Find the best Halloween haunted houses in Florida for 2018 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. Do you want zombies, clowns, murderers, devils, or vampires who roam both commercial and charity haunts in Florida? Check the list, get your friends together and plan a night out of thrilling scare entertainment.
Also check out our list of the Top 100 Haunted Houses 2017 in America. Is your favorite haunted attraction on the top 10 and top 100 state list?
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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 USA, haunted corn mazes, haunted trails, haunted zombie paintball, haunted forests, haunted hayrides, and ghost tours.
A Petrified Forest - Altamonte Springs, FL
The season opens October 5th. 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 $10. There are combo packages available. They are open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.
Enigma Haunt - Boca Raton, FL
Enigma opens September 28th. Open every Friday and Saturday nights plus some Sunday and additional dates. Check web page for added details. Explore the Florida legends of fog and hidden monsters at Enigma. The theme is “death is always an option”. Tickets start at $25 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. Haunt has 19000 square feet plus two floors of terror.
Face the Fear House - Longwood, FL
All new location at the Longwood Village Inn. Admission tickets are $13. Open October 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th. Be aware of dangerous alien sightings. They are all around us.
Fright Nights - West Palm Beach, FL
The fun begins with a back stage tour on October 10th or full scare beginning October 11th. Open weekends in October. Now open for over 17 years they are located at the South Florida Fairgrounds. 4 Haunted Houses feature terrifying live actors, cool special effects, and scary monsters! Fright Nights is the premier haunted house attraction in South Florida and 2018 is going to be chock full of scares! With 4 full haunts, carnival rides, live music, food, and entertainment, Fright Nights is the place to go on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night in October.
Halloween Horror Nights - Orlando, FL
HHN starts their season on September 14th. This is Universal Orlando and their big Halloween event. This is one of the best and biggest haunt events in the country. Ticket prices are as low as $62.99 with a day time ticket purchase or $114.99 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. Halloween Horror Nights has over 642000 Face book likes.
Haunt Nights - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Their 2018 haunt season begins October 5th. Haunt Nights at Adventure Landing features four attractions. Payn Manor, Pinehurst Asylum, Dark Fables, and Descent all will terrorize you. Tickets are $26.99 for the combo pass. Enjoy on Friday and Saturday until 11:30 pm with some Thursday, Sunday and other nights until 10:00 pm. The haunt opens at dusk. They also have mini golf and go-kart rides.
Haunting on the Harbor - Punta Gorda, FL
Event opens for 4 nights on October 26th, 27th, 28th, and 31st. 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.
House of Horror - Doral, FL
Open nightly starting September 27th. House of Horror is an amusement park featuring a haunted carnival on 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. Check out their two new haunted houses: Blossom Ln and Area 13. Tickets for the complete park available with discount coupons online available. 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. Attraction is open every night of the month. House of Horror has over 28000 Facebook likes.
Howl-O-Scream - Tampa, FL
Event starts on September 21st, 2018, and runs through 10/28. Another Florida theme park favorite is Busch Gardens Tampa. They have run this Halloween event for over 15 years. HowlOScream runs the last two Friday and Saturday nights in September and every Thursday through 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 – this is a separately ticketed event. 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. Howl-O-Scream has over 127,000 Facebook likes.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party - Orlando, FL
The party begins starting on August 17th. Disney World operates a night time special event Halloween experience called Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. It is a separate hard ticket priced starting at $85 dollars. It features the Happy 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.
Terror of Tallahassee - Tallahassee, FL
Attraction is usually open every Friday and Saturday nights in October beginning October 5th. Check their website below for further information. Adult tickets are sold at the door for $18 or online for $15.
Terror on 20th - Cape Coral, FL
Terror on 20th is a local attraction supporting a number of charities. Stop by from dusk until 10 pm with some canned goods for a great Halloween fun time. Entry is free with a food donation.
Terror on the Lake - Clermont, FL
The Neverending Nightmare Haunted House - Ocoee, FL
Open every Friday and Saturday beginning October 12th plus some added dates. Enter the time when your nightmares now have control. An old asylum, an industrial disaster, a backwoods swamp and many more scenes of terror await as you travel from one to the next. The waking realm seems so far away, will you be able to make it back? General admission is $13.
The Shallow Grave - Winter Haven, FL
The Shallow Grave will not open in 2018.
X Scream Halloween - Palm Springs, FL
All new attractions for 2018 include X-scream Halloween and Last Laugh Circus. Find out if Lycans and Vampires can really share this planet. Open every Friday and Saturday beginning October 13th. Tickets are $13.
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.
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