EPISODE 78 – The Best Haunted Houses in Florida

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If you are visiting Florida during the Halloween season, there is no shortage of places to find a good scare. You will find everything from fright nights to petrified forests and ghost tours for the whole family. Central Florida is very well known for its live entertainment. You are guaranteed to find the most incredible special effects most likely done by a local artist. Florida haunted houses can be some of the best haunted houses in the country.

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This week we are sponsored by Trusted Tours and Attractions. Trusted Tours and Attractions provides discount tickets to top US sightseeing tours, world-class attractions, museums and other amazing things to do while on vacation. Some of our favorites are here such as the trolley tours in St. Augustine and Key West. You’ll also find discounted tours in Miami, Naples, Orlando, and Tampa. Visit Trusted Tours and Attractions to get started. 

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Ghost tours make some of the best Halloween fun. If you have listened to this podcast for any length of time, you know we love St. Augustine. Henry Flagler should naturally have a part in this fun. Great times abound on the Ghosts and Gravestones Tour. The tour will take you through all the most haunted places in St. Augustine. Hear all the best ghost stories with a ghost for a tour guide. Walk among the dead in the old cemeteries. Explore the darker side of the Nation’s Oldest City. Visit Potter’s Wax Museum and look out for moving shadows at the site of countless documented paranormal experiences.

Hop aboard the Trolley of the Doomed and enjoy a spooky evening tour of Key West’s dark and gloomy side. Your gravedigger tour guide will take you to see sites where haunted happenings continue to trouble the city streets. Uncover the story of Gertrude Warnick and the Littlefield fire.

If you like being scared, you can’t resist a good haunted scare trail on fright nights. Visit Scream-A-Geddon located in Dade City. Here you will find 6 attractions with one general admission. Take a stroll through Bonzo’s Beer Garden. As an add-on attraction, you can do Zombie Paintball. Be sure to get tickets early because this attraction sells out.

You won’t want to miss Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail at the world-famous Sir Henry’s carnival of freaks, located in Plant City. You will find one general admission to this one as well, but also laser tag and escape games as add-ons!

Head down to Miami and catch The Horrorland. You get 20 attractions with one general admission. experience haunted houses, scare zones, a horror art exhibition, a spooky beer garden, a coffin bar, a macabre food village, and the vampire circus show.

Get 3 terrifying trails for one price at Central Florida’s premier scare trails, A Petrified Forest, Nature’s Fury This haunted attraction is located in Altamonte Springs.

Nearby, also in Central Florida, is Kissimmee. Here you will find Mortem Manor, an old Victorian attraction loaded with scares, thrills, and fun that features live actors, animatronics, and state-of-the-art special effects. Mortem Manor is one of the Orlando haunts that is open year-round.

The premier event in Orlando is Halloween Horror Nights with undoubtedly the scariest haunted houses anywhere. Select nights in September and October, this is a separately ticketed event in Universal Orlando. This year’s event features Halloween, The Weekend After Hours Nightmare, The Horrors of Blumhouse, and more. With ten terrifying houses, scare zones, shows, rides, merchandise, and all the food you could hope for, this event outdoes itself every year.

The 13th Floor in Jacksonville includes multiple haunted houses, escape rooms, and even ax throwing!

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