2018’s Top Rated Halloween Events To Attend

“I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air,
the spooky dangers lurking around the corner.”
– Evan Peters

It’s that time of year again. Pumpkins are carved with ghoulish faces. The smells of apple cider and pumpkin spice fill the air. All that’s left to do is put the finishing touches on your costume and decide which Halloween Events you’ll attend.

Need ideas for what haunts to visit this year? Check out which ones made our spooky list.

Favorite Florida Halloween Events

There are tons of Halloween events located throughout Florida, from haunted houses to fall festivals and everything in between. We’ve selected some of the top rated haunts for this year’s spooky season.

Check out the official website for each event to decide if it’s appropriate to attend for your favorite little ghouls and goblins.

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1. Halloween Horror Nights 28

Select Nights: September 14 – November 3, 2018

Universal Studios
6000 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819

Pricing Single Night: $62.99Multiple Nights: $106.99

Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights is billed as “The World’s Premier Halloween Event.” The long-running annual event entered its 28th season with more haunted houses than ever before.

This year’s themes include scenes based on horror movies, TV shows, and more. Here are some of the terrifying sights that you can expect to experience.

Houses:

  • Stranger Things
  • Halloween 4
  • Poltergeist

Scare Zones:

  • Killer Klowns From Outer Space
  • Revenge of Chucky
  • Vamp ‘85 New Year’s Eve

Shows & Attractions:

  • Select rides will remain open into extended hours.
  • Cyberpunk-themed live entertainment from Academy of Villains

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2. Howl-O-Scream

Select Nights: September 21 – October 28, 2018

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
10165 McKinley Dr
Tampa, FL 33612

Pricing – Single Night: $39.99, All 19 Nights: $99.99

Screams of thrill and fright fill the air inside Tampa’s haunting Howl-O-Scream event at Busch Gardens theme park. Pinch yourself all you want. It won’t wake you from the nightmare that is Insomnia. If you do as Simon says, you may just survive Simon’s Slaughterhouse.

Tread carefully through Black Water Bayou, as you try to steer clear of the Voodoo Queen. In addition to these haunted houses, you’ll find thrill rides, shows, and scare zones—like the Meat Market and Maniac Midway.

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3. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Select Nights: August 17 – October 31, 2018

Disney’s Magic Kingdom
1180 Seven Seas Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Pricing – Adults: $109, Kids: $104

Mickey knows how to throw a party for those who want to enjoy the spooky season without getting scared senseless. Experience the magic of Disney’s Halloween movie classic with the Sanderson Sisters’ live show – The Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular.

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4. Harvest Festival at Flamingo Gardens

Select Days: October 6 – 28, 2018

Flamingo Gardens
3750 S Flamingo Rd
Davie, FL 33330

Click Here for the complete list of this weekend’s activities!

This one is more a celebration of the autumn season that an attempt to frighten guests. Each weekend has a different theme, and Halloween weekend is full of spooky surprises.

  • Go trick-or-treating in the gardens.
  • Enjoy free hayrides along the garden tram trail.
  • Purchase a pumpkin from the patch to take home and carve, decorate, or bake into a pie.
  • Taste Yummy Eats & Treats at one of several on-site vendors, like Big Orange or Bob’s Roasted Corn.
  • Participate in the scarecrow contest!

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5. Moonfest

Saturday, October 27, 2018 @ 8 PM – 1 AM

Downtown West Palm Beach

General Admission: $15.00, VIP Admission: $75.00

The Moonfest Music Festival takes over Clematis Street in Downtown West Palm Beach. Keep in mind that this is a 21-and-over event. Business from the 100-500 blocks will require an entry fee for the event after 8 PM.

The five blocks of mayhem will be home to:

  • Food truck invasion
  • Haunted House
  • Costume Contest (with a $1K cash prize)
  • & 3 Stages!

Musical acts include:

  • Stray Cats’ Slim Jim Phantom
  • “The Original” Bow Wow Wow w/ Annabella
  • & many more.

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6. Enigma Haunt

Select Nights: September 28 – October 31, 2018

1751 N Military Trl
Boca Raton, FL 33486

Admission –  Realms of Terror:  $30.00
 “R.I.P” Priority Pass:  $50.00
Triple Terror:  $35.00
(All 3 Haunts) 

What started as a “home-haunt” seven seasons ago has since grown into one of the nation’s top haunted house events.

Enigma Haunt has been featured in various media, including:

  • USA Today
  • CNN
  • MTV
  • BuzzFeed

The haunt was most recently voted “#1 Must-See Haunt in Florida” for the 2018 season. The best thing about this haunt: its smaller size allows for a more intimate guest experience. Without the long lines of larger parks, it only takes around an hour to get through all of the haunt’s houses.

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Written By: Amber M. Smith

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