Halloween in Orlando
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 By Shelby Warden

Visiting Orlando in the fall is a great way to enjoy seasonal events without the chill in the air that most areas associate with this time of the year. The majority of the festivals and seasonal events are geared towards Halloween, and there are multiple options available for families with kids of all ages.


It is always a good idea to carefully map out your travel for the day before hitting the road to avoid any unnecessary distractions in these busy areas. Orlando is notorious for their heavy police presence which is meant to protect residents and tourists, but our Florida traffic ticket attorney warns that the police will not hesitate to issue you a traffic citation for distracted driving. Please remember to focus on your driving and your family is sure to have a blast.

  1. SeaWorld Spooktacular – Every weekend during the month of October visitors will be able to enjoy trick or treat stations, special seasonally themed shows and characters in costume. SeaWorld places a big emphasis on making their Spooktacular weekends family friendly, so this is a good way to enjoy the fun of Halloween without worrying about scaring young children.
  2. Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights – Families with teenagers will probably need to find a more intense seasonal experience, and Universal Studios fills this bill with their annual Halloween Horror Nights. On select nights from mid-September through October 31, the theme park is turned into a haunted wonderland. Horror and haunted house enthusiasts will love the park’s seven different haunted houses, along with the Halloween themed shows and the scary street experiences.
  3. Central Florida Zoo’s Zoo Boo Bash – During the last two weekends in October, visitors to the Central Florida Zoo will be able to participate in their annual Zoo Boo Bash event. This family friendly event encourages children to come to the zoo in costume and go trick or treating throughout the zoo. A costume contest is held daily at 1:00 p.m., and zoo visitors will also be able to go on a haunted hayride and have seasonally themed photos ops in the pumpkin patch.
  4. Walt Disney World Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – From mid-September until the beginning of November, the Magic Kingdom places an emphasis on family friendly Halloween fun. Visitors will be invited to participate in the park’s treat or treat stations while enjoying slightly spooky music, lighting and themed effects. Each day also includes a fireworks show and the Boo-to-You parade featuring Disney’s most popular characters in Halloween costumes.
  5. Old Town Halloween – Located approximately 30 minutes from downtown Orlando, this annual Halloween event in Kissimmee is a favorite of locals and tourists. Admission is free, and you will be provided with access to scare zones, live entertainment and costume contests. For an additional fee, visitors can tour the Haunted Grimm House and enjoy the 18 different rides and attractions. Children who are at least 36″ tall will have a good selection of rides to choose from. Old Town Halloween is open for the last three weekends in October, and it is also operational on Halloween.
  6. Long and Scott Farms Corn Maze – Another fall tradition that locals enjoy is an annual trek to Mont Dora for the Long and Scott Farms Corn Maze. The maze is open every weekend from late September to the middle of December, and it provides a scare free environment for young children. Other attractions include a hayride, a farm tour, a zip line for kids and a playground.

Before you head out to each of these events, please double-check your directions to ensure that you have a good idea of where you are going. Orlando is very aggressive about handing out traffic citations and it is easy for a confused tourist to inadvertently violate a traffic law. Remember that even if you do not see a police car nearby, the city’s traffic cameras may capture a momentary lapse. Remain cognizant of the speed limit and all other applicable traffic laws and you will avoid bringing home a ticket as one of your souvenirs.

About the Author

Shelby Warden is a legal researcher and contributes articles for The Ticket Team in the Orlando area. Their Florida traffic ticket attorney team helps tourists and residents fight the traffic citations they receive while in the area. If you get a ticket while on vacation in Central Florida, they will represent you in court so that you don’t need to return and it usually costs much less than paying it on your own.

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