SeaWorld Orlando's Halloween Spooktacular will start Sept. 23 this year, adding an extra weekend to this year's event run.
Last year's event ran strictly in October, bucking the trend of Orlando's major theme parks. Halloween activities at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort have typically started in September. And even this year, Disney's annual Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party opens Aug. 25.
The big difference between SeaWorld and local competitors, however, is that SeaWorld's event is included with park admission. The daytime event starts at 11 a.m. and runs the rest of the day.
Here are the Halloween Spooktacular highlights:
Sesame Street’s Countdown to Halloween -Celebrate a Spooktacular Halloween at SeaWorld with The Count, Elmo, Abby, and the rest of their Sesame Street friends! The Count is feeling lonely this Halloween, and it’s up to the loveable monsters from Sesame Street to get him into the Halloween spirit. Batty bats and spooky skeletons join the fun in a song-filled stage show that invites guests to dance, play and sing along.
Count von Count’s Spooktacular Breakfast – Back by popular demand, Count von Count’s Spooktacular Breakfast features a delicious buffet enjoyed with the furriest characters in town, this breakfast is a fun-filled experience sure to delight kids and parents alike. Starting at $9 for kids and $19 for adults, reservations can be made online, at the Information Counter or by calling (407) 545-5550.
Penelope’s Garden Party - This dynamic “underwater” environment comes to life with a live DJ, bubbles floating overhead, unique photo opportunities and colorful sea-themed characters.
Pets Ahoy Halloween – Guests can enjoy a special Halloween version of this side-splitting show with surprise twists, and a cast of unlikely characters that will have the whole family laughing from beginning to end.
Waves of Trick-or-Treat Fun - Costumed youngsters can trick-or-treat from 11 a.m. to park close for ghoulish goodies. Each sea-themed, trick-or-treat station features an assortment of candy favorites including Tootsie Roll, Airheads and Junior Mints, just to name a few.
Halloween Dance Party - Children join Princess Penelope and her under-the-sea friends for a Spooktacular Dance Party where they can participate in line-dancing favorites as clouds of bubbles fill the evening air. The party kicks off in the front of the park every event night one hour before park closing.
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