Spooky events to enjoy at Central Florida’s theme parks this year

Left photograph from Walt Disney World, Center photograph from Common Orlando Resort, Proper photograph from SeaWorld Orlando

Falling leaves, cooler temperatures, and pumpkin spice lattes.

These are all signature indicators that Fall has arrived. Nonetheless, in Central Florida, the very best indicator of the season is the arrival of Halloween-themed occasions at our theme parks.

All three main theme park firms in Central Florida – Walt Disney World., Common Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld Orlando – have ticketed occasions for followers of spooky season.

We break down every one and what it’s worthwhile to know.


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This Halloween season, one thing particular is brewing for Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. “Disney After Hours BOO BASH” will probably be a three-hour occasion that begins when the park closes on choose nights from Aug. 10 t

‘Disney After Hours Boo Bash’ kicked off at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on Tuesday.

That is an all-new Halloween occasion that’s held after the park closes on choose nights between August tenth and October thirty first. Entry to this occasion is a separate ticket from daytime admission as attendees get to get pleasure from Magic Kingdom to themselves from 9 p.m. to midnight. Nonetheless, Boo Bash tickets enable company to enter the park as early as 7 p.m.  

Those that go to the park will discover that Main Street U.S.A. is decorated with colourful foliage, Halloween decor, and frightful tunes to mark the season.

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Attendees of the occasion can put on costumes however should observe these guidelines:

  • For company ages 13 and underneath: Costumes and a few costume masks could also be worn. Nonetheless, masks should present unobstructed peripheral imaginative and prescient always with openings that enable the eyes to be totally seen.
  • For company ages 14 and older: Costume masks of any sort might not be worn. Costumes have to be family-friendly and never obstructive, offensive, violent, or objectionable. They can not include any props or equipment that resemble or could possibly be mistaken for a weapon. In addition they could not include sharp objects, pointed objects, or supplies that would strike somebody accidentally. Costumes can’t attain or drag on the bottom. In case you have a cape, it should cease above the waist. Layered costumes or props that encompass your complete physique are strongly discouraged and will require further safety screening. These dressed as characters could not pose for footage or signal autographs for others.

Bear in mind: Disney has the best to disclaim admission to or take away any particular person carrying apparel that’s thought-about inappropriate or apparel that would detract from the expertise of different company. Go to the Walt Disney World website for extra detailed guidelines on the theme park costume code.

Boo Bash company can trick or deal with all through Magic Kingdom. Choose complimentary snacks and drinks may also be obtainable. 

As well as, different specialty meals and drinks will probably be obtainable for buy. These embrace:

  • Prince John Suck at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies: Inexperienced apple lemonade slush topped with whipped cream and a hoop pop
  • Mocha Chocolate Chip at Golden Oak Outpost: Frozen mocha topped with whipped cream, chocolate chips, and a sugar acorn
  • Maleficent Churro at Primary Road Out of doors Merchandising Carts: Churro lined in chocolate cookie crumble drizzled with purple icing topped with inexperienced and purple sugar
  • 5 Dozen Egg Slush at Storybook Treats: Frozen custard with brown sugar topped with whipped cream garnished with a cinnamon stick
  • Silly Mortal Funnel Cake at Sleepy Hole: Funnel cake topped with chocolate cookie crumbles, purple vanilla ice cream, caramel drizzle, and milk chocolate M&M’s
  • Apple Ginger Dale at Golden Oak Outpost: Frozen apple cider combined with ginger ale topped with whipped cream and chopped Twix bars

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Choose sights all through the park will function with shorter wait instances given the occasion’s restricted capability. A number of the rides that company can count on to see open are the ‘Seven Dwarfs Mine Practice,’ ‘The Haunted Mansion,’ ‘Jungle Cruise,’ and ‘Area Mountain.’

There may also be particular cavalcades popping up all through the park, together with ‘Mickey’s Completely satisfied Halloween Cavalcade,’ ‘Disney Villains Halloween Cavalcade,’ and ‘Jack’s Nightmare Cavalcade’ that includes Jack Skellington, Sally, and Oogie Boogie using down the parade path to ‘That is Halloween.’

