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South Florida's best haunted houses & attractions

Posted: 1:34 PM, Oct 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-05 17:37:10Z

Find Halloween themed  EVENTS | HAUNTED HOUSES | and  THEME PARKS  in South Florida.

Did we miss an attraction?  Let us know. E-mail  tawalker@wptv.com.

EVENTS

The Adams Family - A New Musical Comedy - Delray Beach

The Crest Theatre @ Old School Square
51 North Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Runs daily October 25 - November 4

Boo At The Zoo - West Palm Beach

Palm Beach Zoo
October, 19 - 21, 26 - 28, from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
Palm Beach Zoo's not-so-scary Halloween tradition returns. Join us for a spooktaculaar 'Boo at the Zoo' with over 125,000 pieces of candy sponsored by FPL SolarNow. It's a safe and fun trick-or-treat environment for children of all ages! Stay tuned for details! 

Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past

On October 24th and 25th from 5:30 - 7:30 historical figures from Fort Pierce’s past will tell their stories all throughout the downtown area. This annual living history tour is a fun way to learn about the people that settled in this area before the conveniences of air conditioning, mosquito control, and modern transportation.
 
Since there are so many interesting stories to tell, there are four different Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past walking tours. Each tour is approximately 1 hour in length, has 8 to 10 stops, and an actor portraying a person that has lived here in the past. Each tour is $5 per person and will sell out so reservations are required.

Halloween Skate Contest - Jupiter

Abacoa Skate Park
3524 Greenway Dr, Jupiter, Florida 33458
Saturday, October 27 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Entry fee: $10, includes event t-shirt & a hot dog/hamburger.  Costumes are encouraged but not required to compete.

Haunted Halloween Spooktacular - Jupiter

Jumby Bay
Palm Beach Gardens
Florida 33418
Saturday, October 29 from 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Costume contest ($500 for first place), haunted house, and fun for the whole family. 

Kid's Night Out - Palm Beach Gardens

Craft Haus
11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 
Saturday, October from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Ages 5-12 are welcome as they watch the movie Halloweentown while we paint a ceramic Jack-O-Lantern Box.  Advanced registration is required for this event. 

Kooky Halloween - Jupiter

Town of Jupiter and Jupiter Police
200 Military Trl.
Jupiter, FL 33458
Friday, October 26 from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Join ghosts, princesses, monsters, & superheroes at the Jupiter Community Center for a creepy evening of fun! Activities will include face painting, fortune teller, inflatable bounce houses, candy, music, prizes, and more. 

Spooky Safari Halloween - Loxahatchee 

Lion Country Safari
Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
It's a spooky safari that includes treat stations, games, activities, crafts, DJ dance party.  There will also be a mysterious mermaid photo opportunity.

Spooky Scouts Overnight - West Palm Beach

Palm Beach Zoo
Saturday, October 13 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Palm Beach Zoo's very first Spooky Scouts Overnight! This overnight program will show you a new side of the Zoo while having a little bit of Halloween fun and getting a start on some of your adventure requirements. This family-friendly program is intended for all Cub Scout participants, but please note that children must be at least 6 years old.

Woodlawn Cemetery Tours

Thursday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m.  Join the City of West Palm Beach and volunteer historians for a FREE 90-minute walking tour of historic Woodlawn Cemetery! The cemetery is the final resting place of some of Palm Beach County’s most influential and important citizens as well as a few infamous ones whose story must also be told. Bring water, a flashlight, and any needed insect repellent. Comfortable shoes are a must! Attendees are encouraged to call ahead to reserve their spot on the tour.  (561) 804-4938 or email  jstanis@wpb.org .
 

HAUNTED HOUSES

Enigma Haunt - Boca Raton

Enigma Haunt features three, in your face, haunted attractions in one indoor location utilizing two floors in more than 19,000 sq feet to create each horrifying destination. Taking over an hour, only the insane can handle all three.

The Deets
1751 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Tickets start at $25
Running  select days  through Halloween

Fright Nights - West Palm Beach

Fright Nights is held annually at the 40,000 square foot Agriplex at the  South Florida Fairgrounds .

This year's four themed haunts are Das Krankenhaus, Twisted Tales, The Mansion on Meadow Lane and Cuckoos Nest 2.

The Deets
Fright Nights
South Florida Fairgrounds
9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Oct. 11 - 13, Oct. 18 - 20, and Oct. 25 - 27
HOURS:
Midway 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Haunted Houses 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Admission is $30 and includes 30 fright tickets, which may be used for the haunted houses (seven tickets per haunt) or Midway rides (two-five tickets each). 
Online admission (Sept. 10 - Oct. 10) is $25
Parking is $5 per vehicle 

THEME PARKS

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando  

As the sun sets on days filled with thrills in all of Universal’s theme parks, the night awakens with a frightening chill at Universal Studios Florida. It’s the World’s Premier Halloween Event–bringing together stories and visions of the most notorious creators of horror and taking them to the next level. This year, time twists and turns on itself—ripping cinematic greats, cult classics and even original nightmares from decades past into a new era of fear with more terrifying haunted houses than ever, sinister scare zones and outrageous entertainment.

Location: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
Dates: October 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, 31, November 1-3
Price: $59.99 - $83.99

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens  

For 19 select nights, there is nowhere to hide at Howl-O-Scream 2018. From Sept. 21 - Oct. 28, take on terrifying haunted houses & roaming hordes. Designed to terrify, Busch Gardens’ haunted houses will return with a vengeance, but the scares don’t stop there. Unspeakable horror lives in every dark corner, including on Busch Gardens’ pulse-pounding thrill rides and new, gruesome realm recommended for guest over the age of 17. Howl-O-Scream 2018 is bringing fear to the next level and once you’re in there’s nothing to fear but everything.

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Location: 10165 McKinley Dr #13, Tampa, FL 33612
Dates: October 5-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28
Price: $39.99

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party   - Walt Disney World

Let’s boo this! There are even more nights to celebrate the spooky season this year during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This special-ticket event runs select nights Aug. 17 - Oct. 31 at Magic Kingdom Park. It’s also the 25th anniversary of Walt Disney Pictures’ “Hocus Pocus,” so what better way to celebrate the film than the spellbinding Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular at Cinderella Castle, where the Sanderson Sisters take “stage fright” to another level.

Guests should keep their eyes open for dancing ghosts, the Headless Horseman, plus Mickey Mouse, Peter Pan and many more beloved Disney Characters in the Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade. There will also be plenty of sweets for all trick-or-treaters around the park, including allergy-friendly options. And each night during the party, the skies above an eerily lit Cinderella Castle come alive during Happy HalloWishes, a magical fireworks extravaganza that definitely goes bump in the night!

Location: 1180 Seven Seas Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Dates: Aug. 17 - Oct. 31
Price: Advance tickets start at $75 for adults and $70 for ages 3-9 (plus tax). 

SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular  

Meet everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends including Elmo, The Count, Cookie Monster and more, plus watch our silly, not-so-spooky live shows, and trick or treat for candy and goodies throughout the park. It’s an ocean of Halloween fun for the whole family at SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular. During this daytime event, families are immersed in an underwater "fantasea" including trick-or-treating, whimsical sea creatures, and more in this family-friendly event that could only come from SeaWorld. SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular runs weekends, September 22 - October 28 and is included in park admission.

Location: 7007 Sea World Dr, Orlando, FL 32821
Dates: 
September 22 - October 28