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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 (Saturday and Sunday).


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 costume masks or hoods. Also face painting is not allowed except by the authorised artists on site.

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. Great for photo opportunities.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic there have been some changes to the SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular and capacity is limited in the interests of safety. All guests must make a reservation

Seaworld’s Halloween Spooktacular dates for 2020

Seaworld’s Halloween Spooktacular calendar for 2020

Trick-or-Treat Trail

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 a number of different sea-themed stations each featuring lots of treats and candy including Tootsie Rolls®, Airheads® and Smarties®. For extra safety, the cast members drop the candy down large chutes.

To aid social distancing this year the trail is in one direction only starting near Mango Joe’s and Wild Arctic and finishing near the Seafire Grill and the Dolphin Nursery.

In previous years you could bring your own bag but for safety hygiene reasons, in 2020 you must purchase a new SeaWorld reusable bag priced from $2.49 at the entrance to the Trick-or-Treat Trail. You cannot enter the trail without an official bag.

If you suffer from food allergies, check with a cast member for information on allergen-friendly treats.

Count Von Count’s Spooktacular Breakfast

The normal character breakfast is transformed into Count Von Count’s Spooktacular Breakfast “Booffet”, where you can feast on a comprehensive buffet breakfast in the company of Sesame Street characters like Elmo and Big Bird as well as Count Von Count. Reservations are required.

The breakfast is served in the hospitality area to the right of the Bayside Pathway when approaching from the main entrance.

The price is $32.99 (plus tax) for adults aged 10+, $16.99 (plus tax) for children aged 3 to 9 and free for infants aged 0 to 2. Allergen and gluten free options are available.

Cookie Decorating with Cookie Monster

The earlier Sweet Treat Decorating Post has been upgraded to include Cookie Monster. You get to decorate your own cookie with frosting and toppings. Located at the Sea Harbor Pavillions.

The price is $14.99 (plus tax) for adults and children aged 3 and up. The price includes a Sesame Street lunch box cookie decorating kit with either milk or a bottle of water.

Mermaid Grotto

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

Scavenger Hunt

There is a scavenger hunt each day of the Spooktacular event and you can win a prize from Chick-Fil-A if you complete it. Look out for the QR code signs in park.

Sesame Street

In Sesame Street there are photo opportunities with some of the Sesame Street characters such as Elmo, the Count and Big Bird.

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.

Halloween Dance Party

End your 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.

Halloween Maze

New for 2020 is the Spookie & Kookie’s Pumpkin Patch Maze, located near Sesame Street Land and suitable for all ages. Capacity is limited to support social distancing.