This year, Busch Gardens is teaming up with the producer of the Blair Witch Project to Unearth an unimaginable evil. Some of the most popular haunted houses are back - with new twists. Not recommended for small children. VIP tour packages are available. BUY TICKETS
Explore all-new haunted houses, scare zones, spooky live entertainment and more at Universal Orlando Resort. Halloween Horror Nights 25 features AMC's The Walking Dead, Freddy vs. Jason, Insidious and more. BUY TICKETS
Ghouls and goblins gather for a bewitching Halloween spooktacular at Walt Disney World. Guests of all ages are encouraged come in costume and trick-or-treat around the Magic Kingdom. For extra scary-good fun, book the Happy HalloWishes Dessert Premium Package. BUY TICKETS
Trick-or-treat along the brick-or-treat trail, take your picture with the world's largest Lego jack-o'-lantern and win prizes in an all-kids Halloween costume contest. Free collectors bricks will be available on the Brick or Treat trail. Collect all 4 with a different one each weekend. BUY TICKETS
Creep around ZooBoo for a ghoulish good time for all. The event is family-friendly with attractions that range in "scare factor," including haunted houses, trails, displays, lights, music, night rides and more. BUY TICKETS
An ocean of Halloween fun for all ages awaits you at SeaWorld Orlando. Put on your Halloween costume and stop by for special Halloween shows, a sea of sweet treats, and lots of fun, family-friendly spookiness. Best of all, it's all included with regular admission to SeaWorld Orlando. BUY TICKETS
Local Halloween Events
6th Annual Trunk or Treat Friday, Oct. 30 from 5:30-8 p.m.
Nature Coast EMS Administration, 3876 W. Country Hill Dr., Lecanto
Enjoy a safe and kid-friendly Halloween event, complete with music, games, candy, hot dogs, face painting, and for older kids, a really scary haunted room. This event is free.
Tampa Bay Lightning Corn Maze Saturdays & Sundays, Oct. & Nov. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Harvestmoon Farm, 15990 Stur St., Masaryktown
The five-acre corn maze will incorporate the Lightning logo into its design, as well as other Lightning-specific images. ThunderBug and the Lightning Girls will appear at the maze's grand opening on Oct. 3 and anyone wearing Lightning gear will be admitted for $10. Tickets are normally $11.95. MORE INFO
A Nightmare on Franklin Street Oct. 23-31, times vary
Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa
Tampa's most historic theater presents nine nights of programming aimed at everyone from the average Halloween enthusiast to hard-core horror fans. Screenings include The Conjuring, The Shining, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Poltergeist and more, as well as a special screening of The Exorcist featuring a live discussion with Linda Blair. MORE INFO
Halloween Spree Saturday, Oct. 31 from 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa
Join the museum for their annual not-so-scary Halloween party. Enjoy free arts and crafts, indoor trick-or-treating, costume parades and dancing. Tickets are between $8 and $10. MORE INFO
3rd Annual Trunk or Treat Saturday, Oct. 30 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, 1845 34th St., Sarasota
This free family-friendly event feature trick-or-treating from vehicle trunks, with prizes going to the best decorated trunks. Costume contest winners will also be awarded prizes. There will also be games, a bounce house for kids and treats. Vehicles must be registered by Thursday, Oct. 29. MORE INFO
Scream-A-Geddon Select nights, Sept. 25 - Nov. 1
TreeHoppers, 27839A Saint Joe Rd., Dade City
The new horror park features six haunted attractions with a Monster Midway spread over 60 acres of forest. The park's attractions use Hollywood special effects and exclusive interactive element. MORE INFO
Haunted House at Pearl of the West Oct. 30-31, from 7-10 p.m.
Pearl of the West Masonic Center, 6319 Louisiana Ave., New Port Richey
This haunted house features animatronics and live characters to entertain all ages. Suggested age of attendees is 7 and up. Suggested donations are $5 per person, with all proceeds going to children's charities through Masonic Charities.
Trick-or-Treat Around the Track Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31
Five Pasco County high schools are hosting safe, family-friendly trick-or-treat events over Halloween weekend. Land O' Lakes - Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. - a parking donation of $3 benefiting Gators athletic scholarships will be collected. Admission is free for children in costume and adults with them. Wesley Chapel High School - Friday from 6-7 p.m. - a free event where trick-or-treaters can take trips around the track to collect candy, goodies, treats and prizes. There will also be a petting zoo with animals from the school's FFA department, a photo booth and face painting. Fivay and Ridgewood high schools - Friday from 6-6:45 p.m. at FHS - Children in costume ages 12 and under will get free admission to the Fivay vs. Ridgewood game, which starts at 7:30 p.m. Adults need to pay general admission. Sunlake High School - Saturday, Oct. 31 from 8-10:30 a.m. - Halloween Hustle 5K starts at 8 a.m., Tots race at 10 a.m., Trick-or-treating from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Mall-O-Ween Saturday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Gulf View Square, 9409 U.S. 19, Port Richey
Kids ages 14 and under are invited to show off their costumes at the annual Mall-O-Ween sweets stroll. The safe, indoor and air-conditioned alternative offers trick-or-treating the whole family can enjoy. Stop by Yancy Street Comics for a free comic book and visit Guest Services for a chance to win $75 in Simon gift cards.
12th Annual Boo Bash Saturday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Bright House Field, 601 N. Old Coachman Rd., Clearwater
Families can enjoy a safe place for kids to trick-or-treat and show off their costumes. More than 20 local businesses are supporting the free event, which a Costume Parade around the bases and hayrides around the playing field. Inflatable games will be on the concourse, as well as lots of free candy.
TASCO Field of Screams: "Quarantine" Thursday, Oct. 29 to Sunday, Nov. 1 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Boyd Hill Environmental Studies Area, 2900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg
You'll be challenged to make your way through the dark woods, make it out of the village, break out of the decontamination tent, escape the safe house and flee to safety. Recommended for teens and adults. Participants will be exposed to darkness, loud noises, bright lights and intense scare zones. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate.
Maze of Horror: Zombie Quarantine Edition Saturday, Oct. 17 through Saturday, Oct. 31 at 5 p.m.
2350 34th St. N, St. Petersburg
An office manager who traveled to east Africa comes home with what he thought was the flu. The virus spreads through the office, and mayhem ensues. Children's events are featured on Saturdays, and live music is on Thursdays-Saturdays. Tickets are $10. Proceeds benefit homeless families and underprivileged children.
The Shallow Grave Select dates, Oct. 2-31 starting at 7:30 p.m.
701 42nd Street NW, Winter Haven
The largest in-door privately-owned haunt zone in Florida offers two grotesque grindhouse-style attractions with terrifying live actors, amazing special effects and heart-pounding storylines. Admission is $17 per person per haunt, with combination passes available. MORE INFO
Harvest Holler Corn Maze Weekends from Sept. 25 through Nov. 15
950 Tavares Rd., Polk City
Admission includes interactive corn maze, hayride, hay fort, corn cribs, tire swings, a cow train, corn hole and more. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and children ages 4-12 and children 3 and under are free. MORE INFO
Do you think the first week of November is too early for holiday attractions to begin?
Yes, move them to after Thanksgiving(72%)
No, give more visitors to the area a chance to see them(26%)