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Fall is in full swing and many of you are either on your way to Orlando right now or planning your upcoming trip. Here is some helpful information for all you autumn travelers…Fall Travel Tips for Theme Parks by Mommy Frog (blog). Be sure to forward to your friends and family if they are headed to Orlando this weekend!
What’s Happening This Weekend…
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Head over to Epcot this weekend for tasty tapas and refreshing beverages during Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. The Eat to the Beat! Concert Series continues with Jon Secada (“Just Another Day”) on Friday, Oct. 7 and Roger Hodgson (formerly of Supertramp) on Oct. 8 and 9. Show times are 5:15, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. at the American Gardens Theatre in World Showcase. Guests can also attend home entertaining seminars hosted by Monica Pederson of HGTV’s “Designed to Sell” on Friday and Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sunday at 9:30 a.m. (Seminars are held in the Festival Welcome Center.) Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is included with regular theme park admission.
See photos from the Frog Family’s trip to Epcot International Food & Wine Festival here.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party @ Magic Kingdom
Join Mickey this Friday, Oct. 7 for his Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom. Watch the Headless Horseman kick off Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade, join Disney Villains after they Mix & Mingle on the castle stage, and trick-or-treat your way around the Magic Kingdom during this family-friendly event. The party officially begins at 7 p.m., but guests with party tickets can enter the park beginning at 4 p.m. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 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).
Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) 21 @ Universal Studios
Universal Studios’ premier Halloween attraction, Halloween Horror Nights, is this Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8 from 6:30 p.m. until 2 a.m.; Sunday, Oct. 9 from 6:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. Not for the faint of heart, HHN boasts eight all-new haunted houses and six scare zones. You’ll need a separate event ticket to attend Halloween Horror Nights; purchase discounted tickets here.
Here are some helpful tips from the Frog Family’s experience at this year’s event (blog). Check out the spooky photos here.
SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular
SeaWorld offers a family-friendly alternative to the more intense Halloween experiences during its Halloween Spooktacular this Saturday and Sunday from noon until 8 p.m. Kids can pick up their Spooktacular maps and follow them to 13 treat stations throughout the park. There will also be special Halloween-themed shows, fun “sea creatures” roaming the crowds and an interactive party zone where kids can dance, create sand art and make candy apples. SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular is included with regular theme park admission.
Howl-O-Scream @ Busch Gardens
See the “dark side of the gardens” this Friday and Saturday nights (7:30 p.m. until 2 a.m.) during Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens. Haunted houses like Nevermore, Night Shade Gardens and Zombie Mortuary, musical shows like Fiends and The Midnight Hour, and awesome thrill coasters that will stay open late are just a few event highlights. Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens is a separately ticketed event and is not included with regular theme park admission.