What to do for Halloween…

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Gather all your Horror movies and visit a pumpkin patch because Halloween is just around the corner.

It’s finally the spooky season once again and it’s time to get excited. During October there are many things that you can do related to Halloween.

Busch Gardens offers Howl-O-Scream, a yearly festival with terrifying Haunted Houses, thrills for the entire family, and much more. 6 Haunted Houses and 6 scares zones are available for people to attend. Howl-O-Scream takes place on select nights from September 21 through October 28 with tickets start at $39.99.

In Orlando, Universal Studios offers their annual Halloween Horror Nights select nights from September 14 through November 3. Halloween Horror Nights has 10 themed haunted houses including Stranger Things, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, and Poltergeist. Scare Zones are also offered to those who go to Halloween Horror Nights. Tickets start at $62.99 but the event maybe to intense for those under 13 years old.

Also in Orlando, Walt Disney World continues to host Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party which is a good event for children, those who are a child at heart, and anyone who just loves Disney. This event takes place from August 17 through October 31 in the Magic Kingdom. Prices start at $80 for children ages 3 to 9 and $85 per adult. Children can dress up in costumes and gather candy all around the park. Disney puts on a Halloween themed firework show, a parade, and much more.

In Lakeland, Smith Family Ranch holds an event called Cornfusion which is Crop Maze and Fall Festival. This event offers an 8 acre crop maze, a pumpkin patch, and many more activities for a person of any age to enjoy. Prices begin at $10.75 for adults, $8.75 for children ages 4 to 15, and free for children 3 and under.

As an additional purchase, Cornfusion offers ZombieFarm Paintball Hayride to anyone of their height requirement, 48 inches and taller. This event is a 20 minute hayride where you use paintball guns to shoot at zombies actors. Admission starts at $30. Cornfusion takes place on Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 10am to 6pm starting on October 5. The ZombieFarm Paintball Hayride takes place on Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 7pm to 10pm.

While Halloween isn’t till October 31, there is still so much to do in the Tampa, Lakeland, and Orlando area that is fun for everyone of any age.

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