Top 10 Halloween Events for Adults in Orlando 2012
Orlando is a great place to celebrate Halloween. The weather is perfect and we have tons of events that go on. Below is a top 10 list of some of the best Halloween events in the Orlando and Central Florida area. These events are mostly for adults, but www.unlockorlando.com put together a list of Halloween kids events as well.
Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights
When: Starting September 21st through October 31st starting at 6:30pm each night.
Halloween Horror Nights is open for business on these select dates below:
September 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30
October 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 & 31
Halloween Horror Nights promises to deliver some of the best scares in the area. With 8 haunted houses, 6 scare zones, plus Halloween shows and all of the rides together, you’ve got one jam-packed event. The only thing really scary, is not going. Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida is at it again with Halloween Horror Nights 2011. What was once a starter event 21 years ago is now an anticipated mainstay event every year. Even residents from the Orlando and Central Florida area who try to stay out of the tourist areas will drop for Halloween Horror Nights.
This year visitors will be able to visit 8 never seen before haunted houses, along with 6 frightening scare zones and haunting live shows. Monsters, freaks, and demons will be lining up all over the place to scare you. Halloween Horror Nights begins on September 21st and will continue on select nights until October 31. General admission is $81.99, but Florida residents can save up to $40 on admission!
Special Unlock Tips for Halloween Horror Nights
If you want to see all the haunted houses, but don’t want to wait over two hours on a crowded night to see each one? Unlock Orlando’s advice is to get to the park and be ready to enter as soon as they open. If you hustle, you should be able to see every house within 2 hours, especially if it’s not a Friday or Saturday night. If money is no object and you want to go on a bunch of rides and haunted houses, the express passes are totally worth it, especially if you don’t want to wait in a 2-hour line for a haunted house. Have a seat in the scare zones for twenty minutes and watch those walking by get their pants scared off by demons and freaks hiding behind them in the fog. It’s extremely entertaining as a bystander to watch, almost as entertaining as the haunted houses.
A Petrified Forest in Altamonte Springs
Where: 1360 E. Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL
When: September 29th- November 3rd, around 7:30pm to 11pm
A Petrified Forest in Altamonte Springs may not be a haunted house, it might actually be scarier. Find yourself in the dark woods, down dark trails with chainsaws, zombies, and downright scary folks coming after you. Its an old school, low-tech Halloween experience. Its great. There will also be mini golf $7, a haunted path $15, a backstage trail $10, and laser tag $7 offered. But you can put together a bundle deal for a few of those activities for a lot cheaper. During Halloween, this www.apetrifiedforest.com
ZOOloween at Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens
When: October 20th from 7pm-midnight
Where: Central Florida Zoo and Botantical Gardens
3755 N.W. U.S. Highway 17-92 , Sanford , FL , 32771
Admission: $35 advance, $40 at the door, $15 designated drivers (21 or older)
ZOOloween is an adult Halloween event with the back drop of the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, guaranteed to be a different Halloween experience. The activities list includes: zombie dancing, food, a haunted laboratory, a ghost train, laser hunting for zombies, costume contests, and best of all ……dead music played by live bands. Music is hosted by Venue 13 DJ’s Paul and Tina Vaine. Drink specials include $1 beers, $2 wines and cocktails along with appetizers.
The Last Call: Downtown Orlando Haunted Pub Crawl
Tour starts at the Harp and Celt Restaurant
25 South Magnolia Avenue Orlando, FL 32801
Come out to Downtown Orlando for The Last Call: Downtown Orlando Haunted Pub Crawl. American Ghost Adventures, Orlando’s ghost specialists will take thrill-seeking travelers on a guided tour of some of downtown Orlando’s most haunted bars and restaurants. Those who join the tour will be able to use EMF detectors and Maglites to advance their investigation of every venue. The tours begin at Versus Sports Bar & Grill. You will want to arrive at least 15 minutes early and you’ll want to reserve space ahead of time if possible.
Third Annual Haunted Swamp: Walk of Terror
Price: $10 in advance, $15 night of event
Where: Enzian Theater
1300 S. Orlando Ave. , Maitland , FL , 32751
Want to party for Halloween in Orlando, but don’t feel like going downtown? Halloween at the Enzian Theater is the place for you. Join the locals in the area of Maitland and tour though the haunted jungle behind the Enzian theater. Over 3,000 feet of a swamp rotting haunted forest full of crazy people coming out from the muck and looking for unsuspecting onlookers like yourself. Eden bar will be serving up the food and drinks while playing popular entertaining movies on the outdoor screen along with live music. Even if you’re not into checking out Swamp Thing in the forest, dress up in your favorite Halloween party come out with your friends for some food, drinks, and entertainment.
What: Plazaween, Halloween Party at Wall Street Plaza Orlando
When: October 26th, 27th, 28th, and 31st 2012 starting at 8pm
Where: Wall Street Plaza Downtown Orlando FL
19 N Orange Ave
It will be one of the largest Halloween Parties in Downtown Orlando. Halloween at Wall Street in Downtown Orlando will commence at will take over Wall Street Plaza at 25 Wall Street starting at 9pm. Patrons will find eight different bars to hang out in and will find to full stages at either side of live music to listen to throughout the night. There will also be a costume contest for those that bring out costumes at 10pm. The winner could win FREE drinks for the whole year. That’s definitely worth wearing a costume for the night. Must be age 21 or older, $10 at the door. For more information call 407-849-0471.
What: Halloween on Church Street Downtown Orlando
Where: 33 West Church Street
When: Wednesday, October 31st
The other large party in Downtown Orlando will take place on Church Street. It will be one of Orlando’s largest Halloween Parties and will take place on October 29th, 2011. Party all night on with Antigua, Latitudes, Chillers, Rok Room, and even out on Church Street. Most importantly, don’t forget to bring your costume. The Halloween Party on Church Street is locally famous for their $3,000 dollar award to the one voted to have the best costume in the costume contest.
Church Street Entertainment
33 West Church Street
Orlando, FL 32801
What: Blue Martini at the Mall of Millenia
If you want to stay on the South side of Orlando for your Halloween celebration, the Blue Martini at the Mall of Millenia is here to serve. On Saturday, October 29th, 2011, the Blue Martini at the Mall at Millenia will be cranking out the music and the drinks. They will also award cash prizes for their highly anticipated Halloween contest. In past years, the Blue Martini has given out over $1,000 in prizes.
Blue Martini Orlando
4200 Conroy Rd # 246
What: The Longwood Haunt
When: 7pm-11pm every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night in October
Where: 754 Fleet Financial Ct., Longwood, FL 32750
Enjoy rides, food, hay rides, a Booville area for the kids, and most importantly the “kill the zombie paint ball” event.
What: Fall Corn Maze in the Orlando area
When: Starting September 29th
Saturdays 10am-5pm and 1pm-5pm on Sundays
Tuesdays-Fridays for groups of 20 or more only
Admission: $9 for kids, $11 for adults
Additional fees for hayrides and fishing
Every year Long & Scott Farms produces a corn maze; acres of corn stalks surrounding you in a maze of traveling wonderment as you attempt navigate your winning path through the maze. Its one of the most unique ways to celebrate Halloween and the fall season in Orlando. This year’s corn maze theme is entitled “Renewable Energy.” The attractions include: Labyrinth Rock Maze, Mist Maze, Kids Zip Line, Half-acre Mini Corn Maze, 60’ Super Slide, hay rides, country market, and more. Plan on a 3 to 4 hour time frame when visiting. For more information call 352-383-6900 or check out www.longandscottfarms.com