2021 Fall Guide to Theme Park Events

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Theme Parks

Get ready for some Halloween fun at the Theme Parks!

From trick or treating, to scary haunted houses, you can experience all the fun of Halloween at the Theme Parks! Events range from safe for the littles to thrilling for the bigs! Have a blast!!

Please be sure to check with each venue, as times and dates may change.


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Listed in no particular order.
Please be sure to check with each venue, as times and dates may change.

Gatorland

Gatorland’s Gators, Ghosts and Goblins, Spooky Fun For Everyone Is Back Weekends October 9

The daytime family-friendly event will take place on the weekends beginning Oct. 9! Come out in costume to Gators, Ghosts & Goblins, featuring Gatorland’s famous Social Distancing Skunk Ape, costumed characters,  multiple photo opportunities, a trick-or-treat trail from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and a spooky train ride!  Enjoy “undead” music and fun at Frank & Stein’s Octoberfest, as well as German beer and food for purchase!

And there’s even more, including a kids costume parade, a variety of specialty vendors, games, and giveaways.  And a chance each weekend to meet  personalities from School of Croc and Gatorland’s Vlog team!

All this fun and excitement is included with your regular park admission! 

Gatorland’s “Gators, Ghosts and Goblins takes place starting Saturday, October 9th,  and Sunday, October 11th, and continues on weekends through October.

COSTUMES

Children and adults can wear family-friendly costumes if they like.  Nothing scary or gory, please – Bubba and Cooter are easily spooked.

Face masks are required per Orange County Executive Order #2020-23 regarding COVID 19, and must be visible at all times and not covered by costume masks.

Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure

Halloween Horror Nights- The World’s Premier Halloween Event

Sept. 3 to Oct. 31

Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights, now in its 30th year, brings together terrifying haunted houses, sinister scare zones, outrageous live entertainment and some of the park’s most exhilarating attractions. Jack the Clown will be back as well, lunging from the shadows where you least expect.

Featuring:

Haunted Houses
Make your way through terrifying haunted houses, some inspired by your favorite Halloween TV shows and movies, along with some original abominations.

Scare Zones
Haunted houses aren’t the only place you’ll scream. Face nightmarish creatures on streets twisted into sinister scare zones.

Legoland's Brick or Treat

Brick or Treat at Legoland!

This October experience the spooky, kooky fun of one of the only kid-friendly Halloween Events in Central Florida! Enjoy neighborhood-style Trick or Treating with plenty of spooktacular sweets plus seasonal shows and exclusive creepy-cool LEGO characters in the ultimate kids Halloween celebration– all included with regular day admission.

  • October 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31

Trick or Treat

Our neighborhood- style Trick or treat will open from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. and will be available for contactless candy distribution throughout the park in the following areas:

  • Rockin Roadie Treats- Near Pepper N Roni’s
  • Ghoulish Graveyard Sweets- Fun Town near Pizza and Pasta
  • Happy Harvest Candy Patch- DUPLO Valley
  • Critter Candy -LEGO Kingdoms
  • Cauldron of Candy- Near LEGO City Burger Kitchen
  • Shipwreck Treats- Pirates’ Cove

Walt Disney World

Disney After Hours Boo Bash

Disney’s After Hour Boo Bash

Although Disney has announced it will not be hosting the 2021 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party it does plan to host a special After Hours event. The 2021 Disney After Hours Boo Bash event will take place on select nights between August 10th through October 31st.

The 2021 Halloween party event nights are as follows: 

  • August 10th, 17th, 20th, 24th, 27th 31st
  • September 3rd, 7th, 10th, 14th, 17th, 21st, 24th
  • October 5th, 8th, 12th, 15th, 19th, 22nd, 24th, 26th, 29th, 31st

SeaWorld’s Howl-O-Scream

Howl-O-Scream

HOWL-O-SCREAM terrifies Seaworld Orlando for the first time ever

A new terror has surfaced, and there’s nowhere to hide. Howl-O-Scream has washed ashore at SeaWorld Orlando, and this time, the fear is everywhere.

Evade angry haunts as they rampage through scare zones. Seek shelter indoors, only to find you’ve entered a house of horrors. Deepen the thrill with a nighttime coaster ride. Quench your thirst for fear at a fiendishly interactive bar. Feel the monstrous electricity of a live show.

Above all, try to resist the haunting song of the one who has emerged from the lake. Evil is calling—with a howl and a scream.

Experience 27 nights of fully immersive fear this fall, only at SeaWorld Orlando.

Howl-O-Scream is intended for a mature audience. This event contains intense adult content such as violence, gore, and blood. Howl-O-Scream 2021 is a separately-ticketed night event. No costumes are allowed.

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular

Seaworld Spooktacular

Family Halloween Fun in Orlando

Halloween is back with candy, costumes, your favorite Sesame Street® friends, and plenty of spooky surprises. Treat your family to all the festive fun of SeaWorld Spooktacular® this fall!

Kids love trick-or-treating during this daytime event as they explore our decorated trail and meet all sorts of colorful characters. And that’s just the beginning! From spooky stories and a Halloween dance party to moments with furry friends like Count von Count, Elmo, Cookie Monster, and more, this is immersive family fun you’ll only find here. SeaWorld Spooktacular runs weekends Sept. 18 – Oct. 31 and is included with park admission.

Enjoy the following activities:

Trick-or-Treat Trail
Halloween Dance Party
Meet a Mermaid
Seaworld will be handing out Reusable Bags

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

TERRIFYING HAUNTED HOUSES ARE BACK WITH A VENGEANCE

Tampa’s premier Halloween event returns earlier than ever for 28 killer nights with scare zones and haunted houses, including THREE ALL-NEW haunted house experiences.

Fear returns to its most immersive form with the return of iconic horror-filled haunted houses to terrify guests at Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream, Tampa Bay’s BIGGEST haunt event. Park guests will find nowhere to hide as zombies, deranged clowns, werewolves and new surprises stalk their prey throughout eight scare zones, and unpredictable roaming hordes lurk in the darkness. Beyond the haunts, killer entertainment can be found on stage with “Fiends!” returning to the Festival Field and last year’s best-kept-secret “The Rolling Bones” performing electrifying rock covers at Dragon Fire Grill.

Howl-O-Scream is intended for a mature audience. This event contains intense adult content such as violence, gore, and blood. Howl-O-Scream 2021 is a separately-ticketed night event. No costumes are allowed.

 

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From pumpkin patches, mazes and farms, drive-thru events, trick or treating and festivals, this will be your BEST resource for all things Fall and Halloween! Did we miss an event? Let us know by emailing [email protected]

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