Everyone loves Halloween, and Orlando is the perfect place to celebrate everything spooky with your family. In addition to some of the more scary events like Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights or Busch Gardens Tampa's Howl-O-Scream, you'll also find an assortment of fun and wholesome events that are geared towards kids. There's no reason Halloween has to be too frightening for everyone! Here are the top 5 Halloween events for kids in Central Florida.
Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom
Imagine being able to trick-or-treat inside of Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom! At this special after-hours event, kids can grab a bag and head "door to door" at different attractions and shops in the park for all sorts of yummy candy and surprises. The event also features a special Halloween parade with Disney characters you don't normally see, like Jack and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas, and a spectacular Halloween-themed fireworks presentation. The best part of Mickey's Not SoScary party is that it's perfect for children of all ages. Not only do the kids get to dress up, but this is also the only time of the year when adults are allowed to visit the park in costume, too, so families can really celebrate together!
SeaWorld Orlando's Halloween Spooktacular
Family-friendly Halloween celebrations are heading under the sea at this whimsical daytime event. Enjoy some not-so-spooky live shows like "Sesame Street's Countdown to Halloween," and meet your favorite Sesame Street characters – including Cookie Monster, Elmo and The Count – in person. Kids can even trick or treat for candy and other goodies throughout the entire park. Keep your eyes peeled for some silly Halloween fun lurking around every corner, like friendly sea creatures that roam the park. Everything that the Halloween Spooktacular event has to offer is included in your general admission to SeaWorld Orlando. The event runs weekends from September 22nd October 28th in 2018.
Legoland Florida's Brick or Treat
Get ready for some spooky, kooky fun at Legoland Florida's annual Brick or Treat. During the event, kids under 12 can explore the Brick or Treat trail to gather candy from pirates, witches, ghosts and goblins along the path. Families will enjoy brick-tastic live performances like "The Groovin’ Graveyard," where kids can sing along with the LEGO jack-o’-lantern trio. Special character meet and greets are available during the event with characters like LEGO Frankenstein, The Mummy, Mad Scientist and more. Cap off your day with a special Tale of Pirates’ Cove Fireworks finale. Everything is included in your park admission, and the event runs every weekend in October and on Halloween. Don't forget to wear your costume!
Screamin’ Green Hauntoween at Crayola Experience
Kids of all ages love the monster-ific crafts and fun activities during the Screamin’ Green Hauntoween at the Crayola Experience. Kids can participate in special scavenger hunts, a live slime-themed show, and "Slime Time," an ooey-gooey class that's fun for the whole family. On select days, there are also exclusive character meetings, and dance parties every weekend. Plus, you can still explore all 26 hands-on attractions while you're here for the Halloween festivities! The event is going on now through October 31st, and most event activities are included in general admission.
Sesame Street Halloween Kids’ Weekends at Busch Gardens Tampa
Celebrate Halloween with your favorite friends from Sesame Street in the very special Safari of Fun Kids' Weekends event in October. Show off your costumes while you dance and play with Elmo, Grover, Abby and other residents of Sesame Street. From street parties and fall-inspired crafts, activities and games, to a special hay bale maze and a newly expanded festival area, there is so much for kids to do. Of course, it wouldn't be Halloween without trick or treating, and you can enjoy your candy haul while watching one of the several character parades that take place multiple times each day. Everything is included in general park admission, and the festivities run Saturdays and Sundays from 11a.m. through 3:30p.m.