Tickets are on sale now for the ‘Disney After Hours BOO BASH’ occasion. You should buy tickets on the Walt Disney World website or by calling 407-939-4240. Tickets for a number of dates are already bought out, together with Halloween evening. Costs begin at $129 per particular person.


After skipping its 2020 occasion due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Common Orlando Resort stated that Halloween Horror Nights will return on Friday, September third. The horror occasion will function till Sunday, October thirty first, giving company nearly two months of spooky enjoyable.

Common Orlando Resort stated that there will probably be ten haunted houses this 12 months:

  • Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill Home: Primarily based on the Netflix sequence, ‘The Haunting of Hill Home,’ this maze reportedly takes company on the darkish journey that the Crain household skilled within the present. Iconic scenes will probably be delivered to life, together with the Crimson Room and the Corridor of Statues. Visitors should escape the house earlier than falling sufferer to it.
  • Beetlejuice: Beetlejuice was really the primary “ghost host” of Halloween Horror Nights in 1991, when it was referred to as ‘Fright Nights. Being that it is a milestone 12 months, Common Orlando stated that Beetlejuice is again in a maze impressed by the 1988 movie. Visitors will transfer by iconic scenes, dealing with the movie’s characters and the Maitland residence’s haunted attic, mannequin graveyard, and Dante’s Inferno Room.
  • The Texas Chainsaw Bloodbath: Common Orlando stated that this haunted home is impressed by the 1974 slasher, ‘The Texas Chainsaw Bloodbath.’ Visitors will try to outrun Leatherface and his chainsaw whereas transferring by scenes from the movie.
  • Common Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives: This maze picks up the place the 1935 basic movie left off – with the Bride turning into a scientist and beginning her mission to revive Frankenstein’s Monster. Visitors will probably be entwined in her battle to search out everlasting life.  Final 12 months, Common Studios opened this home for company to get pleasure from throughout the day.
  • Halloween Horror Nights Icons: Captured: Halloween Horror Evening has been hosted by quite a few icons all through the final 30 years and they’ll reportedly be a part of collectively for this haunted home, displaying horrifying moments from occasion legends like ‘The Caretaker,’ ‘The Director,’ ‘The Usher,’ ‘The Storyteller,’ ‘Jack the Clown,’ ‘Probability,’ and extra.
  • Welcome to SCarey: Horror within the Heartland: Carey, a city featured in earlier Halloween Horror Nights occasions, will come again on this maze. Common Orlando stated that there will probably be a mix of tales that pay homage to the city’s historical past. For instance, vampires from ‘The Hive,’ the decrepit from ‘Lifeless Finish,’ and characters from ‘Depart it to Cleaver’ will return.
  • Case Recordsdata Unearthed: Legendary Reality: Legendary Reality is one other story from Halloween Horror Evening’s previous, the theme park firm stated. This 12 months, company will step into the footwear of personal eye Boris Shuster as he searches for clues to a sequence of unusual occurrences in New York Metropolis. Alongside the best way, there will probably be ghouls, poltergeists, and different terrors.
  • The Depraved Development: Realm of the Pumpkin: Common Orlando stated that the Pumpkin Lord will welcome company right into a maze of conventional Halloween domains, together with a haunted home, a graveyard, and a witch’s cottage — all overrun by ghastly pumpkin development.
  • Puppet Theatre: Captive Viewers: Visitors will reportedly discover themselves in a theatre positioned in early 1900’s San Francisco. Pasek’s Puppet Troupe will probably be practising for his or her subsequent efficiency once they spot company “trespassing” into the theater. They need to escape or face being was life-sized marionettes.
  • Revenge of the Tooth Fairy: Visitors will uncover the darker ritual behind the childhood custom, Common Orlando stated. Evil creatures will greet them and try to extract their enamel by drive. Final 12 months, Common Studios additionally opened this home to get pleasure from throughout the day.

