Kissimmee Fall Preview 2022
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – If you’re looking for fright and fun this fall, look no further than sunny Kissimmee. From mythical monsters to giggling goblins, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Central Florida.
For images, click here.
Fall Events and Attractions
Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, Aug. 12 – Oct. 31
The return of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party kicks off a fall full of fun at Walt Disney World Resort. The special ticket event is offered at Magic Kingdom Park on select nights after normal park hours from 7 p.m. to midnight. New for 2022, partygoers awaiting “Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade” can ‘Stand Out’ and dance their way onto Main Street U.S.A., with a majorly awesome 90’s crew led by Max Goof cosplaying as Powerline – his favorite pop superstar!
“Stay a Spell: Broom & Breakfast” debuts at Encore Resort at Reunion, Sept. 1 – Nov. 1
Encore Resort at Reunion, Central Florida’s premier vacation home resort by Rentyl Resorts, is debuting “Stay A Spell: Broom & Breakfast,” a Halloween vacation experience, in partnership with Oriental Trading Company. Three of the resort’s homes are festively decorated for the spooky season and are available for bookings. Plus, the resort has Halloween-themed activities available for guests all season, including movie nights showings of family-friendly Halloween films, spooky story times with a grinning ghost host, frightfully fun scavenger hunts, creepy creations with take-home crafts, and an exciting escape room filled with family-friendly riddles, wicked splash bashes and more.
Universal's Halloween Horror Nights, Sept. 2 – Oct. 31
Universal Orlando Resort welcomes those who are brave enough to face Halloween Horror Nights 2022. This year includes six horrifying original concepts that complete this year’s lineup of 10 haunted houses, five sinister scare zones and two live shows. And for the first time ever, award-winning artist The Weeknd joins forces with Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights to inspire all-new, terrifying haunted houses based on his record-breaking “After Hours” album.
Gatorland Offers New Capybara Encounter
Embark on an adventure to Flamingo Island, where the capybaras Ben and Jerry swim, lay on the beach and enjoy the company of waterfowl, turtles and flamingos. Capybara, native to South America, are a current internet obsession with over 116 million views on Tik Tok and Instagram Capybara appreciation sites rapidly growing in popularity. These rodents, the largest on Earth, are known for their friendly and social nature.
Meliá Orlando Suite Hotel at Celebration Announces 11th Anniversary Festivities in September
Meliá Orlando Suite Hotel in Celebration is celebrating its 11th Anniversary as the first U.S. hotel of Spain-based Meliá Hotels and Resorts with special festivities for the entire month of September, including a Vintage 50s Party from Sept. 2 to 4, a Peace & Love 60s Party from Sept. 9 to 11, a Disco 70s Party from Sept. 16-18 and a Neon 80s Party from Sept. 23-25.
Goblins & Giggles at Gaylord Palms, Sept. 9 – Oct. 31
Gaylord Palms Resort is bringing back its popular family friendly Halloween event Goblins & Giggles Weekends. Beginning Sept. 9, guests will have the opportunity to participate in 13 themed events, including monster dance parties, Ghoul School: interactive shows, character interactions and a Wicked Brews Spookeasy.
SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream Orlando, Sept. 9 – Oct. 31
After a successful "inaugural fear," Howl-O-Scream is coming back to SeaWorld Orlando, and this year promises to be bigger than ever before with more heart-pounding haunts, thrills and chills. Howl-O-Scream 2022 features more coasters, more haunted houses, more scare zones and more unexpected frights. SeaWorld Orlando is only scratching the surface, and guests will not know what will be lurking around every corner of the park.
Top Golf Fall Leagues Begin Sept. 12
This fall, round up your friends and compete for prizes and the title of League Champions! Topgolf Fall Leagues offers a fun and competitive environment, the opportunity to improve your golf skills and most of all, a great atmosphere to hang out with friends and make new ones. Sign up now! Leagues start on Sept. 12 at participating venues. Visit Topgolf.com/Leagues to learn more.
ICON Park to host inaugural Oktoberfest celebration, Sept. 16 – Oct. 3
Aligning itself with the famous Oktoberfest event held each year in Munich, Germany, ICON Park will offer special beer, food and entertainment on Fridays from 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 10 p.m. from Sept. 16 through Oct. 3. This celebration will be the perfect opportunity for families to spend time together while enjoying traditional German experiences.
LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Brick or Treat presents Monster Party, Sept. 24 – Oct. 30
The biggest, fun-est party of the year will be even more monstrous this fall at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort when Brick-or-Treat presents Monster Party! Families will be screaming in excitement as they enjoy more candy, more LEGO® characters and more spell-binding surprises than ever before with 12 nights of Halloween fun – each Saturday and Sunday, from September 24 through October 30. This Halloween spectacular will bewitch families with amazing new experiences, live shows, spooky LEGO® decorations and monster mischief around every corner – all included with general park admission and select Annual Passes.
Fall Festival at Bell Family Farm, Sept. 24
Come on out to the Bell Family Farm to celebrate fall on September 24 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. for live music, vendors, food trucks, photo booth, a bouncy castle and more games! Admission and parking are FREE. Come support local businesses, enjoy a day on the farm and see their amazing farm animals, including Bonk the Goat and Willie Mae Hen.
Scream n’ Stream Drive-Thru Haunt Moves to The Florida Mall, Oct. 1 – Oct. 31
Florida’s premiere drive-through haunted attraction is moving to The Florida Mall. Scream n’ Stream haunted drive-thru is a contactless event that can be enjoyed by the entire family from first-time haunted house guests to long-time horror enthusiasts. Guests will drive through seven unique horror movies, while scare actors, fog, lighting and more surround their car. There will also be a new space called “The Lobby” where guests get out of their cars to shop for exclusive merchandise and snacks, take selfies and videos with scare actors and try out some optional experiences.
Fun Spot offers HUGE Halloween event, Oct. 1 – Oct. 31
To celebrate the fall season, Fun Spot will be adding a limited-time seasonal Fright Bites Menu, as well as colorful decorations and Trick or Treating events for children every Saturday and Sunday in October and on Halloween from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Outta Control Spooktacular Magic Dinner Show at WonderWorks, Oct. 1 – Oct. 31
The magic dinner show is back for its second year and will run the entire month of October. Guests can expect new Halloween themed magic tricks, illusions, costumes, décor and more. Wonderworks staff will be serving guests in costume, and guests are encouraged to come dressed up as well. Shows run nightly at 6 p.m. with a second 8 p.m. showing running on Saturdays and other select nights.
Gators, Ghost and Goblins at Gatorland, Oct. 15-30
Gatorland is set to welcome back, for the fourth year in a row, its popular “Gators, Ghosts and Goblins” Halloween event. Many activities will be on the schedule, including themed haunt zones, interactive characters, animal meet-and-greets and the popular children’s Halloween Costume Parade with treat bags. The Halloween event is free with park admission.
Orlando Magic Open 2022-23 Season at Detroit on Oct. 19
The Orlando Magic will open the season on Wednesday, October 19, at Detroit (7 p.m. ET start), but they will host their home season opener versus Boston Celtics at the Amway Center on Saturday, October 22 at 7 p.m. The Magic’s complete schedule is available through their official website, OrlandoMagic.com.
Country Thunder, Oct. 21, 22, 23
Country Thunder Florida is bringing some of the big names in country music to Kissimmee in late October. Headliners include Morgan Wallen, Jason Aldean, Chris Young and country greats like Phil Vassar, Tracy Lawrence, Clay Walker and so many more. It is going to be a weekend to remember.
Special Olympics Florida 2022 Race for Inclusion at Promenade at Sunset Walk, Oct. 22
Race for Inclusion is a statewide event that raises funds to help provide sports training and competition, critical health services and life-changing leadership programs to nearly 60,000 Special Olympics Florida athletes across the state and in your neighborhood. Every step you take helps build a more inclusive world for people with intellectual disabilities. Lace up and join us for this incredible movement.
Disney Springs Hosts Wicked Cool Entertainment, Oct. 25-31
Get into the Halloween spirit at Disney Springs this October with some chilling entertainment. Decked out with pumpkins, skeletons, bats and plenty of tricks and treats, Disney Springs provides a Halloween experience that is sure to be fang-tastic. Guests can look out for Zombeats, a stumbling four-piece percussion ensemble, which can be seen as part of a groovy street beat party Oct. 25-31 throughout Disney Springs. Also, Halloween is taken to new heights with spirited skeleton stilt walkers strolling throughout Disney Springs, bringing plenty of ghoulish fun to the spooky season. Make sure to shop the spook-tacular merchandise this Fall, including Mickey Halloween Collection at World of Disney Store and Frightfully Fringe retro skelton collection at DisneyStyle.
