ORLANDO, Fla. – Gatorland's newest Halloween event Gators, Ghosts and Goblins returns for another round of family-friendly fun.

What You Need To Know

  • Gatorland's Gators, Ghosts and Goblins returns

  • The event takes place every weekend October 10-November 1

  • Trick-or-treating, character photo ops, animal encounters and more

The event, which combines Halloween with Oktoberfest, kicks off October 10.

In addition to festive décor around the park, there’s also trick-or-treating with prepackaged treats, character photo ops, live entertainment and more.

Visitors will find characters like the Grim Reaper and a white gator in a top hat in areas with plenty of space to keep them socially-distanced from everyone. The areas feature themed backdrops and prop like tombstones and crypts—perfect for a selfie.

This year, the Gatorland Express train has been turned into a scavenger hunt. While aboard, passengers can look for various mythical creatures along the way, including Mothman and the Jersey Devil. As passengers search, a narrator shares a humor-infused backstory for each of the creatures.

Gatorland will also let visitors participate in an animal enrichment activity. At different times during the day, visitors will be able to throw small pumpkins into the gator-filled waters.

A trick-or-treating trail will be open during the event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to wear costumes, but they should keep them family-friendly.

Health and safety is also a priority for Gatorland. Since reopening, the attraction has added hand sanitizer stations throughout. They also introduced a walk-around character named Social Distancing Skunk Ape, whose main job is to make visitors keep their distance. Visitors are also required to wear a face mask.

Oktoberfest is also part of the celebrations. At Frank & Stein’s Octoberfest, visitors can enjoy live music as well as German food and beer.

Gators, Ghosts & Goblins runs every weekend through November 1 and is included with Gatorland admission.