Family Halloween Fun in San Diego

Kids love trick-or-treating during this daytime event as they explore our decorated trail and meet all sorts of colorful characters. And that’s just the beginning! From a Halloween dance party to a pumpkin scavenger hunt, and more, this is engaging family fun you’ll only find here. SeaWorld Spooktacular runs on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 15 through Oct. 29.

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

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Kids Go FREE

Limited-Time Offer! Now through October, Kids Go FREE with a paid adult ticket to SeaWorld, including Halloween Spooktacular weekends!

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New! O.P. Otter’s Spooktacular Surprise

Get into the Halloween spirit with trickster O.P. Otter and his SeaWorld character friends at the ALL-NEW O.P. Otter’s Spooktacular Surprise! Join them as they gather for a Halloween costume party and celebrate fun fall traditions through song and dance. Playing several times a day at Mission Bay Theater.

Trick-or-Treat Candy Trail for Kids

Trick-or-Treat Candy Trail for Kids

Find waves of Halloween fun when costumed youngsters trick-or-treat for ghoulish goodies. Each candy station on our trick-or-treat trail features an assortment of favorites after 4 p.m. on Fridays and from 12 p.m. to park close on Saturdays & Sundays. Reusable candy bag must be purchased in order to participate in trick-or-treating.

Reusable Candy Trail Bags

Reusable Candy Trail Bags

Choose from a variety of fun and not-so spooky candy bag designs for your trick-or-treating adventure! A SeaWorld reusable candy bag is required to participate in the candy trail, and is available for purchase at any retail location for only $4.99. Discounted for Pass Members!

Halloween Dance Party

Halloween Dance Party

Children can join a cast of silly characters for a Halloween Dance Party featuring your favorite Halloween-themed songs and family-friendly games like limbo, freeze dance, and more!


Meet a Mermaid

Meet the friendly Halloween mermaids each event day in this enchanting experience along the Trick-or-Treat Trail.

Hay Maze

Hay Maze

Wander through our festive hay maze and meet some fun fall characters along the way.

Dia de los Muertos decor

Dia de los Muertos

Back by popular demand is the celebration of the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos. Large, beautifully dressed Catrina statues will welcome guests as they discover ofrendas (offerings) of mementos and flowers honoring loved ones who have passed.

Spooktacular Pumpkin Hunt

Spooktacular Pumpkin Hunt

Families can purchase a Spooktacular Pumpkin Hunt Map at The SeaWorld Store to explore the park and track down SeaWorld and Halloween inspired painted pumpkins. Redeem completed map at The SeaWorld Store for a special prize!

Costumed children at SeaWorld Spooktacular

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All guests are welcome to dress up in costumes. Guests who are ages 13 and older may not wear costume masks or hoods, and all costumes are subject to the normal dress code for the park. In addition, face painting is not permitted on any guests unless it is done by park artists.

SeaWorld San Diego Howl-O-Scream

When The Sun Goes Down

Terror Reawakens

Howl-O-Scream is returning to transform the peaceful SeaWorld San Diego park you once knew into something sinister. Experience the family fun by day and the bone-chilling terror by night.

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