbusters, The Purge, Beetlejuice, Psycho, Scream, The Exorcist and many more.
For guests who do not wish to visit SeaWorld, Flicks & Frights is also available for purchase without park admission.
SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular
During this family friendly daytime event, guests can explore kooky treat-or-treat trails, meet not-so-spooky Halloween characters and enjoy other fun activities.
Running from September 19 through November 1, 2020, the event also features live parades, a Halloween-themed dance party and all of your favorite Sesame Street friends including Elmo, The Count, Cookie Monster and many more.
Enjoy a socially distance breakfast at Count Von Count’s Spooktacular Breakfast, try your hand at cookie decorating with Cookie Monster, make your way through the Halloween Maze and say hello to the park’s friendly Halloween Mermaids.
All guests are welcome to dress up in fancy dress costumes, and all 2 years of age and older must wear face coverings while in the park.
For the adults, SeaWorld’s Craft Beer Festival runs on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through the end of September.
For great-value SeaWorld tickets, contact the Top Villas guest experience team.
From September 15 through October 31, 2020, guests of all ages can wear Halloween costumes during regular operating hours at Magic Kingdom.
The park’s Halloween festivities include glowing pumpkin wreaths along Main Street USA, an amazing themed parade, fun characters, themed merchandise and special Halloween-themed photo opportunities.
Each of the parks will welcome Halloween with popular specialty treats like Halloween cupcakes at Epcot and Animal Kingdom, and frozen apple cider at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
All guests must wear an appropriate face covering while visiting the park, and guests under 14 are permitted to wear a costume mask in addition to their approved face covering.
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The Bourne Stuntacular
Now open at Universal Studios, this incredible show is not just for Halloween, but it’s a definitely don’t miss! Through an amazing fusion of film and stagecraft, it invites guests to follow the adventures of Jason Bourne across three continents – as a variety of sinister characters pursue him!
Forget what you know about stunt shows, this one is charting totally new territory!
Halloween Horror Nights
One of Orlando’s most popular events, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios is for serious horror fans. The resort won’t be hosting Halloween Horror Nights this year but it will still be operating its theme parks for daytime guests. Look out for its return for Halloween 2021!
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Perfect for little ones, this annual Halloween party takes place on select nights through October, 2020. Highlights include kooky, kid-friendly celebrations such as collecting candy on the Brick-or-Treat Trail, character meet-and-greets, Lego-building activities, and a scavenger hunt through the park.
You’ll also see larger-than-life Lego Halloween characters, themed fireworks and amazing Lego decorations.
On-site stalls will be selling pumpkin spice apple fries, spooky trail mix and other themed food and beverages. And the Lego shop will feature all the latest Lego sets and products – you can even personalise your items.
Enhanced health and safety measures will be seen throughout the park, including reduced capacity, cashless payments, temperature checks upon arrival, and consistent cleaning practices
Non-theme park Halloween events
Halloween at Old Town
Starting in October, Old Town in Kissimmee will be celebrating the Halloween season with a series of spooky drive-in movies. Every Sunday night it will host a family friendly yet spooky movie as follows:
October 4 – Beetlejuice
October 11 – The Nightmare Before Christmas
October 18 – Scream
October 25 – Hocus Pocus
With many local Halloween events being postponed this year, these drive-in movies combine socially distanced measures with seasonal fun in a way that will make everyone feel safe.
Parking is $10 per vehicle and films are shown on a first-come first-served basis, with limited capacity available. Follow the Old Town Kissimmee Facebook page to keep up with the latest details.
The Haunted Road: A Drive-Thru Halloween Experience
Running September 25 through November 7, 2020, this new completely contactless Halloween experience is coming to Lake Pickett Road this Halloween. Get ready to venture into a spooky journey featuring twisted creatures, immersive theatrics and bloodcurdling encounters.
Orlando’s first drive-through scare event, The Haunted Road will host both family friendly and hardened horror versions.
Buy tickets or find out more on The Haunted Road website.
American Ghost Adventures
This organization offers a variety of ghostly experiences with tours all over Orlando. Options vary from ‘Spirits with the Spirits’ pub tour, to ‘Dining With the Departed’ which includes a meal in a haunted restaurant.
Where to stay for Halloween in Orlando
If you’re spending Halloween in Orlando you’ll find some fantastic places to stay – at great prices! Many resorts in Orlando are located near the theme parks, plus they offer fantastic on-site facilities such as water parks, golf courses, spas, kids’ clubs, restaurants and bars.
What’s more, many vacation homes offer the added benefit of new, flexible cancellation policies if you need to reschedule or cancel your stay.
Here’s a look at a few options:
Watersong Resort 16
6 bedrooms, sleeps 12
Situated in the family friendly Watersong Resort, this great-value villa offers 6 bedrooms and enough space for up to 12 guests.
Inside you will find open-plan living areas, a fully equipped themed game room and 6 bathrooms. While the outside has a large screened pool deck, a private pool with a spillover tub, and a covered lanai with a table and chairs for alfresco dining.
Guests have access to the resort clubhouse and communal amenities including a pool, fitness center, spa and kids’ playground.
Prices for this villa start from $185 per night – that’s just $15.41 per person!SEE THIS VILLA
Reunion Resort 10,000
9 bedrooms, sleeps 22
The space-tastic game room at this huge Orlando villa is the perfect place to hangout this halloween. With oodles of neon lights and a quirky purple-and-red color scheme, it offers an incredible bowling alley, along with arcade machines and a pool table.
Other villa perks include a movie theater, a home gym and 9 luxury bedrooms suites with enough space for up to 22 guests. Outside, there’s a sprawling sun terrace with a resort-style pool with a bubbling hot tub, along with a choice of spaces for sunbathing, relaxing, cooking and dining.
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How to book
Book one of our vacation homes in Orlando and not only will you get beautiful accommodation at great prices, you’ll also benefit from amazing round-the-clock customer service and access to a wide range of travel extras such as car hire, attraction tickets or help with arranging a special experience.
Follow our simple online booking process and you can secure your dream vacation home instantly without any phone calls or fuss. It’s easy to check availability, get a quote and book instantly online. Alternatively, submit an enquiry and we’ll get straight back to you.