15 Haunted Houses Near Orlando For Frightful Fun!
15 Haunted Houses Near Orlando!
There are plenty of fun things to do in Orlando. In fact, Orlando is known worldwide for its theme parks, beautiful beaches, and fabulously warm weather. What might not come to mind when you think of Disney’s home city is a night of fright-filled with terror, horror, and a good dose of ghoulish wonder. Think again, however, there's also haunted Orlando! This southern city is filled to the brim with haunted houses that are sure to delight your uneasy side.
Real Haunted Houses Near Orlando, Florida
From haunted mansions to unforgettable Halloween adventures, the haunted houses in Orlando, Florida have earned a reputation for a reason. Dive into the darkness and discover what lies in the shadows beyond the gaping grin of sweet Mickey Mouse.
1 | The Haunting of River Ranch | Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo is getting into the spooky season with a brand-new event sure to be fun for ghouls and goblins of all ages. Those visiting our haunted ranch can expect a hayride, pumpkin patch and corn maze. Come experience this brand-new event, and remember, not all trails are happy.
WHERE: 3200 River Ranch Blvd, River Ranch, FL 33867 | WHO: 863-692-1321
2 | Halloween Horror Nights | HHN is a world-class premier event that happens year after year in Orlando. Each haunt season, people can look forward to 10 haunted house, five scare zones and two live shows. The houses are themed to popular TV shows and movies, as well as original ideas created by Universal.
WHERE: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819 | WHO: Find Them on Online
3 | Howl-O-Scream SeaWorld Orlando | This is the second year SeaWorld Orlando is hosting the event. SeaWorld’s website says, “Evade angry haunts as they rampage through scare zones. Seek shelter indoors, only to find you’ve entered a house of horrors. Deepen the thrill with a nighttime coaster ride. Quench your thirst for fear at a fiendishly interactive bar. Feel the monstrous electricity of a live show.”
WHERE: 7007 Sea World Dr, Orlando, FL 32821 | WHO: 407-545-5550
4 | Howl-O-Scream Busch Gardens Tampa Bay | Look for more scares at Tampa’s event, the original home of Howl-O-Scream. The park’s website says, “Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream® returns in full force, taking over the entire park with haunted houses, scare zones, sinister shows and more. Unspeakable horror lives in every dark corner, including on Busch Gardens’ pulse-pounding thrill rides. Howl-O-Scream is bringing fear to the next level and once you’re in there’s nothing to fear but everything.”
WHERE: 10165 McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612 | WHO: 813-884-4386
5 | Scream N Stream | Dare to be scared – from the safety of your car? Scream N Stream is one of those haunted attractions that you never forget. The Haunted Drive covers one road with seven horrifying zones, all from the safety of your car. You control the drive and they control the lighting, audio and scary creatures that bring horror and mayhem to life. Just imagine journeying on a spooky road with monsters approaching the sides of your car complete with innovative experiences to make you scream and freak out.
WHERE: The Florida Mall, 8001 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32809 | WHO: 407-552-4129
6 | The Haunted Road | If you prefer to visit your ghouls in the safety of your own car, this attraction is for you. Safe yet petrifying, the Haunted Road is a seasonal drive-thru experience that takes you on a hair-raising route on what is said to be one of Central Florida’s last haunted roads. Encounter the tortured spirits of those who used to live on the land as they rise from the dead.
WHERE: 15239 Lake Pickett Rd, Orlando, FL 32822 | WHO: Find Them on Facebook
7 | Orlando Haunts | Take a tour around the city’s most haunted sights and learn the true history behind the area from rumrunners to vaudeville performers, bloody ghouls that haunt local cinemas on moonless nights, and much more. Orlando really is a true magnet for paranormal activity.
WHERE: Global Convergence Sculpture, 28-2 N Magnolia Ave, Orlando, FL 32801 | WHO: 1-844-757-5657
8 | The Haunted Mansion | Looking for a haunted house fit for all ages? Disney’s famous Haunted Mansion offers a labyrinth of haunted chambers the whole family is sure to enjoy. A musical crypt, a creepy conservatory, and a graveyard filled with singing spirits are just some of the eerie elements you’ll encounter at this non-gory attraction. Tickets to Magic Kingdom are required for entrance. If you already have them, this spooky attraction shouldn’t be missed.
