Stay safe 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 Gator Kings, these unique, local attractions are sure to put you in the Halloween Spirit.
A Petrified Forest | Altamonte Springs
Dates haven’t been posted yet.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 there is a strong possibility of a wait time upon entering the trails. Here are a couple tips to make the wait a little more bearable; 1) hydrate while you are in line, 2) bring a friend or a bunch of friends and catch up while waiting, 3) plan to come on a Thursday night!
Face The Fear House | Longwood
Four 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 pirate themed in Longwood. For 2020, it’s the tale of The Gator King! $13.00 for adults | $6.00 for children.
The Haunted Road | Orlando
September 25 – November 7: The Haunted Road is a new completely contactless Halloween experience is coming to Central Florida. Get ready to journey into a world of disarray as you experience Orlando’s first drive-thru Halloween event.
Seeking even more thrills? An intense version of The Haunted Road featuring even more gore and horror is available November 6 – 7 only for guests 18+ years old.
Family Friendly Version:
They’re also offering a family-friendly daytime version on select dates. Celebrate all the tricks and treats of Halloween from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle at The Haunted Road Family Friendly Experience. This not-too-scary adventure takes you and your family on a lively journey through the Enchanted Forest, where you’ll meet some of your favorite fairy tale creatures. Get ready for tons of fun, storytelling, music, dancing, and a contactless sweet treat at The Haunted Road Family Friendly Experience.
SCREAM-A-GEDDON Horror Park | Dade City
September 18 – November 1: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. And don’t miss the new Ravenhill Asylum House for 2020! Ravenhill Aylum is an interactive attraction. Visitors entering Ravenhill Asylum will be faced with an important decision: Should you explore the asylum and just watch the action? Or should you “mark” yourself to truly interact with the creatures within? Those who opt-in for a truly interactive experience may be sent into hidden rooms, removed from their group or even forced to remain. This event is not for the faint of heart. Don’t say we didn’t warn YOU!
Scream N’ Stream | Kissimmee
Weekends beginning September 25 – October 31: Experience Orlando’s ultimate socially-distanced Halloween event, Scream N’ Stream, with two options; a friendly drive-thru Trick or Treat trail with contactless candy or a scary Drive-Thru Haunt in the dead of night. The whole family will enjoy socially distanced Trick-or-Treating along a one-mile road. Meet friendly characters. Enjoy fun Halloween music. And most importantly: contactless candy! If you choose the scary option, slowly drive your car straight into a horror movie. This 25 minute experience along a 1.2 mile dark forest road goes by live performers, scenic, props, lighting, and audio. Do you dare take the drive?
The Devil In The White City-Themed House | Orange City
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Select Nights In October: The Sorosis Club of Orange City has some of the most unique and memorable haunted houses! Last year’s tour brought 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! This year’s theme hasn’t been announced yet.
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!
Stage Fright Carnival of Frights | Leesburg
Select Nights In October: Stage Fright is Leesburg’s premiere haunted attraction. A walk through haunted attraction that takes place inside the Melon Patch theatre on select nights in October.
This article appears in the October 2018 issue of Orlando Magazine.