SeaWorld Halloween Celebrations
At SeaWorld, the Seaworld’s Halloween Spooktacular runs each weekend from early October to Halloween night and is suitable for the whole family. The 2013 dates are October 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27 and the fun begins at 12 noon each day and ends at 8 pm. It offers a family friendly trick-or-treat experience all included in the standard admission.
Throughout the park there is the chance to meet many unusual sea creature characters including sea witches, mermaids, polar bears, penguins, pumpkin fish and a walking and talking spider crab.
New from 2011 is Penelope’s Party Zone at the Bayside Stadium featuring a DJ, dancing, crafts, games and colourful characters plus the chance to decorate your own apple at the Apple & Crispy Rice Treat Decorating Post (for a nominal fee).
There is also the Countdown to Halloween Live Musical Stage Show featuring Count Von Count, Elmo and friends from Sesame Street.
You can dress-up in your favourite costume and go trick-or-treating around SeaWorld’s “spooktacular” exhibits. The Spooktacular map leads you to 15 different treasure stations each featuring lots of treats and candy.
At Penelope’s Photacular between the Bayside Stadium and Wild Arctic, you can join in a photo shoot and see yourself in a virtual costume parade as part of the Shamu Rocks pre-show.
The normal character breakfast is transformed into Count Von Count’s Spooktacular Breakfast “Booffet”, where you can feast on a buffet breakfast in the company of Sesame Street characters. Reservations are required.
If you wanted to make a night of it, then there was a separate Spooky Spectacular Sleepover (suitable for families with children in kindergarten through to fifth grade) from 6 pm to 9 am. Tickets include an evening pizza snack, continental breakfast, crafts and activities and sleeping at the Shark Encounter. You can also get a next day admission ticket at a discount.