On the Go in the Parks: September 30 – October 2

Fall fun abounds On the Go in the Parks September 30 to October 2, 2022, as EPCOT celebrates its 40th anniversary and the Magic Kingdom celebrates its 51st Anniversary.

On the Go in the Parks: September 30-October 2, 2022

EPCOT 40th acAnniversary October 2022
Kent Phillips, Photographer

On October 1st, EPCOT will celebrate its 40th anniversary with special treats around the park, commemorative merchandise, and more!

To all who come to the place of joy, hope, and friendship.

Welcome

EPCOT is inspired by Walt Disney’s creative vision. Here, human achievements are celebrated through imagination, wonders of enterprise and concepts of a future that promises new and exciting benefits for us all.

May EPCOT Center entertain, inform and inspire, and above all, may it instill a new sense of belief and pride in man’s ability to shape a world that offers hope to people everywhere.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022

Halloween Horror Nights 31 – Universal Studios Florida @ Universal Orlando Resort

  • September 30, 2022
  • October 1, 2022
  • October 2, 2022

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, the world’s premier Halloween event, is now open and will run for a record-breaking 43 select nights through October 31.

This year’s chilling lineup unleashes top names in horror and pop culture alongside a host of original abominations that spawn disturbing twists on Halloween traditions in 10 eerily immersive haunted houses and five scare zones – each filled with hordes of menacing creatures.

And when guests need a break from the scares, they can enjoy two outrageous live shows, sink their teeth into a “killer” menu of uniquely themed food and beverage, shop the latest merchandise in a new Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store and enjoy Universal Studios Florida’s most exciting attractions.

Want to be On the Go in the Parks at Halloween Horror Nights? Find ticket information here.

Collecting Halloween Horror Nights NFTs

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida has debuted a new way for fear fans to show the haunted houses they have survived!

Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle Returns to Universal Orlando Resort Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Dark Arts in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Universal’s Islands of Adventure

  • Daily after sunset in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade

The Dark Arts will take over the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure daily until October 31, 2022.

Guests can experience the return of Death Eaters and the breathtaking experience of “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” – a sinister spectacle of state-of-the-art projection mapping, special effects, lighting, and more that brings awe-inspiring moments and creatures from the Harry Potter films to life on the majestic Hogwarts castle.

Guests can also shop new Dark Arts-themed merchandise featuring the Dark Mark during their visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, including mugs, hats, lanyards, tees – and even a Death Eater mask.

2022 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival On the Go in the Parks

EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival – EPCOT @ Walt Disney World

  • Daily during EPCOT Operating Hours

For 129 delicious days, guests can sip, savor and repeat across six continents at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE.

The festival happens daily and continues through November 19, offering new experiences for foodies and families as part of the “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” honoring the Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary.

The Eat to the Beat Concert Series is your chance to catch some great concerts at the American Gardens Theater at 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, and 8:00 pm. This weekend’s concerts include:

  • Stokley – NEW!
    September 30 and October 1
  • Shelia E.
    October 2 and 3

Like a passport for the palate, this iconic festival is a magical taste tour that whisks guests off on a fun and flavorful journey. It’s a delicious celebration of the best in global food and drinks, live entertainment, family activities, and more.

SeaWorld Orlando Halloween Spooktacular 2022 On the Go in the Parks

Halloween Spooktacular – SeaWorld Orlando

  • October 1, 2022
  • October 2, 2022

SeaWorld Orlando is excited to celebrate Halloween with families and children of all ages once again at this year’s Halloween Spooktacular.

Kids will love collecting ghoulish goodies as they explore SeaWorld Orlando’s fun-filled trick-or-treating trail and meet colorful characters along the way. The days will also be full of other immersive and family-friendly activities to get the whole family into the Halloween spirit.

This daytime event takes place every Saturday and Sunday starting September 17 and extends to Friday through Sunday from October 7 through the day of Halloween. SeaWorld Orlando’s Spooktacular is included with park admission.

SeaWorld Orlando Howl O Scream 2021

Howl-O-Scream – SeaWorld Orlando

  • September 30, 2022
  • October 1, 2022
  • October 2, 2022

Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld Orlando is coming back with vengeance this year at SeaWorld Orlando with all-new houses, scare zones, shows, and bars that will make guests scream in fright.

They can deepen the thrill with a chilling nighttime ride on Mako, Manta, Infinity Falls, or the park’s newest thrill ride, Ice Breaker.

Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld Orlando features more haunted houses, scare zones, coasters, and unexpected frights than the Inaugural Fear—making it a can’t-miss experience for haunt fans and thrill-seekers alike.

SeaWorld Orlando’s Howl-O-Scream runs select nights until October 31.

On the Go in the Parks

Busch Gardens Spooktacular – Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

  • Daily from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm

The all-new Busch Gardens Spooktacular invites guests to step into a whimsical world full of enchantment with Kandy, a witch-in-training!

A costume parade, storytime, and trick or treating are some of the activities guests will find in this immersive Halloween experience that is included with admission to the park.

Busch Gardens Spooktacular will be casting magical spells daily until October 30, 2022, from 12 – 4 p.m. on the Festival Walkway.

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2022 On the Go in the Parks

Howl-O-Scream – Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

  • September 30, 2022
  • October 1, 2022
  • October 2, 2022

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream returns in full force, taking over the entire park with haunted houses, scare zones, sinister shows, and more.

Unspeakable horror lives in every dark corner, including on Busch Gardens’ pulse-pounding thrill rides. Howl-O-Scream is bringing fear to the next level, and once you’re in, there’s nothing to fear but everything.

Howl-O-Scream 2022 is a separately-ticketed night event that takes place on select evenings until October 31, 2022.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2022 On the Go in the Parks

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party – Magic Kingdom @ Walt Disney World

  • September 30, 2022 – SOLD OUT
  • October 2, 2022 – SOLD OUT

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is an after-hours, separately ticketed event at the Magic Kingdom that is full of spirited fun with your favorite Disney Characters.

Throughout the evening, guests can:

  • Watch 3 sinister sisters bewitch and bedazzle the residents of Magic Kingdom park during the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular
  • Witness Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular—a wickedly wild fireworks display featuring some of your favorite Disney Characters and hosted by Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
  • Boogie down at the Disney Junior Jam at Storybook Circus—featuring some favorite friends from Disney Junior shows. It’s perfect for young partygoers!
  • See some beloved Disney Characters during Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade.
  • Collect a bag full of candy as you roam the trick-or-treat trails in search of some of your favorite sweets.
  • Revel in the extraordinarily enchanting atmosphere of Magic Kingdom park during this limited-capacity event.

If you are a Disney fanatic who loves Halloween, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a must if you are On the Go in the Parks!!!

LEGOLAND Florida Brick or Treat 2022
PHOTO / LOCK + LAND, Chip Litherland for LEGOLAND Florida Resort)

Brick-or-Treat presents Monster Party

  • October 1, 2022
  • October 2, 2022

Halloween at LEGOLAND Florida will be filled with even more monstrous this fall when Brick-or-Treat presents Monster  Party begins in September!

Families will be screaming in excitement as they enjoy more candy, more LEGO characters, and more spell-binding surprises than ever, with 12 nights of Halloween fun – each Saturday and Sunday through October 30.

