The 2010 Halloween season in Central Florida begins in less than three weeks and now that the area’s major theme parks have revealed all the details about each of their festivities, it’s time to ask: Which Halloween event are you looking forward to most?
While many events take place around Central Florida in honor of the spooky holiday, here we’re only considering the three most-popular: Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando, Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.
To help in your decision, here is a bit more information about each:
Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Orlando
Halloween Horror Nights XX is about Fear himself. He is the Master of everything Halloween Horror Nights has ever been and will become. His weapons: Chaos, Death, Sacrifice, Mythos, Vengeance. His pawns: a clown, a storyteller, a caretaker, a director, an usher…and you.
For 24 nights beginning September 24 and running through October 31, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort will reveal Fear as he has never been seen or experienced before. Fear and what he has created have horrified people for 19 years. And this year, he will be more real than ever.
This year, the event features 8 haunted houses, 6 scare zones, and 2 shows. More about each in the full reveal.
Howl-O-Scream, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is offering new experiences like never before at Howl-O-Scream 2010, with eight haunted houses, five scare zones, three shows, and a nightly live rock concert put on by the “rock stars of horror” – Sylvie and her “killer band,” My X.
Howl-O-Scream 2010 takes place during 18 select nights in September and October and features more haunted houses than ever before, including one unique adventure that may frighten even the most hardcore Halloween fan. New this year is a house called “Alone,” which invites guests to experience the maze all by themselves.
The event features 7 haunted houses, 5 scare zones, and 3 shows. Find out more in the full reveal.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Magic Kingdom
Unlike the fright-filled events above, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a Halloween-themed special event suitable for all ages. The event will be held from 7pm-12am September – November, 2010 on select nights beginning Sept. 14.
Guests are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes and collect delicious candy while trick-or-treating around Magic Kingdom theme park.
Also featured during the event are Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade, Happy HalloWishes fireworks, and special lighting, music and theming effects.
So which event is for you? Vote above! Comment below!