Guide to SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular 2023

SeaWorld Orlando kicked off their Howl-O-Scream event on September 8th, but they aren’t drawing the line at Halloween fun there. For those looking to experience Halloween thrills, without the chills, SeaWorld Orlando will also be bringing back their annual Spooktacular event. Unlike Howl-O-Scream, this event is geared toward families, with a focus on the little ones. No scares here, only tons of candy, frightfully fun crafts, and unique meet-and-greet opportunities that are sure to delight the kiddos.

The event officially kicked off on September 16, 2023, and will run on select days until October 31st from 11:00 a.m. to 1 hour prior to park close. Read below to see all that the park is offering for this event!

Trick-or-Treat Trail

With more than ten Trick-or-Treat stations spread around the park, there will be no shortage of candy for the kids to stock up on. Guests of all ages may wear a costume, so be sure to dress in your spookiest get-up and hit the Trick-or-Treat Trail. A reusable bag purchased from SeaWorld must be used in order to trick-or-treat. Bags can be purchased from Coconut Bay Traders, Trek Treasures, SeaWorld Store or Toy Store at Waterfront and Stroller Gifts.

Count von Count’s Spooktacular Breakfast

Dine with the Count at the spookiest breakfast buffet around. Popular Sesame Street characters like Elmo and Count Von Count himself will be making appearances throughout your meal. Food options will include sugar glazed ham, biscuits and sausage gravy, French toast sticks, yogurt with a topping bar and more!

Sesame Street Festivities

Sesame Street is joining in on the Spooktacular fun with two special events. The Sesame Street Halloween Parade is a colorful, musical, and show-stopping parade that will get the whole family in the Halloween spirit. Once you’ve danced it out with Elmo and the gang, you can head over to listen to Big Bird read some of his favorite Halloween stories at Halloween Storytime with Big Bird.

Meet a Mermaid

In the Key West area of the park, Guests will have the chance to meet a Mermaid! These sirens are nothing like their twisted counter-parts found at Howl-O-Scream. The Mermaids here are family-friendly and ready to greet the little ones with a smile!

Additional Entertainment

  • Halloween Scavenger Hunt – Purchase a map from Coconut Bay Traders and redeem for a prize once complete.

  • Halloween Cookie Decorating and Kids Crafts – Included with park admission, cookie decorating kits are available for purchase.

  • Scarecrow Halloween Dance Party

  • Pumpkin Garden and Storyteller – Explore the pumpkin garden, you may even run into the Pumpkin Queen as she reads a story.

  • Costume Contest

Teal Pumpkin Program

To accommodate all trick-or-treaters, SeaWorld has implemented a program that aims to eliminate cross-contamination for people with life-threatening allergies on the Trick-Or-Treat Trail. At each candy station, Guests with allergies may request a teal token instead of candy. These tokens can then be exchanged for allergy-friendly treats at Coconut Bay Traders.

SeaWorld’s Spooktacular is a great option for family-friendly Halloween fun. All of this is included with your park admission, so if you’re looking to join in on the festivities, get your discount SeaWorld Orlando tickets from Tickets2You!

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