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Orlando Halloween Events 2015: The Theme Parks
It’s October which means all the Orlando Halloween events at the theme parks are in full swing! From serious scares like Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios to family-friendly frights like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, there’s something perfect for every family! Check out our comprehensive list below to see what’s right for you!
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Of all the Orlando Hallween Events, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is by far the most popular for families with children. Everyone is given a bag to trick-or-treat around the park, and everyone gets to wear costumes, including mom and dad (just nothing too scary!). There’s also the “Boo to You” parade that’s held twice each night and the Celebreate the Magic Villains-style castle projection show that takes place each night as well.
New for 2015, you’ll be able to enjoy the Hocus Pocus Villian Spelltacular! Drawing upon characters from the cult-favorite film Hocus Pocus, the show features three sisters who plan to use their magic to throw the best “evil Halloween party this side of the graveyard.”
Dates: Sept. 18 to Nov. 1 (select nights at the Magic Kingdom)
Cost: $68 for one day ticket (separate ticket)
LEGOLAND’s Brick or Treat
Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND rounds out our selection of kid-friendly Orlando Halloween events, and the LEGO-themed spooky celebration is a family favorite! Ghouls, ghosts and goblins descend upon LEGOLAND’s Miniland USA, transforming it into a unique haunted adventure complete with a scavenger hunt for the creepy creatures that have invaded the city. You can trick or treat alond the brick or treat trail, participate in brick building activities like constructing the world’s largest Jack-O-Lantern and the kids can take part in a costume contest with LEGO-themed prizes.
Dates: October 3-31 (select days at LEGOLAND)
Cost: Starting at $67 for children and $74 for adults 7 days in advance
Halloween Horror Nights
This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the premier Orlando Halloween events: Halloween Horror Nights. And the scares have only gotten better and better every year. For 2015, you’ll be able to choose from a selection of seven haunted houses, with themes ranging from “The Walking Dead” to “Freddy vs. Jason”, “Insidious” and the “American Werewolf in London.”
You’ll also be treated to five “scare zones,” including the All Nite Die-In Double Feature (Universal is calling it “Lights, camera, carnage” at an abandoned drive-in movie) and cult favorite shows like the zany Bill and Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure.
If these scares aren’t sufficient for you, you’ll also be able to enjoy the regular rides at Universal during the event, which offer a slightly different, but equally exciting kind of adrenaline rush.
Dates: Sept. 18 to Nov. 1 (select nights at Universal Studios)
Cost: $101.99 for a single ticket / $49.99 for Florida residents
There is so much to see and do this holiday season, so let VillaDirect help you on your Orlando vacation so that you don’t miss out on a once in a lifetime experience. Some park activities are included with general admission, while others require a separate ticket. For information on tickets or event times, contact a VillaDirect Guest Service associate at 866-934-9177 or firstname.lastname@example.org