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CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebration Halloween in Central Florida

The pandemic has certainly put a hold on many holiday events this year, including Halloween, but while we need to wear masks and social distance, there are still some fun events happening so you can get your trick or treat on.

From family-orientated scares to adults-only thrills, here are our picks for 2020 Halloween events happening in Central Florida:

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Busch Gardens Tampa – Howl-O-Scream
October 23-25 and October 29-November 1
Separately ticketed event, from $29.99.
The annual Halloween event has been modified to feature open-air scare zones, limited-capacity admission with reservations required, and physical distancing.

Daytona Lagoon, Daytona Beach – Halloween 2020
October 31 – November 1
Included with regular admission. Kid-friendly.
The water park will be providing socially distanced arts and crafts and free candy from noon-3pm. Kids who show up in costumes to the Halloween event will receive a free $5 Bonus Arcade Card.

Gatorland – Gators Ghosts & Goblins 2020
October 24-25, and October 31-November 1
Included with regular admission. 50% ticket discount for Florida Residents. Kid-friendly.
Featuring Gatorland’s famous Social Distancing Skunk Ape, costumed characters, multiple photo opportunities, a trick-or-treat trail from 11am to 2pm (or while supplies last), and ride the Gatorland Express for a monster-sized scavenger hunt.

ICON Park, Orlando – Ghoulishly Glowing Light Show
October 23-31
Free admission and parking. Kid-friendly.
Watch 64,000 LED lights on The Wheel light up the sky as they dance to a sinister soundtrack throughout the nightly 10-minute show at 8pm. There’s a second 10pm show on Fridays and Saturdays.

Island H2O Live! Water Park, Kissimmee – Splash or Treat
October 24-25, and October 31-November 1
Included with regular admission. Kid-friendly.
Kids can trick-or-treat stations to gather goodies from friendly classic Halloween characters in a safe, social-distanced setting, and everyone can enjoy a different “Dive-In” movie each night.

LEGOLAND Florida – Brick or Treat
October 24-25 & 31
Included with regular admission. Kid-friendly.
Enjoy a trick-or-treat trail, LEGO Halloween characters, shows, and more during regular park hours.

SeaWorld Orlando – Flicks & Frights
Oct 24 & 31
Cost is $40 per car; does not include park admission.
Watch a classic Halloween feature from the comfort and safety of your car, in the parking lot. Movie on the 24th is “Casper” and on the 31st is “Hocus Pocus.” Food trucks available for food and drink purchases.

SeaWorld Orlando – SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular
October 24-25, and 31
Included with regular admission. Kid-friendly.
Enjoy a trick-or-treat trail, a Halloween maze, and more during regular park hours.

Universal Orlando – Get Your Halloween On
October 23-31, and November 1
Included with regular admission.
Enjoy two haunted houses inside Universal Studios Florida during regular park hours.

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Field of Screams at Peghorn Park, St. Cloud
Open October 23-24, and 30-31
This is a drive through haunted trail event. Cost is $5 per person.

The Haunted Road in Orlando
October 23-November 7
Follow Rapunzel’s journey as she leaves her tower for the first time and enters a world of disarray, all from the safety of your car for $30 per person. On Nov 5-6, enjoy an “Unrestricted” show with more gore for $25 per person ages 18+. All nights, you can add on the Beyond the Road upgrade for an additional $79 per car.

A Petrified Forest in Altamonte Springs
Open October 23-31
This haunted trail is rated PG-13. $27 for general admission, VIP is $39.

Scream-a-Geddon in Dade City
Open October 23-31
It’s a bit of a drive, but this horror attraction features six scare zones for the price of one. If you’re missing Halloween Horror Nights, definitely check this one out. Tickets run $24.95 to $51.95 per person, depending on date.

Scream n’ Stream: Drive-Thru Halloween Event at Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures, Kissimmee
Open October 23-25, and 30-31
Enjoy Drive-By Trick-or-Treating, a scary Haunted Drive-Thru with live performers, haunted airboat rides and more. Tickets starting at $56 per vehicle.

Tunnel of the Damned at The Orlando Forum, Orlando
Open October 23-25, and 27-31. The attraction is designed and executed by creative horror masterminds Patrick Braillard and Kim Gromoll, both formerly behind many of the most infamous mazes at Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida. It features 20 masked actors, and winds 480 linear feet of horrifying madness through the venue. One time pass is $17.95; a full day pass is $24.95 (so you can do it again same day); a seasonal pass is $69.95.

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Boardwalk Bowl, Orlando – Haunted Alley Adult Halloween Party
October 31
From 8pm to midnight, enjoy live entertainment by DJ Cierra, indulge in creepy cocktails, and enter the costume and Covid mask contests. The grand prize winner will win a two-night stay at Hilton Garden Inn – East UCF, a $260 value. Runners up prizes include Wild Florida Drive-Thru Safari Park admissions and Boardwalk Bowl gift certificates. Free admission; bowling additional.

The Dark Seance at The Orlando Forum, Orlando
October 23-25, and 27-31
Enjoy a four course, five-star gourmet meal set in a Victorian Seance Room. While enjoying your dinner, your host for the evening will set the stage and share the stories of some of the most notorious and nefarious souls to ever walk amongst the living. Once the séance begins the skilled Medium will open the gateway to the ‘beyond’ allowing the dearly departed to engage with guests for an unbelievable and unsettling experience that you will not soon forget. Price is $87.50 per person and includes a ticket to the Tunnel of the Damned (above).

