Funtober Haunted Houses

Haunted Houses in Florida for Halloween 2016

Find the best Halloween haunted houses in Florida for 2016 at Funtober’s directory of commercial haunted houses.  We have the haunted attractions featuring haunted houses, haunted hayrides, haunted trails, and scream parks with dates, ticket prices, and locations.  Check the list, get your friends together and plan a night out of thrilling scare entertainment.

Do you want zombies, clowns, murderers, devils, or vampires who roam both commercial and charity haunts in Florida.  Funtober 100 lists America’s Best Top 100 Haunted Houses in 2013 (with videos).

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The people of Florida have been dodging alligators and panthers since the time of its exploration by Ponce de Leon.  They have been kept young by their discovery of the fountain of youth, the yellow polka dot bikini. So these Florida haunted houses are not a place for the old and weary. Women and children may want to avoid them as well. Only the smartest and strongest Floridians will survive the encounter.

Florida has fifty-three haunted houses:  We have separate attraction links and listings for haunted houses USAhaunted corn mazes, haunted trails, haunted zombie paintballhaunted forests, haunted hayrides, and ghost tours.

Panama City Haunted Houses

Panama City has the souls of more than a handful of college students who went to Florida for spring break. Tourists remain here every year to scare its residents during Halloween.

Race City Haunted House – 9523 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Race City is Panama City Beach’s largest fun center and arcade.  Each October Captain Dye opens an attraction at Race City.  This place is lots of fun every day all year long.  Enjoy the fun with go karts, mini golf, a sky coaster, arcade, bumper cars, food and more.  Doors open at noon.  The attraction will offer Halloween celebrations but not a haunted house in 2015.

Tallahassee Haunts

Tallahassee bleeds garnet and gold, the colors of Florida State University. We’re not sure if they are student, alumni, or simply town residents, but we think it is best to avoid them no matter what colors you are wearing.

Terror of Tallahassee – new location at 1408 Lake Bradford Road, Tallahassee, FL 32304
 All new attraction and location information with sneak peak starting October 9, 2015.  Attraction is usually open every Friday and Saturday nights in October.

Fort Walton Beach Jaycees Haunted House – 1318 Miracle Strip Parkway, FWB, Florida

Jacksonville Haunted Houses

Jacksonville was once named the Winter Film Capital of the World. After considering Jacksonville, we’re rethinking our plan to give our next low budget horror film to Hollywood.

Night Terrors Haunted House – 11740 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32223.  Night Terrors has closed permanently.

The Dungeons Haunted Attractions – 2493 State Road 16, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Dungeons Scream Park is North Florida’s most unique haunted experience.  It is located at the Clay County Fairgrounds.  Tickets are $10 for General Admission and go up from there.  Open Thursday through Sunday nights in October.  Haunts include The Rot, The Freakshow, and Delirium.  Doors are open from 7 pm until 12 am on Friday and Saturday or 10:00 pm on all other nights.

Haunt Nights – 1944 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Haunt Nights features three attractions.  Apocalypse 3D is about giants, zombies, and mutants amidst glowing radiation.  Also experience Cirque Du Slay, and The Backwoods.  You will never sleep again.  Tickets are $22.99 for the combo pass or $12.99 for an individual attraction. Try the Zombie Attack Laser Tag.  Enjoy on Friday and Saturday until 11:30 pm and other nights until 10:00 pm.  The haunt opens at dusk.  They also have mini golf and go-kart rides.

Image of zombie at Haunt Nights attraction in Florida.

Haunt Nights

Orlando Haunted Houses

Once a year, Walt Disney World Resort hands out medals to those who complete the Walt Disney World Marathon. The spirits of those who drop out before the 26.2 mile mark are relegated to work at Universal Studios or haunts in the area. Here are a few where you might find them.

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando, 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL
Universal Orlando operates their Halloween attraction for a record 30 nights in 2015.  The attraction opens on September 18th. Ticket prices are as low as $49.99 with a day time ticket purchase or $101.99 for a single night purchase.  We recommend you explore and buy your tickets online.  Many types of park discounts are available in the area.  Don’t miss any of the 9 haunted houses including The Cabin in the Woods, Evil Dead, or Resident Evil.  Funtober names Halloween Horror Nights the #1 Haunted House in Florida.

