Choose your adventure: Happy Frights, Haunting Nights to take over Orlando’s Leu Gardens for Halloween

Creative City Project brings 2 experiences to gardens this fall

Neon Labyrinth scarecrow (Quay Hu)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Get ready for trick-or-treat adventures, thrilling surprises and neon-light mazes this fall at Harry P. Leu Gardens.

Creative City Project and Memoir Agency are bringing two new installations to Orlando, starting at the end of next month.

From Sept. 29 to Oct. 31, artful and exciting Halloween experiences will be held in Leu Gardens featuring “immersive worlds, fun fall-inspired encounters, and a few jump scares, plus fantastical seasonal food and drinks.”

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“Since the first event we did at Leu Gardens, our audiences have been asking for a Halloween experience,” Cole NeSmith, founder and creative director of Creative City Project, said in a release.  “We’re so grateful to finally be able to bring not just one, but two exciting shows to life this fall.  Our team has put something together that we know is going to be so fun for every one of our guests.  Whether it’s a fun night out with the family or a chance to gather with friends, I’m so grateful that - once again - we can bring our community together for these totally unique, artful and enjoyable Halloween shows!”

Troll on bridge (Quay Hu)

Happy Frights will be an all-age, family-friendly trick-or-treat adventure through 12 immersive worlds. Guests will be able to meet a dancing bridge troll, walk through a sunflower garden, explore a light maze, climb up a pyramid and so much more.

There will also be eight trick-or-treat stations to visit throughout the journey.

Scarecrow (Quay Hu)

Haunting Nights, on the other hand, will have “thrilling surprises” for guests looking for more fright. Guests will encounter several characters, including a scarecrow, throughout the gardens. This event will have just the right amount of amusement for anyone 13 and up, according to event organizers.

Tickets start at $25 per person and can be purchased on the event’s website.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.