SeaWorld San Diego’s family-friendly Halloween Spooktacular includes trick-or-treating, costumes, and more

SeaWorld San Diego’s Halloween Spooktacular returns Sept. 17 and runs select days through Oct. 31, 2022.
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While Howl-O-Scream takes over the park at night, during the day SeaWorld San Diego hosts a bunch of family-friendly activities during its Halloween Spooktacular.

On Saturdays and Sundays starting Sept. 17, 2022 SeaWorld San Diego offers a trick-or-treat trail including a reusable bag, an all-new “Gazillion Bubble Show,” a Halloween dance party, a hay maze filled with fun characters, a pumpkin scavenger hunt, and meet and greets with mermaids.

Reusable treat backs can be purchased for $3.99 at any retail location SeaWorld San Diego for the Spooktacular event’s trick-or-treat trail.

Also during the day, the park allows guests of all ages to wear costumes to celebrate the holiday. However, guests 13 and older are not permitted to wear masks or hoods.

The reusable treat bags for the trick-or-treat trail are available for $3.99 at any retail location in the park. The trick-or-treat trail opens at noon on event days. For the scavenger hunt, head to The SeaWorld Store to buy a map to help search for SeaWorld-inspired painted pumpkins. Find them all in exchange for a prize.

The event also brings back the popular Dia de los Muertos display, which includes decorated and colorfully-dressed Catrina statues, offerings of mementos and flowers to remember loved ones, and traditional food options.

During Spooktacular, SeaWorld San Diego guests of all age can dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes.

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular is included with park admission.

During September and October, kids ages three-9 can get in the park for free with the purchase of a full-price adult ticket.

Head to for more information about tickets and the Spooktacular event.

Full Sesame Street Party Parade at Sesame Place San Diego

If you’re brave enough, stick around the park for the return of Howl-O-Scream. This year’s event includes five haunted houses and scare zones, two new “scAREAs” filled with creepy carnival characters and vampires, and a new spooky show.


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