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 The Devil In The White City themed haunts to captivating tales of pirates and curses, these unique, local attractions are sure to put you in the Halloween Spirit.
A Petrified Forest, Altamonte Springs
Now through November 2: A Petrified Forest was voted one of "Top "Must-See" Haunted Houses in Florida for 2019" in Scare Factor's haunt-goers voter poll! This year they're offering 3 terrifying trails, each themed for a different Deadly Destinations. Try the Island of the Dolls, a 5 Star Meal at The Slaughterhouse, or relax at their Swiss-themed spa of nightmares. 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
Three Nights In October: Face the Fear doesn't use the blood and gore you’d expect from a haunted house. Instead, this haunted attraction offers an intriguing backstory and plot. Last year’s theme was alien invasions in Longwood. For 2019, it’s pirates, treasure, curses and more!
Dark Horizon, Orlando
Now through November 2: Dark Horizon emerges in Orlando with much anticipation, to feast upon your fears, fray your nerves, and curdle your blood. Escape the clutches of one of Florida’s most infamous serial killer’s, Bloody Ed Watson. Navigate Captain Killigrew’s ship and her deviously mad crew, and wade past the Vodou Priestess before she has a chance to evoke the otherwordly spirits to possess your body and steal your soul. Hundreds of heinous monsters await to drag you toward the event horizon. Thrill-seekers will revel in 16 nights of terror featuring three gruesome haunted houses, immersive bars, festive fare, death-defying entertainment and more! Brought to you by some of the most celebrated minds in the industry, don’t miss Dark Horizon, the Halloween event of the season. BEWARE: Not for the faint of heart and not recommended for children under 13.
SCREAM-A-GEDDON Horror Park
Now through November 2: SCREAM-A-GEDDON is Florida's Premier Horror Park featuring several haunted house attractions. The houses are HUGE, visual marvels, and the actors are top notch. There is even one house where you can wear a glow necklace if you're okay with being touched! This event is not for the faint of heart. Don't say we didn't warn YOU!
Ocoee Haunted House
The Parks and Recreation Department will hold it's 12th annual Haunted House on 5 select nights in October. Last year over 5,000 plus visitors came out and enjoyed the spooktacular event!
The Devil In The White City-Themed House, Orange City
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Select Nights In October: H. Holmes World Fair 1893 – A Trip to Nowhere will open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from Oct 17th through Oct 26th. This years tour will bring you face to face with one of America’s first serial killers, H. H. Holmes. In 1893, Chicago was given the honor of hosting the World’s Fair. The event attracted millions of people from all over the world. Holmes knew many visitors would search for lodging. His Hotel offered the best quality and security available for the time. Many out-of-town visitors would never be seen again. Holmes took great pleasure in showing his guests to their very special rooms…the doors only opened from the outside! Throughout the hotel were there were trap doors, peepholes, stairways that led nowhere, and chutes that led into the basement. The basement was designed as a lab complete with a dissecting table, stretching rack, and crematory. Nothing is scarier than real life!
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!