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The best Halloween events in Orlando – 2019


If you’re spending this Halloween in Orlando you’ll find endless funtastic frights for families and adults alike.

Starting as early as August and running through early November, Orlando offers a line-up of the nation’s top Halloween events. Whether you want softer spooks for the little ones or extreme scares for grown ups, you’ll find something for everyone.

This guide features all of our favorite Halloween events in Orlando for 2019 including options for all ages in the theme parks and beyond. To help you plan, we’ve also included a round-up of great places to stay while you’re in town.

Halloween events at the theme parks
Disney World
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party


Halloween in Orlando doesn’t get much better than this fun-packed family event. Running at Magic Kingdom Park from August 16 through November 1, it features parades, parties, fireworks and much more. Kids are encouraged to dress in costume for the occasion, and everyone can trick-or-treat through the park for bucket loads of candy (including allergy-free options).

Look out for Mickey and Minnie in their new outfits at the Boo-to-You Halloween Parade, as well as new themed experiences at Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mad Tea Party and the new Monsters Inc Laugh Floor. Hocus Pocus Villains Spelltacular returns to the castle stage for 2019. Plus you can see Mickey, Minnie and the gang as they’re led through a haunted house during the all-new Not-So-Spooky Spectacular fireworks show.

Little ones can get their groove on at the Disney Junior Jam in Fantasyland – perfect for young partygoers. While over at Frontierland you’ll encounter the Halloween-inspired harmonies of Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet. You can enhance your experience with sweet treats at the Not So Spooky Dessert Party, or with a bountiful buffet at Cruella’s Halloween Hide-A-Way.

Many rides remain open during this after-hours event, which requires a separate ticket.

Don’t Miss: Rare character meet-and-greets throughout Magic Kingdom park.

Cost: Prices for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party start at around $80 per ticket.

Universal Studios
Halloween Horror Nights


One of Orlando’s most popular Halloween events, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios is for serious horror fans. Held on select nights from September 6 through early November 2, the streets of Universal Studios will come alive with freaky scare zones, nightmarish haunted houses and terrifying street experiences.

For 2019, Netflix’s Stranger Things returns with an all-new haunted house experience that’ll see you’ll walk through some of the most terrifying scenes from Stranger Things 2 and 3. Not only will you come face-to-face with snarling Demodogs, you’ll also make your way through through frighteningly realistic locations like Chief Hoppers Cabin to the Starcourt Mall.

If you’re brave enough, you can pit your wits against numerous other haunted houses themed on films like Ghostbusters, Us, House of 1000 Corpses and Killer Klowns from Outer Space. You’ll also encounter an array of Universal Monsters including Dracula, Frankenstein and The Wolfman to name just a few. Other highlights for 2019 are five intense scare zones, scary street shows, larger animatronics and extra hordes of chainsaw-wielding maniacs.

A lot of the rides at Universal Studios remain open for Halloween Horror Nights including Transformers, Men in Black and Revenge of the Mummy. You might even find a zombie riding alongside you but don’t worry, they’re just actors! You can also make dinner a part of the night with a themed buffet and freaky photo ops at Classic Monsters Cafe.

Opening hours for Halloween Horror Nights are 6.30pm–2am. Be warned that this event is pretty intense and is not recommended for children under the age of 13. No costumes or masks are allowed.

Best For: Hardened horror fans who are ready to party as late as 2am.

Don’t Miss: The Hellbilly Deluxe zone, the Anarch-cade set, and the twisted plastic surgery show through the Streets of Hollywood. Also check out Halloween Marathon of Mayhem, a brand-new lagoon show.

Cost: Tickets for Halloween Horror Nights start from $67.99 in advance. You get free admission to selected City Walk clubs with your event ticket, so head over afterwards to keep the night going.



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