With Halloween becoming such a huge success for so many parks, it makes sense that SeaWorld Orlando would get in on the fun. Unlike the offerings at Disney, Busch Gardens, or Universal, SeaWorld Orlando’s festivities are held during the day, and are INCLUDED with park admission.  The SeaWorld Orlando Spooktacular is an in-park Halloween event that is aimed squarely at young kids.  It offers Halloween with a silly, nautical slant with plenty of trick or treating and interaction.

Children are invited to wear their costumes into the park and follow the Spooktacular treasure map for goodies.

Along the way there are costumed characters keeping the mood upbeat and lively.

The treasure maps lead guests to trick or treat stations where they can collect confectionery delectables.

The centerpiece for the festivities is Penelope’s Party Zone. Here, families will find plenty of dancing, games and treats, and lots of fun characters.  Remember that all of this, the trick or treating, the characters, the party zone, is still all included with admission. Quite the bargain and a smart diversion for families who don’t want to get stuck paying admission twice in one day as they do for Mickey’s Halloween Party just down the road at Disney World.

Midway games along the way spice up the fun.  These cost a few dollars each to play.

 Back on the trail, we encounter more silly characters.


Magic Kingdom has an Orange Bird, SeaWorld has an Orange Fish.

There are even opportunities to meet and mingle with some of SeaWorld’s wild life.

We really have to hand it to SeaWorld Orlando for creating such a nice alternative to the more expensive Halloween events that the other parks are offering.  This is a totally kid friendly experience that stresses fun, exploration and of course treats.  SeaWorld Spooktacular remaining dates are October 13-14th, 19-21st, and 26-28th.

For $24.99 guests can also choose to have breakfast with the Count. The price includes an all-you-can-eat buffet and character meet and greets with the Count, Elmo and other Sesame Street friends.  Pass Member discounts for dining experiences are available by booking your reservation through the Pass Member website.

If you have a child that is anywhere from kindergarten to fifth grade, you have the opportunity to have a spooky sleepover with the fishes.  It’s a little pricey, but for $95 per person, you and yours can sleep overnight inside the park.  Breakfast is included the next morning along with admission into the park.

To wrap things up, we will briefly look at the construction progress on the Antarctica site.

The exteriors have really come along and the buildings are being enclosed.

That’s what’s new from SeaWorld Orlando.  Have a great week and we hope to see you in the parks soon!