We’ve been doing Sea Word’s annual Spooktacular for a few years now and each year seems just a little more Spooktacular!
The Spooktacular festivities are taking places weekends in October (now) from 12 – 8 pm and entry is included with admission. We take advantage of the annual pass offer every year so the Spooktacular is a no-brainer when it comes to Halloween activities for us in Orlando.
The fun colorful characters and scenery really make ย Spooktacular for me and my girls. Oh, and the bubbles… There are bubble machines in every direction. The elaborately costumed sea creatures are super friendly and I’ve never run into a long line for a photo opp. This year, the Spooktacular fun spills over into Happy Harbor, where kids can partake in the usual Harbor fun and hop on a Spooktacular train ride.
We had a chance to catch ย Sesame Street Countdown to Halloween, which you can see at different times daily, before we started our trick-or-treat adventure. My little one was mesmerized by her Sesame Street friends all dressed up for Halloween.
Coming from a Spooktacular expert, here are my top tips:
- Don’t do Spooktacular right at noon. Waiting till late afternoon is best – cooler and less crowded.
- Sea World provides treat bags for collecting goodies so leave your trick or treat bags at home unless you really want to lug them.
- Make sure you take the path for Penelope’s Party Zone – lots of crafting funย and a dance party (think top fun dance hits, limbo and hula hooping waterside) your little ones will love.
- Bring a change of clothes if you are going in costume and plan on seeing some other sites. Not fun being splashed by Shamu in costume.