Halloween in Orlando 2022: Spooky Fun For Family, Adults & Kids

Jessica DeLucia Halloween, Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando, Theme Parks

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Boo!  Sorry, hope we didn’t scare you too much, but everyone’s entitled to one good scare. We’re here to get you perfectly overwhelmed for a frightfully fun time in Central Florida! Not only are the world-famous theme parks in Orlando offering up some of the best scares and Halloween-themed attractions, but local businesses are also providing hauntingly good adventures (some at no cost to you). No need to do the searching, we’re bringing all the Halloween in Orlando 2022 adult and family-friendly spooks to you. But please, don’t be (too) afraid...

Halloween Horror Nights 2022 at Universal Orlando Resort

It’s back - but can we say it’s better than ever? Only one way to find out. On select nights (from Sept. 2 - Oct. 31, 2022), Universal Studios Orlando brings to you 10 terrifying haunted houses, scare zones, themed food & drink, live entertainment and of course, the park’s best attractions during the 31st year of Halloween Horror Nights. A few houses to look forward to: The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare, Halloween, The Horrors of Blumhouse, Universal Monsters: Legends Collide, Spirits of the Coven, and Bugs: Eaten Alive.

Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld Orlando

Wonderfully ghoulish, kid-friendly, and included with Park Admission, Halloween Spooktacular is making its way to SeaWorld Orlando on select Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays (Sept. 17 - Oct. 31, 2022). The event brings candy, Sesame Street friends and other surprises to you and the family. What else to expect from this daytime event? Prepare yourself for a Trick-or-Treat Trail, Halloween Dance Party, and to show off your best spooky costume (subject to the park’s dress code). You might even find luck by spotting a Halloween mermaid! But when the sun goes down, make way for...

Howl-O-Scream 2022 at SeaWorld Orlando

Welcoming Orlando’s newest Halloween event and gracing us with its terrifying presence for the second time at SeaWorld Orlando - it’s Howl-O-Scream. This fall, experience 28 nights (from Sept. 9 - Oct. 31, 2022) of fear & terror by braving through 7 scare zones & roaming haunts, 5 houses of horror, 3 live shows, and nighttime coaster rides. Need to hydrate after a night full of screams? Be sure to run to the nearest themed bar and take refuge with liquid fuel before continuing on.

Scream n' Stream

Located at The Florida Mall (nearby to Universal Orlando Resort and Westgate Lakes Resort), lies Scream n’ Stream, a thrilling drive-thru haunt where you and your crew will encounter the many creatures living on those grounds. Once you arrive, you'll park and check-in at The Haunted Lobby (a new separate attraction), and have the opportunity to take selfies with monsters, show off your dance moves in The Fog Pit, and grab food & drink. Optional attractions to enjoy: Fortune Telling sessions and a sensory experience, Deprivation. Then, you can enter Scream n' Stream - at your own risk. Pay one price per vehicle, not per person. Enjoy scares on select weekends until Oct. 31, 2022.

The Haunted Road
Perhaps your car will save you, perhaps not. The Haunted Road is a drive-thru Halloween experience (in Orlando, FL) located on one of the last remaining haunted roads in Central Florida (you heard right, haunted). You as a ghost-hunting traveler now get to conjure up and witness for yourself the rumors of eerie occurrences. From select nights Sept. 21 - Nov. 6, 2022.
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2022
It’s getting extra spooky up in here! Originally, Disney After Hours Boo Bash at Walt Disney World Resort replaced Mickey's Not-So-Scary in 2021, but has returned to normalcy this year! This ghoulishly great event is back home with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto and pals. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party resides at Magic Kingdom, featuring character sightings, including the Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus at their Villain Spectacular, and Mickey's Boo-To-You Halloween Parade, showcasing the many faces of Disney, along with a few faces from the Haunted Mansion. Visitors can also trick-or-treat throughout the park, and enjoy a spectacular firework show at the Cinderella Castle to close out the night. Please note Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2022 is officially sold out.
Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida Resort
Spooky, kooky, kid-friendly fun - are you in? This year LEGOLAND offers their signature Halloween event, Brick or Treat, bringing adventures like trick-or-treating for the entire family, never-before-seen exclusive characters, and so much more. The festivities are included with Daily Tickets and run from Sept. 24-25 - Oct. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, 2022.
BOO! on Broadway
Visiting Central Florida during Halloween weekend? Here’s your chance to experience a popular Kissimmee Main Street event, BOO! On Broadway, a free family festival filled with plenty of spooky fun. Collect candy, visit Adventures in Booville, snap a few memories in a photo booth, enjoy spectacular entertainment before your eyes, and more. Children are also encouraged to dress up! This fun for all ages event is set to happen on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
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Screamin’ Green Hauntoween at Crayola Experience Orlando
Ready to get crazily creative? Join the crayon crew and their mission to discover the rarest of Halloween colors, while also running into a few monster friends on the way! Themed crafts, 20+ hands-on attractions, character photo opts, slime classes, scavenger hunts, and trick-or-treating can also be part of your adventure... but only if you dare. The experience returns from Sept. 24 - Oct. 31, 2022.
As they say - be afraid, be very afraid. Voted #1 as USA’s Best Haunted Houses, SCREAM-A-GEDDON is a “middle of nowhere” haunt (in Dade City, FL) offering 6 terrorizing attractions and interactive scares. Shock factor: VERY scary. For the thrill seekers, the screams continue for the entire month of October 2022.
Sanford Ghost Tours
Dare to walk the walk? Find your way to Historic Downtown Sanford, Florida for a ghostly tour, learning from experts about tales old (dating back to 1877) and new, traveling to historical sites where residents may still be lurking, all to prepare you to experience an actual haunted building! Sandford Ghost Tour is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes long with a maximum of 12 persons per tour group.
A Petrified Forest
As one of Central Florida’s premier scare trails, A Petrified Forest (in Altamonte Springs, FL) has a plan for you. Start light with on-site food trucks, live entertainment, and activities, but end with a walk (or run) through each of their 3 trails. Opening night is Friday, Oct. 6, 2022!
And for food and drink...
Cocktails & Screams
Pop in for a spell, won’t you? Cocktails & Screams (located in downtown Orlando) offers boo-zy spirits and magical elixirs that will surely do the job of bringing you back to life. Popular drinks include Jeckel & Hyde, Frogs Breath, Hocus Pocus and Witch’s Brew! This Halloween-themed bar is also highly known for its originality and beautifully decorated ambiance, a classic spot at best.
PumpkinFest at À La Cart
Their 4th annual event returns from the depths! À La Cart is a street food & craft beer food court (an open-air pavilion with covered indoor seating and outdoor courtyard) hosting mobile food vendors offering to you a variety of delicious, international cuisine. Stop by for favored pumpkin beers, cider, coffee, and of course, unique dishes from some of the top street food offerings in Central Florida. PumpkinFest runs Oct. 21 - Oct. 23, 2022.

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