If you’re visiting Orlando & Kissimmee during the month of October, you may be wondering what Halloween events are going on. You’ve probably heard of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Howl O’Scream at Busch Gardens, and Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios, but what else is available? Good news! We’ve got a comprehensive guide for you about alternative haunted houses and Halloween events open during the month of October!

  1. A Petrified Forest. Located in Fern Park, north of Orlando, this annual attraction has grown year after year. Recommended for ages 13+, this scary haunt has grown over the years. Located on a particularly dark and spooky lot on State Road 436, this year’s A Petrified Forest is pirate themed as you go through a “ghost ship of lost souls” according to their website. You can do a single trail for $15 or do both trails for $25. Their “Total Eclipse” nights are an extra $5 and are sure to scare you as you walk through the houses with nothing but a glow stick!
  2. Terror on the Lake. This haunt is a closer to Magical Stays’s vacation homes, just located in Clermont at Cagans Crossings. This year’s theme is “Blood Moor Manor” haunted house, and is appropriate for ages 10+. They have a pumpkin patch and a kid friendly hay ride, so your whole family can have some spooky fun! You can get a single ticket for $13, or a value pack of 4 tickets for $40. They have additional add-ons (incarceration experience and buried alive) for an additional fee.
  3. The Shallow Grave. Rated at the “Very Scary” scare factor, this haunted house is not recommended for anyone under 12, even if accompanied by adults!! This year, The Shallow Grave features 2 houses (go on both for $25), ADHD (Attention Deficit Haunt Disorder) and Haunted Hills: The Rage. As a self-described “highly detailed spine tingling scarefest”, this is one you won’t want to miss!
  4. Scream-A-Geddon. Voted “Best Newcomer” of USA’s Best Haunted Houses gets you 6 attractions for 1 price, including a cursed Western themed hayride, trails, haunted houses and the Monster Midway. Located in Tampa, this is a bit of a drive, but from what we hear, the drive is well worth it. Ticket prices vary depending on day.
  5. Haunted Woods of Ladylake. Open Friday & Saturday nights through out October, this ¼ mile walk through haunted woods is not recommended for children under 8. The $15 price includes a hayride, and is northwest of Orlando near The Villages.

Want to find more Haunted Houses while you’re staying with Magical Stays Vacation Homes? Check out www.orlandohauntedhouses.com