The famous theme parks of Orlando are not the only places to have a scream or get a fright, as the whole city of Orlando embraces the festivities of October 31st.
Halloween Event #1: American Ghost Adventures
For a paranormal experience consider a tour with American Ghost Adventures. Their tours include:
- A daily 2-hour downtown tour, departing at 8pm, including haunted building, historic stories and tales of ghosts.
- With your own K2 meter, you will go on a 4-hour ghost hunt on the “Ultimate Downtown Orlando Tour”. The tour departs at 7pm on Sunday through to Wednesday.
- A pub tour, visiting establishments known to have spirits.
Trip Advisor voted them one of the top 10 ghost tours in the World!
Halloween Event #2: Enzian Theater
Halloween isn’t complete without a movie scarefest.
The Enzian Theater, will be showing cult classics and Hollywood thriller favourites in their 13 Films of Halloween event. Some will be child friendly, such as Casper, while others will require I.D.
This outdoor Halloween cinema, will take place throughout October. What’s your favourite Halloween film?
Halloween Event #3: Cocktails and Screams
Over 21’s are dared to spend the night at the Cocktails & Screams bar. It will be Orlando’s first fully committed Halloween-themed bar. You can embrace your darker side at this trick or treat fest, in a VIP crypt or simply stay in the lounge and enjoy the gothic artwork. The stylish haunt will include scary décor and a Dr. Frankenstein’s lab and many more spooky scenes.
Halloween Event #4: Gatorland
Alligators may not be the first things you think of when you think about Halloween but Gatorland sure do know how to organise an event. This year their new Halloween treat is “Gators, Ghost and Goblins.”
Visit Gatorland on October 19, 20, 26, 27 and 31 to have some fun and get a little spooked. From specially themed shows, to chilling selfie zones and “Frank & Stein’s” Octoberfest Pavilion, you are guaranteed to be entertained.
Halloween Event #5: Greenwood Cemetery Moonlight Walking Tour
For a memorable evening stroll, visit the Greenwood Cemetery, at night, for the City of Orlando’s Moonlight Walking Tour. Will you see a restless spirit as you boldly adventure through four haunted miles of graves? Maybe!
While the tour is free, you’ll need to reserve your place on the tour you choose. Also, this is a charity sponsored event, so donations are welcomed. Tours are available from 8pm-10pm on:
- Friday, October 11
- Friday, October 25
- Friday, November 15
- Friday, November 29
- Friday, December 13
Halloween Event #6: The Orlando Science Centre
The Orlando Science Center will be hosting two special Halloween events for adults only:
- The “Science Night Dead” is on October 5th. This event will transform the museum from splendid to creepy! In addition, to spooky décor, you’ll witness a Wheel of Torture game, and experience a murder, which you must solve. Plus, a scary movie will be shown on monstrous giant-screen.
- On October 25th, you are invited to dance the night away at the “After Dark Party”. This is your chance to dress up to the nines in your scariest costume and listen to some excellent live music. What will you dress up as? A zombie, a witch, Frankenstein’s monster or perhaps something else.
Halloween Event #7: The Crayola Experience
Yay a child friendly Halloween event will be taking place at The Crayola Experience, it’s called Screamin’ Green Hauntoween (September 21st – October 31st).
- Weekend events: Celebrate the spooky by creating monster-tastic crafts, eating trick or treat candies and dressing-up for an epic dance party.
- Weekdays events: Monday to Friday will provide an adventure for the whole family with a fun scavenger hunt, live slime shows and a sticky art class, SLIME TIME.
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Halloween Event #8: Winter Garden
In Downtown Orlando, you can take the kids to Halloweenfest, at Winter Garden, from 6pm-8pm on October 31st. The night will be entertaining from start to finish, so don’t miss a moment.
You can expect:
- A Halloween twist down Plant Street, where kids can trick or treat
- live entertainment
- deals from local vendors
- family activities!
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Halloween Event #9: Maitland’s Art & History Museum
On October 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th become a ghost hunter at the Maitlands Art and History Museum, as they will be hosting an entertaining and educational Haunted Tour. Alternatively, visit one of the most paranormal locations in Central Florida, Waterhouse Residence Museum.
Halloween Event #10: The Petrified Forest
For those celebrating Halloween as a group check out the Petrified Forest.
Groups of up to 6 people can venture through the deep dark haunted woods, which are filled with petrifying beasts and monsters. From October 4th to November 2nd you can test your wits and bravery.
Special nights are planned:
- Total Eclipse Night – for kids aged 13-17 that can enter with a parent signed permission
- Kid’s Night – for children under 12
- Special Need Nights – for people in wheelchairs or that require other assistance.
Halloween Fun in an Orlando Hotel
The Hilton Orlando is also getting in the Halloween spirit, by offering guests a chance to upgrade to “A Room with a Boo.” It available now until November 2nd. This unique package includes:
- Enjoy morning treats at the free daily breakfast
- No tricks, but a treat with fast premium WiFi
- A complimentary late check out, ideal for those staying out late hunting for ghosts.
We have shared 10 activities and events for you to enjoy Halloween in Orlando, this year. Let us know which ones get you excited for a fright. Also, if you capture your fear in a photo, please share it with us on Instagram, with @hotelsescape.