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SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular Celebrations 2020

SeaWorld Spooktacular [© CC BY 2.0 Britt Reints, http://www.flickr.com/photos/emmandevin]
SeaWorld Spooktacular [© CC BY 2.0 Britt Reints, http://www.flickr.com/photos/emmandevin]

At SeaWorld, the Seaworld’s Halloween Spooktacular runs each weekend from late September and is suitable for the whole family. The 2020 dates are:

  • September 19, 20, 26, 27
  • October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31
  • November 1

For 2020 it runs from September 19 to November 1 each weekend.


The fun begins at 11 a.m. each day and ends at 8 pm. It offers a family friendly trick-or-treat experience all included in the standard admission. Costumes are encouraged but only children aged 12 and under may wear masks.

Throughout the park there is the chance to meet many unusual sea creature characters including sea witches, mermaids, polar bears, penguins, pumpkin fish and a walking and talking spider crab.

SeaWorld Orlando gradually releases information about their SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular event over a period of several months, usually starting in June. Therefore some of the information on the rest of this page still relates to the 2019 event

Penelope’s Garden Party

Penelope’s Party Zone is now called Penelope’s Garden Party on the Bayside Pathway near the Bayside Stadium and features a live DJ, dancing, crafts, games, bubbles and colourful sea-themed characters.

Seaworld’s Halloween Spooktacular dates for 2020

Seaworld’s Halloween Spooktacular calendar for 2020

Countdown to Halloween Live Musical Stage Show

There is also the Countdown to Halloween Live Musical Stage Show featuring Count Von Count, Elmo and friends from Sesame Street at the Seaport Theater where the whole family can sing and dance along.

Halloween Dance Party

End you day at SeaWorld with a special line dancing party featuring Princess Penelope and her undersea friends in the Village Square. The party starts one hour before the park closes.

Mermaid Grotto

At the Mermaid Grotto you can meet a mermaid and have your photo taken with her in her seashell grotto.

Pet’s Ahoy Halloween

The Pet’s Ahoy show takes on a Halloween twist in the Seaport Theater. During the hilarious show you will get to meet cats and dogs, ducks and doves, macaws, potbellied pigs and a few other animal guest stars performing tricks. All the animals involved are rescue animals from local shelters.

Sweet Treat Decorating

At the Sweet Treat Decorating Post you get the chance to decorate your own cookie for a nominal fee when you buy a special kit with cookie, frosting and toppings.

Waves of Trick-or-Treat Fun

You can dress-up in your favourite costume and go trick-or-treating around SeaWorld’s “spooktacular” exhibits, particularly along the Bayside Pathway.

The Spooktacular map leads you to 15 different sea-themed stations each featuring lots of treats and candy including Pirate’s Booty®, Airheads® and SunRype®.

SeaWorld suggest you bring your own bag or Halloween bucket with you or you can buy a re-usable bag from $0.99 and up at select locations. If you suffer from food allergies, check with a cast member for information on allergen-friendly treats.