Face the Fear House, 4154-4220 N Ronald Reagan Blvd., Sanford, FL
Face the Fear is held at Longwood Elementary School October 23, 24, 30, 31.

A Petrified Forest – 1360 E. Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
A Petrified Forest is a giant 85,000 square foot haunt attraction.  There are four attractions named The Path (two trails), Backstage Tour, and Laser Tag.  It features live bands, food and games.  The fun runs from 7:30 pm to 11 pm. Tickets are $15 for either haunted trail or $25 for both.  The Backstage Tour is $12.  There are combo packages available.  Starts weekends October 2nd.

Image of the logo for haunted attraction A Petrified Forest

A Petrified Forest is located in Altamonte Springs, Florida near Orlando.

Haunted Marsh, 3335 Marsh Rd., Kissimmee FL 34746

The 15th annual haunted house that is free and open to the public.  All new layout and theme again this year. 

Silver Springs State Park Fright Night is sponsored by the Ocala Jaycees.  It is located at 5656 E. Silver Spriings Blvd., Ocala, FL

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party – Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Disney World operates a night time Halloween experience called Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.  It is a separate hard ticket priced starting at $68 dollars.  It features the Hallpy HallowWishes Firesworks and two Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parades each night.  This is one of the best non-scary events in the world.  You can find all the popular Disney characters in the park on these nights.  Trick or Treat your way around the park.  Lots of rides, fun, entertainment, and of course the Haunted Mansion.  The entire park is decorated for Halloween.  Starts September 15th.

Sarasota Haunted Houses

Frightmares – 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236
Frightmares is a 12,000 square foot attraction located at the Sarasota Fairgrounds for 2015.  Tickets are $16.  It is open for 10 nights beginning October 16th.  Experience a unique mix of horror and fun at Frightmares.  Lots of ghastly sites and horrifying sounds with scary FX scenes. Tampa-St. Petersburg Haunted Houses

Tampa Haunted Houses

Tampa hosted the 2012 Republican National.  Things are still scary around Tampa.

The Radley Haunted House – 3900 19th Street North, Saint Petersburg, FL 33714
Tickets are a donation for the Radley.  It runs for 15 nights in October The times are 8 pm to 12 am.  What really happened at The Radley?  Visit to discover the truth.

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens – 3000 E. Busch Blvd., Tampa, Florida
Another Florida theme park favorite is Busch Gardens Tampa.  They have run this Halloween event for over 15 years.  HowlOScream runs every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights beginning September 25th plus two Sunday nights in October.  The times are 7:30 pm until 1 am.  Event is always a fan favorite for both locals and tourists.  Check their website for the full range of prices, discounts, and online options.  Busch Gardens has a full range of scream attractions including The Basement, Death Water Bayou, Circus of Superstition, Blood Asylum, Dead Fall, Zombie Mortuary, The Experiment, and Ultimate Gamble.  New theme for 2015 is Unearthed from the producers of the Blair Witch Project.

Hellview Cemetery, 510 49th Avenue N., St. Petersburg, FL 33703  (Check facebook page as they may not open due to burglary.)
Hellview Cemetery has operated for 18 years.  Doors are open from 7 pm to 10 pm.  At this cemetery the dead are not really quiet.  Much more than a yard haunt.  All donations go to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Image of cemetery headstones at Hellview Cemetery haunt attraction.

Hellview Cemetery

Newton’s Haunts Midway Massacre – 5613 Newton Avenue South Gulfport, FL
Midway Massacre invites you to come play in the Fun House. Mirrors, mazes, tight spaces, darkness, & clowns that follow your every move are waiting for you inside! They will again be proudly supporting Pinellas Park Fire Dept.’s Explorers Post 945.   Donations are $3.
Dates Open in 2014:
October 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25
November 1

Newton’s Haunts The Hollows – 5600 Newton Avenue South Gulfport, FL
The Hallows will be presenting the Forgotten Existence from a time long ago. Evil lurks between the past and the present. See what appears when darkness falls around you. Nothing is as it seems. Supporting Biff’s Kids.   Have not confirmed dates for 2015.

