We’ve been doing Sea Word’s annual Spooktacular for a few years now and each year seems just a little more Spooktacular!
Sea World Halloween 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 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 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 fun 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.
Go forth and be spooky!
Still looking for something to do this Halloween weekend? Fear not, Orlando has tons of fun activities going on for you and your family!
Sea World Spooktacular
Sea World Spooktacular This Friday, you’ll find us at Sea World to trick-or-treat with the creatures of the sea. We go every year with our annual passes, but for those of you without an annual pass, kids are half price! For more information visit the Spooktacular website.
Flick or Treat With Orlando Magic
Flick or Treat Orlando Magic The Orlando Magic are holding a free Flick or Treat event at the Amway Arena on Sunday, October 30 from 2-5 pm. Guests can enjoy a fanfest on Church Street, trick-or-treating inside the arena, mingling with Magic coaches, playing at Stuff’s Magic Castle and more.
History Center Trick or Treat Safe Zone
Orange County History Center A historically spooky event is taking place Saturday, October 29 from 11 am to 4 pm. This is a free event filled with trick-or-treating fun through three floors of the downtown History Center, pumpkin decorating and scavenger hunt.
Eolaween – The 2nd annual Eolaween at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando will take place Saturday, October 30. The event is family friendly and admission is free! There will be arts, crafts, food, carnival games, entertainment, trick or treating and costume contests. Oh, and pony rides…. Can’t forget about those. The festivities begin at 10 am.
- Orlando Science Center
Spooktacular Science Extravaganza The 7th annual Orlando Science Center Extravaganza will take place Sunday, October 31 with a fun filled family day of Halloween activities and events. Little phantoms can explore the science of Monsterology where secrets about the most mysterious monsters will be unveiled. The Halloween event is included in general admission. There’s a special preschool Halloween workshop n Saturday, October 30 from 10 am – 12 pm. Click here for more info on the preschool workshop.