ICEBAR Orlando, Orlando – Frozen Freak Show
October 30-31
Offering a nightly costume contest and cocktail specials. Admission starts at $21 per person.

Mead Botanical Garden, Winter Park – Haunted Hike in the Garden
October 29-30
During this 40-minute hike, a master storyteller will share spooky tales of local legends and unexplained mysteries as you walk the garden’s most haunted trails.
Enjoy scary old black and white films prior to your tour in the socially-distanced outdoor waiting area. Tickets are $20 per person 18+.

Mills 50 District, Orlando – Chills 50 Pub Crawl & Costume Contest
October 24
Enjoy special prices at seventeen restaurants and bars, including Wally’s Mills Avenue Liquor and Ten 10 Brewing Company. Wristbands are $10 per person 21+.

Phyre Brewery & Tavern in St. Cloud – Rocky Horror Double Feature Interactive Movie & Dinner
October 24-25
$35 per person. 3 course meal from 4-8pm, Movie Ticket, & Prop Bag. Socially distant seating.

Player 1 Video Game Bar, Lake Buena Vista – Halloween Eve Pop Up
October 30
Play some video games and enjoy some spooky themed drinks and food. No cover. 21+

VAULT 5421 at Gods & Monsters, Orlando – All Hallows’ Eve VIP Party
October 31
Enjoy cosplay dance performances by Miss Maressa Fox, 1 themed cocktail or mocktail of your choice, table service, dark tunes & visuals, & door prizes drawn throughout the night. Cost is $25 per person, 21+.

Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, Sanford – Reel Fun Films: Rocky Horror Picture Show
October 30
Live on the wild side with an extremely interactive viewing of the exciting cult classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show. Prop bag available for sale. $15 per person, 18+.

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Avalon Park, Orlando – Spooktacular
October 24
There will be a pumpkin patch, inflatable corn maze, caricature artist, games with prizes, music, food trucks and a live fire performer. Free to attend.

Boardwalk Bowl, Orlando – Haunted Alley Kids Halloween Party
October 31
The whole family can enjoy haunted bowling with Brunswick Sync’s Creature Feature, specialty themed mock-tails, Haunted selfie stations, and costume and Covid mask contests. Prizes include Wild Florida Drive-Thru Safari Park admissions, Crayola Experience Orlando admissions and Boardwalk Bowl Arcade Cards. Free admission; bowling additional.

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Sanford – Zoo Boo Bash
October 24-25
The Zoo will have plenty of not-so-scary decorations and activities, including trick-or-treat stations in a designated area to ensure social distancing.All activities are included with Zoo admission: Adult (Age 13-59) – $19.50; Child (Age 3-12) – $13.75.

Discover Downtown Orlando, Orlando – Monster Mask-erade
October 30
They will have an outdoor trick-or-treat spot for children, and an adult and child costume contest. Free to attend.

Harmony Town Square, St. Cloud – Harmony Hot Rods Halloween Event
October 25
The Harmony Farmer’s Market will have trunk or treating for the kids, and there will be a car show. Free to attend.

The Haunted Road in Orlando – Family Friendly Version
October 24-25, and 31
Follow Rapunzel’s journey as she leaves her tower for the first time and enters a world of disarray, all from the safety of your car. Tickets are $20 adults and $15 kids ages 3-17.

Historic Downtown, Winter Garden – The Halloween Experience
October 23-25, and October 29-31.
Enjoy Halloween animated light show on City Hall, themed photo locations, decorations and light displays, hay maze and Pumpkin/Scarecrow Walk. Free to attend.

Jeter Bend, Celebration – The Lights on Jeater Bend
October 23-31.
Enjoy a drive down the Halloween decorated street of Jeter Bend nightly from 7 – 9:30pm. Weekend nights are best for shows with full effects. Free to attend.

Lake Eola Park, Orlando – Movieola: Hocus Pocus
October 31
The Downtown Development Board presents a free showing of “Hocus Pocus” on the East Lawn at Lake Eola Park. Bring your own chairs/blankets.

Lake Louisa State Park, Clermont – 2020 Halloween Scavenger Hunt & Costume Contest
October 31
Teams will start at the Hitching Post and be sent on an adventurous scavenger hunt along one of two marked trails at Lake Louisa State Park. Candy prizes for winners of the scavenger hunt and costume contest. Cost is $2 per team of 2-6 members.

Old Town, Kissimmee – Halloween at Old Town
October 31
Celebrate the spookiest of holidays with free trick-or-treating, Halloween-themed classic car show, Thriller Dancers, and more. Free to attend.

Orange County Library System (Downtown Branch), Orlando – Trick or Treat Safe Zone
October 26-31
Kids can pick up treats and crafts, during regular operating hours. Bag contents may vary and are available while supplies last.

Relax Grill at Lake Eola, Orlando – Halloween Pet Costume Party
October 31
From 4-6pm, dress up your fur-ever friend in their best costume for your chance to win cash and other prizes. Free to attend. Pet-Friendly (obviously)

St. Cloud Civic Center, St. Cloud – Halloween Truck or Treat
October 31
Drive through a not so scary Halloween kids trail. Free to attend.

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You should be able to find something in that list that will entertain you and your family! So go and have a safe and fun Halloween.

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About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida, and is head editor/writer at She's lived in Orlando near Walt Disney World since 1995, and still finds there's so much fun to be had in Central Florida.
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