With the weather starting to cool off a bit, October can be a really fun time to visit Walt Disney World and the other Orlando parks. There are many events and special activities you can take part in at this time.
1. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party: This is a kid-friendly event where costumes are encouraged. The storefronts and park of The Magic Kingdom are decorated for the occasion, and there are plenty of exciting opportunities. With it being a ticketed event – with character meet-and-greets – most of the rides and restaurants are open. Although busier on Friday nights, this is a good time to visit the parks.
Starting from 7pm to midnight, the alcohol-free party includes parades, live music, and storytelling. The climax is a bewitching fire-works spectacular.
2. SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular: A daytime event, held on the weekends, this is also another great opportunity for the kids to trick-or-treat in a fun and safe environment. Start the morning off with the Count Von Count Spooktacular Breakfast that includes Elmo and friends, along with Count Von Count, of course.
- 3. Universal’s Halloween Horror: Unlike the family-friendly Magic Kingdom Halloween Party, this one’s for if you are looking to be scared out of your mind. The Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights and Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream are recommended for adults. You might want to leave the kids with a sitter, as both of these events are too intense for kids.
- 4. Epcot International Food & Wine Festival: This festival runs daily through November 12, with special events and seminars in the mix. Here’s your chance to savour the food and beverages of more than 20 cultures. With more than 100 wineries participating throughout the US, this event include concerts and wine-tastings for adults, and a celebrity-chef cooking demonstrations.
Also, one of the new events included with admission this year is a “chocolate experience,” purporting to take guests from bean to bar.
Enjoy a thrilling October!