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Florida's Halloween Haunts

Florida Celebrates In Scary and Not-So-Scary Traditions

By

Guavaween Mama
Compliments of Tampa Bay CVB & Tribune

All across the state a variety of celebrations will mark "Hallow Even." Besides the usual merrymaking and playing of pranks by children, there are concerts and special events at attractions that provide scary and not-so-scary alternatives to celebrate the occasion.

Busch Gardens' Howl-O-Scream 2013
Tampa
September 27 & 28
October 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26, 2013

Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream event returns for another season; with evil on its mind. Adding one more horrific night of sheer mental madness, guests will run for cover, scream for help and hope they see the light of dawn horror-filled nights this year. The fear takes root Friday, September 27 and runs selected dates through Saturday, October 26.

Howl-O-Scream themed food and merchandise will be available throughout the park. |More Details|

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular 2013
Orlando
October 5-6, 12-13, 18-20 and 25-27, 2013

Halloween meets the sea during SeaWorld Orlando's underwater "fantasea" where youngsters trick-or-treat among friendly sea witches, octopuses, mermaids, pumpkin fish and more. The festivities are included in park admission and begins at 12:00 p.m. each day.

Spooktacular highlights include Trick-or-Treat Sea Sweets at several different treasure stations throughout the park, Frozen Fun Zone and strolling entertainment. | Details |

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2013
Disney World - Magic Kingdom
September 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 & 29
October 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29 & 31
and November 1, 2013

Special ticketed event at Disney World's Magic Kingdom that features "Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade," Mickey's Mouse-Ka-Rade costume parties, Halloween storytelling, live shows and a special Halloween-themed fireworks display above Cinderella Castle. Families enjoy a complimentary photo, unlimited use of the attractions and opportunities to trick-or-treat throughout the theme park.
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Universal Studios' 2013 Halloween Horror Nights
Orlando
September 20-21, 26-29
October 3-6, 10-13, 16-20, 23-27 & 31
November 1-2, 2013

Universal Orlando celebrates Halloween Horror Nights at both theme parks again this year. Get ready to experience gut-wrenching scares and blood-curdling frights... some so gruesome and so shocking, you will wish it was only a movie.

There promises to be more haunted houses, hideous new creatures and inescapable scare zones to make you scream.

Event hours are 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights, 6:30 p.m. until midnight all other event nights. No costumes allowed. This event may be too intense for young children.
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