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Orlando turns into a graveyard the moment the kids return to school, literally. That’s because in late July and early August Orlando theme parks begin advertising for their annual Halloween events, which typically begin at the end of September. So why should you be excited about this? Well, that’s simple. Whether you’re a horror enthusiast or just want to overdose on candy corn Orlando theme parks have here are the top reasons to be excited for Halloween in Orlando:

Halloween Horror Nights – You get to experience Orlando’s premiere Halloween event. Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando is going on its 23 year of scaring the pants off people and this year you’re invited to experience the “evil that has taken root” with such haunted houses as The Cabin in the Woods, Evil Dead, The Walking Dead, and the recently revealed An American Werewolf in London. If you wait all year long to watch Mike Myers and Jason terrorize towns then Halloween Horror Nights will make your Halloween! Halloween Horror Nights scares Sept. 20 – Nov. 2.

Howl-O-Scream – Evil will come out to play at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Howl-O-Scream. It’s the park’s 13th year filling guests with unimaginable horror so you can only imagine what kind of frights the event will bring in its 13th year. If you the thought of screaming until you can’t talk and running until your legs hurt makes you smile than you’ll love escaping Howl-O-Scream’s new 13 evils including The Possessed, The Torturer, The Hunter, The Butcher, The Banshee, Voodoo Queen, The Surgeon, The Demon, The Zombie, The Cannibal, The Psychopath, The Hangman and The Clown. Howl-O-Scream terrorizes Sept. 27 – Oct. 26.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party – If you have kids and aren’t in to letting them watch people get their limbs cut off than Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World ® is something to get excited about. Perfect for families, this annual event gives kids the chance to dress up in their favorite costume, collect candy and enjoy all of the magic of Disney ® on Halloween. Plus, for parents, it’s more fun that just walking from door to door in your neighborhood. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party begins Sept. 10 – Nov. 1. It’s always a good idea to beat the crowds and celebrate early by going in September!

Halloween Spooktacular – Much like Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party, families can enjoy an ocean of Halloween fun at SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular. Here you’ll experience some of SeaWorld’s most spooktacular animal shows like Sesame Street’s Countdown to Halloween, plus a fun-loving dance party zone, trick-or-treating and the usual aquatic animals of the park in a fun-filled Halloween adventure. SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular spooks October 5 – October 27 and is included in your SeaWorld Orlando ticket.

Brick-or-Treat – As Halloween nears, LEGOLAND Florida prepares for a spooky and child-friendly family event that will have kids Trick-or-Treating, wining prizes, and having fun in costume. The Brick-or-Treat event is included in the LEGOLAND Florida admission ticket and feature the largest LEGO Jack-O-Lantern in the world!

Cooler weather – As we slowly say goodbye to summer, September and October in Orlando brings not-so-hot temps that are perfect for roaming theme parks. The weather usually sits in the 80’s, which is much more bearable than the 90’s you’re used to in the summer.

You can get even more exited for Halloween in Orlando with discounted Orlando theme park tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets. Stay tuned for more Halloween events.