Halloween at SeaWorld Orlando

Halloween Events at SeaWorld Orlando

Halloween is one of the most popular times of the year at the Orlando theme parks.  Crowd levels are up and on-site hotel rates are higher than normal.

Each individual park has puts its own spin on Halloween festivities and targets a completely different theme park audience.  Historically, prior year events ranged from family-friendly to complete mortal terror.  

During the past few years SeaWorld Orlando hosted a family-friendly Halloween celebration but for 2021, they are adding another special event to their Halloween line-up with will bring out the fear.

Learn more about the SeaWorld Orlando Halloween events below.

SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream Orlando

Back for another year is SeaWorld Orlando’s Howl-O-Scream.  Taking a page from Busch Gardens Tampa, SeaWorld is bringing this terrifying event to Orlando will roaming haunts, scare zones, live Halloween themed shows and haunted houses.


Beneath The Ice

Journey to the Arctic Circle to find a lost research facility that was buried under snow and ice.   Once inside they will find unspeakable horrors and will “have to stay frosty and alert to survive”.

Captain’s Revenge

This once proud ship has been possessed by a terrifying ghoulish force.  Guests descend in the bowels of the ship in search of the missing captain.  But watch out as you might find yourself a permanent member of the crew.

Water’s Edge Inn

Restless souls are just about everywhere in this decaying waterside inn.  Something goes terribly wrong as the sea-crazed innkeeper comes after his guests.  

Dead Vines

You find yourself in a jungle where there is stirring among the trees where a mistress of evil has poisoned the woods with “an all-consuming appetite for visitors like you”.


Monster Stomp

Watch Jack the Ripper as he preys on those walking the streets of Victoria-era London.  This exciting stage show features a mix of rock & rhythm along with dancing, singing and percussion.

Sirens’ Song

Do you have the courage to face the one being the ominous occurrences?  If so, prepare for amazing dance, special effects and bone-chilling savagery in this show that is not for the faint of heart. 


  • Deadly Ambush
  • Sea of Souls
  • Frozen Terror
  • Witchcraft Bayou

Roaming Haunts

  • The Sirens
  • The Creatures
  • The Minions


Grab a specialty cocktail right in the middle of all the action at one of the themed bar experiences during Howl-O-Scream.

  • Tormented
  • Poison Grotto
  • Longshoremen Tavern
  • Sirens’ Last Call


Howl-O-Scream will run on select nights from September 10, 2021 to October 2021 and is a separately ticketed event – prices range from $37.99 to $50.99.  Visit our Complete Guide to Howl-O-Scream to see the admission cost for an individual date.

Hours for Howl-O-Scream will start at 7:00 PM and run until midnight on Thursdays & Sundays and until 2:00 AM on Fridays & Saturdays. 

An unlimited visit ticket is being offered for $99.99 and there is also a two park unlimited visit ticket (SeaWorld & Busch Gardens) being offered for $139.99 each. Reservation are required and must be booked separately.

Click here to see our Complete Guide to Howl-O-Scream


  • Front Line Fear: Single-use front of the line access to houses and rides – $49.00 and up.
  • Front Line Fear Extreme: Unlimited front of the line access to houses and rides, one-time reserved seating and bonus scares – $79.00 and up.
  • VIP Terror Tour: VIP guide for 5 hours, unlimited front of the line access to houses and rides, priority reserved seating, 4 complimentary beverages and a bonus scare – $189.00 and up.

SeaWorld Spooktacular

Every year SeaWorld Orlando hosts a daytime family friendly Halloween event know as SeaWorld Spooktacular.  For 2021 SeaWorld Spooktacular runs from September 18th to October 31st and will feature trick-or-treating and Halloween characters.

SeaWorld’s Spooktacular is free with your theme park admission and reservations are required for park entrance.

The 2021 SeaWorld Orlando Spooktacular will feature:

  • The Trick-or-Treat Trail
  • Halloween Dance Party
  • Mermaid meet & greet
  • Face painting

Guests under 13 years of age can dress up in costumes including masks and hoods while guests 13 and older may not wear costume masks or hoods.

Click here to purchase tickets for SeaWorld Orlando

Where Should We Stay When Visiting the SeaWorld Orlando?

While there are no “on-site” hotels at SeaWorld Orlando, there are a host of hotels that are “Official SeaWorld” hotels and SeaWorld “Partner” hotels.  There are a number of benefits from staying at an official or partner hotel with the difference being that official hotels include a complimentary one time Quick Queue pass per person each day of your stay.

Here is a list of some of our favorite Official SeaWorld Hotels

Some of our favorite SeaWorld hotel partners include:

Other recommended hotels near SeaWorld:

Click here for a full list of SeaWorld Orlando official and partner hotels as well as other recommended hotels in the vicinity of SeaWorld.

Jerry Joyce

Jerry Joyce has been a Florida resident since 1988 and has lived in a variety of places in the South Florida area. Jerry is an avid boater & water sports enthusiast, beach aficionado, a lover of great food, muscle car fan and a theme park annual passholder for many years. Some of his favorite places in Florida include the Florida Keys, Walt Disney World, Cedar Key, the Loxahatchee River, St. Augustine and Ten Thousand islands.

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