Halloween Spooktacular

Though there are plenty of “premium” Halloween events at Florida theme parks like Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios and Mickey’s Not-so-Scary Halloween Party at Disney, there are a few seasonal events going on this year that are not hard ticketed and are included with admission.

Here are two fun events you can check out this October at Orlando-area theme parks that don't require you to plunk down any additional money (beyond park admission, naturally) to attend.  

1. Brick or Treat at Legoland Florida

Brick or Treat

Legoland's annual Halloween event takes place every Saturday and Sunday in October beginning at 3pm and features plenty of activities primarily aimed at kids under 12. The fun kicks off in the Miniland USA section of the park, where kids can take part in a spooky scavenger hunt and search for ghosts and goblins that have invaded the famous minature brick cities in this area. 

In addition, kids can go trick-or-treating along a special “brick-or-treat” trail featuring plenty of goodies, sweet treats and other surprises for kids to fill their bags with. As well as these treat stations, LEGO fans can also find brick building activities along the trail and can also stop by the largest LEGO Jack-O-Lantern in the world. There will also be an area where kids can help contribute to to construction of an eight-foot tall super brick ghost model.  

Brick or Treat

If your little ones enjoy getting dressed up for Halloween, Legoland Florida’s Brick or Treat event also includes Emmet’s Everything is Awesome Costume Contest, which takes place at the Wells Fargo 4D Theater. Kids can enter the contest in one of three age groups (0-4 years 5-7 years 8-12 years) and can actually win LEGO-themed prizes. Finally, the Brick or Treat event caps off with a nightly dance party featuring plenty of pop music and walk-around characters for little ones to interact with.

Though the Brick or Treat event at Legoland Florida may not be as elaborate as some of the other events around Central Florida (and as a weekend-only event, you won’t have as many opportunities to check this one out), it’s a great fit for kids, and best of all, the event is included with Legoland admission! 



As an annual pass holder to Sea World I took my 2 year old last year to the Halloween Spooktacular. Overall, I thought Sea World did a great job it was a really nice event. Unfortunately, too many people use the event as free babysitting, and while parents enjoy Budweiser products their kids run wild, completely unsupervised. My two year old was "mugged" by a 9/10 year old who pushed him down and stole his trick or treat bag of candy! I was picking my little guy up and consoling him, of course he was crying (over the lost bag) and by the time I got him settled there was no trace of the culprit. What is wrong with people who don't watch their children, and what kind of people are raising kids that think it's ok to steal from babies? Sadly, I watched behavior like this all day, kids pushing past little ones and practically trampling others all for the coveted prize of a tootsie roll!! So sad.
I have to say that a little while layer a Sea World employee saw my little one crying and asked what happened, and when I told her, she went to guest relations and returned with a new bag filled with candy, which I thought was very nice. But we will not be going back. (I have since canceled my family's annual passes. :(

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