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Top 3 Halloween Vacations for Families

Updated: Sep 9, 2023

Every year, it feels like Halloween keeps getting bigger and bigger. There are so many ways people love to celebrate Halloween from over-the-top yard decorations to costume parties, chilling movie nights, local haunted house attractions and trick-or-treating block parties.

If you are one of those families who just love to celebrate the spooky season, then you will not want to miss these must-do Halloween vacations! Whether you are looking for a fun family-friendly event or a dark and creepy experience, here are The Top 3 Vacations for Families who Love Celebrating Halloween.

#1 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Starting in mid-August, the Walt Disney World Resort hosts its special ticketed event, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

This after-hours celebration at Magic Kingdom park features trick-or-treating and world-class entertainment including a Halloween-themed parade, stage shows and fireworks displays.

Plus, guests can enjoy their favorite rides and attractions with little to no wait times.

#2 Halloween on the High Seas

From mid-September through the end of October, Disney Cruise Line throws the biggest Halloween bash on the high seas!

These special sailings bring the fun of Halloween to cruise line guests with a host of entertainment.

Families can dress up and join Disney characters in their Halloween costumes, dance the night away at a spooky deck party, enjoy fun-themed food and beverages and immerse themselves in a ghostly ship takeover with elaborate Halloween décor.

#3 Halloween Horror Nights

For families with older children who love the thrilling, eerie and spine-tingling side of Halloween, a visit to the Universal Orlando Resort for Halloween Horror Nights, the World's Premier Halloween Event is a must-do experience for every horror fan.

On select nights in September and October, this separately ticketed event at Universal Studios Florida features movie-quality haunted houses inspired by the top names in terror and pop culture.

Plus, the outrageous live entertainment and sinister scare zones are filled with hordes of gruesome creatures stalking every guest’s moves.

So whether you desire to travel to these destinations for your Halloween night festivities or are just looking for fun experiences during the Fall season, these 3 Halloween vacations will allow your family to create thrilling memories that they will never forget.

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Lissa Ryan is a Senior Travel Advisor with Kingdom Destinations specializing in luxurious family vacations. Lissa helps busy parents who want to create travel memories with their families through luxury travel experiences, but are too busy or overwhelmed with all the effort and research that is required to plan that perfect vacation.

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