Halloween season at Florida’s theme parks
Florida’s theme parks offer great family fun this Halloween season for kids of all ages:
Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld Orlando
Halloween fun returns to SeaWorld Orlando this fall with Spooktacular now through Nov. 1. At this special event, modified to allow guests to safely visit the park with limited capacity, children can dress in their Halloween costumes and take part in fun-filled trick-or-treating around SeaWorld’s expansive grounds with physical distancing in mind.
In addition to enhancing the park’s already strict health and safety measures, capacity will be significantly limited to create even more open space for a visit that provides ample opportunity to maintain social distancing. The daytime Halloween fun takes place every Saturday and Sunday starting through Nov. 1 and is included with park admission.
LEGOLAND Brick or Treat
Weekends this October, families will experience the spooky, kooky fun of one of the only kid-friendly Halloween events in Central Florida. At LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s Brick or Treat, guests will enjoy safe, neighborhood-style trick-or-treating with plenty of candy, seasonal shows and exclusive LEGO characters in the ultimate kids Halloween celebration—and, it’s all included in general admission.
Parents can confidently set out with their costumed kiddos on their candy quests to six awesomely themed trick-or-treating locations that have been thoughtfully planned to allow extra spacing for families and contactless distribution of candy. In addition to social distancing, all employees at these stations will wear face coverings (masks and/or face shields) and gloves.
The fun keeps coming with the return of fan-favorite shows, The Groovin’ Graveyard and A Candy-Coated Curse. These spirited performances will have showtimes throughout the day on all nine event dates. This year’s event also celebrates the return of character experiences to LEGOLAND Florida with a spooky squad of characters that guests can only see during Brick or Treat.
Sesame Street Kids Weekends at Busch Gardens
Everyone’s favorite, furry friends are getting into the Halloween spirit with Sesame Street Safari of Fun at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay every Saturday and Sunday in October. Included in park admission, the modified Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends events feature additional health and safety measures including limited capacity to offer physically distant trick-or-treating, an open-air Halloween show for families to enjoy together and new special character experiences.
Children can dress up in their Halloween costumes to enjoy traditional trick-or-treating that is safe with physical distancing at Busch Gardens. Candy stations will be spread out throughout the park’s spacious, open play area where ambassadors wearing gloves and protective masks will distribute candy in a contact-free manner.
Families can enjoy physically distant photo opportunities with Sesame Street friends like Big Bird, Oscar and Grover in their finest Halloween attire and upgrade their day with the new Cookie Decorating with Cookie Monster.
The Count’s Not-Too-Spooky Howl-O-Ween Radio Show is sure to entertain the whole family in the outdoor, Sunny Day Theater with physically distant seating.
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal Orlando Resort has launched a series of exciting experiences so that guests can celebrate the Halloween season at the award-winning theme park destination Oct. 3 – Nov. 1. Headlining Universal’s fall lineup is the official debut of two extreme haunted houses that will bring guests’ most sinister fears to light.
While venturing through Islands of Adventure, guests 12 and under can trick-or-treat to collect Halloween candy at retail locations marked by pumpkin signage.
Visitors can participate in the Universal Orlando Scarecrow Stalk, a new scavenger hunt that sends guests to find unique scarecrows and collect stamps at 13 retail locations throughout the park. A Halloween treat awaits those who successfully complete the stalk.
Guests can share their Halloween spirit and don family-friendly costumes while visiting Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Magic Kingdom Park
Magic Kingdom Park is dressing for fall – and looking forward to everyone else joining in the fun! From now to Oct. 31, guests of all ages can for the first time wear their Halloween costumes during regular operating hours as the iconic theme park at Walt Disney World Resort celebrates the spooky season. Here are some other ways guests can experience fall and Halloween at Magic Kingdom:
• As they walk down Main Street, U.S.A., guests will see glowing pumpkin wreaths that inspire the Halloween spirit.
• A Halloween-themed cavalcade will travel down Main Street, U.S.A. featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto and pals dressed in Halloween costumes. Guests may also spot Chip ‘n’ Dale in costume in Frontierland, and other Disney characters dressed for Halloween riding the horse-drawn trolley along Main Street, U.S.A.
• Festive Halloween-themed merchandise will be available in select locations around the park.
• Themed photo opportunities from Disney PhotoPass will be available at select locations throughout the park.
NOTE: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will not be held this year.