This Halloween spectacular will bewitch families with amazing NEW experiences, live shows, spooky LEGO decorations, and Monster mischief around every corner – all included with general park admission and select Annual Passes. 

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EPCOT – 40 Years of Innovation

Onthego In the Parks Epcot

What better way to celebrate the upcoming 40th anniversary of EPCOT, my favorite park, than by looking back at the park’s milestones over the years!!!

On October 1, 1982, Walt Disney World Resort invited guests to imagine what life would be like in the 21st century with the opening of the EPCOT Center.

This first-of-its-kind theme park focused on showcasing ideas and technologies the world had never seen before. 

May EPCOT Center entertain, inform and inspire and, above all, may it instill a new sense of belief and pride in man’s ability to shape a world that offers hope to people everywhere.” – Official Dedication, October 24, 1982 

With the sentiment above, Disney Chairman and CEO Card Walker carried on Walt Disney’s legacy at the park’s official dedication. A month-long celebration introduced the park’s five Future World pavilions and nine World Showcase pavilions to guests from around the world.

The formal grand opening was held over three days, with the theme park’s official dedication taking place on Oct. 24, 1982. 

On Oct. 1, 1982, EPCOT officially opened at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Disney)

Now known as EPCOT, the park inspires curiosity, imagination, and wonder through its international festivals, innovative attractions, and cultural experiences. 

EPCOT Transformation Map with Neighborhoods

Home to four unified neighborhoods – World Celebration, World Nature, World Discovery, and World Showcase – the park continues to evolve with the biggest transformation in its history underway.

As Walt Disney once said, EPCOT will “always be in a state of becoming,” and the park is set to enter its next 40 years with all-new ways for guests to experience the magic of possibility.  

Here’s a look at some of the milestones in the 40-year history of EPCOT: 

Walt and Roy announce EPCOT

1965 

  • November 15 – Walt Disney and his brother Roy publicly announce plans for Walt Disney World Resort in a press conference held in downtown Orlando, Fla. 
Walt Disney EPCOT Film

1966 

  • October 27 – Walt Disney records a film outlining plans for the Florida Project, including details for Walt Disney World Resort and the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT). 
Card Walker EPCOT  International Chamber of Commerce

1978 

  • Card Walker, President, and CEO of Walt Disney Productions announces plans for EPCOT at the International Chamber of Commerce and presents concepts to President Jimmy Carter, the ICC’s keynote speaker. 
In 1981, construction on EPCOT continued at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The new theme park officially opened on Oct. 1, 1982. (Disney)

1979 

  • October 1 – After years of planning, construction begins on EPCOT. 
On Oct. 1, 1982, EPCOT officially opened at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Disney)

1982   

  • September 24 – Walt Disney World Cast Members and their families and friends are among the first to experience the new theme park before it opens to the public. Special preview days give Cast Members a sense of pride and help ensure the park is ready for guests.  
  • October 1 – EPCOT opens with five Future World pavilions – Spaceship Earth, Universe of Energy, World of Motion, Journey Into Imagination, and The Land – and nine World Showcase pavilions representing Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom, and the United States. 
  • “Carnival de Lumiere” debuts as the theme park’s first nightly fireworks show, replaced in 1983 with “A New World Fantasy” and in 1984 by “Laserphonic Fantasy.” 
  • October 24 – EPCOT is officially dedicated by Card Walker, Chairman, and CEO of Walt Disney Productions. 
  • A new four-mile extension of the Walt Disney World Monorail System opens, extending from the Ticket and Transportation Center to EPCOT. 
Horizons Opening
D23

1983   

  • October 1 – On the park’s one-year anniversary, Horizons (now MISSION: Space) makes its debut in Future World. Featuring a first-of-its-kind ride system, the attraction gives guests a glimpse of what life might be like in the future. 
  • March 5 – The ride-through attraction Journey into Imagination (now Journey into Imagination with Figment) opens. 

1984  

  • September 7 – EPCOT World Showcase expands with the opening of the Morocco pavilion. 
  • June 3 – The France pavilion in World Showcase opens its second signature restaurant, Bistro de Paris. 
EPCOT Nine Dragons Restaurant

1985 

  • September 24 – Lotus Blossom Café opens, the first of two new restaurants in the China pavilion.
  • October 23 – The China pavilion’s table-service restaurant Nine Dragons Restaurant begins serving guests.  
Mickey Mouse scuba dives at The Living Seas in 1986 at EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Disney)

1986   

  • January 15 – The Living Seas (now The Seas with Nemo & Friends) opens. The pavilion’s centerpiece is a 5.7-million-gallon aquarium – the world’s largest at the time – home to more than 200 species of marine life.
EPCOT Daredevil Circus Spectacular

1987 

  • The EPCOT Daredevil Circus Spectacular opens in Future World. “The Greatest Show in Space” featured a variety of daredevil circus acts performed in and above the CommuniCore area of the park. 
Norway Pavilion Epcot Opens

1988  

  • January 30 – “IllumiNations,” a new nighttime spectacular, premieres. The new show incorporated the World Showcase pavilions with rim lighting and special projection effects for the first time. 
  • June 3 – World Showcase expands with the opening of theNorway pavilion that introduces Maelstrom, where guests board Viking boats to discover the country’s natural beauty, traditions, and modern cities. 
wonders of life

1989 

  • October 19 – Wonders of Life pavilion opens in Future World. Beneath a giant gold dome, three humorous attractions offer a fun look at health and fitness. The pavilion includes state-of-the-art, hands-on activities, live comedy shows, and a fast-casual restaurant. 
Yacht Club
Yacht Club Gazebo

1990 

  • November – The first phase of the EPCOT Resort Area opens with the debut of Disney’s Yacht Club Resort (November 5) and Disney’s Beach Club Resort (November 19). The following year brings Walt Disney World Swan Hotel (January 13) and the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel (June 4). All within walking distance of the theme park, the collection of resorts significantly expands lodging and convention options. 
Topiaries celebrate the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival in 1997 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Disney)

1994   

  • April 29 – The inaugural EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival debuts. 
  • July 1 – Innoventions pavilion replaces Communicore, featuring interactive exhibits and demonstrations of emerging technologies. 
  • November 21 – “Honey, I Shrunk the Audience,” a lively interactive 3-D adventure, opens in the Journey Into Imagination pavilion.
  • November 25 – The Candlelight Processional moves to EPCOT from Magic Kingdom, where it had been presented since 1971. With the move to America Gardens Theater, the show was able to expand to multiple nightly performances throughout the holiday season. 
ellen's energy adventure epcot

1995   

  • January 21 – “Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable” debuts in The Land. The 20-minute, 70mm film features Simba, Timon, and Pumba in a story about the importance of respect for the natural environment. 
  • September 15 – Ellen’s Energy Adventure debuts, bringing a new storyline and humor to what was previously Universe of Energy.  
1996 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival

1996   

  • Sept. 28 – The first annual EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival makes its debut. 
Alain Boniec, Photographer

1999 

  • March 17 – Test Track opens in Future World. The park’s first thrill attraction takes guests on exhilarating twists and turns in a test vehicle. 
  • October 1 – TheMillennium Celebration begins at EPCOT. The 15-month event marks the debut of the popular nighttime spectacular, “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” which will run for 20 years. Also new is Millennium Village – celebrating the cultural achievements of 25 countries – and the Tapestry of Nations parade. The celebration also brings pin trading to the forefront for Disney collectors everywhere. 
The Art of Disney Store Epcot

2000 

  • October 1 – The Art of Disney shop opens in Future World, selling Disney artwork, prints, and other collectibles. 
Mission Space Epcot

2003  

  • August 15 – Mission: SPACE opens in Future World. The attraction takes guests on a simulated training spaceflight to Mars. 
Turtle Talk with Crush Epcot

2004   

  • November 16 – Turtle Talk with Crush opens in The Living Seas. The first-of-its-kind attraction enables Crush from Disney-Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” to talk with guests as he learns about humans and shares his stories of life in the ocean. 
Soarin Over California Epcot

2005   

  • May 5 – Soarin’ opens in The Land pavilion, taking guests on a breathtaking aerial adventure over iconic California locations. 
The Seas with Nemo and Friends EPCOT

2006  

  • October 1 – “The Year of a Million Dreams” begins. Across EPCOT and the other Walt Disney World theme parks, Dream Squads surprise thousands of guests with an array of prizes, from special attraction access and merchandise to Disney vacations. 
  • November 26 – The Living Seas pavilion is transformed to become The Seas with Nemo and Friends pavilion. Its official dedication will take place on January 24, 2007. 
gran fiesta tour epcot

2007 

  • April 6 – Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros opens inside the Mexico pavilion. A reimagining of the pavilion’s opening-day boat ride, El Río del Tiempo (River of Time), the updated attraction features Donald Duck, José Carioca, and Pistoles Panchito from Walt Disney’s 1942 film “Saludos Amigos.” 
  • April 25 – The Project Tomorrow: Inventing the Wonders of the Future exhibit opens at Spaceship Earth. The series of exhibits showcase advances in medicine, technology, and energy management. 
  • Oct. 1 – The 25th anniversary of EPCOT is marked by a rededication ceremony and a gallery showcasing memorabilia from the park’s history. 
Spaceship Earth 2008 EPCOT wand

2008  

  • February 15 – Spaceship Earth reopens with an expanded storyline after extensive renovations. The new narration follows the history of human innovation from prehistoric times to the 21st century. 
Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure epcot

2009  

  • January 28 – Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure interactive attraction opens. Guests transform into secret agents as part of Team Possible to save the world via the Disney Play! App on mobile devices. The scavenger hunt-style experience interacted with seven World Showcase pavilions. 
House of Good Fortune EPCOT

2011 

  • April 4 – House of Good Fortune merchandise location opens in the China pavilion. The new shop sells authentic Chinese merchandise. 
Test Track EPCOT

2012 

  • June 23 – Phineas & Ferb: Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure opens, replacing Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure. The new quest takes guests on an adventure with Agent P to solve clues and thwart Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s evil plots. 
  • December 6 – Test Track – Presented by Chevrolet, re-opens. The re-imagined attraction allows guests to design their own vehicles before setting off on a thrilling test drive. 
EPCOT L’Artisan des Glaces Ice Cream shop

2013 

  • May 30 – L’Artisan des Glaces Ice Cream shop opens in the France pavilion. The shop makes its own ice cream. 
Spice Road Table EPCOT

2014 

  • January 20 – Spice Road Table opens in the Morocco pavilion. Inspired by the outdoor cafés throughout the Mediterranean, the restaurant serves small plates, specialty wines, and aperitifs from the region. 
Frozen Ever After EPCOT 40
Frozen Ever After

2016 

  • June 17 – Soarin’ Around the World debuts in The Land pavilion. The reimagined attraction takes guests on a flight above many of the world’s natural and man-made wonders. 
  • June 21 – Frozen Ever After opens in the Norway pavilion, replacing Maelstrom. The attraction takes guests on a boat ride through the kingdom of Arendelle. Along with the ride-through attraction, Royal Sommerhus opens, allowing Queen Elsa and Princess Anna to meet with guests inside a charming cabin. 
  • New holiday experiences are found across the theme park as part of what’s now the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. 
November 2018 Theme Park Events - Epcot International Festival of the Holidays Christmas 2019 Walt Disney World Holidays 2019 Christmas in July

2018 

  • January 12 – The EPCOT International Festival of the Arts debuts, expanding the park’s festival offerings to all four seasons. 

2019 

  • August 25 – The historic multi-year transformation of EPCOT is announced at D23 Expo 2019. 
  • October 1 – “EPCOT Forever” nighttime spectacular debuts at World Showcase Lagoon, replacing “Illuminations: Reflections of Earth.” 
  • October 1 – Walt Disney Imagineering presents the EPCOT Experience opens, offering a preview of attractions coming as part of the theme park’s multiyear transformation. 
  • July 5 – Takumi-Tei opens in the Japan pavilion. The signature dining table-service restaurant specializes in wagyu beef, sushi, and signature cocktails. 
2019 D23 Epcot Announcement New in 2020

2020 

  • January 17 – Three new films debut around World Showcase. “Awesome Planet” debuts in the Harvest Theater inside The Land pavilion. The new film showcases the beauty and diversity of our planet. “Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along” premieres in Palais du Cinema inside the France pavilion. The new film offers a new twist on the classic Disney movie. “Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360” debuts at the Canada pavilion, updating the O Canada! Circle-Vision 360 film. 
  • February 19 – Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts and Barbecue opens at The American Adventure pavilion. The fast-casual restaurant serves classic American backyard barbecue and home-style craft brews. 
  • December 22 – A transformation of the main entrance is completed with the unveiling of a new fountain, inspired by one that originally debuted with the theme park’s 1982 opening. 
Walt Disney World News Roundup September 2021

2021 

  • September 15 – Creations Shop opens in World Celebration. The new flagship store features unique merchandise dedicated to EPCOT and other Walt Disney World collectibles. 
  • September 20 – Space 220 opens in the Mission: SPACE pavilion. The new restaurant gives guests the chance to enjoy a meal among the stars after a simulated flight 220 miles above the Earth’s surface. 
  • October 1 – Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary celebration begins with new experiences across all four theme parks. In honor of the celebration, Spaceship Earth transforms into a spectacular Beacon of Magic at night, illuminating the skies with brilliant colors. As part of the park transformation, three new neighborhoods – World Celebration, World Discovery and World Nature – join World Showcase as the geographic areas that make up EPCOT. 
  • October 1 – The expanded France pavilion opens with Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, a new ride-through 4D experience inspired by Disney-Pixar’s “Ratatouille.” A new restaurant, La Crêperie de Paris, offers guests a delicious taste of French cuisine.  
  • October 1 – “Harmonious,” a new nighttime spectacular, debuts with the 50th Anniversary celebration. The show celebrates how Disney music inspires people worldwide and features a culturally diverse soundtrack coordinated with spectacular visuals and fireworks. 

2022 

  • April 27 – Connections Café and Eatery opens in World Celebration, offering guests a new selection of internationally-inspired cuisine. 
  • May 27 – Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opens in the Wonders of Xandar pavilion. The family thrill coaster features myriad firsts, including the first-ever reverse launch on a Disney coaster and ride vehicles that rotate 360 degrees. It’s also one of the world’s largest fully enclosed coasters. 
  • October 1 – Walt Disney World Resort celebrates the 40th anniversary of EPCOT as the park continues its multi-year transformation. 
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Fun Spot Hosts HUGE Halloween Celebration

Fun Spot America Huge Halloween

Fun Spot is hosting fang-tastic Halloween fun for the entire family from September 30 until October 31, 2022.

Fun Spot’s Orlando and Kissimmee locations will be filled with wicked decor, ghoulishly-good treats, themed Foto Spots, and more!

The treat is that most of the fun is at no additional cost … no tricks

Fun Spot America Fright Bites
Ghoulishly Good Grub

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, Monster Funnel Cake, Ghost Chicken If You Dare, and more.

In addition to the food, there are spooky spirits for adults of age to sip on, like the Zombie or Witch’s Brew.

Fun Spot Halloween 2022 Trick or Treat Trail
Trick-or-Treat Trails

Sponsored by Five Below! Every Saturday and Sunday in October, little monsters can dress up and enjoy free trick-or-treating at our Orlando and Kissimmee parks between 4 and 6 p.m. (while supplies last)!

Here are a few things to know about the trails:

  • Children ages 12 and under only can enjoy our free Trick-or-Treat Trails. 
  • Face coverings are permitted, but costume masks are not. 
  • Guests are asked to bring their own reusable bags and are invited to visit each of our four Candy Spots once during their visit. 

Candy spots for Orlando and Kissimmee locations are marked on the event park maps.

Fun Spot Halloween 2022
Tickets

To make the most of your time, you can purchase Fun Spot Orlando Season Passes, single-day tickets, souvenir cups, and more online before arrival.

Halloween is HUGE at Fun Spot, and you won’t want to miss all of the fun!!!

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EPCOT 40 Event Foodie Guide

EPCOT 40 Foodie Guide

For select days around the October 1st anniversary, EPCOT 40 treats will be available at select locations to honor the park’s 40 years of fun and flavors!

Since opening in 1982, the park has allowed guests who have passed through its gates to get a glimpse into the future, travel the world while experiencing different cultures, and take their taste buds on a journey through delicious food festivals. The possibilities have been endless and will continue to be with the exciting plans that lie ahead in the future of this iconic theme park.

From the EPCOT 40th Liege Waffle at the recently opened Connections Café to the Figment Sponge Cake at Sunshine Seasons, and the Dan Dan Noodles at Nine Dragons Restaurant, there is something for everyone to get a taste of the celebrations. 

EPCOT 40 – Foodie Guide

EPCOT 40 Foodie Guide

Connections Café (Available Sept. 29 through Oct. 3)

  • EPCOT 40th Liege Waffle: Brioche dough with pearl sugar

Choza de Margarita (Available beginning Sept. 30 while supplies last) 

  • 40th Fiesta: Celebrate the colors for the anniversary of EPCOT with this frozen margarita in a “MEXICO 40” souvenir cup
EPCOT 40 Foodie Guide

Funnel Cake (Available Oct. 1 and 2) 

  • Celebration Funnel Cake with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, sprinkles, and 40th candies

Garden House (Available Sept. 29 through Oct. 3) 

  • Sake Cocktail Flight featuring Samurai, Mt. Fuji, Tokyo Sunset, and Violet Sake
EPCOT 40 Foodie Guide

La Hacienda de San Angel and San Angel Inn (Available beginning Sept. 30 while supplies last)

  • Flan: Vanilla custard topped with blueberries, whipped cream, and a “MEXICO 40” white chocolate garnish
  • Clarified Margarita: Tequila, orange liqueur, lemon, and simple syrup in a “MEXICO 40” souvenir cup with glow cube
EPCOT 40 Foodie Guide

Nine Dragons Restaurant (Available Sept. 29 through Oct. 3) 

  • Dan Dan Noodles: Spicy pork with Sichuan sauce, peanut butter, sesame, shredded cucumber, and green onion

Space 220 Restaurant (Available Sept. 29 through Oct. 3) Crema Catalana: Vanilla cream custard, lemon snow, citrus segments, and spicy ginger crumble

EPCOT 40 Foodie Guide

Sunshine Seasons (Available Sept. 29 through Oct. 3)

  • Figment Sponge Cake with honey-lime mousse

Teppan Edo (Available Sept. 29 through Oct. 3) 

  • EPCOT 40th Saketini: The saketini was on the menu when the Japan Pavilion first opened. This version combines sake and butterfly pea flower to create the color reminiscent of the night sky of EPCOT
EPCOT 40 Foodie Guide

Tokyo Dining (Available Sept. 29 through Oct. 3) 

  • EPCOT 40th Kaisen Chirashi Don: Celebration sushi bowl 
  • EPCOT 40th Saketini: The saketini was on the menu when the Japan Pavilion first opened. This version combines sake and butterfly pea flower to create the color reminiscent of the night sky of EPCOT

(Note: All offerings are subject to change and availability.) 

I can’ wait to celebrate EPCOT 40 with these tasty bites, treats, and beverages!

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Collecting Halloween Horror Nights NFTs

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida has debuted a new way for fear fans to show the haunted houses they have survived!

Halloween Horror Nights NFTs

Halloween Horror Nights NFTs
The Halloween Horror Nights NFT Experience

At HHN 2022 at Universal Orlando and Universal Hollywood locations, attendees can collect “Proof of Attendance” (POAP) Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) for each of the participating haunted houses.

There are also two special “capstone” achievement NFTs.

When guests complete collecting NFTs at each park, they can claim an HHN Scream Squad Silver Coin.

A special Gold Coin can be claimed for the special few that go to both parks and collect all of the NFTs.

Halloween Horror Nights NFTs
How to Collect Halloween Horror Nights NFTs

Universal has partnered with technology firm Hypermint, powered by Moonpay, to provide the digital wallets and mint and distribute the NFTs.

The actual guest experience flow is this:

  • Guest is in line for a participating haunted house and sees a sign that says, “scan this QR code to collect your NFT for this haunted house”
  • Guest phone browser will be redirected to a website hosted by Hypermint
    • 1st NFT – create a wallet using a valid email address and then collect NFT
    • 2nd & more NFT – collect the NFT
  • Guest continues to go to participating haunted houses and collect NFT
  • If a guest gets all of the NFT in a particular park – they will get the capstone achievement for that park
  • If a guest goes to both Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood – they can get a Gold coin capstone achievement for being a superfan
Halloween Horror Nights NFTs
Participating Halloween Horror Night Houses – Universal Studios Florida

The eight participating HHN Haunted Houses at Universal Studios Florida include:

  • Bugs: Eaten Alive
  • Dead Man’s Pier: Winter’s Wake
  • Descendants of Destruction
  • Fiesta de Chupacabras
  • Hellblock Horror
  • The Horrors of Blumhouse
  • Spirits of the Coven
  • Universal Monsters: Legends Collide
Halloween Horror Nights NFTs
Participating Halloween Horror Night Houses – Universal Studios Hollywood

The six participating HHN Haunted Houses at Universal Studios Hollywood include:

  • The Horrors of Blumhouse
  • La Llorona: The Weeping Woman
  • Scarecrow: The Reaping
  • Terror Tram
  • Universal Horror Hotel
  • Universal Monsters: Legends Collide
Halloween Horror Nights NFTs
NFT Sustainability Information

The transactions are done on the Polygon blockchain, and the Polygon blockchain is one of the most energy-efficient blockchains, where each transaction amounts to only 0.037 grams of CO2 per transaction.

To put Polygon’s sustainability into context, creating an NFT on Polygon creates fewer emissions than sending a single email.

On top of that, Polygon accounts for all its remaining emissions with high-quality carbon credits, ensuring that every NFT created is carbon neutral.

Will you be collecting these NFTs at Halloween Horror Nights 31?

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Old Town Hosts 17th Annual Vette Fest

Old Town 17th Annual Vette Fest October 2022

Old Town in Kissimmee is revving its engine for Vette Fest on October 1, featuring more than 350 classic and new corvettes. 

Registration for participating cars starts at 10 am. The corvette-only car cruise through Main Street begins at 3 p.m. 

“No one does as many specialty car enthusiast events as Old Town,” said Thearon Scurlock, Vice President and General Manager of Old Town.  “Our guests absolutely love our signature car events, from our Saturday Nite Classic Car Cruise to our Muscle Car and Exotic Car events and now again for our 17th year, our signature Vette Fest.”

Old Town 17th Annual Vette Fest October 2022

Exclusive Vette Fest T-shirts will be on sale for $15. 

If you have not had the chance to visit Old Town or it has been a while since your last visit…let’s take a quick walk down memory lane!

Old Town 17th Annual Vette Fest October 2022

Built in 1986, Old Town is the recreation of a classic Florida town at the turn of the century featuring historical architecture and distinctive storefronts. 

Located on U.S. 192 in Kissimmee, Old Town boasts over 60 unique shops, themed restaurants and bars, rides, weekly car shows, and family-friendly attractions. 

And for 32 of its 34 years, the Saturday Nite Classic Car Show and Cruise fill the entertainment district with dream cars from all eras.

Old Town 17th Annual Vette Fest October 2022

Old Town has been a favorite destination for locals and tourists looking for the simple pleasures of classic American fun. 

Learn more at www.myoldtownusa.com. 

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Dezerland Action Park Orlando hosts Oktoberfest Fun

Dezerland Action Park Orlando

Dezerland Action Park Orlando is kicking off the fall season with a family-friendly Oktoberfest celebration.

During regular park hours from September 30 to October 30, Dezerland will serve traditional German dishes and Samuel Adams’ seasonal offerings from custom Volkswagen buses.

Dezerland Park Orlando

Guests can choose from mouthwatering options such as a one-pound Bavarian pretzel, German-style roasted chicken, or bratwurst – a quarter-pound German sausage cooked in beer and onions served with German potato salad or mac & cheese.

Dezerland’s Oktoberfest celebration will feature Samuel Adams. The company’s fan-favorite Oktoberfest draft beer will be available for $7 for a 16 oz pour. 

Dezerland’s Orlando Auto Museum will display vehicles from one of the world’s largest Volkswagen collections.

Dezerland Park Orlando

To continue the festive spirit, guests can explore the extensive display of Volkswagens along with more than 2,000 movie, celebrity, military and historical vehicles. Every ticket purchased for the Orlando Auto Museum during the Oktoberfest weekend comes with a free, warm German-style pretzel.

With over 850,000 square feet of entertainment space, Dezerland Action Park Orlando is filled with excitement for you to uncover.

Dezerland Park Orlando

The park features countless attractions, including the 007 Bar (adjacent to the world’s largest collection of James Bond vehicles and memorabilia), indoor go-karting, bowling, a trampoline park, axe throwing, arcade games, and 4D motion simulators. Admission and parking are always free.

To learn more, visit https://dezerlandpark.com.

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Vampirates Take Over Pirates Dinner Adventure

Vampirates Pirates Dinner Adventure Halloween 2022

Vampirates have arrived uninvited at Treasure Bay’s annual Halloween Ball – it’s up to you to save the day!

On select nights from September 20 through October 29, Pirates Dinner Adventure will host Vampirates, a Halloween-themed dinner show that’s guaranteed to provide spooky fun for the whole family.

Vampirates Pirates Dinner Adventure Halloween 2022

You and your family are cordially invited to the annual Halloween Ball, a gala filled with celebration, games, songs, and fun. But beware! Danger lurks just outside the safety of Treasure Bay. A ruthless crew of Vampirates, led by the dark soul of Captain Sebastian the Black, have set sail with one thing on their mind – the Solzana’s Eye.

This necklace possesses magical powers beyond imagination, and in the hands of Captain Sebastian the Black will allow him to escape the curse of the night to sail the seas during the day, creating more destruction and spreading fear. The only way to defeat the Vampirates and bring peace back to Treasure Bay is with your help.

“Pirates Dinner Adventure is very excited to bring back our special Halloween show to families from all over Central Florida and guests visiting Orlando this season,” said Amber Valois, sales and marketing manager for the attraction. “There’s no better way to celebrate this haunting holiday than to defeat a crew of evil Vampirates!”

During the post-show Buccaneer Bash, Pirates Dinner Adventure will be offering trick-or-treating at each Vampirates show.

Vampirates Pirates Dinner Adventure Halloween 2022

Pirates Dinner Adventure has partnered with American Ghost Tours, a local ghost hunting and paranormal investigation group, to create the ultimate Halloween experience.

Guests who purchase the upgrade can stay after the show to use paranormal investigation equipment and communicate with spirits who may be in the building. The upgrade is available September 27 and October 11, starting after the show.

Vampirates Pirates Dinner Adventure Halloween 2022

Vampirates general admission includes a three-course dinner with unlimited soft drinks. Ticket prices for the Halloween special are $67.95 for adults and $41.95 for children three to 10. Kids two and under are free. The show runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Parental discretion is advised. To reserve your seats, call 407-206-5102 or click here.

To learn more about Pirates Dinner Adventure, visit https://piratesdinneradventure.com/orlando

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ICON Park Hosts Oktoberfest 2022

ICON Park Oktoberfest 2022

ICON Park is hosting their first Oktoberfest celebration, and you’ll want to bring your favorite stein and best lederhosen!

Aligning itself with the famous Oktoberfest festival held each year in Munich, Germany, ICON Park will offer special beer, food, and entertainment on Fridays from 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 10 p.m. starting September 16 through October 2.

This celebration will be the perfect opportunity for families to spend time together while enjoying traditional experiences.

Throughout the celebration, guests can get their fill of delicious German beers. Beer flights featuring four seasonal brews will be available at The Lawn Bar for $16. If you’re looking for a nice souvenir, a commemorative 32 oz glass stein filled to the brim with your favorite selection can be purchased for $22.

Guests can even take a flight on their flight of The Wheel! A seasonal selection cooler will be offered at the Sky Bar before boarding.

The brews will pair perfectly with the traditional German dishes ICON Park is offering at The Lawn. Choose from Bratwurst and Sauerkraut, Chicken Schnitzel, Pretzels with Beer Cheese and, of course, Apple Strudel.

ICON Park Oktoberfest 2022

For the purists, ICON Park will have the authentic Bavarian Music of Stammtischler – from the Oom Pah sound of polka and waltzes to traditional landlers and boarischers. Kids will love watching the performers play the Bavarian button accordion with the tenor horn, wooden spoons, and the Alphorn. Whether you’re dancing the night away or just enjoying the sound of real alpine music, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to Munich.

