Friday, October 17, 2014

Top Halloween Events to Check Out in Central Florida

As much as I love summer and some quality Fun in the Sun, I also really enjoy when the temperatures start to drop here in Orlando and I can start decorating for Halloween! Although they scare the crap out of me, I do love a good haunted house! Here are some of the top ones I found in Central Florida this year:

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Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios
Sept 19 - Nov 1
Select nights 6:30pm- 2am

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This one's pretty obvious. Universal Orlando has been putting on this frightening event for 6 years now. There are 8 haunted houses this year including:
  • Halloween
  • The Walking Dead
  • Alien Vs. Predator
  • From Dusk to Dawn
  • Dracula Untold - Reign of Blood
  • Dollhouse of the Damned
  • Giggles & Gore Inc
  • Roanoke - Cannibal Colony
We have been to HHN multiple times over the past few years and it packs out! Get there as early as possible (6:30pm is when the park opens) and either plan on going multiple nights or pay extra for the Express Pass to get through all of the houses.

Florida resident tickets start at $46 in advance.

Universal Studios Orlando

A Petrified Forest in Altamonte Springs
Oct 3 - Nov 1
Select nights 7:30pm-11pm

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On weekends in October, you can walk through the Petrified Forest. This Haunted Trail is in it's 7th year as one of the highest rated Halloween scare trails in the Central Florida area! There are two trails this year for twice the terror!

Tickets start at $15 and go up from there depending on what you want to add (Another trail, Laser Tag, Backstage Tour) 

1360 E Altamonte Dr,
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

  The Shallow Grave in Winter Haven
Oct 3 - Nov 1
Select nights  7pm-11pm

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There are two haunts to experience at The Shallow Grave. This is an "intimate in your face, fear filled environment with custom themes and movie quality sets to put you in the midst of terror unlike anything you have experienced before."

Tickets start at $15 for one Haunt.

701 42nd NW
Winter Haven, FL 33884

Terror on the Lake presents Fear Manor in Clermont
Oct 10 - Nov 1
Friday and Saturday 6pm till 11:30
Week nights 6pm till 9:30

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Fear Manor features a haunted house with a story to tell. "Just as in the past, the new owner's wife also fell to her death on the same staircase. This has left Dr. Bloodmore seeking a way to bring her back. To ease his pain, he invites everyone to join him at his Manor House. Could he be looking for a new wife? Or just trying to find his."

Tickets start at $13

Town Center At Cagan Crossings
16729 Cagan Oaks,  Clermont, FL 34714

Forest of Fear in Geneva
Oct 24, 25, 31 & Nov 1

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Walk through the back woods of Geneva as scare actors await you through your 20 minute guided trail walk. This one honestly doesn't look too scary just by looking at their site but looks can be deceiving!

Tickets are $7

280 Campbell Ranch Run
Geneva, FL 32732

Legends: A Haunting in Old Town in Kissimmee
Oct 10 - 31
7pm - 11pm

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There are two attractions to choose from on select nights this year in Kissimmee. In Legend’s A Haunting at Old Town you will venture through the "haunted funeral parlor of the Ashdown’s might find themselves trapped between the wickedness of the living and the wrath of the dead."

In Legend’s Ghosts of Old town – Haunted History Tours, your guide will "lead you on a one-of-a-kind tour of Old Town’s Haunted House, which is believed to be haunted by many who have worked in it’s fear-filled halls."(Tours begin at 9 PM, Tuesday and Wednesday nights.)

Tickets start at $15

5770 W Irlo Bronson Mem. Hwy.
Kissimmee, Florida, 34746

*Please double check the operating hours on the night you decide to go as they vary depending on the day of the week.

How are you planning on celebrating Halloween this year?

1 comment:

  1. CREAPY!!! I didn't know all of these spooky events were in existence!! Thanks for the update Dani!!! We'll have to check one out!!