Orlando really is one of the best places to travel this season. The theme parks are frightfully full of thrilling fun for all ages! Here’s what we’re looking forward to in Orlando for Halloween 2019.
A Halloween Party for Your Littlies
Disney has got the tricks and treats for your little ones all wrapped up. At Magic Kingdom the annual fun of Mickey’s not-so-scary Halloween can be enjoyed by kids from the age of three and up.
Highlights include the “Boo to You” Halloween Parade with new floats and characters for 2019. There is also a Halloween fireworks spectacular which is brand new for 2019 which will be hosted by Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
You little ones will love seeing their favourite Disney characters dressed up for Halloween. Plus, there’s treats to be collected throughout the park. Add to the magic and come in costume!
Find Your Costume at Disney Springs!
The shops, bars and restaurants of Disney Springs are always a great place to head to if you want to pick up a few extra Disney treats. At Halloween, it’s also an ideal place to go costume shopping.
You’ll find them in stock at DisneyStyle; the Dress Shop at Marketplace Co-Op – Cherry Tree Lane; Star Wars Galactic Outpost; Super Hero Headquarters; and World of Disney.
Once you’ve picked up a costume, head to one of the face painting kiosks which you’ll find around the Disney Springs site and have them add the finishing touches to your scary Halloween look.
Find out more: https://www.disneysprings.com/
Sweet Treats at SeaWorld Orlando this Halloween
Besides Disney’s Micky’s not-so-scary Halloween party, the trick or treat trail at SeaWorld Orlando is another great option for little ones at this time of year.
Younger children are encouraged to come in costume and collect sweets from the candy stations around the park. The trick-or-treat trail features some favourite candy treats, including Swedish Fish, Smarties, and Airheads.
There’s also a Halloween dance party for your little ones, character dining options including Count von Count’s Spooktacular Breakfast and, new this year, a Sesame Street themed Halloween parade.
Find out more: https://seaworld.com/orlando/events/halloween-spooktacular/
More Family-Friendly Fun at Legoland!
The Halloween Bricktacular at Legoland is right up there with Micky’s not-so-scary Halloween party for Halloween fun in Orlando with your little ones. It’s a real family-friendly affair, with plenty of treats around the park to enjoy.
As with Disney, younger children are encouraged to come in costume – which all adds to the sense of Halloween fun.
Not for the Faint-Hearted: Universal’s Horror Nights
Orlando’s scariest Halloween adventure is to be found at Universal. At this time of year, evenings at the Universal parks are not for the timid of disposition! If you love nothing more than a good ghoulish scare, then do not miss this event! The run of Horror Nights at Universal is one of the highlights of the Orlando year!
This year, it features a number of different themes, including the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, classic horror characters including Dracula and Frankenstein in Universal’s Monsters, and the ghoul-filled film classic, Ghostbusters.
Do bear in mind, as you might expect, Universal’s Horror Nights are adult-only affairs; they’re not suitable for kids under 13 years of age. Costumes and masks are not allowed.
Find out more: https://orlando.halloweenhorrornights.com/site/
Further afield: Altamonte Springs
If Universal’s Horror Nights has got you in the mood for a good Halloween scare, then head north of Orlando to the town of Altamonte Springs, where you’ll find another of Central Florida’s scariest Halloween events.
The Petrified Forest has been running Halloween events here for years and they have a reputation for delivering some serious chills and thrills. This year, there are three trails to walk, but be warned – there are shocking surprises around every corner!
Find out more: https://www.apetrifiedforest.com/
New for 2019: Halloween & Other Fall Traditions at Gatorland
The Ellis Exclusive Villas team are big fans of Gatorland. So, we are especially pleased to learn that this year, for the first time, Gatorland has some special Halloween events happening.
As well as hosting special Halloween-themed shows over several days towards the end of October, Gatorland is also celebrating another fab fall tradition: Oktoberfest.
Find out more: https://www.gatorland.com/events-2/halloween/
Want to live the adventure for yourself? Book your visit!
Check out our vacation homes in Orlando:
If you fancy visiting for the Halloween Horror Nights at Universal, read up on our best-ever hacks for Universal Studios and Universal Islands of Adventure: