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Central Florida’s Halloween Must-See Spooks

Halloween is always a blast in Kissimmee. And while this year the masks might look a little different, there are still plenty of goblins and ghosts ready to help you make the most of spooky season. From special events to iconic attractions, if you’re joining us for Halloween this year, you’re in for a treat (and that’s no trick). So double, double, toil, and trouble, here are some Kissimmee Halloween events starting to bubble!  

There’s Plenty of (Not-So-Scary) Disney Fun to be Had

Even though Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party has been rescheduled for 2021, there’re still plenty of treats waiting for you at Magic Kingdom Park. Throughout your boo-tiful day, characters will be out and about showcasing their creepy costumes in Halloween-themed cavalcades. You’ll see Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, and more riding horse-drawn trollies along Main Street U.S.A. Plus, over in Frontierland, you'll find Chip 'n' Dale all dressed up for spooky season. And they’re not the only ones dressing up. This year, adults can also get in on the fun and dress up in their Halloween best.

Fall Decor at the Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom Park

So, if you’re an adult who’s looking to get in on the cool costume fun, here’s what you need to keep in mind. Most importantly, you’ll need to wear an appropriate face covering while visiting the park. This means it needs to be made with at least two layers of breathable material, fully cover your nose and mouth, and fit snuggly with ear loops (or ties). If you’re under 14, you’re allowed to wear a costume mask in addition to your approved face covering. Guests are already getting so creative with their Halloween looks and face coverings — just take a look at two of our favorites below!  


A woman in costume at the Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom Park (Photo: @photopassprincess)
A woman wears a Halloween face covering at the Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom Park (Photo: @sonshine.adventures)

The park is also looking its best with plenty of Halloween-themed décor — including glowing pumpkin wreaths — along Main Street U.S.A. and beyond. As you make your way through the park, be sure to get your photo taken at PhotoPass Halloween Magic Shot locations. You might discover some spooky special guests in your pictures, including Zero the ghost dog, flaming pumpkins, and three very familiar-looking hitchhiking ghosts!

Magic Kingdom Park (Photo: @julianna.roseee)
Magic Kingdom Park (Photo: @upintheaires)

Foodies won’t be in for a fright during their visit. That’s because there are all kinds of special food and drinks throughout the Magic Kingdom this Halloween season. Pumpkin spice lovers rejoice, you can enjoy a Pumpkin Spiced Waffle Sundae or slurp back a Pumpkin Spice Milkshake. You can also sample a few Not So Poison Apple Cupcakes, the Poor Unfortunate Souls Float, a Mickey Monster Mash Burger, Orange and Black Sugar Churros, and more!

And if you’re looking for a Halloween keepsake, you’re in luck. There are all kinds of exciting souvenirs available throughout the park, including themed trick-or-treat buckets, MagicBands, mugs, and — of course — Mickey Mouse ears.

To purchase a park ticket and reserve your Disney day, it's easy! You can purchase a ticket here, then login to your My Disney Experience account to choose the day of your next visit. Then you're set for some magical fall fun! 

A woman stands in front of a clothing display at Disney World
(Photo: @ashley_in_wanderland93)

Boggy Creek? More Like “Boo”-ggy Creek

This Halloween season, the staff at Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures are casting a spell of excitement with their Scream n’ Stream event. This eerie experience takes place on select dates between Sept. 25 - Oct. 31, and it’s sure to be full of socially distanced screams. Best of all, it’s fun for all ages. If you’re spending Halloween with a little ghost or ghoul, they’ll love dressing up and doing some “drive-boo” trick or treating — complete with contactless candy. For the older (and braver) crowd, Boggy Creek is hosting a special night at the DrIvE-in — an interactive movie experience where the scares will be jumping off the big screen all night long…literally!

A guest poses next to a halloween display at Boggy Creek
Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures (Photo: @mrs.everydaymommy)

But that’s not all. During your visit, you can also take an unforgettable ride on a haunted airboat. If you dare, your captain will guide you through the creepy creek, sharing scary stories and unbelievable urban legends along the way. Think you’re brave enough to come face to face with the ghosts that haunt the swamp? There’s only one way to find out!  

Survive One of the Scariest Haunted Houses in America

Are you the type of person who boasts about how nothing scares you? Well, one visit to Mortem Manor in Old Town Kissimmee will quickly change that. After all, this two-story terror offers frights from the moment you walk in the front door. As you make your way through the manor’s horrifying halls, you’ll encounter specters, ghosts, witches, and more surprises around every corner. Oh, and did we mention it’s almost pitch black? In fact, the only light you’ll have is the frightlight you’re provided. Still feeling boastful? Because we’re scared just thinking about this place!

Mortem Manor
Mortem Manor (Photo: @myoldtownusa)

If you’d prefer some family-friendly activities during your visit, check out Old Town’s Drive-In Halloween Movies. All throughout October, Old Town is bringing Halloween classics directly to your car, including all-time favorites like Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas. With admission at just $10 per vehicle, this is a devilishly good deal! 

