Celebrating Twenty Years of Pins Virtual Event

Walt Disney World Celebrating Twenty Years of Disney Pins Virtual Event

One of the most collectible souvenirs from Walt Disney World – Trading Pins – are celebrating a milestone anniversary, and to commemorate the occasion they are hosting their first-ever virtual Pin Event.

On November 13 and 14, pin trading enthusiasts will come together to share some of their greatest memories in a whole new way during the Celebrating Twenty Years of Disney Pins virtual event.   

Honoring the past 20 years, pin traders will have the chance to discover and purchase from a unique collection of pins created for this event, including over two dozen new products!

This assortment includes items featuring classic Disney characters, our spookiest favorites, and Disney Parks around the world, just to name a few…

Walt Disney World  Celebrating Twenty Years of Disney Pins Virtual Event

Admission to the Celebrating Twenty Years of Disney Pins Virtual Event also includes the opportunity to preview upcoming pin releases, a Disney artist and merchandiser virtual panel presentation, access to video content on various pin topics from familiar faces, downloadable celebratory art, ways to interact with other fans and of course, limited edition commemorative gifts!

As the classic 20th anniversary symbol, the emerald color represents the two decades of pin trading as a community and is even featured on some of the pins!

Walt Disney World Celebrating Twenty Years of Disney Pins Virtual Event

Although this event will take place virtually for the first time, Walt Disney World is encouraging traders from around the world of all ages to connect with longtime friends and make new ones in the pin trading community.

Those interested in attending this virtual event click here for additional event details, to browse the merchandise catalog, and to register beginning this Wednesday, October 7 at 1 p.m. EST.

Happy trading!

Event tickets limited to availability. No discounts will be offered in conjunction with this ticket. All elements of the event are subject to change or cancellation without notice. 

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ICON Park Offer Ghoulishly Good Deal and More

Take your celebration to haunting heights this year at ICON Park with incredible specials, ghoulish light shows, themed decorations and so much more.

ICON Park Halloween Night

Throughout the month of October, ICON Park is offering the Spooktacular Florida Fun Pack as a safe, fun way to get into the Halloween spirit. With this special, up to six people can take a ride in a private capsule on The Wheel, which stands at a frightening 400 feet tall, plus receive wicked popcorn and a devilish drink like bloody red wine, Oktoberfest brews or spooky cocktails. The Spooktacular Florida Fun Pack is available for $119.99, which is a savings of over 30 percent.

“This will be a Halloween like no other! Central Florida locals are looking for safe, open-air spaces to celebrate the holiday this year,” said Chris Jaskiewicz, president and CEO of ICON Park. “ICON Park is proud to offer our community a chilling escape with a great deal, special light shows, themed decorations and more.”

A free ghoulishly glowing light show will take place on The Lawn on select nights. Watch as The Wheel’s 64,000 LED lights dance to the spooky soundtrack during a 10-minute production. And don’t forget to capture the memories with photos in front of ICON Park’s themed decorations.

ICON Park is at the center of the new Orlando Entertainment District. Conveniently located near I-4, Universal Boulevard and the Beachline, this premiere entertainment complex is easy to access for any Central Florida resident. ICON Park is home to top attractions, world-class restaurants, trendy bars, and favorite shops.

To learn more about ICON Park, visit https://iconparkorlando.com.

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Howl-O-Scream 2020 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay officially got their Halloween season started with the return of Howl-O-Scream this weekend, and we were excited that it still brought the spirit of the season with plenty of scares.

The first thing we noticed when we arrived at the park was the numerous health and safety updates. Much like the other theme parks of Central Florida, all guests entering the park are required to pass a temperature check and wear face coverings, and social distancing markers were placed throughout the park to encourage safety while waiting for rides and shows.

This year Howl-O-Scream features 10 new terrifying scare zones as well as the return of the “Fiends” show staged in an outdoor stage.

While all of the scare zones were outside, two of them, The Junkyard and The Shortcut were staged like the traditional houses where guests queued up and walked through individually. All the scare actors were situated away from the guests or were wearing facial coverings themed to their costumes.

The first scare zone/haunted house we ventured through was The Junkyard. Although it was outside, the theme and design were excellent, providing the best scares of the night. Parties were staggered well allowing time to interact with the scare actors and get the most jumps possible.

