8 Can’t Miss Orlando Haunted Houses
Skip the long lines and high prices at the theme parks this year and experience one of these truly unique local haunted houses. From Stranger Things themed haunts to captivating tales of alien invasions, these attractions are sure to put you in the Halloween Spirit.
By Catherine Walters
A Petrified Forest, Altamonte Springs
Now through November 3: The forest may look like a normal part of Mother Nature, but the secrets within may have you regretting your journey through it. All through the trees are whispers from lives of a bygone era, pushing you closer and closer to a massive haunted house. You may think you can take refuge here, but rest assured that this is no safe haven. Spirits roam free, monsters lurk in every dark corner, and sheer terror awaits unsuspecting victims who are brave enough to enter. For an extra terrifying experience, try one of their Total Eclipse Nights, where the ONLY light you have is a small glow stick. EEK!
Face The Fear House, Longwood
Now through October 28:This haunted attraction doesn't use the blood and gore you’d expect from a haunted house. Instead, it offers an intriguing backstory and plot. Last year’s theme was clowns. For 2018, it’s aliens!
Orlando Haunted Maze, Orlando
Once you begin your journey through the haunted maze, take care to ensure you don’t take a wrong turn. If you do, you might be trapped forever! Along the way, you may encounter your share of spooky creatures, some real and some animatronic. But you might not be able to tell the difference until it’s too late. If you make it out alive, you’re one of the lucky ones.
Sanford Screams, Sanford
Side effects for entering this haunted house in Sanford may be, but not limited to, sleepless nights, night tremors, nightmares, scared to be alone and just maybe temporary loss of bladder control! The good news is a portion of the proceeds will go to Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida.
Ocoee Haunted House
The Parks and Recreation Department will hold it's 11 annual Haunted House on Fridays: October 19 & 26 & Saturdays: October 13, 20 & 27. Last year over 4,600 plus visitors came out and enjoyed the spooktacular event!
Stranger Things-Themed Haunted House, Orange City
Beyond Stranger Things will open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from Oct 18 through Oct 27 starting at 7:00 p.m.. Visit our Facebook Page for specific times. Each year their theme is changed to entice our audience and challenge their fears. Visitors are impressed with the creativity and special effects.
Mortem Manor, Kissimmee
Journey through Mortem Manor, two floors an old Victorian themed haunted attraction filled with scares, thrills and fun. Featuring live actors, animatronics and state-of-the-art special effects. Mortem Manor is open year-round just outside Orlando!
Zombie Outbreak is an interactive, live action experience. After some initial training with your group, you will be escorted beyond the safety barricade to start you zombie hunting experience.