Orlando: A Student’s Guide

October is an exciting month in Orlando as everyone starts preparing for Halloween and all of the amusement parks begin hosting their annual spooky festivals. The Central Florida Zoo hosts the ZOO Boo Bash, LEGOLAND has Brick or Treat, and Walt Disney World entertains with Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. For UFC students who want to head off campus, there is still plenty of fun to be had without the crowds and parks. Just take part in some of the other events going on around Orlando!

Popcorn Flicks

On October 9 head to downtown Winter Park where you can catch a movie under the stars. In the spirit of Halloween the featured film for October is “The Mummy” and the show starts at 8 pm. Grab some friends and pack a picnic for a free evening in the fresh air!

Orlando Magic

Basketball season is gearing up and preseason games are underway at Amway Center. See the Orlando Magic take on teams, including Flamengo from Brazil, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Houston Rockets as they prepare to kick off the season on October 30. The season officially starts when the Magic play the Washington Wizards, so get your tickets now to see this year’s team!

Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull

On October 28 prepare to be entertained as Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull take to the stage at Amway Center. This show will not disappoint as Mr. Worldwide teams up with Enrique to perform some of their greatest hits, and more. Tickets start at $59 so get yours now before the show sells out!

Zombie Ball

Head to Firestone Live on October 22 for the Zombie Ball where you can dance the night away and gear up for Halloween! Everyone has to wear a costume, so come prepared in yours and make sure it’s a good one — there’s a costume contest with a $1,000 prize for the winner!

There are a ton of events and activities going on all month around Orlando, so don’t miss out — get out of your apartment and join in on the fun! Don’t wait around in your student housing for trick-or-treaters to come knock on the door!

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