Your Guide to Halloween in Orlando
A compendium of haunted pub crawls, costume contests, scare trails, horror movies and more
Published: October 24, 2012
As we point out in this week’s cover story, Orlando loves it some Halloween. In keeping with tradition, practically every bar, art gallery and venue will host an appropriately haunting and creepy event to mark the occasion. Below we’ve compiled a list of the best Halloween stuff happening in and around Orlando – from haunted hayrides to creepy pub crawls to family-friendly Halloween fests – arranged by date. Get out your glow sticks and your sexy nurse outfits and celebrate with your creepy people.
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Through Oct. 27
Howling Halloween Brave visitors hop on the Screamline Haunted Zipline for a chilling twilight journey across three haunted bridges swaying as high as 68 feet above the ground, and seven ziplines with racing speeds of up to 30 miles per hour. Various times Friday-Saturday; Forever Florida, 4755 N. Kenansville Road, St. Cloud; $85; 407-957-9794; floridaecosafaris.com.
The Longwood Haunt Travel through two haunted houses, 30 fright-filled rooms and a grave yard with hay rides, a bounce house and Kill the Zombie paintball for the kids; proceeds benefit Kid's House of Seminole. 7-11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 754 Fleet Financial Court, Longwood; $10; longwoodhaunt.com.
Hallowtease Halloween-inspired Varietease performance presented by Babybluestar Productions. 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; The Venue, 511 Virginia Drive; $12-$15; 407-412-6895; thevenueorlando.com.
Through Oct. 28
Brick-or-Treat Family-friendly Halloween events in the park including a LEGO pumpkin build, scavenger hunts, dance parties, costume contests and a brick-or-treat trail around the park. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Legoland, One Legoland Way, Winter Haven; included with park admission; 877-350-5346; legoland.com.
SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular Kid-friendly music, games, trick-or-treating, sweet treat decorating, sea creature characters and more throughout the park. Noon-8 p.m. on select dates; SeaWorld, 7007 SeaWorld Drive; included with park admission; 407-363-2613; seaworldorlando.com.
The Monster Mash Halloween-style happy hour event with '70s, '80s and '90s DJ music and screenings of classic horror flicks. 4-9 p.m. Sundays; The Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; free; 407-425-7571; parliamenthouse.com.
Zoo Boo Bash Wear your costumes to trick-or-treat in the zoo, take a haunted hayride, participate in a costume contest and enjoy face painting. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 N. U.S. Highway 17-92, Sanford; $8.95-$12.95; 407-323-4450; centralfloridazoo.org.
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