Things are about to get a whole lot spookier in Orlando when Orlando theme parks and attractions welcome back their most ghastly, ghoulish and grisly Halloween events. But they aren’t the only events taking over Central Florida this October. Among the horror will be a few food festivals and plenty of fun you won’t want to miss!
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – The annual foodie event, Epcot International Food & Wine festival at Walt Disney World continues in October with global cuisines and the finest wine country offerings. Guests will be able to indulge in celebrity chef cooking demos, unique dining opportunities, 25 global marketplaces full of bites and the always popular Eat to the Beat Concerts. October’s concerts kick off with Air Supply, followed by Starship Starring Mickey Thomas, Sugar Ray, Fuel, Sister Hazel, Richard Marx, Billy Ocean, Night Ranger, Smash Mouth, Jim Brickman, Los Lonely Boys, Wilson Phillips, and Dennis DeYoung.
Halloween Horror Nights 24 – For a more haunted Halloween, head to Universal Studios for the 24th annual Halloween Horror Nights. Dubbed as Orlando’s premiere Halloween event, Halloween Horror Nights will bring some of the most terrifying creatures of film and video game to life. This year, you’ll run from flesh-eating zombies in “The Walking Dead” haunted house, the two extraterrestrial creatures Alien and Predator in “Alien vs. Predator” haunted house, Michael Myers on the night he killed his family in “Halloween” haunted house and many more. Plus, this year’s scare zones will bring the most terrifying beings from horror films to life as they hunt you down!
Howl-O-Scream – This October Busch Gardens Tampa is cursed and if you happen to be in the park September 26 through November 1 for Howl-O-Scream you will have to survive a night of roaming creatures and try and break the curse of one song. Stay tuned for more details on Howl-O-Scream.
Zoo Boo – Tampa Bay’s largest Family Halloween event, Zoo Boo at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo returns this October with more scares, thrills and fun than ever before! Zoo Boo is celebrating its 16th anniversary with hair-raising haunts and eerie adventures for the entire family. Survive six haunted houses and enjoy free rides, animals, kiddie games and more.
Brick-or-Treat – LEGOLAND Florida is celebrating Halloween every Saturday and Sunday in October with their annual Brick-or-Treat event. This spooky, kooky event features themed treat stations, surprises and more.
SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular – For an ocean of Halloween fun this October head to Seaworld Orlando for the park’s annual Halloween Spooktacular. This family friendly event invites guests to dive into Halloween with trick-or-treating, Spooktacular dance parties with sea fairies and pumpkin fish, sea-themed arts and crafts and much more. SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular takes place every weekend in October from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Fall at Magic Kingdom – While the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival eats its way through Epcot, Magic Kingdom will be full of fall fun and mickey pumpkin décor. Then on select party days, character meet & greets and candy are king during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Now through October 31, kids can dress up in their favorite Halloween costume and trick-or-treat around Magic kingdom as well as enjoy eerie entertainment and Magic Kingdom’s many attractions. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary is a special event and a separate ticket is required, but you can take advantage of all the Magic Kingdom decorations up now before the special event for a beautiful Disney Halloween card photo.
Orlando, FL – 9/15/14