Halloween at Old Town has started, just as it has within all of the Orlando theme parks. The weekend crowds are picking up, and the weekday evening events are filling up too. One of the lesser known attractions that fills up with zombies on the weekends is Old Town. This lesser-known attraction is located on Highway 192 along the Kissimmee tourist corridor.
First of all, from 8 p.m. to midnight every Friday & Saturday (mid-September to Oct. 31), Halloween at Old Town fills their streets with more than just their usual car show. The muscle & classic cars compete in a decorating contest during their nightly car cruise. Zombies linger within the park to meet guests. “Thriller” performances begin, costume contests are held, and there is trick or treating for all ages (Oct. 31 from 5pm to 7pm) in a fun, safe environment. Best of all, it’s FREE! Well, most of it anyway.
The Haunt Event for Halloween at Old Town The Haunt event includes free events and ticketed attractions. There are 5 scare zones that are free, 2 haunted mazes ($6 each, or $10 for both mazes) and a new zombie tag experience ($25, with $10 rebate upon badge return. After first game: $6 per game). If you’d like to experience the entire Haunt, go for the combo ticket at $55. It includes both mazes, a zombie tag game and a limited edition Haunt shirt. The haunted mazes are called Warehouse X and Clown Town. These are best for guests 16 years of age and up. In fact, if you want to avoid the scary sections altogether, Halloween at Old Town is set up with the front of the park less scary for the little ones. The further in, the scarier it gets. “I think the zombie tag is what will set us apart from any other haunted attractions,” said Thearon Scurlock, Old Town’s general manager. It is an all-new interactive experience held outside. Guest try their hand at surviving a zombie apocalypse. As the evening darkens, the challenge increases. How will you fair?
Be sure to stay and have the little ones take part in our annual costume contest. Judging will be based by audience participation but everyone will walk away a winner for trying out. Contests will include different age groups so dress up everyone for a chance to win some great prizes.
Grab your little ghoul or goblin for a night of Halloween fun at Old Town. Bring your bags and stop by one of our many candy stations and participating merchants to load up on delicious, sugary treats. Trick or Treating and the costume contest are FREE for all ages.
Trick or Treating: 5:00pm – 7:00pm (or while supplies last)
Costume Contest: 7:00pm – 8:00pm (Old Town Main Stage)
*****Masks are not permitted on property for any age. They will be allowed during the Costume Contest at the Old Town Stage.
No Zombies at This Attraction
Finally, another lesser-known attraction is just down the road from Old Town. Capone’s Dinner & Show, is 3.1 miles east at 4740 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL 34746. Al and his gang will be entering into their 28th anniversary in 2020, but you don’t have to wait until then to see the spectacular show. The show runs nightly and is a great way to spend an evening with gangsters and dames from an era that produced its own thrills. Save a night for this fun, action-packed dinner show. It is the best bang for your buck and doesn’t include a single zombie!