We've already talked about Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights -- now, Sea World Orlando checks in with their autumn event, the Halloween Spooktacular. And unlike the other two, this one is included with park admission, making it the theme park Halloween bargain that can't be beat.
Spooktacular is kid-friendly and kid-focused. Children are encouraged to wear costumes as they "trick-or-treat for ghoulish goodies, meet amazing sea creatures, catch silly spooky shows, and more." Events this year include the CountDown to Halloween stage show (featuring Count von Count, Elmo, and other Sesame Street® favorites; The Frozen Fun Zone featuring an interactive "Ice DJ" plus interactive games and activities; special Spooktacular costumed characters including "fun-loving sea witches" and 35 other creatures who will wander and mingle with park guests; and the special trick-or-treat treasure hunt. Kids and their families can go on the sweets hunt by following special Spooktacular maps to locations throughout the park, with special treats waiting at each find.
Spooktacular is a great way for families to get Halloween fun without spending extra money. If older kids and teens find some of the events childish, send them over to the thrill rides and shark exhibit for their own brand of screams and scares.