No Remorse Cemetery,  St. Petersburg, FL (Attraction is now permanently closed.)

Cape Coral – Fort Myers – Port Charlotte Haunted Houses

Two hurricanes caused extensive damage to the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area in 2004-2005. The ghosts that were stirred up by the hurricanes have yet to find peace. Every year in October, they are especially bitter about the approaching hurricane season.

Haunting on the Harbor, Punta Gorda FL
Punta Gorda hosts a downtown haunted festival and haunted house.  Admission to festival is $3.  Hours on Friday are 6 pm to 11 pm.  Hours on Saturday and Sunday are noon until 11 pm.
Dates Open in 2014:
October 24, 25, 26, 30, 31

Terror on 20th – 2812 sw 28th ave., Cape Coral, FL 
Terror on 20th is a local attraction supporting a number of charities.  Stop by the nights of October 24, 25, 29, 30, and 31 from dusk until 10 pm with some canned goods for a great Halloween fun time. Entry is free with a food donation.

Port St. Lucie Haunted Houses

Houses in Port St. Lucie were originally developed by the General Development Corporation, based out of Miami. In the early 1990s, GDC declared bankruptcy due to accusations of fraudulent home sales. The area couldn’t escape difficulties during the 2007-2008 housing crisis, either. Now, you’ll find these houses filled with angry former homeowners intent on exacting their revenge.

Palm Beach Haunted Houses

Old money and old houses go together as Palm Beach was established by Henry Morrison Flagler, a founder of Standard Oil.  These haunts are frequented by the ghosts of angry environmentalists bent on punishing you for your oil consumption.

X Scream Halloween – 2030 South Congress Avenue, Palm Springs, FL 33406
Tickets are $15 for X Scream Halloween’s Aftershock.  Attractions are Lycan’s Lair and The Sanctuary.  Find out if Lycans and Vampires can really share this planet.  Tickets sold between 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm.  Starts October 10th.

Fort Lauderdale Haunted Houses

Named Fort Lauderdale for a series of forts constructed during the Second Seminole War, it’s no wonder you will find houses in the vicinity of Fort Lauderdale.

Enigma Haunt at 21069 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33486.
Explore the Florida legends of fog and hidden monsters at Enigma.  The theme is “death is always an option”.  Tickets start at $20 online with a portion going to support the Wounded Warrior Project for our armed forces.  Single attraction tickets and combo tickets available.  Doors open at 7:30 pm.  Starts October 2nd.

Miami Haunted Houses

Since 2000, the haunted attractions in Miami have been especially scary. Apparently, there’s still a few ghosts in the Miami-Dade County area pissed about the results of the 2000 election between George Bush and Al Gore.

House of Horror – 1455 NW 107th Avenue, Doral, FL 33172
House of Horror is an amusement park featuring 2 acres of attractions with 30 bone chilling scenes and 30 scary characters including 10 new demons.  It has live music, carnival rides, and carnival acts.  You can wear your costume with mask at House of Horror.  Hulk Hogan’s Micro Championship Wrestling returns for another year.  Also Michael Griffin from America’s Got Talent does his escape artist thrill.  Tickets for the complete park available with discount coupons online available.  Visit any night starting September 24th.  The times are 5 pm to 12 am on Friday and Saturday and 6 pm to 11 pm on all other nights.  Free parking is available at Miami International Mall.

The Halls of Terror – Miami, FL (permanently closed)

Florida Keys
Delirium, Key Largo – More Info

On separate pages we list more information on ghost tours, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and home haunted houses.

