The weather may still be toasty, and the leaves might not have fallen off the trees, but fall is officially here in Orlando. From fall treats to Halloween parties, festivals and more, here are the best ways to celebrate the start of autumn in Orlando:
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Foodies know fall doesn’t start until the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival kicks off. This fall enjoy a spectacular celebration of global cuisine with outdoor kitchens, culinary demonstrations, beverage seminars, food and beverage pairings and more. The festival also includes the Eat to the Beat concerts and plenty for the kids to enjoy too. The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival runs now through November 23.
Treat your taste buds to fall with numerous treats in and around Orlando. Walt Disney World alone is offering your favorite fall foods in fun ways including the Host-A-Ghost chocolate cupcake made with made with a dark chocolate truffle filling, crispy pearls, buttercream icing, and milk chocolate decoration and the Monster Brownie Sundae at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor at Magic Kingdom combines gooey chocolate, brownie, cookie dough, m&m’s and whipped cream for one monster of a treat.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Speaking of Magic Kingdom, the Orlando theme park was ready for fall earlier than ever this year with the start of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in August. Now that the season is finally here enjoy a not so spooky evening with trick-or-treating, Mickey’s Boo-to-You Parade, Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, Disney’s new Not-So-Spooky Spectacular and more. The not-so-spooky fun takes place on select nights through November 1.
Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld Orlando
SeaWorld Orlando is kicking off fall with its annual Spooktacular. The family-friendly event invites guests to experience an ocean of fun with an all-new parade, dance party, trick-or-treating and Sesame Street friends. SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular runs September 21 through October 27.
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando
If the thought of fall conjures up ghosts, ghouls and goblins look no further than Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando. The annual scarefest is already haunting with 10 haunted houses based on 80’s horror, 5 scare zones, live entertainment and Universal’s usual thrill rides. Halloween Horror Night haunts select nights now through November 2.
Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa
Meanwhile, over in Tampa enjoy more screams during Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Halloween event, so you can expect all kinds of evil in celebration of the milestone. Howl-O-Scream is bringing back icons from past events as well as conjuring up new haunts with haunted houses and scare zones. Plus, Busch Gardens’ many thrill rides will also be scaring all night long.
Movie Nights at Leu Gardens
With the weather slowly starting to change, fall is the perfect time to enjoy some fun outdoors. Leu Gardens kicks off their Movie Nights with family-friendly films. Bring a blanket, some chairs, and a picnic, for the perfect fall family night out.