Orlando is a hotspot for theme park lovers that live for the thrill of roller coasters, festival style foodie flavors, and a fantasy world unlike their own. Each park has its own flair for adventure and imagination that people travel from all over the world to experience. One of the most highly anticipated times of year to visit the parks is when they have their spooky transformations for Halloween. Even theme park fanatics can experience something new during these seasonal makeovers, and every year is always a bit different from the previous.
Zombies and Scare Tactics
If you love the adrenaline of being scared by creepy critters, clowns, and zombies, then Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights is for you. This is truly a bone-chilling experience, with haunted houses that bring to life Universal’s most menacing movies and shows like Stranger Things, Poltergeist, and Halloween 4. Outside of the houses, you’ll encounter themed scare zones where you might stumble upon the likes of Chucky and Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Or you can get your thrills the old fashioned way on one of the many rides like Revenge of the Mummy and Fast and the Furious.
Mickey and Friends
For a more lighthearted Halloween experience, head to Disney World to visit Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. This is the perfect place for both children and adults to enjoy Halloween in the “Happiest Haunting on Earth.” Watch the Sanderson sisters bring magic back to life during the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular show and listen to the gleeful singing of Cadaver Dans Barbershop Quartet in Frontierland! In true Disney style, the park will be decked out with pumpkins, ghouls, and offer favorite fall treats in the form of Jack Skellington and Jack-o-Lantern Mickey caramel apples.
Experience an Orlando Halloween
At The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando, you’ll be right in the center of all the Halloween fun. Perfect for family vacations, the resort has an on-site waterpark, a family fun center, and complimentary transportation to Walt Disney World. When you need a break from it all, you can bask in their lakefront Spring Pools and enjoy a poolside Serenity massage to calm your nerves and melt your tension away.