I’ve already written about what a great value the SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular is, but now I’ve had a chance to experience the 2013 edition and can tell you my original assessment still stands.
Here are a few tips to enjoy the day:
- The Spooktacular trail is least busy shortly after opening and again just before the area closes for the day.
- You can start at either end of the trail, but most of the treat stations are oriented for easiest access from the front of the park.
- Although SeaWorld provides bags for trick-or-treating, you’ll want to have a larger bag to consolidate all your candy into as you enjoy the rest of your day in the park.
- There is a lot to do besides just trick or treating. Take time to interact with the characters, decorate a cookie, or stay for the dance party at the end of the night
- Dress your kids up in costumes that are appropriate for the weather and bring a camera to capture the memories.
SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular is included with park admission and runs over the remaining weekends in October.
More photos below the jump and details on a special “jelly belly” event that only runs during the final weekend.
During the final weekend of Halloween Spooktacular, Oct. 26 and 27, Jelly Belly artist in residence, Kristen Cumings, will use more than 10,000 Jelly Belly jelly beans to create a portrait of rockhopper penguins, reflecting SeaWorld’s all-new, Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin. Guests can watch as this handmade jelly bean creation comes together in front of their eyes. Kids can join in the fun too