If you happen to be on vacation in Florida at Halloween, you are in for a treat.  Fall is a beautiful time of year and, although the leaves don’t change much, the sun is out, the sky is blue and there’s plenty of spooky things to do!  Here are some things to do for Halloween in Orlando that will appeal to everyone.

Universal Orlando, Halloween Horror Nights® (HHN)

Possibly the most famous of all the Orlando Halloween attractions.  This separately priced, ticketed event showcases 10 haunted houses, scare zones, wandering hordes of zombies and frightful sights at every turn.  HHN has been running for 30 years and is aimed at audiences 13 and up.  Even the food is scary!  Fancy some pumpkin guts, Dracula’s Kiss or Graveyard Cupcakes?  Keep a wary eye open for Jack the Clown.  He’s back!

Busch Gardens, Howl-O-Scream®

Guests will have nowhere to hide as ghosts, zombies and other frightful creatures prowl the park in search of prey.  Be ready for some frightful surprises as you discover the 8 different scare zones.  There is ‘killer’ entertainment on stage as “Fiends” return to the Festival Field and “The Rolling Bones” perform electrifying rock covers at Dragon Fire Grill.  Busch Gardens is about an hour outside of Orlando, but is well worth the visit.


Howl O Scream® at Seaworld Orlando

For the first time ever, Seaworld Orlando is hosting Howl-O-Scream.  This event is aimed at audiences 12 and over and features 4 haunted houses, 4 scare zones and 2 terrifying shows.  This is a separately ticketed event and runs on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until 31st October.  After nightfall, every moment of fun comes with a splash of fear. Enjoy Mako, Orlando’s tallest and fastest coaster, and Infinity Falls, Florida’s tallest rapids ride, in the DARK!  If you manage to escape the haunted houses, beware the roaming haunts!  It is said that once you hear the Siren call, all is lost!

Disney After Hours Boo Bash (formerly Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween)

Join Mickey Mouse® and his friends as they celebrate Halloween at Disney’s Magic Kingdom®.  Trick or treat at select locations around the park and enjoy Halloween cavalcades.  This year, Mickey® and his pals are joined by the Disney Villains® and also Jack Skellington has his own Nightmare Before Christmas cavalcade.  Children are encouraged to wear their favourite costume (no masks).

Brick or Treat at Legoland®

Halloween doesn’t have to be terrifying.  If you are travelling with little ones, let them wear their favourite costume and pop over to Legoland Florida for some brick style trick or treating. Come enjoy 5 uniquely themed trick-or-treating stations, monster character meet-n-greets, ghastly shows, nightly fireworks and plenty of Halloween themed food and drinks.  The candy quest begins at 2.30pm and this event is included in the regular admission price.

The Petrified Forest

Head to Altamonte Springs, about half an hour outside Orlando, and experience the Legend of the Wendigo in the deep woods.  This half man, half stag, all evil abomination haunts the forest and claims the souls of any it encounters.  Explore three scare trails; encounter the macabre creatures made by the warped mind of Ida Steek, survive the apocalypse or your body will be taken to feed the court of the Wendigo, board the moonlight express and see if you can make it through the swamp.  Or will your soul join the ill fated passengers haunting the wreckage FOREVER?  There are food trucks, swamp laser tag and a DJ to keep you entertained whilst you await your time to embark on your scare trail.  This is an event designed exclusively for those 12 years old and up.


This time of year is the perfect time to visit Florida.  It’s not too late to book your rental villa with us.  Take a look at our inventory of homes and select the perfect one for your family’s Florida vacation.  Our booking line is available 24/7 and our Reservations Team are happy to help with any aspect of booking your holiday.

We look forward to seeing you soon.