ICON Park is at the center of the new Orlando Entertainment District. Conveniently located near I-4, Florida’s Turnpike, and the Beachline, this premiere entertainment destination is easy to access and offers free parking for any Central Florida resident or Orlando tourist.

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

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Dark Arts in The Wizarding World

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure will be taken over by the Dark Arts this fall.

Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle Returns to Universal Orlando Resort Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Guests can experience the return of Death Eaters and the breathtaking experience of “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” – a sinister spectacle of state-of-the-art projection mapping, special effects, lighting, and more that brings awe-inspiring moments and creatures from the Harry Potter films to life on the majestic Hogwarts castle.

As darkness falls, an ominous presence will fill the land as the Dark Arts begin to take over the streets of Hogsmeade and cloak the stone walls of Hogwarts castle.

Death Eaters Dark Arts Hogwarts Castle Harry Potter Wizarding World of Harry Potter Universal's Islands of Adventure

Guests will come face-to-face with Death Eaters – devoted followers of Lord Voldemort known for their allegiance and practice of the Dark Arts – as they appear and eerily roam and lurk throughout Hogsmeade.

Then, guests will watch as “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” unleashes the unspeakable creatures and sinister villains of the Wizarding World – including Dementors, Mountain Trolls, and even a visage of Lord Voldemort – on Hogwarts castle until a Patronus – the result of a powerful defense charm of concentrated happiness and hope – is produced.

Death Eaters Dark Arts Hogwarts Castle Harry Potter Wizarding World of Harry Potter Universal's Islands of Adventure

Guests can also shop new Dark Arts-themed merchandise featuring the Dark Mark during their visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, including mugs, hats, lanyards, tees – and even a Death Eater mask.

“Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” will run select nights from September 16 through October 31 from dusk until park close in Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle Returns to Universal Orlando Resort Wizarding World of Harry Potter

For more information about Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.universalorlando.com.

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Gatorland Gators Ghosts and Goblins 2022

Gatorland Gators Ghosts and Goblins 2022

Gatorland, the “Alligator Capital of the World,” is bringing back its popular Gators, Ghosts and Goblins Halloween event for the fourth year in a row of family fun and fright done right. The all-ages, daytime, family-friendly event at Gatorland takes place over three weekends in October from Oct. 15th through 30, 2022.

Swamp Ghost’s Monster Museum returns bigger and badder than ever!  Discover the origins of the world’s most infamous monsters and learn what it takes to hunt the creatures of the night! 

Learn about legendary creatures like Nessie, Jersey Devil, Chupacabra, Moth Man, and more at Skunk Ape’s Cryptid Kingdom!

Gatorland Gators Ghosts and Goblins 2022

Can Bubba save the world from an alien invasion?  Find out in our newest haunt zone: Invasion of the Bubba Snatchers!

Then grab your Lederhosen for Frank & Stein’s Ooky Kooky Octoberfest featuring live music from Polkageist, Gatorland’s own undead polka band. 

All this, plus multiple themed areas, interactive characters, animal meet-and-greets, and a Children’s Halloween Costume Parade with treat bags for all kids who participate! 

There’s also fun shows, specialty vendors, games, candy and more!

“We just love Halloween time at Gatorland and putting on this frightfully fun event for all our guests,” said Mark McHugh, President, and CEO of Gatorland.  “It’s our fourth year of everything spooky and kooky at Gators, Ghosts and Goblins.  See you there!”

Gatorland Orlando Gators Ghosts Goblins Halloween 2019
Gatorland Orlando

Gatorland’s Gators, Ghosts, and Goblins is included with regular park admission. Guests are welcome to wear costumes, but nothing scary or gory, please.  Skunk Ape is easily frightened.

Gatorland Logo

Gatorland is a 110-acre theme park combining Old Florida charm with exciting experiences, exhibits, and entertainment.  Orlando Weekly’s Best of Orlando 2022 and 2021 Readers’ Poll named Gatorland the Best Attraction That’s Not A Theme Park and Best Zip Line or Ropes Course for Gatorland’s Screamin’ Gator Zip Line.  Gatorland has also been named by the Orlando Weekly Readers’ Poll in 2022 among the Top 3 Best Local Animal Rescue and Best Place For Family Fun.

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Central Florida Zoo – Zoo Boo Bash 2022

Central Florida Zoo Boo Bash 2022

This October, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens will be filled with Halloween fun that’s on the wild but mild side!

The fan-favorite Zoo Boo Bash, presented by Orlando Health, is back and right on time for all the monsters, princesses, and goblins to gather for a wild but not-so-scary Halloween celebration. 

This year’s party takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on select dates, October 22-23 and October 29-30.

The family-friendly event will feature treat stations and fun activities. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to dress their best and show off their costumes.                                        

“Halloween is such a great time to make lasting memories for families,” said CEO Richard E. Glover, Jr. “The Zoo is already a go-to spot in the community, and we take pride in being able to offer this fun and affordable event that has become a seasonal tradition.”   

Zoo Boo Bash is included with Zoo general admission. For the Zoo’s Annual Pass Holders, admission is $5 per person named on the card.

“Orlando Health is thrilled to support the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens’ Zoo Boo Bash for the fifth year in a row. Our team members and their families look forward to this event each year and we value the ongoing partnership with the Zoo in its conservation, education, and community engagement efforts.” said Shawn Molsberger, Senior Vice President, Orlando Health and President, Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital.

Guests can purchase tickets online here for guaranteed admission

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Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando Halloween Spooktacular 2022

SeaWorld Orlando is excited to celebrate Halloween with families and children of all ages once again at this year’s Halloween Spooktacular.

Kids will love collecting ghoulish goodies as they explore SeaWorld Orlando’s fun-filled trick-or-treating trail and meet colorful characters along the way. The days will also be full of other immersive and family-friendly activities to get the whole family into the Halloween spirit.

This daytime event takes place every Saturday and Sunday starting September 17 and extends to Friday through Sunday from October 7 through the day of Halloween. SeaWorld Orlando’s Spooktacular is included with park admission.

Halloween Spooktacular 2022

Trick-or-Treating Around SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando Halloween Spooktacular 2021

The highlight of Spooktacular at SeaWorld Orlando is back! Children are encouraged to dress up in Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat for candy and snacks in the park.

Each candy station along SeaWorld Orlando’s trick-or-treat trail features an assortment of sweet and salty favorites.

A SeaWorld trick-or-treat bag is required to participate. SeaWorld Orlando will have an assortment of reusable bags available for purchase at the entrance of the Trick-or-Treat Trail.

SeaWorld Orlando Halloween Spooktacular 2021

Costumed guests can also enter a costume contest in the Journey to Atlantis Plaza to win a special prize.

The costume contest only takes place on Fridays during SeaWorld Orlando’s Spooktacular.

Incredible Family-Friendly Halloween Experiences

SeaWorld Orlando Halloween Spooktacular 2022

Other immersive Halloween activities include an All-New family-friendly Scarecrow Dance Party in Journey to Atlantis Plaza. DJs will fill the air with music while Scarecrows show off their dance moves at select performance times throughout the day.

Guests can also meet a friendly Halloween mermaid along the trick-or-treat trail or wander through the Pumpkin Garden and look for friendly pumpkin fish. Curious adventurers may even run into the Pumpkin Queen as she reads stories in the garden.

