All Fall Family Fun in Kissimmee

With festivals, farms, food, and frightening houses, Kissimmee has whatever you're craving this fall.

Halloween witch at LEGOLAND

Brick or Treat Monster Party at LEGOLAND

Here in Kissimmee, gourd things are on the horizon — we’re talking about fall! It’s the season when the days (and the lines) are shorter, the weather is cooler, and there’s so much to do, you won’t ever want to leaf. From festive traditions and foodie celebrations to frightful fun for everyone, here are five ideas for filling your vacation days with memories as colorful as autumn leaves.

Scream for Halloween at the Theme Parks

With fall comes pumpkins, candy, costumes, and things that go bump in the night — and we have them all in Kissimmee. In fact, we get so excited about Halloween here that we start celebrating early and go a little late!

Beginning August 11 and running on select nights through November 1, 2023, Magic Kingdom Park hosts Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (where it’s all treats and no tricks). The park will be decked out in spooky décor, parades, character greetings, trick-or-treating, and a dazzling fireworks show.

Also, don't miss Fall Into Magic at Disney Springs on Saturday, September 16, 2023. Ghoulishly good times are guaranteed for all, including scrumptious treats, and eerie entertainment. 

SeaWorld Parks & Resorts Howl-O-Scream is back for another year of haunted houses and heart-pounding thrills. From September 8 to October 31, 2023 visit the park for frights, coasters, and more. 

Over at Universal Studios Florida, join the scaries at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights on select nights between September 1 and November 4. Named “Best Halloween Night” for 13 years, this year's event has 10 terrifying haunted houses, along with five sinister scare zones. This event may be too intense for young children and is not recommended for children under 13.

Ready to build your own spooky celebration this Halloween? Head over to LEGOLAND Florida for Brick or Treat on select nights between Sept. 24 and Oct. 30. Let your imagination run loose as you join in the fun with LEGO photo ops, Halloween-exclusive characters, awesome entertainment, and a walk along the Brick-or-Treat Trail!

Looking for more family frights outside of our world-famous theme parks? Head to Old Town Kissimmee and visit Mortem Manor — a famous haunted house that seems to get extra eerie this time of year (it's also a year-round haunted house!). There are also free trick-or-treating thriller dancers and a costume contest. While you're there, stop by Fun Spot America - Kissimmee for seasonal Fright Bites, trick or treating every Saturday and Sunday in October and on Halloween night starting at 4 p.m. 

Get Spooked at Kissimmee Resorts

And if you’d like the fall fun to continue when you get back to your resort, Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center hosts Goblins & Giggles during select weekends from September 9 through October 29. With 13 themed events, including monster dance parties, Ghoul School with interactive shows, and a Wicked Brew Spookeasy, you'll have a ghoulishly good time!

Gatorland invites you back to another year of Gators, Ghosts, and Goblins on October 14, 15, 21, 28, and 29. Tons of activities are on the itinerary, including themed haunt zones, interactive characters, animal meet-and-greets, and the children's costume parade with treat bags! The best part? The event is free with park admission. 

An Oktoberfest Celebration

Want to watch the autumn leaves fall to the ground (without having to rake them up)? Make your way to Celebration Town Center for their Oktoberfest Celebration on October 20 and 21, 2023. Watch the season sweep in — complete with colorful leaves falling from the sky, live music, and pumpkin painting. Afterward, stroll along the lakeside promenade and go for a hayride with the entire family.

From Halloween festivities and foodie fantasies to space adventures and good old-fashioned family fun, you’re sure to fall in love with Kissimmee this autumn — so now’s the time to start planning! Stay up to date on everything happening here and subscribe to our newsletter. We can’t wait to see you here this season!