Orlando Theme Parks Halloween Roundup: Bunny Slopes Edition

Traveling to the Orlando area for a spooky vacation? From pee-your-pants frights at Universal Orlando to slightly spooky fun at Walt Disney World, there’s something for every witch and goblin.

In this roundup, I’ll discuss the less-scary Halloween time options. These options are great for families with small children or adults who still wear their scared-y pants proudly. (I also avoid seeing horror movies in theatres and think way too deeply about the possibilities of Jason or Ghost Face attacking me)

If you’re ready for fright, don’t worry. Another roundup will come soon, featuring more haunting options.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Photo from Disney.com
Photo from Disney.com

The name says it all. This not-so-scary event allows guests of all ages to trick-or-treat in the Happiest Place on Earth, Disney’s Magic Kingdom. See characters in their Halloween costumes and view a Halloween-theme Wishes fireworks show and Halloween parade. The Disney Villains also get a piece of the spotlight with their own castle show.

Be sure to visit Frontierland, where you may see some Disney classics transformed for All Hallow’s Eve. The Dapper Dans, a quartet usually seen along Main Street, U.S.A., are here as a quartet of cowboy ghosts.

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  • Tickets: Start at $62. Remember, this is a separately ticketed event, so Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is not included in your regular Disney ticket price. You can save on select nights by purchasing tickets in advance. 
  • Attractions: Select attractions are open during the event, including popular thrill-style rides such as Seven Dwarve’s Mine Train, Space Mountain, Thunder Mountain and Splash Mountain. Of course, the Haunted Mansion will be open, and there’s “always room for one more.”
  • Costumes: Costumes are highly encouraged for this event. Although only guests ages 9 and younger can wear costumes to Magic Kingdom on a normal day, guests of all ages can wear costumes to this event. There are a few costume rules, so be sure to check before purchasing. 

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular 

Photo from SeaWorldParks.com

SeaWorld transforms its event space around Bayside stadium into an underwater-inspired Halloween party during weekends in October. This is not a separately ticketed event, and admission is included in regular park admission. The event consists of trick-or-treating, Halloween crafts, and character meet-and-greets.  Check out some of the sweets that will be offered at 2014’s Halloween Spooktacular.

Remember to stop by Penelope’s Party Zone, where bubbles and a DJ create a nonstop Halloween dance party.

  • Tickets: This event is included in SeaWorld’s park admission. To buy SeaWorld tickets, click here.
  • Attractions: All attractions are open during this event, as it occurs during regular park hours.
  • Costumes: Costumes are encouraged, but not required.
  • Dates: Weekends in October

Legoland’s Brick-or-Treat

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Legoland, located in nearby Winter Haven (about an hour from Orlando), offers Halloween fun for Lego fans, specifically targeted children ages 1-12. Kids can help build a ghost model out of Legos. The event also offers trick-or-treating with six different treat stations. Lego Halloween characters will be available for photo opportunities, along with the largest Lego pumpkin in the world.

The Lego Scary Scavenger Hunt in Miniland allows families to team up to find minifigures hidden throughout Miniland USA. Lego Ghosts will also be part of the scavenger hunt, with each ghost bearing a letter. Kids will have to use the letters to unscramble a secret word. They can submit their answers to legoland.com.

  • Tickets: This event is included with daily admission to Legoland Florida. To buy a Legoland Florida ticket, click here.
  • Attractions: All attractions are open during this event, as it occurs during regular park hours.
  • Costumes: Costumes are encouraged, and there are costume contests for three age groups.
    • 3 p.m. – 0-3 years
    • 4 p.m. – 4-8 years
    • 5 p.m. – 9-12 years
  • Dates: Brick-0r-Treat takes place on weekends in October. The Miniland Dance Party only occurs on Saturdays.

Disney Cruise Line’s Halloween on the High Seas

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Do you want something different from a strictly theme park experience? Check out Disney Cruise Line’s Halloween on the High Seas. This special event is included in the cruise price and is offered fleet wide. For more information, click here. 

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3 thoughts on “Orlando Theme Parks Halloween Roundup: Bunny Slopes Edition

  1. Now I want to go to Disney in October and go to MNSSHP. I am having Disney withdrawal! I love this blog.

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