CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For Celebrating Halloween 2016 In Central Florida

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebration Halloween in Central Florida

Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in Central Florida, so if you still haven’t made your plans for the upcoming Halloween weekend, there’s definitely no shortage of things to do.

From family-orientated scares to adults-only thrills, here are our picks for celebrating Halloween in Central Florida:

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Busch Gardens TampaHowl-O-Scream
October 28-30 from 7:30pm to 1am. Separately ticketed event, from $65.99.

Legoland FloridaBrick or Treat
October 29-31 from 10am to park close. Included with regular admission. Kid-friendly.

SeaWorld OrlandoSeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular
October 29-30 from noon – 8pm. Included with regular admission. Kid-friendly.

Universal StudiosHalloween Horror Nights 25
October 27-31 and November4-5 from 6:30pm to close. Separately ticketed event, from $55.99.

Walt Disney WorldMickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom
October 27-28 and 30-31. Separately ticketed event, from $91. Kid-friendly.

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Haunted Nighttime Corn Maze at Tinney Farms in St. Cloud
Open October 28-29. Enjoy a Children of the Corn scare experience from 8pm to 11am. Tinney Farms is located at 5145 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy. Admission is $7.

Orlando Haunted Yard in Orlando
Open October 28 – 31. This is actually a maze with several different paths of scares to explore. It’s located at 3209 Calloway Dr. Admission is $10 with proceeds benefiting St. Jude’s.

A Petrified Forest in Altamonte Springs
Open October 27-29. Two of the scariest haunted trails in Central Florida. There will be creatures lurking around every corner. This trail is rated PG-13. $15 for a single trail, $25 for both.

Return of The Spirits: The Haunting of the State Theatre at State Theater, Eustis
October 28-31. Cost: $10; $5 extra for same night re-entry. A Kids Frightless Fun Tour will be available on October 29 for $3 per person.

Scream-a-Geddon in Dade City
Open October 27-31 and November 4-5. Central Florida’s best horror attraction features six scare zones for the price of one. Tickets run $23.95 to $30.95 per person, depending on date.

The Shallow Grave in Winter Haven
Open October 28-29 and November 4-5. Located at 701 42nd St NW. Tickets start at $24.99.

Terror on the Lake in Clermont
Open October 27-31. Located at Town Center at Cagan Crossings (16729 Cagan Oaks), guests can enjoy Fear Manor, a “coffin” ride, fortune tellers, zombie shooting gallery and more. Tickets start at $7; discounts for multiple tickets.

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BLAST-O-WEEN at The Cloak & Blaster
October 29. Celebrate Halloween with this costume party at this bar that celebrates all that is geek. Free admission. 21+

Chef Ricky’s Spooky Tricks + Treats at 3NINE at Rozen Plaza
October 27. Relish spooky treats, monster’s mash and witches brew conjured up by the spell-binding Rosen Plaza culinary team. For an extra treat, be charmed by Chef Ricky Lopez, Orlando’s master pumpkin carver, for the only trick of the evening. There will also be Scary-oke and a costume contest to win a dinner for two at Jack’s Place. Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. 21+

Church Street Halloween Block Party on Church Street, downtown Orlando
October 29. Church Street Bars presents this annual shindig with a cash prize costume contest. 21 and up only. Free to attend. 21+

Eden Bar’s Halloween Party at Enzian, Maitland
October 29. Free entry, costume contest, and drink specials all night. 21+ Afterwards you can buy a ticket to the midnight showing of the classic Halloween.

Ghoulish Gathering at Quantum Leap Winery in Orlando
October 28. Costume contest with cash prizes, live music, Voodoo Kitchen food truck and great wine. Located at 1312 Wilfred Drive. Free to attend. 21+

Halloween Party feat. Audio Exchange at Tin Roof Orlando at I-Drive 360, Orlando
October 29. Enjoy live music, drink specials, costume contest and more. No cover. 21+

Orlando Ballet: Dracula at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Orlando
October 28-30. Program may contain scenes of a mature nature. Show may not be suitable for small children. Not recommended for children under 10. Tickets are $35 and up.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater presents Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at Lowndes Shakespeare Center, Orlando
October 27-30. Equal parts thrilling and deviant, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde will captivate those brave enough to step into Dr. Jekyll’s laboratory. Not recommended for children. Tickets: $25 – $40

Orlando Zombie Ball at Venue 578, Orlando
October 29. Orlando Weekly’s annual Halloween party featuring a scare zone, cash prize costume contest, and more. Tickets are $35-$65.

PHANTASMAGORIA VII “The Cards They Are Dealt” at John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center, Orlando
October 28-31. Join Phantasmagoria’s evocative troupe of storytellers, dancers, and more as they embark on their newest journeys through the literary tales of terror, as well as horrific folk stories, legends, and myths from around the world. Tickets $25-$35.

PlazaWeen 16 at Wall St Plaza, Orlando
October 28-29 and 31. Each night features drink specials, live music, and more. Costume contest on the 31st. 21+.

Rich Weirdoes present The Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Extravaganza at AMC Universal Cineplex at Universal Orlando
October 28-29 and 31. Enjoy The Rocky Horror Picture Show with the shadow cast Rich Weirdoes, who will also be doing other fun Halloween stuff, like a costume contest. Props bags available for purchase. Regular movie ticket pricing applies. 18+

4th Annual Thornton Park Halloween Blowout at Thornton Park, Orlando
October 29. Get your advance tickets for $10; more day of. Live Music by The Sh-Booms, $1000 Costume Contest, and so much more! Proceeds for the event benefit non-profit Thornton Park District. 21+

Yelloween at STK Orlando, Disney Springs
October 31. Enjoy open bar from 8-10pm, then drink specials, little bites, and a DJ from 10pm to midnight. Cost is $50 per person. 21+

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Hallow Eye at I-Drive 360, Orlando
October 29-31. Enjoy this free event with a live DJ, costume competitions, and family friendly trick-or-treating, in the courtyard in front of the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye.

Halloween Spooktacular at Fort Gatlin Recreation Complex, Orlando
October 29. Enjoy this fun event for ages 1-5 years; there will be games, music, a costume parade and more. Cost is $6 per child.

Mall-o-Ween at Florida Mall, Orlando
October 31. From 5-8pm, children of all ages are encouraged to sport their best Halloween costume to haunt The Florida Mall in search of candy, exciting activities and more during this free event.

Trick or Treat on Broadway at Toho Square, Kissimmee
October 28. Trick-or-treat in downtown Kissimmee from 6pm to 8pm. All costumed kids will recieve a FREE bag to tote all their goodies in as they hop from shop to shop collecting sweet treats

Trick-or-Treat Safe Zone at Orange Country Regional History Center, Orlando
October 29. From 10:30am to 3pm, enjoy 4 floors of trick or treating, games, and more. Free for families with children ages 12 and under; children must be accompanied by an adult. Costumes encouraged.

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You should be able to find something in that list that will entertain you this weekend, but if not, there are even more options in our events calendar! So go and have a safe and fun Halloween.

We’d love to know what you did, so tag us with #citysurfingorlando in your photos, and we’ll re-share the best. =)

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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