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From Ghostly Thrills to Gourmet Meals: Orlando's Fall Festivities Unveiled

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As the leaves start to fall and the air turns crisp, Orlando, the heart of Florida, gears up to transform into an autumnal paradise, intertwining the spooky allure of Halloween with the rich tapestry of its cultural and culinary offerings.

The destination promises a whopping 93 days filled with spine-tingling chills, mouth-watering meals, and celebrations that echo the city's vibrant heartbeat.

Casandra Matej, the president and CEO for Visit Orlando, couldn’t help but express her enthusiasm, “Orlando, during fall, is not just about the thrills that come with being the Halloween Vacation Capital. It's also a culinary haven, a cultural mosaic, and a place where every traveler, regardless of age or preference, finds something that resonates with their spirit.”



A vacation in Orlando this season promises an enchanting journey, celebrating the very essence of Halloween and fall. For those curious about what's on offer, the full schedule of festivities is available at

Unraveling the Halloween Mystique

Orlando's reputation as the Halloween Vacation Capital is well-earned. The city curates experiences that range from blood-curdling scares perfect for adrenaline junkies to gentle, family-friendly events that let even the little ones join in the fun.



  • Walt Disney World Resort has made a spectacular return with Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. The Magic Kingdom Park adorns itself with ghostly delights, featuring the whimsical Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Cinderella Castle, a plethora of Disney Characters donning their Halloween best, and attractions given a mischievous Halloween makeover.

  • Universal Orlando Resort is not far behind with its Halloween Horror Nights. This extended 48-night celebration introduces guests to the eeriness of cinematic horror and original nightmares, including the much-anticipated Stranger Things 4 and The Last of Us houses.

  • SeaWorld Orlando offers a dual experience. The Howl-O-Scream is perfect for those seeking immersive horror. On the other hand, the SeaWorld Spooktacular, a daytime event, is designed for families, allowing kids to dress up and engage in delightful Halloween traditions.

  • LEGOLAND Florida Resort introduces the Brick or Treat Presents Monster Party. With heaps of candy, exclusive LEGO characters, and novel shows, it’s the Halloween party every family dreamed of!

A Gastronomic Journey through Orlando

But Orlando isn't just about the frights. The city is a culinary treasure trove during fall.

  • The 18th edition of Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining is back, boasting menus from over 130 of the city's finest establishments. New to the roster are 22 restaurants and eight MICHELIN Guide-recognized joints.

  • SeaWorld Orlando’s Craft Beer Festival is a feast for the senses. With an assortment of craft brews, wines, and cocktails, it's complemented perfectly by 20 specialty food items.

  • EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival takes guests on a gastronomic journey around the globe. Returning favorites include the Hawaiian and The Noodle Exchange stalls, and in celebration of The Walt Disney Company’s 100th anniversary, four new global marketplaces are set to make their debut.

Cultural Festivities Light Up the Scene

Orlando's cultural richness shines through its array of fall festivals.

  • Come Out With Pride Orlando at Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando promises an inclusive celebration championing the LGBTQ+ community. With a grand parade and breathtaking fireworks, it’s an event not to be missed.

  • Fall Fiesta in the Park is in its 52nd year, bringing together artists, crafters, and entertainers for a festive celebration.

  • For electronic dance music lovers, the Electric Daisy Carnival returns, promising three nights of electrifying performances, art, and full-size carnival rides.

In conclusion, Orlando in the fall is an experience unparalleled. Whether you're a thrill-seeker, a foodie, or someone seeking cultural immersion, Orlando promises a fall season you won't soon forget. Book your room at a newly opened hotel in Orlando today!


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