Next to the Junkyard is the entrance to the Fiends show. This is a Howl-O-Scream must see this year as they have taken it to a large outdoor stage. It is bigger and better than ever featuring great music, dancing, and all of the characters you have come to love. Guests can see it twice each nigh at 8:30 pm and 10:00 pm.

Passed The Junkyard was the creepiest scare zone of all, Little Nightmares. Staged on the dark trail alongside Sesame Place, Little Nightmares doesn’t have any jump scares or knockers, but does a solid job unsettling your soul as you walk through.

The second scare zone/haunted house is The Shortcut. Although somewhat shorter than The Junkyard, this house had more a detailed set and much scarier visuals.

Just passed The Shortcut, you unwittingly venture into danger when you stumble among carnivorous campers in Lycan Landing. Here, the only happy campers are the werewolves feasting on the poor souls who enter their campground.

After surviving the Lycan Landing you have to pass through the evil clowns and carnies in the Maniac Midway.

Next comes the terrifying toys come to life in Deadly Toys.

After you have made it this far you find yourself in a town overrun by criminals in The Escape

The final zone you come across is not a scare zone at all, but a celebration of the Día de Muertos. This colorfully decorated area features music, dancing, and characters celebrating the Day of the Dead. It is a wonderful way to end your trip around Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream.

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On the Go in the Parks: October 2-4, 2020

On the Go in the Parks
Please note that these are older photos of me On the GO in the Parks…and I am going to be working on updating this graphic. PLEASE keep your masks on for photos in and around the parks.

Who is ready to be On the Go in the Parks this weekend? I know I am, but I am in total denial that it’s the first weekend of October!

Spooky Season is officially underway as all of the theme parks in Central Florida are full of frightful fun!

Let’s take a look at what you can do this weekend while you are On the Go in the Parks!

On the Go in the Parks: October 2-4, 2020

Fun Spot’s HUGE Halloween

Fun Spot America Huge Halloween On the Go in the Parks

For the month of October Halloween is HUUUUUUGE at Fun Spot America!

Both the Orlando and Kissimmee locations will be offering free Trick or Treating for little ones from 4-7 pm on Saturdays, a menu of Frightul Bites, and your chance to help John, Jr. in an all-new Escape Room experience exclusive to the Fun Spot America Orlando Location.

LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND Florida Brick or Treat Halloween 2020 on the go in the parks
PHOTO / LOCK + LAND, Edward Linsmier for LEGOLAND Florida Resort

Brick or Treat kicks off this weekend at the LEGOLAND Florida Resort!

This October experience the spooky, kooky fun of one of the only kid-friendly Halloween Events in Central Florida that includes neighborhood-style Trick or Treating, seasonal shows, LEGO activities, and exclusive creepy-cool LEGO characters.

Brick or Treat, the ultimate kids Halloween celebration, is all included with regular admission to the park.

Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort Halloween 2020

If you are missing Haloween Horror Nights, you are absolutely going to want to visit the Universal Orlando Resort to experience their Halloween offerings that are included with your theme park admission!

Universal Orlando Resort Halloween 2020

There are two heart-pounding haunted houses at Universal Studios Florida—Revenge of the Tooth Fairy and Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives—for guests to experience.

Universal Studios Florida has some spooky for all with a sweet payoff with their Scarecrow Stalk.

And don’t forget there is Trick or Treating at Islands of Adventure for little ones under 12.

On the Go in the Parks

And don’t forget that for the first time, everyone can come to the park in their costumes!!!

Busch Gardens Tampa 

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Howl-O-Scream 2020 on the go in the parks

Howl-O-Scream has returned to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay for its 21st year every Friday through Sunday through November 1, 2020 with physically distant frights and ghoulish delights.

The event features 10 Scare Zones and an outdoor venue for the popular Fiends show.

SeaWorld Orlando 

SeaWorld Orlando is chocked full of Halloween and Fall goodness!!!

Halloween Spooktacular SeaWorld Orlando Halloween 2020 On the Go in the Parks

SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular is back with all-new safety procedures. The trick-or-treat trail is stocked with candy and adventure. Kids can enjoy not-so-spooky fun with their Sesame Street friends and join them for a special Halloween breakfast! The park is alive with amazing animals and thrilling coasters. It’s a tricky year for Halloween. Treat your family to fall at SeaWorld.

