Top Haunted Houses and Trails in the Central Florida Area

After doing a little research of our own, these are some of the top haunted houses and trails you should visit this Halloween season.

1. A Petrified Forest 

This haunted scare trail is well known in the Central Florida area for having 85,000 square feet of pure terror. From 2 scare trails to food trucks and live music, this is the event of the season! This haunted experience is not like the rest and has many things to offer such as a backstage tour of the scare areas. Located right in the middle of a forest, this event starts October 5, and runs through the beginning of November. Location is Altamonte Springs and hours are 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends.

2. Mortem Manor

This is the only haunted house running year round in Florida! It features two floors of scares and horror. With the new addition ‘Last Ride’ this haunted attraction has everyone raving about the scariest house conveniently located in Old Town, Kissimmee. Come check out what lays beyond the manor and what is in store for you after the attraction is over. This one of the more known haunted houses that many locals know about, open year round, Wednesdays-Sundays, 6 p.m. until 1 a.m. most nights.

3. Scream-A-Geddon

This is a premiere haunted house experience located in Tampa Bay that has everyone talking! It is the only large independent scream park in Central Florida, and has eight different attractions to experience. Three of them are new this year: Rage 3D, Demon’s Revenge, and Zombie Paintball Assault. With so many attractions available there is always a way to get scared. Come join the fun at this multiple haunted house event. Scares start from September 21 from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on most nights, can go to 1 a.m. on most weekends, and runs almost every night until November 3rd.

4. I-4 Fear Park: Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail and Ominous Descent

Sir Henry’s features three haunted trails, an escape game, and laser tag. Other entertainment includes live music and food vendors on days that the trail is open. For those little ones that the usual event might be too scary for, there is a daytime event available, for them! There will be a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, as well as meet and greet with some friendly monsters. Visit their website for further information about the trails and what to expect. Hours are most weekend nights, starting on October 5th from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and ending on the 28th, a few days before Halloween.

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