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Your Guide to Halloween in Orlando

A compendium of haunted pub crawls, costume contests, scare trails, horror movies and more

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Happy Halloween!




Through Oct. 31

An Old Town Halloween Second annual festival features four Haunt-Zones, live entertainment, appearances by Florida Ghost Buster fan club and costume contests. 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Wednesday, Oct. 31; Old Town, 5770 W. Irlo Bronson Highway, Kissimmee; free; 407-396-4888; myoldtownusa.com.

Downtown Orlando Ghost Tour Join American Ghost Adventures for a guided paranormal tour of historical buildings, with haunting stories and provided EMF detectors to capture ghost activity. 8 p.m. nightly; Downtown Orlando, Church Street; $30, visit website for schedule and details; americanghostadventures.com/downtownorlando.html.

Halloween Horror Nights 22The park turns into your worst nightmare with elaborate haunted houses, streetside scareactors and the brand new 3-D haunted house "Penn & Teller New(kd) Las Vegas." Don’t let the price of a theme-park ticket scare you off this fave Halloween event – though a full-price, general admission ticket is $88.99, Florida residents can score tickets for just $41.99 with promo codes from specially marked Coca-Cola products. 6:30 p.m. on select nights; Universal Orlando, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza; $88.99 general admission; 407-363-8000; halloweenhorrornights.com.


Haunted Hangar Walking Tour Hear creepy aviation lore and mysteries from the aircraft collection. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Fantasy of Flight, 1400 Broadway Blvd. SE, Polk City; $28.95; 941-984-3500; fantasyofflight.com.

Phantasmagoria Empty Spaces Theatre Co(llaboration) presents a haunting production of large-scale puppetry, dance choreography and storytelling. 8:30 p.m. on select nights; $15-$20; 407-328-9005; facebook.com/phantasmagoriaorlando.


Through Nov. 2

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween PartyWear your costume to the park for the Boo-to-You parade, spooky music, a fireworks display and costumed characters. 7 p.m.-midnight on select nights; Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista; $50.95-$69.95; 407-824-4321; disneyworld.com.


Through Nov. 3

A Petrified Forest If you like having the bejeezus scared out of you, try this on for size: A Petrified Forest is an 85,000 square foot outdoor haunted scare trail, featuring zombies and blood and gore and monsters. After you’ve walked the trail, stick around for the Halloween festival, which features live music, mini golf and laser tag. 7:30-11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.-midnight Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3; A Petrified Forest, 1360 State Road 436, Altamonte Springs; $15-$20; 407-468-6600; apetrifiedforest.com.