SeaWorld Spooktacular is on Saturdays and Sundays, through November 1, and is included in park admission.

It’s the perfect season for a spooky movie under the stars at SeaWorld, and Flicks and Frights is a drive-in nostalgic experience that starts with enjoying locally sourced food trucks and ends with watching a classic Halloween feature from the comfort and safety of your car.

Flicks and Frights SeaWorld Orlando Halloween 2020 on the go in the parks

This weekend’s Family-friendly Halloween film is Frankenweenie, and the movie begins at 7:45 p.m.

Flicks and Frights parking is $40 per vehicle to experience movie viewing for all seated passengers and Pass Members can save 20% .

Theme Parks Thoughts When Summer Ends - Free Beer SeaWorld Orlando

And finally, SeaWorld Orlando is serving up an incredible party for craft beer lovers. SeaWorld’s Craft Beer Festival features more than 100 crafts brews and more than 20 food items expertly paired to match your preferred brew.

The Festival takes place Fridays (3 pm to park close), Saturdays (11:30 am to park close), and Sundays (11:30 am to park close) through November 1, 2020.

Walt Disney World 

Halloween 2020
Kent Phillips, photographer

If you are looking for some Halloween fun, you will definitely want to check out the character cavalcade, special treats, and merchandise at the Magic Kingdom.

A Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 2020

Looking for a fun foodie adventure around the world? the A Taste of Food and Wine Festival is happening at Epcot.

Walt Disney World Fall Treats Resorts Disney Springs Halloween 2020

Then over at Disney Springs, you can find special Fall Treats around every corner!

You can find more information about events around Orlando, theme park news, and insider tips by subscribing to our YouTube Channel and following @onthegoinmco on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

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Fun Spot America Halloween Fun Kicks Off Today

Fun Spot America Huge Halloween

Fun Spot America is kicking off October and the official Spooky Season with a HUGE Halloween celebration that includes food, frights, and an all-new escape room.

The best treat of all? Almost all of the fun is included in your admission to the Orlando and Kissimmee parks until November 1st!

Let’s take a look at what you can find in each park!

Fun Spot America Halloween Trick-or-Treat Trails

Fun Spot America Trick or Treat Trail

Every Saturday in October between 4 and 7pm, little monsters can dress up and enjoy free trick-or-treating at both the the Orlando and Kissimmee Fun Spot America parks. Each park has 6 different candy locations, sponsored by Five Below, and themed photo spots along the trail.

Please note that face coverings are required for everyone, but costume masks are not permitted.

Fun Spot America Halloween Fright Bites

Fun Spot America Fright Bites

Both Fun Spot America locations, Orlando and Kissimmee, are rolling out special Halloween treats the entire family can enjoy!

Their ‘Fright Bites’ include Candy Apples, Frankenstein Funnel Cake, Nacho Mummy’s Chicken, and more.

In addition to the food there are spooky spirits for adults of age to sip on like the Purple People Eater or Dracula’s Kiss while the kids can try the Apple Cider Slushy (non-alcoholic). 

Fun Spot America Halloween Escape Room

Fun Spot America Escape-Room

John, Jr. needs your help…to escape…

Imagine if you will, the property is for sale and the owners are having an Open House. John Arie Jr., the CEO by day and paranormal expert by night, is interested in the property. But when he goes to tour the house, things mysteriously begin to go wrong! John Jr. sent out a distress message that sounded like he’s encountered ghosts and spirits at the Open House, and he hasn’t been seen since! Fun Spot is inviting guests to their Orlando Open House to help solve the mystery of their disappearing CEO and escape the property before time runs out!

The Escape Room experience is a separately ticketed event is available at the Orlando park only (must purchase tickets in-park) for just $15 per person and is available for parties between 4 (min) and 6 (max). Reservations are required upon purchase.

Before you make plans, keep in mind that this experience isn’t recommended for kids under 7 as there are dramatic special effects, including fog, lighting, sound effects and jump scares involved.

Take a peek at the Escape Room Rules.

If you are looking for some HUGE Halloween frightful fun, I’d definitely suggest checking out Fun Spot!!!

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