Happy Halloween from the Frog Family!
The weather looks a little “spooky” this weekend. Scattered thunderstorms on Friday, partly cloudy skies on Saturday and Sunday, and isolated thunderstorms on Monday are expected. Daytime temperatures will be in the high 70s to low 80s with nights cooling down to the mid 60s. Click here for an up-to-the-minute Orlando weather forecast.
What happens after the Halloween special events come to an end? Take a look at this helpful planning calendar to see what the theme parks have in store for the rest of the year.
Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) 21 @ Universal Studios
Lady Luck is wrapping up Halloween Horror Nights 21 at Universal Studios this weekend. Don’t miss out on this extra-scary special event featuring eight bone-chilling haunted houses, six intense “scare zones” and fun entertainment like Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure. This weekend’s schedule is Friday and Saturday from 6:30 p.m. until 2 a.m.; Sunday and Monday from 6:30 p.m. until midnight. Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event and is not included with regular theme park admission.
- Know before you go with these tips from the Frog Family’s experience at Halloween Horror Nights (blog) and see pictures from the event here.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party @ Magic Kingdom
There’s only a few more nights left to join Mickey for his Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom. Party guests can trick-or-treat their way around the park, watch special entertainment like Mickey’s Boo-to-You Parade (video), Disney Villains Dance Mix & Mingle (video) and Happy HalloWishes (video) fireworks show, and meet lots of Disney characters including all Seven Dwarfs. The remaining dates of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party are: Friday, Oct. 28, Sunday, Oct. 30, Monday, Oct. 31 and Tuesday, Nov. 1. This is a separately ticketed event and is not included with regular theme park admission.
- Read tips from the Frog Family’s night at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (blog). See pictures from the event here.
Howl-O-Scream @ Busch Gardens
It’s your last chance to experience “the dark side of the gardens” this Friday and Saturday during Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens. From 7:30 p.m. until 2 p.m., brave guests can experience terrifying haunted houses like Nevermore and Zombie Mortuary, watch creepy shows like Fiends and The Midnight Hour, and ride awesome thrill coasters like Cheetah Hunt and Montu. Howl-O-Scream is not included with regular theme park admission to Busch Gardens.
SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular
Head over to SeaWorld for the last weekend of the family-friendly special event, SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular. From noon until 8 p.m. this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, children can follow their Spooktacular maps to 13 trick-or-treat stations, stroll alongside fanciful sea creatures and have all sorts of fun in Penelope’s Party Zone. SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular is included with regular theme park admission.
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
In addition to all the fun Halloween events around Orlando, Epcot International Food & Wine Festival continues this weekend. Musical guests Gin Blossoms (Oct. 28), Sister Hazel (Oct. 29-30) and Hanson (Oct. 31) will take to the stage of America Gardens Theatre in World Showcase as part of the Eat to the Beat! Concert Series. Show times are 5:15, 6:30 & 7:45 p.m.
HGTV’s Kim Stoegbauer will give guests “On-line Party Inspiration” on Friday and Saturday (9:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.) and Sunday (9:30 a.m.) in the Festival Center. Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is included with regular theme park admission.
Here are some helpful resources if you’re planning to attend:
- Read tips for making Epcot International Food & Wine Festival fun for the whole family (blog).
- Take a video tour of the entire event.
- Look at pictures from the festival here.
- Preview menus from all of the International Marketplaces.