SeaWorld Orlando hosted opening weekend of their 2017 Spooktacular on September 23rd and September 24th. Character Meets, a Pumpkin Patch, Event Merchandise, The Count’s Countdown to Halloween Show, and the popular Trick-or-Treat Trail make this event great fun for the entire family. Here is our Review of Spooktacular’s Opening Weekend.
Character Meets abound at SeaWorld’s Spooktacular. Children will enjoy meeting Princesses, Household Pets, Sea Life, a Mermaid, Witches and Crabby Stiltwalkers. The Characters are true to form and answer every question in character making these interactions a lot of fun. If you meet one of the Princesses be sure to say, “Tag you’re It!” as this is a game the Princesses play with one another even though they are in different locations around the Park. The Witches are brewing up a magical potion in their cauldron so be sure to ask them about their concoction.
Stop by Penelope’s Garden Party area to check out the Pumpkin Patch. Be sure to Make a Wish on a Pumpkin Fish!
Event Merchandise ranges from t-shirts and hats, to Halloween trick-or-treat bags and head-bands.
The Count’s Countdown to Halloween is a really great show that you must see if you attend SeaWorld Orlando’s Spooktacular. From fun songs like “The Monster Mash” and “Pennsylvania 1, 2, 3, 4, 5” to the amazing Spooky Skeletons Dance this show is for all ages. The Narrator will encourage you to sing and dance along with all of your favorite Sesame Street Characters. We did not have any very young children in our group and we thoroughly enjoyed this show so be sure to check it out. You will find this show at the Seaport Theater. Seating does fill up so be sure to arrive early.
What Spooktacular Event would be complete without trick-or-treating? SeaWorld Orlando does not disappoint in this respect. You can go through the lines as much as you like and the trail meanders along Festival Pathway, through Penelope’s Garden Party, along the pathway of Bayside Stadium, past Wild Arctic and ends at Shamu’s Happy Harbor. Family members with allergies can stop by any treat bag table to review the list of allergen ingredients in the treat offerings.
SeaWorld Orlando’s Spooktacular Event runs weekends from September 23rd through October 29th. The event is included with your park ticket so not need to purchase anything additional. Plan a day to meet some interesting characters, see a fun show and collect lots of candy along the trick-or-treat trail. Spooktacular is a wonderful family event for all ages. Be sure to keep your eyes and ears open because you never know what you might see next!
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