Halloween at Old Town, Oct. 31
Grab your little ghoul or goblin for a night of Halloween fun at Old Town. You and your family can celebrate the spookiest of holidays with free trick-or-treating, Thriller dancers and a costume contest. Free trick-or-treating is from 5 – 7 p.m. with candy stations throughout Old Town, and the costume contest commences at 7 p.m.
**Halloween Costume Masks are not permitted on property for any age.
Omni Resort at Championsgate Orlando Expansion Coming 2024
The resort will be expanding more than just horizons with the addition of 144 new sleeping rooms across 6 floors connecting to the main tower. This expansion would bring the Omni Resort to a total inventory of 1,006 rooms.
Additionally, Omni Resort at Championsgate will add a unique off property experience: a golf entertainment venue. It will be a flexible indoor/outdoor bar and event space with an open concept and architectural simplicity blending with the beautiful landscape.
Renovations & New Openings at Reunion Resort & Golf Club:
Reunion Resort just wrapped up an expansion project pertaining to its Tennis Centre. Four new pickleball courts were added to the resort bringing our total pickleball courts to six. This makes Reunion’s Tennis Centre home to six newly refurbished hydro-grid clay tennis courts, six dedicated pickleball courts, a miniature golf course, golf cart rentals for guests and a community pool.
Golfzon Leadbetter Golf Academy and World Headquarters will call Reunion home in October 2022. The area for the new academy will house all new putting greens, practice greens and state-of-the-art technology to assist in teaching the game of golf.
NEW! ette Hotel
Brand new luxury boutique hotel recently opened in Kissimmee. ette Hotel includes 126 rooms with state-of-the-art amenities like their 24 hour in-Room dining, spa and gym. Michelin Star Chef Akira Back brings his touch to “LIPA” rooftop lounge, the three-meal restaurant “Salt and the Cellar” and coffee shop “Ette Café.”
Food & Beverage Offerings
Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews announces new fall football-inspired specials
Football season-inspired eats are coming to Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews. New tasty treats include “Totchos,” a delightful Midwestern twist to tater tots; Meatloaf Melt, Mom’s delicious, glazed meatloaf, served on grilled Texas Toast; Chili Cheese Mac & Cheese, just like it sounds; and last, but certainly not least, top off any great meal with the Apple Pie Nachos.
New Fall Special at Capone’s Dinner and Show, Sept. 6 – Nov. 15
Step back in time and discover something new in Kissimmee this fall. Capone’s Dinner & Show is offering a special fall discount. Guests that order tickets online and use the promo code 1115 receive tickets for $33.99*/adult. Reservations are all-inclusive. Get a delicious 4-course dinner (complete with dessert), unlimited drinks (including alcohol), enjoy a hilarious cabaret show and interact with a gang from a bygone era.
*Prices subject to change. May not be combined with any other offer. Does not include tax or gratuity. Valid 9/6/2022 – 11/15/2022. Other restrictions may apply.
Spine Tingling Treats at Disney Springs, Sept. 5 -Oct. 3
Guests can snack their way through Disney Springs with a variety of spine-tingling food and beverage options:
At Swirls on the Water, guests can indulge in the Witch’s Trio Sampler soft-serve ice cream flight and Oogie Boogie DOLE Whip® Nachos.
Marketplace Snacks offers guests a thrilling dessert with the Jack Skellington Bubble Waffle Sundae.
At Amorette’s Patisserie, guests can feast on gourd-geous goodies such as Pumpkin Crème Brulee and a Hocus Pocus Cake.
Guests can try haunting treats like Minnie Ghost Piñata and Caramel Skulls at The Ganachery, as well as the Sanderson Sisters’ Elixir Hot Cocoa Bomb (available Oct. 19-31).
Empowering Differences Inc. – Offers speaking/training, leadership development programming, consulting/assessments, and empowering recognition programming.
Festiva Orlando Resort – Featuring one, two and three-bedroom condos. Each condo rental has a full or partial kitchen and spacious living area. Units also include a washer and dryer and screened-in porch perfect for enjoying Florida’s year-round beautiful weather.
Groovin Nikki – DJ Groovin Nikki adds a unique presence to any party. She is an interactive DJ who can sing, dance, motivate crowd participation, teach and lead line dances. She'll have your guests dancing in and out of their seats.
Honest AV - Central Florida-based event AV production company that provides production services for live, virtual, and hybrid events.
