Fall is in the air in Orlando, and the theme parks are adding lots of fun events – and there is something for everyone to enjoy!




Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party


Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World® takes place on the following dates in 2018:

  • August 17, 24, 28 and 31.
  • September 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28 and 30.
  • October 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30 and 31 from 7 pm to midnight.

Guests can enter the Magic Kingdom® park beginning at 4 pm with a valid party ticket. In addition to lots of candy to collect, and yummy treats to buy, here are the highlights of the party – there are some returning favorites, and some new additions as well!

  • Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular –  Enlisting the help of the Disney villains, the three Sanderson Sisters conjure up the ultimate Hocus Pocus Party Potion—and cast a spell on everyone in Magic Kingdom park!
  • Boo-to-You Halloween Parade –  It’s really not so scary, just lots of fun!
  • Happy HalloWishes Fireworks Show – Sing along with your favorite Villians at this awesome display presented exclusively during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (weather permitting). There are great viewing spots throughout the park, but our favorite is right on Main Street, U.S.A. – especially for the finale!
  • Attractions with short lines –   New in 2018, discover a fresh spin on the Mad Tea Party, featuring new lighting and effects. On Pirates of the Caribbean, join some rookie pirates in their search for “Gunpowder Pete.” And on Space Mountain, hurtle through deep space with a new soundtrack.
  • Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam – New in 2018, get your groove on with all of your favorite Disney Junior pals at the Storybook Circus.





2018 Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival


The annual festival is in full swing, and will run through November 12, 2018! From booths with mouthwatering menus to specialty tastings and demonstrations, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Plus, you won’t want to miss the Eat to the Beat concerts! Here is this year’s line up:

September 4 to 5: NEW! MercyMe

September 6 to 7: NEW! Glass Tiger

September 8 to 9: NEW! Tauren Wells

September 10 to 11: Postmodern Jukebox

September 12 to 13: NEW! Vertical Horizon

September 14 to 16: Baha Men

September 17 to 19: Plain White T’s

September 20 to 21: Living Colour

September 22 to 23: NEW! Sheila E

September 24 to 26: Sugar Ray

September 27 to 28: David Cook

September 29 to 30: Jeffrey Osborne

October 1 to 2: NEW! Jim Belushi & The Sacred Hearts

October 3 to 4: Everclear

October 5 to 7: Mark Wills

October 8 to 10: Air Supply

October 11 to 12: NEW! Anderson East

October 13 to 14: Smash Mouth

October 15 to 16: NEW! 98 Degrees

October 17 to 18: 38 Special

October 19 to 21: The Devon Allman Project

October 22 to 23: Kenny G

October 24 to 25: Billy Ocean

October 26 to 28: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas

October 29 to 31: Hanson

November 1 to 2: NEW! High Valley

November 3 to 4: Taylor Dayne

November 5 to 7: Boyz II Men

November 8 to 9: The Hooters

November 10 to 12: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy





Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld Orlando®


It’s an ocean of Halloween fun for the whole family at SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular®. There you can meet everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends including Elmo, The Count, Cookie Monster and more, plus watch our silly, not-so-spooky live shows, and trick or treat for candy and goodies throughout the park. SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular runs weekends, September 22 – October 28, 2018, and is included in park admission





Back to Hogwarts at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™



Attention all Hufflepuffs, Gryffindors, Ravenclaws, and Slytherins. Grab your robe, raise your wand and prepare to go Back to Hogwarts at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ this September!

Throughout the month of September, Wizards and Muggles alike can join the Hogwarts Photo Scavenger Hunt! Pick up a Back to Hogwarts Scavenger Hunt map at Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, Universal Studios Store, Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, and Islands of Adventure Trading Company.

There will also be group photo meet-ups every Friday in September in both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley – don’t forget to dress for the occasion in your best #BacktoHogwarts wardrobe!


Friday, September 7:

Land: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade

Location: Hogwarts Express

Time: 2 PM EST


Friday, September 14:

Land: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade

Location: Triwizard Stage

Time: 12:45 PM EST


Friday, September 21:

Land: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley

Location: Carkitt Market Stage

Time: 12 PM EST


Friday, September 28:

Land: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley

Location: Knight Bus

Time: 2 PM EST




Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios



If you like your Halloween’s to be a little bit scarier, then head to Universal Orlando Resort. Halloween Horror Nights is an after-hours, extra-ticket event at Universal Studios park. The event features haunted houses and scare zones, a stage show, as well as a limited number of popular attractions. This year’s house themes are Stranger Things, Halloween 4, Poltergeist, Trick r’ Treat, The Horrors of Blum House, Carnival Graveyard – Rust in Pieces, Dead Exposure – Patient Zone, Scary Tales – Deadly Ever After, Seeds of Extinction, and Slaughter Sinema. There will be five different scare zones too to keep you on your toes – Revenge of Chucky, Killer Klowns  From Outer Space, The Harvest, Twisted Tradition, and Vamp ’85 New Year’s Eve. Replacing the long-running popular Bill & Ted show will be Academy of Villains – Cyberpunk, which will feature a mix of dance, acrobatics, and theatrics. And finally, if you need a break from the horror, you can ride on Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, Transformers The Ride 3-D, Revenge of Mummy, Fast & Furious Supercharged, Men in Black Alien Attack, or explore the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley. The 2018 event dates are Sept. 14-16, 20-23, 28-30; Oct. 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28 and 31; and Nov. 1-3.




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