Dress up in costumes and celebrate at your favorite fall events (Photo: iStock)

We are 10 days away from the official start of fall! Several Orlando theme parks are already celebrating the season change, and the rest are waiting until the first day of Autumn to spook and celebrate. Here are the top things to do at Orlando theme parks for Fall 2018.

Halloween Horror Nights
The nation’s premier Halloween event returns this Fall at Universal Studios with more haunted houses than ever before. Guests can walk through scenes from classic 1980’s horror films, as well as original nightmares beginning September 14 - Nov. 3.  Some of the horror you’ll come in contact with include houses like Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Stranger Things, Poltergeist, Scary Tales: Deadly Ever After, The Horrors of Blumhouse and more.

Howl-O-Scream
Busch Gardens Tampa will kick off fall with a scream during its annual horror fest, Howl-O-Scream. For 19 nights beginning September 21, guests are invited to step inside a gruesome realm full of haunted houses, unspeakable horror, pulse-pounding thrill rides and more. Howl-O-Scream ends October 28.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
For a family-friendlier event, don’t miss Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. From 7 p.m. to midnight on select nights, guests can take part in some Halloween fun including trick-or-treating, Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade, Happy HalloWishes fireworks, Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular, classic Disney characters dressed in Halloween costumes and more. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party runs through October 31.

Halloween Spooktacular
SeaWorld Orlando will host their own family-friendly Halloween during Halloween Spooktacular. The daytime event will immerse families in an underwater “fantasea” with trick-or-treating, sea creatures, Sesame Street friends and more. SeaWorld’s Halloween Spectacular runs weekends September 22 - October 28.

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
While you’re at Disney head over to Epcot for The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. The annual foodie event is already enticing tastebuds and will continue to do so throughout the fall season. More than 25 international marketplace kiosks serve up tapas-sized portions of regional specialties as well as wine and beer pairings. The event also features seminars, dining experiences with celebrity chefs, and the always fun Eat to the Beat Concert series.