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As well as, there’ll reportedly be 5 scare zones for company to get pleasure from:

  • Crypt TV: Primarily based on the present ‘Crypt TV,’ this scare zone will reportedly confront company with monsters which have overtaken San Francisco. They embrace, ‘Look-See,’ the ‘Sunny Household Cult,’ ‘Harclaw,’ and ‘Miss Annity.’
  • 30 Years, 30 Fears: Legendary characters from previous Halloween Horror Evening occasions will reportedly take over the Avenue of the Stars for a reunion of creatures, monsters, and chainsaw-wielding fields.
  • Search and Destroy: Common Orlando stated that company will discover themselves in a New York dystopia the place an alien cyber regime, led by ‘The Controller,’ has taken over and is scanning town for people and turning them into gasoline.
  • Gorewood Forest: The Terra Queen returns as she takes root in Central Park, remodeling it into the ‘Gorewood Forest,’ the theme park firm stated. Visitors may have nowhere to cover from her minions, who look to reap recent blood for the Queen to feed on.
  • Lights, Digital camera, Hacktion: Eddie’s Revenge: Jack the Clown’s brother, Eddie Schmidt, will reportedly return to Halloween Horror Nights to movie a gory Hollywood sequel that includes actual monsters, vampires, evil clowns, creatures, and different horrific beings from the occasion’s previous.

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Then, when it’s time to take a break from the frights and screams all through the park, Common Orlando stated that there will probably be two all-new exhibits to get pleasure from:

  • Marathon of Mayhem: Carnage Manufacturing unit: The theme park firm stated that that is an all-new present on Common Studios’ lagoon that options ‘Jack the Clown,’ icons from Halloween Horror Evening’s previous, and horrifying scenes from movies and sequence like ‘The Haunting of Hill Home, ‘The Texas Chainsaw Bloodbath,’ Common Monster classics, and extra.
  • Halloween Nightmare Gasoline: Nocturnal creatures, aerialists, and hearth performers reportedly be a part of collectively for a efficiency set to the beat of rock, steel, and digital music.

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As well as, the Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Retailer from final 12 months will return for company to buy specialty merchandise, distinctive treats, and extra.

A ticket separate from daytime admission is required to attend Halloween Horror Nights. Single-night tickets are on sale and start at $70.99. Costs fluctuate primarily based on the date you attend.

If you need to attend a number of nights, there are a variety of multi-day tickets on sale. These embrace:

  • Rush of Concern Move: Admission to Halloween Horror Nights for the primary 16 nights of the occasion. $129.99 per particular person plus tax.
  • Frequent Concern Move: Admission to Halloween Horror Nights for each Sunday by Thursday and the primary weekend. $159.99 per particular person plus tax.
  • Frequent Concern Plus Move: Admission to Halloween Horror Nights for each Sunday by Friday and the primary and final Saturday. $189.99 per particular person plus tax.
  • Final Frequent Concern Move: Admission to each evening of Halloween Horror Nights. $284.99 per particular person plus tax.

Go to the Universal Orlando website to make a purchase order.


For the primary time ever, Howl-O-Scream will be held at SeaWorld Orlando.

The nighttime Halloween occasion is usually held at Busch Gardens in Tampa solely however this 12 months, will probably be held at each theme parks. 

Attendees of the Orlando occasion may have an array of haunted actions to get pleasure from, together with homes, scare zones, exhibits, and themed bars.

For instance, there will probably be 4 haunted homes. They have been described by the theme park as:

  • Water’s Edge Inn: “What started as an escape to a peaceable seaside resort has was a terrifying wrestle to search out an escape from it.”
  • Captain’s Revenge: “When a cursed pirate has plotted your demise, maybe you shouldn’t go looking for him within the murky depths of his ship.”
  • Beneath the Ice: “Nobody has heard from base camp because it was entombed in snow. You’re right here to search out survivors…however you’ll want you hadn’t.”
  • Lifeless Vine: “That is no harmless backyard stroll. You’ve simply wandered right into a terrifying realm of ravenous crops and hidden horrors.”

