Disclosure: My family and I were invited to SeaWorld Orlando as a member of the media for this coverage. No monetary compensation was received in exchange for this review. All opinions of this theme park and pictures are my own.
A little chill is finally in the air here in Orlando which means fall has arrived and that also means SPOOKTACULAR! One of our favorite events to attend each and every year is SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular. With billions of bubbles floating along the Underwater Fantasea Pathway at SeaWorld Orlando you’ll experience trick-or-treat stations, places to interact with characters, arts and crafts, dancing, and lots and lots of bubbles. SeaWorld Orlando turns on the Halloween charm and becomes a fun and safe place for kids to celebrate the holiday.
SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular takes place from 12 to 8 p.m. October: 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26. Like all special events at SeaWorld, the Halloween Spooktacular is included with your park admission.
Everyone is invited to dress us as cute as can be and trick-or-treat along the pathway as many times as they want. The park has done a much better job this time with crowd control, placing the trick-or-treat stops so as not to create the huge lines and traffic jams seen in years past. Almost every single time we were able to walk right up to a station without any wait at all. It was a nice change from years past.
Treat bags are handed out to every member of the family so even adults are included in the candy getting fun. Treat seekers will find sea-themed stations along the path where they’ll find scary treats such as Jelly Belly jelly beans, Airheads, Tootsie Rolls, Lemonheads, Twizzlers, and more! The treat givers tend to only give out one piece of candy each time around so it’s encouraged to make a few stops throughout your visit.
There is a snack station set up along the Undersea Fantasea Pathway, as well, which serves up hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, ice cream, and kids’ meals (chicken nuggets, mac & cheese) for the little ones. And for the adults who need the break, yes, they do serve beer. The most expensive item is a Bacon Cheeseburger. it will run you $10 and does not include a drink or fries. Is it worth the price? My husband said it was actually really good but it should still include fries as well.
The $5.50 price includes a large sugar cookie, a packet of vanilla frosting, a cup of assorted decorating materials (sprinkles, Reese’s Pieces, Jelly Belly jellybeans, fruit Twizzlers, and candy corn), and a drink (your choice of apple juice or milk, either white or chocolate).
The girls said the cookie was pretty good and it was soft. Wasn’t too much flavor though so the icing was necessary but definitely do not add the entire packet of frosting. There is a A LOT of it.
You never know who you’ll meet along the Fantasea path like a mermaid or the fun witches Gummy Worm Wanda & Salt Water Taffy who love to cook up some sweet treats. Or my favorite, Catfish and Dogfish!
You’ll also find Penelope’s Party Zone which is located at SeaWorld’s Bayside area, this dynamic “underwater” environment comes to life each weekend with a live DJ encouraging kids to dance and sing along, a variety of interactive crafts for the kids to choose from, countless bubbles floating overhead and colorful pumpkin fish and other sea-themed characters.
NEW THIS YEAR!! Dine With Shamu Halloween Spooktacular Brunch
Celebrate SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular with an immersive and memorable brunch experience – Dine With Shamu®. Enjoy a delicious menu of seasonal items while sitting at a reserved table that brings you up close to majestic killer whales and Halloween surprises — a family photo with a Halloween Spooktacular frame, a free cookie decorating kit and a trick-or-treat bag with goodies already in it!
SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular starts this Saturday, Oct. 4. goes on until October 26th. You can find out more information on SeaWorld.com