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Best Halloween Activities in Orlando [Not Halloween Horror Night]

Jeannelle Douglas

November 3rd 2021

Best Halloween Activities in Orlando [Not Halloween Horror Night]

Being the Halloween vacation capital of the world is just one of the many reasons why millions of tourists visit this city every year. While Orlando is known for Universal Studios and Disney World, there’s so much more to experience during Halloween.

An Orlando Halloween is filled with fun and frights ranging from kid-friendly activities to haunted houses and events. Orlando has something for everyone of all ages. Learn more about the best Halloween activities in Orlando.

Table of Contents

  • Why Spend Halloween in Orlando?
  • Family-Friendly Halloween
  • Events and Festivals
  • Halloween Activities and Things to Do
  • Gator Tours
  • International Drive
  • Haunted House Tours
  • Orlando Halloween: What to Know Before you Go
  • Reservations
  • Plan Your Night Ahead of Time
  • Wear Bright Colors and Add Reflective Tape

 


 

Why Spend Halloween in Orlando?

 

Family-Friendly Halloween

 

Best Halloween Activities in Orlando [Not Halloween Horror Night]

Legoland Brick-or-Treat characters at pumpkin

 

Halloween in Orlando means fun times for everyone. From intense thrills for adults to more friendly activities for teens and kids, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy. Check out these popular family-friendly activities for the most spooktacular experience:

Brick or Treat at Legoland Florida Resort: Create the perfect Halloween for the kids with a visit to Brick or Treat at Legoland Florida Resort. The whole family can experience the spookiest and kookiest trick-or-treating event of the year. Have a blast trick-or-treating, see one-of-a-kind Halloween characters, and more!

**Trick or Treat at Museum of Illusions: **Dress in your best costume and receive free candy at this must-see stirring destination. This is great for everyone in the family to see exciting Halloween-themed exhibits throughout October. You’ll see reimagined iconic rooms such as the Color Room, Ames Room, and the Reversed Room.

Central Florida Zoo Boo Bash: Orlando Health presents the Central Florida Zoo Boo Bash. You can experience a not-so-scary Halloween packed with ample activities for the whole family. Trick-or-treat while having fun at the zoo, and remember to wear your costumes.

Events and Festivals

 

When many people think of Halloween in Orlando, the first idea that comes to mind is Halloween Horror Night. There are plenty of Halloween events to take advantage of during your stay. Check out these popular scary and not-so-scary Halloween events in Orlando:

 

Disney After Hours Boo Bash: We recently wrote a blog about fun things to do for families in Orlando that aren’t Disney, but it’s hard to resist the magic of Walt Disney World! Walt Disney World Resorts hosts the Disney After Hours Boo Bash. This kid-friendly event includes music, free candy, treats, characters, rides on favorite attractions, and more! Click here for more information about Disney After Hours Boo Bash.

Best Halloween Activities in Orlando [Not Halloween Horror Night]

Mickey not-so-scary pumpkin at Disney

 

SeaWorld Spooktacular: The family will love all of the festivities at SeaWorld Spooktacular. Kids enjoy trick-or-treating as they journey through the Halloween-themed trail and come across all kinds of intriguing characters.

Have fun at the Halloween dance party which features beloved favorites such as Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Elmo, and more! Click here for more information about SeaWorld Spooktacular.

Best Halloween Activities in Orlando [Not Halloween Horror Night]

Each candy station on the SeaWorld Spooktacular trick-or-treat trail features an assortment of favorites

 

Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld Orlando: At Orlando’s newest Halloween event, dodge scary haunts throughout creepy scare zones. There’s nowhere to hide, not even indoors. Get even more thrills by hopping on a nighttime roller coaster ride. Click here for more information about Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld Orlando.

{Read Reviews & Book SeaWorld Tours Online}

Best Halloween Activities in Orlando [Not Halloween Horror Night]

Howl-O-Scream is Orlando’s newest Halloween event

 

Trunk or Treat Car and Truck Show: At this Trunk or Treat Car Show, motorists are invited to decorate their vehicles. The event features more than two dozen candy locations, live music, street performers, and more. Cars and trucks will also be competing for the Top 3 Best Halloween-themed Decorations! Click here for more information about the Trunk or Treat Car and Truck Show.

Best Halloween Activities in Orlando [Not Halloween Horror Night]

2nd Annual Promenade at Sunset Walk Halloween Kids’ Trick-or-Treating / Car & Truck show.

 

Halloween Activities and Things to Do

 

Orlando is full of fun things to do during Halloween and all year-round. Check out the best Halloween activities in Orlando:

Gator Tours

 

Best Halloween Activities in Orlando [Not Halloween Horror Night]

This is a fun and unique way to enjoy Halloween

 

Ghosts and gators make for the perfect Orlando Halloween and are fun for all ages. Experience multiple themed haunt zones, animal meet-and-greets, and interactive characters. This is a great way to enjoy Halloween and experience encounters with gators and other animals along the way.

{Read Reviews & Book Orlando Gator Tours Online}

International Drive

 

Best Halloween Activities in Orlando [Not Halloween Horror Night]

International Drive in Orlando is full of exciting Halloween events

 

Each year, International Drive in Orlando has some of the biggest Halloween parties and events, as tourists from all over the country head out for a night of scares and haunts. With parades, concerts, and exciting events all around, there’s an infinite amount of fun you can have!

Haunted House Tours

 

Best Halloween Activities in Orlando [Not Halloween Horror Night]

Haunted houses are Halloween staples in Orlando

 

Orlando has been labeled the Halloween capital, and for good reasons. Haunted houses in Orlando are some of the most classic attractions during Halloween and you never know what’s lurking behind every corner. If you’re ready for a dose of electrifying frights, thrills, and chills, then it’s time to head out to Orlando’s haunted houses.

Orlando Halloween: What to Know Before you Go

 

Reservations

Best Halloween Activities in Orlando [Not Halloween Horror Night]

Park admissions may be required for some Halloween activities

 

To participate in Halloween activities at any of the theme parks, a park reservation and valid admission may be required for the same park on the same date for guests ages 3 and above. Depending on the timing of your visit, some offerings may be modified, unavailable, or have limited capacity.

Plan Your Night Ahead of Time

 

Best Halloween Activities in Orlando [Not Halloween Horror Night]

Make sure kids get a nap before venturing out for Halloween activities

 

When traveling with the kids for Halloween activities in Orlando, make sure they get a good nap before the sun begins to set. This helps to ensure they have a good time without getting overly exhausted. Additionally, eat a healthy dinner and pack a snack.

Wear Bright Colors and Add Reflective Tape

 

Best Halloween Activities in Orlando [Not Halloween Horror Night]

Be safe out there and make sure drivers can see you and your group

 

It can sometimes be challenging for drivers to see trick-or-treaters. Wear bright colors and use reflective tape on the costumes or treat bags so motorists can see from an adequate distance.

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