SeaWorld Orlando Halloween Spooktacular 2021

Families feeling even more adventurous can participate in SeaWorld Orlando’s All-New Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt. Guests can purchase a scavenger hunt map and follow the clues to win amazing prizes.

There will also be an All-New Cookie Decorating and Craft Area located between Sesame Street Land and Wild Arctic. Crafts are included in park admission, but the cookie decorating kit will be an additional purchase.

Halloween Spooktacular SeaWorld Orlando Halloween 2020 On the Go

Park guests can start their day at SeaFire Grill with Count von Count’s Spooktacular Breakfast, where they can get photos, hugs, and autographs from their favorite Sesame Street characters. There is an additional cost for this exclusive part of Spooktacular.

Guests can also head to Sesame Street Land and gather around Big Bird’s Nest for Storytime with Big Bird, who will be sharing some of his favorite Halloween stories at select times throughout the day.

All-New Scrumptious Spooktacular Sweets

SeaWorld Orlando Halloween Spooktacular 2022

Halloween candy is not the only sweet treat at Spooktacular this year. New this year, SeaWorld Orlando is teaming up with a popular Orlando-based doughnut shop to create a one-of-a-kind doughnut for Spooktacular.

SeaWorld’s talented chefs are also concocting something new for Halloween, the park’s very own version of a “dirt cup” made with chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, Oreo dust, and gummy worms.

Rules for Halloween Costumes

SeaWorld Orlando Halloween Spooktacular 2022

Children are encouraged to come to SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular in costume, but there are a few things you should know!

  • All guests are welcome to dress up in Halloween costumes.
  • Guests who are ages 13 and older may not wear costume masks or hoods, and all costumes are subject to the normal dress code for the park.
  • In addition, face painting is not permitted on any guests unless it is done by park artists.

Howl-O-Scream Returns to Take Over the Night

SeaWorld Orlando’s Howl-O-Scream returns with a sinister new Siren when the sun goes down. Scratch and her siren sisters are out for blood as they lurk around every corner of the park, looking for unsuspecting victims.

Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld Orlando is intended for mature audiences and takes screams to the extreme.

This year’s event takes over more of the park with five haunted houses, including two All-New houses to enter.

There are also seven scare zones, three of which are All-New areas to explore, along with several bars, roaming haunts, and shows. Brave guests can also take fears to new heights by riding Mako, Manta, Ice Breaker, and Infinity Falls during the nighttime event. 

SeaWorld Orlando’s Howl-O-Scream will take place on select dates from September 9 – October 31, 2022.

Best Way to Play

SeaWorld Orlando Halloween Spooktacular 2022

One of the best ways for guests to experience SeaWorld Orlando’s Spooktacular is with a SeaWorld Orlando 2023 Fun Card, which offers park admission through December 31, 2023, for one low price of $125.99.

Guests who purchase a Fun Card right now will have the opportunity to attend Spooktacular and the award-winning Christmas Celebration this year. Guests will also be admitted to SeaWorld Orlando for a full calendar year to experience thrilling rides, amazing animal encounters, and energizing entertainment while being part of all the seasonal events happening in 2023.

For even more unbeatable benefits, guests can purchase a SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass for as low as $13/month + tax with no down payment. With an Annual Pass, guests will enjoy 12 months of visits with special benefits like free parking, free guest tickets, access to special VIP events, savings on merchandise and more! Some restrictions and blockout dates apply.

Annual Passes and Fun Cards can be purchased at SeaWorldOrlando.com.

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Halloween Horror Nights 31 Overview

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, the world’s premier Halloween event, is now open and will run for a record-breaking 43 select nights through October 31.

This year’s chilling lineup unleashes top names in horror and pop culture alongside a host of original abominations that spawn disturbing twists on Halloween traditions in 10 eerily immersive haunted houses and five scare zones – each filled with hordes of menacing creatures.

And when guests need a break from the scares, they can enjoy two outrageous live shows, sink their teeth into a “killer” menu of uniquely themed food and beverage, shop the latest merchandise in a new Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store and enjoy Universal Studios Florida’s most exciting attractions.

Halloween Horror Nights 31

10 HORRIFYING HAUNTED HOUSES
While attempting to survive the night, guests will navigate 10 haunted houses.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022

The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare

Enter the macabre mind of The Weeknd in this haunted house as he stalks you through the surreal nightmare of his After Hours music.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022

Halloween

Come face to face with Michael Myers and go back to where it all began. Step into terrifying moments from the 1978 horror classic Halloween.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022

The Horrors of Blumhouse

Enter the worlds of two horror masterpieces from Blumhouse as you face the most terrifying moments of Freaky and The Black Phone.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022

Universal Monsters: Legends Collide

If you thought one Universal Monster was scary, how about three? Summon your scream squad, ‘cause you’re about to get caught between The Wolf Man, Dracula, and The Mummy together for the first time.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022

Spirits of the Coven

A coven of beautiful flapper witches will lure you into their 1920s speakeasy, reveal their haggish true form and turn your scream squad into a witch’s brew. They’ll be cackling; you’ll be screaming.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022

Bugs: Eaten Alive

While touring a 1950s home of the future, you’ll be surrounded by the slime of bugs everywhere as hordes of many-legged terrors descend upon you and your scream squad. You’ll be dropping like flies.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022

Fiesta de Chupacabras

Visit a Latin American village where the legend of the creature Chupacabras is celebrated with a colorful fiesta. And the streets are lined with the crimson blood of tourists like you and your amigos.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022

Hellblock Horror

Enter a prison whose savage inmates are monstrous creatures. If they break free from their cells, it’s a death sentence for everyone.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022

Dead Man’s Pier: Winter’s Wake

In a New England fishing village, undead fishermen emerge from the waves to seek their revenge. You and your scream squad may have escaped their hooks in the scare zone. Now they’ll reel you in and drag you under.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022

Descendants of Destruction

Careful not to leave any of your scream squad behind as you descend the subway tunnels of a deserted New York. Lurking in the dark are hungry mutants looking to feast on the last remnants of humanity.

FIVE CHILLING SCARE ZONES
Mobs of “scareactors” lurk in the fog to prey upon guests within five scare zones throughout the theme park.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022

Horrors of Halloween (Production Central) – The Pumpkin Lord is back and more frightening than ever. His summoned ghosts, demons, witches, and more beckon guests to go against their better judgment and enter Halloween Horror Nights. Step into the haunts and delights that the 31st year has to offer. The giant, scaffolded “Halloween Horror Nights” sign from 2021 has returned to welcome guests. 

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022

Scarecrow: Cursed Soil (Central Park) – Simple midwestern horror comes alive in Central Park. Flickering lanterns warn you to stay away from the suspicious scarecrows, but you’re lured in despite your instincts. Did you hear something rustling in the bushes, or was that just your imagination getting the best of you? These straw soldiers of the night are seeking their revenge.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022

Conjure the Dark (San Francisco) – What would Halloween Horror Nights be without witches? A stage, likely set up for sacrifices, serves as the focus of the scare zone. Runes, enchantments, and rockwork make up the dark aura in the scare zone. Can you decipher the runes in time to save yourself from her otherwordly army? In the most clear pairing of the season, this scare zone fits in fully with the Spirits of the Coven house. 

