If you’re planning to spend the spooky season in Orlando this year, you’ll find endless fun for the whole family with these fantastic Halloween events Orlando.
Starting August and running through to the end of October 2023, Orlando offers a line-up of the nation’s top Halloween events. Whether you want softer spooks, extreme scares, or if you’re looking for some thrilling, seasonal entertainment this October, this handy guide features all of our favorite 2023 Halloween events Orlando.
2023 Orlando Halloween events
Walt Disney World
Dates: Select dates from August 11 – November 1, 2023
Get ready, because the enchantment of Halloween and fall extends throughout Walt Disney World from August 11 – November 1, 2023. You’ll find Main Street at Magic Kingdom transformed with pumpkins, scarecrows, and fall foliage, to create the perfect backdrop for those cozy-season selfies. At Disney Springs, you’ll also be able to enjoy live music from the Squad Ghoul on the Waterside Stage. For some freaky fun time, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is hosting villain animation lessons, from October 1 to October 31. When those rumbling tummies say “Boo”, don’t miss out on Minnie’s Seasonal Dining at Hollywood and also Vine in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which both serve up wickedly fun Halloween feasts. These restaurants get booked up, so if you don’t want frightfully hungry gremlins on your hands, it’s best to make a dinner reservation in advance.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Dates: Select nights, August 11 – November 1, 2023
Get ready for a spooktacular celebration at Magic Kingdom! Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party runs from August 11 through November 1, 2023. Enjoy thrilling entertainment, including shows, a festive parade, fireworks, and Disney characters dressed in Halloween attire. This limited-capacity, nighttime event starts at 7 pm and allows guests to enjoy shorter wait times on attractions, themed food, and beverages. 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!
Universal Orlando Resort
Halloween Horror Nights
Dates: Select nights, September 1 – November 4, 2023
Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights Orlando is the ultimate Halloween event. With 10 terrifying haunted houses, 5 sinister scare zones, and live entertainment to experience, there’s plenty to freak out about at Universal! This year’s haunted houses include The Exorcist: Believer, Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count, Universal Monsters: Unmasked, Stranger Things 4, and The Last of Us. Guests can choose from various tickets and vacation packages, including single-night tickets and event upgrades like the R.I.P. Tour and Express Pass, for a night of spine-tingling thrills.
In addition to the scares of Halloween Horror Nights, there will be specialty food and drinks readily available to devour. The park’s most exhilarating rides will also be open during Halloween Horror Nights – just be careful who you’re sitting next to!
Legoland Resort Florida
Dates: Select Saturdays & Sundays, September 16 – October 29, 2023
This fall, Legoland Florida Resort promises monstrous family fun, with its annual Brick-or-Treat. Presenting a thrilling Monster Party to remember, families can immerse themselves in all things Halloween, with ghoulish entertainment, in the form of immersive shows, vibrant LEGO® decorations, and candy-filled excitement. Best of all, it’s all included with general park admission and select Annual Passes, so sink your fangs into a fun family day out today!
Gators, Ghosts and Goblins
Dates: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2023
The self-professed “Alligator capital of the world” is back to celebrate Halloween in style – with Gators, Ghosts and Goblins. This family-friendly experience features a freakishly good offering of incredible themed haunt zones, animal meet-and-greets and live shows.
You can also learn about the world’s most infamous monsters at the “Swamp Ghost’s Monster Museum” – which returns with a brand-new exhibit, before hopping on the Cryptid Express to seek out hidden beasts. Interactive characters will also be prowling around the park, so look out – you may come face to face with infamous monsters and cursed cowboys! Be sure your little gremlins don their best (non-gory or scary) Halloween outfit too, for the family-friendly children’s costume parade!
Where to stay for Orlando Halloween events
If you’re spending Halloween 2023 in Orlando, you’ll find some fantastic places to stay. Whether you’re looking to experience Halloween Horror Nights at Universal or Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney, many of our Orlando resorts are within a witch’s broom ride of the theme parks! What’s more, 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, park tickets, family-friendly equipment hire, VIP services and more, 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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