WHERE: Liberty Square, Magic Kingdom Park, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836 | WHO: 407-939-5277
9 | Mortem Manor | Impressively, this classic attraction is one of Central Florida’s only year-round haunted houses. Located in dynamic Old Town, Kissimmee, it’s been named one of the Scariest Haunted Houses in America by the Travel Channel. Filled with live actors, animatronics, and top-notch special effects, you get to feel what it’s like to be buried alive, in an old Victorian home you won’t soon forget.
WHERE: 5770 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL 34746 | WHO: 407-507-0051
10 | The Reaping | Located in Winter Garden, this haunt has the backdrop of a depression-era farm where demonic activity plagues its surroundings. The attraction tells the story of Sebastian and Anita Corcoran and how the inheritance of his late grandfather’s cottage led to the most heinous harvest the town had ever seen.
WHERE: 7914 Winter Wren St, Winter Garden, FL 34787 | WHO: 563-940-5115
11 | A Petrified Forest Scare Trail | This haunted trail is one many people come back to again and again. Every year the theme changes, but the scares remain. No one under the age of 13 is permitted without an adult, so you can bet there’s adult horror theming. This attraction is more of a local haunt, but a lot of hard work goes in to building the sets year after year.
WHERE: 1360 E Altamonte Dr, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 | WHO: 407-468-6600
12 | Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail | Sir Henry's Haunted Trail is an outdoor haunted trail located in Plant City in the heart of central Florida between Tampa and Orlando. The attraction has three haunted trails, two escape rooms and laser tag, along with live entertainment, food vendors and event merchandise. The event's website says, "Trek your way through woods that the legendary phantom Sir Henry haunts as he looks for the murderer of his Bride. But Sir Henry is not the only creature you have to fear. If you're lucky you might make it out alive."
WHERE: 2837 S Frontage Rd, Plant City, FL 33566 | WHO: 844-754-7900
13 | Scream-A-Geddon | The Halloween horror event is located in Dade City, just minutes from Tampa. Open on select nights, guests looking to be scared will get the chance to walk through haunted houses, experience some horrifyingly good treats and indulge in their Halloween nightmares.
WHERE: 27839 St Joe Rd, Dade City, FL 33525 | WHO: 813-452-5412
14 | 13th Floor Haunted House | Located in Jacksonville, about two hours north of Orlando, this event is celebrating five years of fear. The event features several haunted houses, as well as mini escape room games and axe throwing. Bring your friends and hold on to them for safety.
WHERE: 9230 Arlington Expy, Jacksonville, FL 32225 | WHO: 904-479-9629
15 | Ripley’s Haunted Castle Tour | If you’re into paranormal activity, you should try Ripley’s Haunted Castle Investigation in St. Augustine. Dubbed the Oldest City in America, St. Augustine is full of spirits that go bump in the night. This attraction may not be a traditional haunted house attraction, but Ripley’s offers world-class attractions.
WHERE: 19 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084 | WHO: 904-824-1606
BONUS | The Old Jail After Dark | Discover the haunting history of St. Augustine’s Old Jail. In the two-hour and 30-minute tour, experience the paranormal in the city’s most haunted building. The event website says, “put your ghost-hunting skills to the test in this brand-new intimate experience and prepare yourself for a spine-tingling night you’ll never forget."
WHERE: 167 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084 | WHO: 904-701-0083
BONUS | Tunnel of the Damned | This is the main attraction at the Orlando Forum of Fear. This haunted walkthrough is actually a 480-foot horrific maze. A post-apocalyptic world awaits, where scorched zombies seek to feed on you while you try to escape. The important question is, can you save anyone or will this hellish New York portal be sealed forever?
WHERE: 8267 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 | WHO: 407-536-7943
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Last Tips On Other Haunted Haunts in Orlando
Looking for things to do in Orlando at night? From thrill-seeking to sightings of ghastly ghosts and haunted journeys into the petrifying unknown, Orlando has so much to offer. Make your visit complete by choosing from the best family-friendly hotels in Orlando and take advantage of the area's enormous variety of restaurants, bars, and other attractions.
Not a fan of ghostly adventures? Dive into our Travel Blog for vacation tips, tricks and fun happenings going on in a must-visit destination near you. If you’re looking for a place to stay that’s close to the action, Westgate’s Orlando resorts are just minutes away.
* Westgate Resorts is in no way affiliated with the attractions featured in this article. Items or places listed are current as of the publishing date of this article. Please call or visit the respective website for the most up-to-date offerings and details.
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