Friday, August 24, 2012

More Halloween Treats for the Family - Sea World Spooktacular

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular is considered "the ultimate family-friendly event" with good reason. This annual event is open every weekend in October (though, oddly, not on Halloween itself) and features trick-or-treating, dancing in the street with costumed characters (in some of the most beautiful costumes of any theme park, at any time of year), special "spooky" shows, and a complimentary arts and crafts area. 

The event runs during daylight hours (noon to 8 p.m.) at Sea World Orlando, so even the youngest visitors can take part in the fun without falling asleep in the middle of it all. There is even a dance party zone, complete with DJ. And it's all included in your Sea World Orlando admission price (completely unlike Disney and Universal's Halloween offerings).

For families on a vacation budget, this alone makes Spooktacular stand well above other area options. For those with a little more to spend, the daytime fun makes it very easy to hit one of the other Halloween park options after dark. Really, if you're going to Sea World Orlando on an October weekend, there's just no reason to miss it. 

Costumes are encouraged for children. Adults can be a little hit or miss; I suggest calling Sea World to make sure it's ok. You can reach them at 1-888-800-5447.


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