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As well as, there will probably be 4 scare zones for Howl-O-Scream attendees to get pleasure from. They have been described by Seaworld Orlando as:

  • Lethal Ambush: “The 12 months is 1961. You’ve wandered right into a quaint campground, nestled in nature. It’d sound like a dream, however a brand new nightmare has simply begun right here. What’s occurred to the campers? Creatures are rising from the darkness. There’s nowhere to cover, and no park ranger to rescue you. Get again to civilization now, earlier than it’s too late.”
  • Sea of Souls: “That is it…the positioning of that horrific shipwreck. These marauding pirates have been too smug to see their downfall coming, and now they’re doomed to wander by a sea of grotesque reminders. Their souls are stressed, and their anger is actual. They’ll by no means cease searching for revenge on those that’ve escaped their ghostly destiny. Steer clear—in case you can.”
  • Frozen Terror: “You may assume you’re a protected distance from the snow-entombed analysis facility, however you’re not free from the frozen horrors. This inhospitable Arctic wasteland is swarming with icy, subhuman walkers. They could have pickaxes and shovels, however they’re not right here to assist dig for survivors. They’re right here to show you into one in all them.”
  • Witchcraft Bayou: “The cult is rising, and the lure is highly effective. It’s hazardous to cross by this backwater bayou, however there’s no method round. Voodoo and witchcraft aren’t actual, proper? Inform that to the zealous worshippers attempting to shackle you with their spells. They gained’t relaxation till your soul belongs to her too. Keep alert, or the darkish magic will drag you down.”

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There may also be three ‘roaming haunts’ that may greet company with frights. They have been described by the horror occasion as:

  • The Sirens: “These sirens needn’t lure you with music. They carry terror to you.”
  • The Creatures: “Even the bushes and crops are after you. Good luck camouflaging your concern.”
  • The Minions: “Evil craves worship. Do not fall underneath the spell of those sinister occult zealots.”

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For these desirous to quench their thirst with a specialty drink, Howl-O-Scream stated that they may have a number of themed bars to get pleasure from. They described them as:

  • Sirens’ Final Name: “Creatures of the shadows want a spot to play too. Might it’s this rusted-out underground warehouse? Look round and do your finest to mix in. The regulars listed here are followers of the siren, and so they know easy methods to spot an outsider. Make sure you pay homage to her by attempting the bar’s signature drink, ‘The Siren’s Kiss.'”
  • Longshoremen Tavern: “When pirates pull into port, this be the tavern the place they heat their bellies with rum. Take a break from the monsters and squalls, plant your weary hides, and be a part of the merriment. In right here, you may uncover that an outdated SeaWorld treasure has been (partially) resurrected. They’re the Longshoremen, and so they’ve been dying to entertain you once more.”
  • Tormented: “That is one place the place a chilly frosty one is an effective factor. Take refuge from the wintry terrors of the Arctic hellscape outdoors and do some refueling right here. Should you’re feeling mischievous, you’ll be able to even take part and frighten your fellow expeditioners whereas they’re braving the horrors beneath the ice. How’s that for refreshing?”
  • Poison Grotto: “What’s your poison? Unwind with a refreshing concoction and discover the attractive environment of this unearthly lounge. It’s a fleeting escape from the lethal vines and savage servants close by. Simply be sure you maintain your eyes open and pay correct respect to the one who invited you in. You’re her visitor right here, and she or he’s all the time watching.”

When company are able to take a break from the screams, two exhibits can be found to observe. SeaWorld Orlando described them as:

  • Sirens’ Tune: “The sirens are right here to inform their story…and feast in your fears. Don’t miss a second of this mesmerizing out of doors present.”
  • Monster Stomp: “Put together your self for a darkly entertaining, pulse-pounding musical efficiency starring the one and solely Jack the Ripper.”

For these not trying to face their fears, the curler coaster ‘Mako’ and rapids attraction ‘Infinity Falls’ will probably be open to experience.

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Visitors should buy a ticket separate from daytime admission to attend Howl-O-Scream. Single-night tickets begin at $31.99 and differ relying on the date you go to. There are additionally ‘Limitless Go to’ tickets, which prices $89.99 with blockout dates or $99 with out them. Ticket choices that embrace a go to to the Tampa Howl-O-Scream occasion are additionally obtainable to buy.

 Go to the SeaWorld Orlando website to buy tickets. 

Watch FOX 35 Orlando for the most recent theme park information.

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