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The Halloween season begins: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Party, SeaWorld’s Spooktacular, LEGOLAND’s Brick-or-Treat & Halloween Horror Nights


Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013

Starting tonight Magic Kingdom plays host to the ultimate trick-or-treating neighborhood as Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returns for 23 special nights, from September 10 – November 1.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

Entertainment features the twice nightly “Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade”, led by the infamous Headless Horseman, followed by “HalloWishes”, a green and orange fireworks display complete with Disney villains. Also, guests won’t want to miss their Disney characters dressed in their Halloween best. Not to be left out, guests are invited to dress up in favorite Halloween costumes for trick or treating and more from 7:00pm to 12:00am for 23 select nights.

In addition to trick-or-treating, meet and greets with Disney characters donning Halloween costumes, and entertainment unique to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, many of the popular Magic Kingdom attractions – including, of course, The Haunted Mansion – are available to experience (but beware of hitchhiking ghosts).

New this year: Jack & Sally debut…

Jack Skellington and Sally from Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas".
Jack Skellington and Sally from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.

Jack Skellington and Sally, from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, bring their unique Halloween celebration to Magic Kingdom during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Guests can meet the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town and his love during the party for a little “spook-tacular” fun in Town Square on Main Street, U.S.A.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party dates:

September: 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 & 29

October: 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29, & 31

November: 1

Visit Disney’s official event site to learn more


SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular 2013

Join SeaWorld Orlando every weekend in October for silly, spooky fun at Halloween Spooktacular. During this daytime event, families will be immersed in an underwater “fantasea” filled with trick-or-treating, dancing with sea fairies and pumpkin fish and sea-themed arts and crafts.

SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular.
SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular.

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular takes place weekends in October: 5 – 6, 12 – 13, 19 – 20, and 26 – 27, from noon to 8:00pm, leaving the littlest of trick-or-treaters wide-eyed for all of the fun-filled activities. Best of all, Halloween Spooktacular is included with park admission!

NEW this year – Spooktacular Dance Party: Princess Penelope and her undersea friends invite guests to join the Spooktacular Dance Party, where children can dance along to a Spooktacular mix of line-dancing favorites as clouds of bubbles fill the evening air. The party will kick off at the front of the park every event night an hour before SeaWorld’s park closing time.

Waves of Trick-or-Treat Fun: Offering more than two million pieces of sweet treats, costumed youngsters can trick-or-treat “under the sea.” Each trick-or-treat station features an assortment of ghoulish goodies including Tootsie Roll, Jelly Belly jelly beans, Airheads and other candy favorites.

Penelope’s Party Zone: Located at SeaWorld’s Bayside area, this dynamic underwater environment comes to life each day with a live DJ, a variety of interactive crafts to choose from, countless bubbles floating overhead and colorful pumpkin fish gliding around!

Sweet Treat Decorating: Kids and parents alike can have a “splash” creating their own sweet treats at the cookie decorating station. Kids will be able to decorate and devour their spooky cookie when they purchase a kit that comes equipped with a cookie, frosting and toppings.

Jelly Belly Bean Art to Come to Life at Spooktacular: Jelly Belly artist in residence, Kristen Cumings, will use more than 10,000 Jelly Belly jelly beans to create a portrait of rockhopper penguins, reflecting SeaWorld’s all-new, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin. Guests can watch as this handmade jelly bean creation comes together in front of their eyes during the final weekend of Halloween Spooktacular, Oct. 26 and 27. Kids can join in the fun too, with the opportunity to decorate a Halloween Spooktacular mural with a variety of Jelly Belly jelly beans.

Visit SeaWorld’s official event site to learn more


LEGOLAND’s Brick-or-Treat 2013

LEGOLAND Florida will kick off its second annual kid-friendly Halloween celebration of Brick-or-Treat presented by Wells Fargo this October. This spooky, kooky event takes place each Saturday in October from 9:30am to 7:00pm and Sundays in October from 9:30am to 6:00pm.