Jonae's Island Twist, LLC - Family-owned and operated Jamaican restaurant. They are a team committed to delivering authentic Jamaican cuisine and some American dishes.
Minch Coffee Co. - Traditional and specialty espresso beverages, a variety of artisan hot and iced teas, blended coffee beverages, smoothies, pastries and bagels.
Nona Adventure Park - Water-based family entertainment center in Lake Nona, Orlando. Their inflatable aqua park/obstacle course, Nona Wake Cable Park and 60-foot climbing tower/ropes course/rock walls provide the ultimate outdoor adventure.
Robert Anthony Photography - A FAA Part 107 Commercial Drone Pilot offering professional photography and video services with both drones and traditional DSLR cameras.
UNE Home – High-quality houses are curated and maintained so you can experience the comforts from home during your stay.
Vital Circle – Clinically-led and experienced safety planners help you tailor options to meet your needs, all which can be implemented within hours and at a reasonable price.
3Beez Honey Farm - Specialize in producing raw, unfiltered Florida honey, bees wax, handmade soaps, and candles.
Be Our Guest Homes - A comprehensive property management company in Central Florida. They provide their clients with complete home services, which include décor and theme room design, delivery retrieval, contractor management, social media marketing and more.
Camelo Pizzaria - For more than 65 years, Camelo built its reputation on the quality of its cuisine and service across its eight locations in Brazil.
Cariño's Cafe - Elegant coffee shop with inside and outside seating. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Live music on weekends. Delicious coffee and fabulous family atmosphere.
Golfzon Leadbetter Academy - The world-class instruction found at the Leadbetter Golf Academies have produced many elite juniors that went on to successful NCAA and professional careers as well as helped thousands of amateur players enjoy the game of a lifetime.
Portillo's (Coming Soon) - Portillo's is known for famous Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, chopped salad, cheese fries, homemade chocolate cake and chocolate cake shake.
Radley London - A London-born brand that has a passion for crafting beautiful handbags and accessories. Their approach is simple: to create the perfect combination of style on the outside and functionality on the inside.
The Hampton Social - Orlando - Located at Pointe Orlando on International Drive by the Orange County Convention Center, The Hampton Social offers an indoor dining room, expansive outdoor patio, private dining room and our "Rosé All Day" Lounge.
The Luxury Pop Up Picnic Company - Let them host your customized picnic. Whether at the park, your backyard, a vacation rental, hotel or indoors, it's the chicest way to celebrate someone special or a special occasion.
Brightline Trains - A provider of modern, eco-friendly, high-speed rail service in America. The company currently operates between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach and is scheduled to complete construction to the Orlando International Airport by the end of 2022.
Donaco - Specializes in high-end, unique gift baskets for all occasions. Each one offers a customizable piece. Their goal is to hit all the senses through beautiful visual offerings that not only look great but smell wonderful too!
Jewel Escape Room - Each escape room has more than one room, with some having tunnels and other unique ways for a player to explore! They offer adventure, mystery and fantasy themes.
Mouse To Your House - Happiness delivered, one basket at a time. Make every Orlando vacation or meeting magical with thoughtful and affordable themed gift baskets delivered to you.
Naples Soap Company – A fun, coastal-inspired, retail experience where you can see, feel and smell Naples Soap Company’s high-quality, USA-made skin and hair care products.
Slate - Chef-driven menu offers seasonal produce, wood-grilled meats, fresh fish and seafood, pizzas baked in wood-burning copper oven, sommelier-curated wine list, extensive spirit selections, local draft beers and hand-crafted cocktails.
Volunteer Orlando - Plans and leads a wide variety of meaningful and fun volunteer projects for companies and groups. Projects improve the human condition while promoting teamwork and camaraderie among participants.
To find accommodation deals and discounted attraction tickets for Florida residents and beyond, visit https://www.experiencekissimmee.com/deals.
For images, click here.
About Experience Kissimmee:
Experience Kissimmee is the official tourism authority for Osceola County, Florida. Located 25 minutes from Orlando International Airport (MCO), Kissimmee offers a perfectly balanced vacation experience with world-famous theme parks and attractions, outdoor activities, and plenty of Florida sunshine. Kissimmee is the Vacation Home Capital of the World®, with options ranging from two-bedroom condos to 15-bedroom mansions. Get inspired at experiencekissimmee.com.
Experience Kissimmee Communications Department