Halloween: 9 Central Florida events to get you excited for spooky season

ORLANDO, Fla. — Ready to get in the spooky spirit? Central Florida has plenty of events going on this month to help.

Channel 9 compiled a list of nine Halloween-themed events happening throughout October:


Spooktacular at SeaWorld

SeaWorld Orlando’s family-friendly Halloween event is back for some seasonal fun. Spooktacular will run on select days through Oct. 31. Read more here.

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Halloween Horror Nights

Halloween Horror Nights is back at Universal Orlando Resort. This year’s event features 10 haunted houses, five scare zones, shows and more. Read more about the event here.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is back at Magic Kingdom. The after-hours and specially ticketed event brings out the ghouls and ghosts for a night of gently frightening fun for all ages. Read more here.

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Gatorland’s Gators, Ghosts, and Goblins

Gatorland’s Gators, Ghosts, and Goblins returns for its fourth year of family fun included with your regular park admission on Oct. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, and 30. Children and adults can wear family-friendly costumes that are not scary or gory. For additional information, click here or call 407-855-5496.

Science Night DEAD

The fan-favorite, adults-only night at the Orlando Science Center is getting all dressed up for Halloween on Oct. 22. Creep, crawl, or slither in for a spooktacular evening of STEM fun during Science Night DEAD. On top of checking out ghoulishly good guest speakers, guests can put their brains to the test with terrifyingly terrific trivia and delight in some tasty treats and spirits. The event runs from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and tickets are $19 or free for Orlando Science Center members. You can purchase tickets online here.

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RAPCF’s Monster Mash

Dress up in your Halloween costume and join the Restaurant & Allied Partnership of Central Florida’s third annual Monster Mash featuring mouth-watering dishes from some of Central Florida’s premier restaurants on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Bites & Bubbles Mills Park. Click here for tickets.


Get your costumes ready for the Audubon Park Garden District’s Night Market with Zombietoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will feature locally made crafts as well as vintage and plants; three craft beer gardens; music; kids activities; pup and human costume contests; and more. Click here for more information.

A Nightmare on Church Street

After 20 years, Orlando’s famous Halloween costume party, “A Nightmare on Church Street,” returns to downtown’s historic Cheyenne Saloon on Oct. 22 starting at 8 p.m. Click here for ticket information.

A Petrified Forest

Located in Altamonte Springs, this annual, nighttime pop-up attraction features two outdoor scare trails, where groups of six or fewer can venture through a haunted forest filled with terrifying beasts. The event is rated PG-13 on most nights and not recommended for guests under 12, but a Kids’ Day is available on Oct. 15 and a Special Needs Night on Oct. 12. Click here for tickets.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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