LEGOLAND's Brick-or-Treat.
LEGOLAND’s Brick-or-Treat.

Brick-or-Treat activities include:

World’s Largest LEGO Jack-O-Lantern: Families can check out the world’s largest LEGO Jack-O-Lantern made of 26,500 LEGO bricks and capture a great photo memory.

LEGO Halloween-Themed Build: Build your own Halloween-themed LEGO Model at the activity station in the Wells Fargo Fun Town 4D Theatre Plaza

Spooky Scavenger Hunt: The whole family can enjoy searching for spooky LEGO creatures found in the over 30 million LEGO bricks that make up Miniland USA.

Brick-or-Treat Trail: Trick-or-Treat along the Brick-or-Treat trail near the Pirates South Stadium for goodies, tasty treats and other fun surprises

Dance Party: Join us for our spooky Dance Party in the Haunted Miniland USA with a live DJ and dance games
Kids Costume Contest: Show off your BOO-tiful costumes in the Kids Costume Contest in the Wells Fargo Fun Town 4D Theatre Plaza to win brick-tastic prizes like LEGO product and tickets to LEGOLAND Florida. Children may enter one of 3 age categories: 0-3 years, 4-8 years and 9-12 years.

During Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND Florida, guests can also experience more than 50 rides, shows and attractions. The event is included with normal park admission. For the most current information on LEGOLAND Florida special events, operating schedule and to purchase tickets, visit


Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 2013

Running select nights from September 20 to November 2, Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights has a more than 20-year history of creating an incredibly entertaining, horrifying Halloween experience that is consistently rated the nation’s best. This year’s event features highly-themed, disturbingly-real haunted houses that are based on everything from hit films like “The Cabin in the Woods”, “Evil Dead”, and “An American Werewolf in London” to the urban legend: La Llorona…

Haunted houses (mazes) for Halloween Horror Nights 2013.
Haunted houses (mazes) for Halloween Horror Nights 2013.

And this year, for the first time ever, the entire street experience at Halloween Horror Nights is dedicated to AMC’s The Walking Dead, with iconic location from the shows three seasons brought to life on the streets of Universal Studios Florida.

Those familiar with our site already know that we host the world’s largest and most popular unofficial guide to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando. You can click here to view our guide, but we think you might be more interested in seeing the giveaway we just kicked off in honor of Halloween Horror Nights…

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Katia L. Land
Katia L. Land
September 10, 2013 3:49 pm

I was there last year, it’s really cool , just I wish they close a little bit more late! :p

Moira Bianchi
Moira Bianchi
September 10, 2013 3:57 pm

Just bought my ticket! Next Friday, we´ll be there!

David Loyd-Hearn
David Loyd-Hearn
September 10, 2013 4:03 pm

Too early. And it sucks as it is an upcharge unlike all the other resorts around the globe.
September 10, 2013 4:05 pm

David Loyd-Hearn – Just to clarify, the Halloween activities at SeaWorld and LEGOLAND are included with regular admission:

Sue Whitfield
Sue Whitfield
September 10, 2013 4:34 pm

Far too early for Halloween. It should be kept just for October.

David Loyd-Hearn
David Loyd-Hearn
September 10, 2013 4:42 pm

Sorry, I was referring to mickey’s not so scary shin dig. Sea world and legoland are sensible

Jamie McHattie
Jamie McHattie
September 10, 2013 8:04 pm

Winna be lang until we’ll be ther now. Yipee

September 11, 2013 8:16 am

4 weeks today and counting till I’m back in Florida – can’t wait to go to only my second Universal HHN!!!!!

Kishawnie Coleman
Kishawnie Coleman
September 13, 2013 10:08 am

you forgot to mention Howl O Scream for Busch Gardens lol

September 13, 2013 10:46 am

I didn’t forget, we just don’t really cover Busch Gardens much on our site.

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