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022

Sweet Revenge (New York) – Too close to home? This scare zone is a Halloween carnival gone wrong. The elements that make up a happy Halloween festival — candy, parades, and music — are all turned on their head to be made rotten and evil. Major Sweets Candy Co. is at the root of this dark turn of events, supplying the local children with candy that has sparked a transformation into cold-blooded killers.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022

Graveyard: Deadly Unrest (Hollywood) – Creep quietly — don’t disturb the dead. See the darker side of Tinseltown through this beautiful, gothic-styled cemetery. Large mausoleums structured around daunting archways and pointed spires are a testament to the deceased. Can you escape the reanimated corpses set on your soul?

TWO LIVE SHOWS
When guests need a breather from the terror, they can enjoy two new scary-good shows.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022

Ghoulish! A Halloween Tale, which follows the Grim Reaper on the undertaking of what happens beyond the grave as popular, eerily remixed music brings the waters of the Universal Studios lagoon to life.

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2022

Halloween Nightmare Fuel Wildfire – a sequel to last year’s fan-favorite “Halloween Nightmare Fuel” – featuring a new Dreamer in the depths of a new nightmare set to a heart-pounding metal, rock, and electronica soundtrack.

Tickets for Halloween Horror Nights are available now online.

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Goblins & Giggles Weekends at Gaylord Palms

Gaylord Palms Goblins and Giggles 2019

Guests will be goblin’ up the fun from September 9 to October 30, 2022, when Gaylord Palms kicks off its annual Goblins & Giggles Weekends celebration. 

The event is full of family fun, with live shows, character interactions, animal encounters,  costume contests, and plenty of candy. 

Gaylord Palms Goblins and Giggles Halloween

Guests can solve puzzles to outwit a mischievous witch in a riddle-filled escape room, get their bones moving in a Halloween dance party, savor some witches’ brew in a  themed pop-up bar, get their share of sweet treats, and more. 

Goblins & Giggles Weekends packages are also available that include special room rates and admission to select event activities. 

Goblins & Giggles Weekends at Gaylord Palms

Gaylord Palms Goblins and Giggles Halloween

A FA-BOO-LOUS DANCE PARTY: Young spirits are invited to join Morgana the Witch, Vlad the Vampire, and Grimm the Good-Hearted Goblin for the Monster Mash Bash Dance Party and Costume Contest.  With their best costume – and dance moves – on display, they’ll catch on in a flash and be the graveyard smash of the ghoulish festivities. Monster Mash Bash takes place each Saturday during the event and is included for guests who book the Goblins & Giggles “Premium Saturday” package. Depending on availability, tickets may be purchased separately for $16.99 per person. 

Gaylord Palms Goblins and Giggles Halloween

GHOULS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN: Guests can meet some of the nicest ghouls around in Ghoul  School. Cheerful descendants of legendary monsters take center stage in this walk-through, interactive show. At each stop, characters entertain guests with games, stories, and songs. Ghoul School takes place each Friday and Saturday during Goblins & Giggles Weekends. Tickets are $14.99 per person. 

Gaylord Palms Goblins and Giggles 2019

SWEET STORIES: Morgana the Witch conjures up some fun in a special storytime and cookie decorating party. Guests can join Morgana on Saturdays during the event and decorate tasty treats while she tells the tale of how she became friends with Grimm, the Good-Hearted Goblin. Tickets are $10.99 for a decorating kit with one large cookie or $18.99 for a kit with eight smaller cookies to decorate. 

Gaylord Palms Goblins and Giggles Halloween

A HALLOWEEN ESCAPE: Guests will need to put on their thinking caps to solve puzzles and riddles that allow them to escape an eerie forest in the Secret Garden Escape Room. The escape room will be presented every Friday and Saturday during Goblins & Giggles Weekends. Pricing begins at $120 for a  party of four. 

Gaylord Palms Goblins and Giggles Halloween

FIND SPOOKLEY: Spookley takes center stage in the Hide & Seek Scavenger Hunt featuring Spookley the Square Pumpkin – inviting guests to solve puzzles that reveal his Halloween hiding spots around the resort. The activity is offered daily, and tickets are $12.99 per scavenger hunt booklet.

Gaylord Palms Goblins and Giggles Halloween

ENJOY SOME SPIRITS: Creepy cocktails and mysterious mocktails are on the menu at the Wicked  Brews Spookeasy, a Halloween-themed pop-up bar open during the weekends. Guests can enjoy a tasty selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic craft beverages, specially created by the resort’s mixologists, in surroundings that conjure up the spirit(s) of a haunted pub, complete with eerie portraits and a  wisecracking, singing ghost. 

Gaylord Palms Goblins and Giggles Halloween

NOT MANY TRICKS, LOTS OF TREATS: Youngsters can add to their confection collection with sweet treats on the Trick-or-Treat Expedition. Trick-or-treaters are encouraged to wear their best costumes as they meet some cheerfully spooky characters throughout Gaylord Palms’ atrium. Trick-or-Treat Expedition is held on weekends and is complimentary to guests staying overnight at Gaylord Palms. 

Gaylord Palms Goblins and Giggles Halloween

GIVE ‘EM PUMPKIN TO TALK ABOUT: Elaborate pumpkin art is showcased on the Jack-O’-Lantern  Walk, with crafty pumpkin carvings inspired by the spirit of the Sunshine State displayed inside the hotel’s atrium. Admission is complimentary. 

Gaylord Palms Goblins and Giggles 2019

DIVE-IN MOVIE: It’s time for a delightful dive-in movie as the family-friendly, animated feature film  “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” is presented for overnight resort guests in Cypress Springs Water Park each Friday and Saturday night during the event. 

Gaylord Palms Goblins and Giggles Halloween

A SPOOKY CELEBRATION: Young explorers have been invited along as Adventure Kid Sophie, Seth the Sea  Turtle, and Ava the Alligator to showcase some of Florida’s creepy creatures, like snakes and alligators, in the Adventure Kids Spooky Celebration. Kids also will learn about some of the mysterious plants in the hotel atrium’s indoor gardens. The show is presented each Saturday during Goblins & Giggles Weekends and is complimentary for guests. 

Gaylord Palms Goblins and Giggles Halloween

LIGHT SHOW, FRIGHT SHOW: Brightly animated light curtains create a multi-sensory spectacle that tells the musical tale of the Phantom of the Atrium – a mysterious composer thought to be lurking in the rafters. The show, a combination of colorful LED lights and classical music, will be presented at 9 pm nightly. Many guests with main atrium-view rooms can enjoy the show from their balconies. 

Gaylord Palms Goblins and Giggles Halloween

FANG-TASTIC FLORIDA ANIMALS: Accompanied by some of their favorite animals, Wild Florida will visit each Saturday during Goblins & Giggles Weekends to present Spooky Animal Encounters. Guests will learn more about snakes, alligators, and other amazing animals in this up-close experience with some of  Florida’s diverse wildlife. 

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In addition to the Halloween special events, Gaylord Palms guests can enjoy plenty of family-friendly activities across the 64-acre resort. Gaylord Palms features a 4.5-acre atrium with indoor gardens and Florida wildlife, a 3-acre water park, delicious culinary offerings, soothing spa treatments, and more. 

Goblins & Giggles Weekends tickets are on sale at GaylordPalmsGetaway.com/FallActivities

For  more information about the Goblins & Giggles Weekends packages, guests may visit  GaylordPalmsGetaway.com, or call 407-586-0000

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