Not-too-spooky Sesame Street fun for Halloween at Busch Gardens and SeaWorld

Family-friendly Halloween events feature popular Sesame Street characters, crafts and fun autumn activities in October.

Sesame Street is coming to SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens for a Halloween season of not-too-spooky fun for families this autumn, including over half term.

Guests of all ages can join everyone’s favourite furry friends from Sesame Street as Count von Count, Elmo, Abby Cadabby and others take to the stage in ‘Sesame Street’s Countdown to Halloween’ show, where the Count is feeling lonely and it’s up to the audience and the loveable monsters from Sesame Street to get him into the Halloween spirit. Batty bats and spooky skeletons join the fun in a song-filled stage show that invites families to dance, play and sing along. Families can also enjoy a Halloween Dance Party and even meet whimsical characters inspired by the sea. For this special event, starting in 22 September, children can dress in Halloween costumes and take part in fun-filled trick-or-treating in the park.

At Busch Gardens, Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends are returning every weekend in October, including half term. New for 2018, families can tune into the ‘Not-Too-Spooky Howl-O-Ween Radio Show' starring Count von Count. Children are again welcome to dress in Halloween costumes and dance along as Count von Count serves as master of scare-emonies to lead his Sesame Street pals through his favourite tunes in the new stage show.

Families can even opt to dine with Sesame Street characters at both theme parks. At Busch Gardens, the ‘Lunch with Elmo and Friends' buffet every Saturday and Sunday during the Halloween season will let children enjoy hugs and high fives with sing-a-longs, dance parties, and special photo opportunities. At SeaWorld, ‘Count von Count’s Spooktacular Breakfast' features a delicious buffet enjoyed with the furriest characters in town. The breakfast is a fun-filled experience sure to delight kids and parents alike.

Plus, there is even more to see and do over the Halloween season, with a special seasonal twist to popular show ‘Pet’s Ahoy’ at SeaWorld, a chance to meet a mermaid in SeaWorld’s mermaid grotto, and autumn-inspired activities at Gwazi Field in Busch Gardens, including a hay maze, pumpkin ring toss and much more.

For thrill seekers, there are Halloween scares to be had after dark at Busch Gardens at Howl-O-Scream. One of central Florida’s premier scare events, Howl-O-Scream is not for the faint of heart. The 2018 event features new haunted houses, scare zones and the chance to ride a coaster with a monster.