Orlando's theme parks aren't the only place to celebrate Halloween in Central Florida.
Goblins & Giggles Getaway Weekends are returning to the Gaylord Palms Resort, located close to Disney property in Kissimmee.
Here's a list of the activities being offered during the event, which runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 15 to Oct. 29:
Spookley the Square Pumpkin: A new offering this year, Spookley is "a little gourd with a big message about anti-bullying," according to Gaylord. Spookley is the star of the Halloween Hide & Seek scavenger hunt, an activity that send guests around the resort to find hidden Spookleys.
Storytime with Morgana: A treat-making witch from Spooksville shares Spookley's story, which focuses on tolerance and kindness. The animated film "Spookley the Square Pumpkin" will also be shown select nights.
Swamp Witch Escape Ghost Tour: All-new for 2017, a tour guide will lead guests through the swamps inside the resort's atrium to share the story of Bessie Bud-Graham, the swap witch of Tennessee.
Florida's Haunted History Ghost Tour: Hear some real (and really terrifying) stories about the most haunted places in Florida.
Monster Mash Bash: The fan favorite returns this year giving guests of all ages a chance to dance and sing with Vladimir and Morgana, Gaylord Palms' resident spooks. Guests can also compete for a prize in the costume contest.
Wicked Awesome Pool Party: Overnight guests continue the fun outside at the resort's Cypress Springs Water Park with Vladimir the vampire leading the way with poolside games. The party features the Wicked Waves Surf Show, a performance of tricks by the resort's flowboarders inside the FlowRider.
Other activities each weekend include the Trick of Treat Expedition around the resort's atrium and Halloween Haunted House Decorating, where guests can decorate cookie houses.
For a little Halloween pampering, the Relâche Spa is offering a "Create-Your-Own-Treat-ments" activity where guests can create balms, scrubs, masks and bath fizzies. The seasonal names of "Bone Chilling Balm" and "Supernatural Scrub" really round it out.
For more information, visit GaylordPalms.com/Getaways.
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