Need More Than One Haunted House? Try Two at Universal Orlando Resort

If you’re on the “haunt” for something really creepy, make your way to Universal Studios Florida, where two heart-pounding haunted houses have mysteriously appeared. The Revenge of the Tooth Fairy and Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives are recommended for guests 13 years and older and will be serving up scares daily from Oct. 3 through Nov. 1. Are you brave enough to come face to face with the most iconic monsters of all time? Or see a twisted new take on a childhood favorite like the tooth fairy? There’s only one way to find out.

A man takes a selfie in front of a halloween display
Universal Studios Florida (Photo: @ohmyjoshyouguys)
A couple is scared at a haunted house at Universal Orlando
Universal Studios Florida

For younger guests, there’s also special trick-or-treating at Universal’s Islands of Adventure that will certainly work them into a fiendish fervor. Dress the kids up in their favorite costumes and keep your eyes peeled for the pumpkin stickers at participating retail stores — that’s where the free candy is! And parents, don’t worry, you can dress up in costumes as well. There’s Halloween fun for everyone.

A family dresses in costumes at Universal Studios Florida
Universal Studios Florida
A couple dresses as a Vampire and a Witch at Universal Studios Florida
Universal Studios Florida

And if Haunted Houses Aren’t Enough, How About a Whole Haunted Road?

If you’re looking for something new instead of your favorite old haunts this Halloween, take a devilish drive down The Haunted Road. Central Florida’s new drive-thru Halloween event promises everything from twisted creatures to bloodcurdling encounters throughout October — all while telling an unforgettable and immersive story. So, whether you drive a spooky SUV, a scary sedan, a creepy compact, or another type of villainous vehicle, The Haunted Road is sure to put the paranormal pedal to the metal. 

Oh, and if you’d rather an experience that’s a little more fun for everyone, check out the family-friendly version of The Haunted Road. It comes complete with enchanted forests, fairytale creatures, dancing, sweet treats, and tons of fun for everyone!

Building a Boo-tiful Halloween at LEGOLAND

LEGOLAND Florida’s annual Halloween spooktacular, Brick or Treat, returns this year on select dates in October for another exciting installment. Brick or Treat offers up neighborhood-style trick or treating with a fun LEGO twist! There’s sweets, seasonal shows, and special appearances by kooky characters like Rockin’ Frankenstein, Brickbeard, Mummy, Spider Lady, and the legendary Lord Vampyre.

Monsters pose outside LEGOland

Dress up in your favorite costume for an unforgettable trick-or-treating experience. You’ll find Rockin’ Roadie Treats, the Cauldron of Candy, and Ghoulish Graveyard Sweets — just to name a few — scattered throughout the park. Then, check out performances of The Groovin’ Graveyard and A Candy-Coated Curse that are running throughout the day. You can take in these performances with plenty of space for you to enjoy the show (and your candy). 

Gators and Ghosts and Goblins (Oh My!)

Over at Gatorland, you can get in on the Halloween fun at Gators, Ghosts & Goblins. This family-friendly event takes place weekends from Oct. 10 through Nov. 1 and promises all sorts of kooky fun. There will be characters dressed up in costumes, a trick-or-treat trail, spooky train rides, live music, and plenty to eat at Frank & Steins Octoberfest. Plus, kids can show off their costumes in the costume parade and meet personalities from the School of Croc and Gatorland’s Vlog, including the world-famous Social Distancing Skunk Ape!

Take in a Few Flicks & Frights at SeaWorld Orlando

Take a swim in a sea of silly big-screen scares this Halloween season at SeaWorld Orlando. Every weekend from now until Oct. 31, they’ll be showing spooky movies under the stars as part of Flicks & Frights. This drive-in experience features treats from local food trucks that you can enjoy from the comfort of your vehicle while watching a double feature of Halloween classics. The show will begin with family-friendly films like Casper, Hocus Pocus, and Frankenweenie before absolute fright-fests like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, and The Exorcist take center stage. We can’t wait to see these creepy classics on the big screen.

Spend the Night with Goblins

Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center awaits you with the Goblins and Giggles Getaway throughout September and October. During your stay, there will be so much to do that you might need a little witchcraft to take it all in. You can go ghost hunting in Castillo de San Marcos fort, trick-or-treating in the atrium, and join Adventure Kid Sophie to tour Florida’s creepiest flora and fauna. Plus, they’ll have nightly bedtime stories with Morgana, dancing with Vlad the Vampire, fantastic Phantom of the Atrium light displays, and the chance to meet Spookley the Square Pumpkin.

Three people, two dresses in turtle and dragon costumes, at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center

Bring Some Kissimmee Halloween Fun Home With You

Looking for a way to have some Halloween fun at home, Kissimmee style? Print off these Kissimmee-themed Jack-O-Lantern templates and start carving your pumpkins today!

Alligator Jack-O-Lantern TemplateSloth Jack-O-Lantern TemplatePalm Tree Jack-O-Lantern TemplateJack-O-Lantern Template

Fun, frights, and Halloween nights! They’re all waiting for you this season in Kissimmee. Stay up to date on all things spooky by following us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. And, for a real treat, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter.

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