Home Haunts (New List of Home Haunted Houses for Halloween 2014)


Best Haunted Houses in Florida

  • Race City – Panama City, Florida
  • Haunted Trail & Peek A Boo Path, Panama City, Florida
  • Terror of Tallahassee – Tallahassee, Florida
  • Castle Dread Haunted Attraction – Tallahassee, Florida
  • Night Terrors – Jacksonville, Florida
  • Haunt Nights at Adventure Landing – Jacksonville, Florida
  • Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights – Orlando, FL
  • Face the Fear – Longwood, Florida
  • A Petrified Forest – Allmonte Springs, Florida
  • Rutland Haunted Forest – Rutland, Florida
  • Haunted Marsh – Kissimmee, Florida
  • Bush Gardens Howl-O-Scream – Tampa, Florida
  • Hellview Cemetery – St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Longwood Haunt – Longwood, Florida
  • The Asylum – Port Canaveral, Florida
  • The Dark Emerald Forest – Fort Walton Beach, FL
  • Fear For Your Life – Tampa, Florida
  • Haunted Walk Calusa Nature Center – Fort Myers, Florida
  • Haunting on the Harbor – Punta Gorda, Florida
  • Terror on Main Street – Sebastian, Florida
  • X-Scream Halloween – West Palm Beach, Florida
  • The Village of Horrors – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Horrorween House – Coral Springs, Florida
  • House of Horror Amusement Park – Doral, Florida
  • The Halls of Terror – Miami, Florida
  • Miami Seaquarium Monster Splash – Miami, Florida
  • Delirium Key Largo Halloween Cruise – Key Largo, Florida
  • Tombstone Spook Trail – Lake Butler, Florida
  • The Lavene Family Trail of Nightmares – Kissimmee, Florida
  • Buckingham Terror – Lakeland, Florida
  • Terror on the Lake Haunted House – Clermont, Florida
  • Haunted Trail – Tampa, Florida
  • Zoo Boo Lowery Park Zoo – Tampa, Florida
  • Frightmares Tomb of Terror – Sarosata, Florida
  • Ghost Tours – St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Haunted Firehouse – Palm Harbor, Florida
  • Fear is Near – Tampa, Florida
  • Ghost Tours at the Museum – Brooksville, Florida
  • Festival of Souls – Hallandale Beach, Florida
  • Haunts of Newton Avenue – Gulfport, Florida
  • Sorosis Club Bad Luck Bayou – Orange City, Florida
  • Enigma Haunt – Boca Raton, Florida
  • Correa Ct – Jacksonville, Florida
  • Cruz – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • Nightmare on Pine Street – Ocala, Florida
  • Terror on 20th – Cape Coral, FL

State By State List of Halloween Haunted Houses

Nearby Haunted Houses
If you live in Northern Florida, there’s a chance that you should actually run across the border rather than visit the closest Florida haunted house.

Haunted Houses in Alabama
Haunted Houses in Georgia
Haunted Houses in Michigan

Find other fall fun things to do in Florida in October:

Oktoberfest in Florida
Florida Festivals
Florida Corn Mazes
Florida Ghost Tours
Pumpkin Patches in Florida

Haunted Houses in Florida

Halloween Haunted Houses

Did We Miss Something?
Have you been to one of these haunted attractions? Future visitors would be interested in hearing what you thought. Did you have a great experience? Was it worth the money? Would you suggest it to visitors here? Any suggestions to maximize the experience? I’ll gladly publish what you send me and give you a great big hug.

If you are the owner or employee of a haunted house on this list, or one I missed and need to add, I would love to have more information about the haunted house, photos, dates/times/hours for 2015, etc. Use the contact form to get in touch and I’ll tell you where to email your answers to these questions.


  1. i think that kids can go because what if a grown up wants to spend a night in a haunted house and they need to bring there childrend because that why i am looking up this i want to go in a haunted house with a grown up

  2. Mercy Manor, circa 1933, located at 918 Grace Ave, Panama City, is DEFINATELY HAUNTED and has been featured on the front page of the News Herald twice; last time was Oct 31, 2012. Spirits are not only inside the home, but linger around the grounds also. Numerous service technicians and providers, as well as visitors to the home have left with screeching tires out of fear. The spirit inhabitants are poltergeists who do more than create smells and frighten people. They are shadow people who come and go through a vortex that leads to a very large upstairs closet. Mercy Manor is registered in Historic Homes of Panama City and is currently awaiting it’s plaque.

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