Halloween hasn’t been canceled entirely at Central Florida’s theme parks, as Legoland’s annual Brick or Treat event will be held amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 10th edition of this kid-centric Halloween event, running during weekends in October, will feature trick-or-treat candy trails like past years, but with some modifications for safety.
“Parents can confidently set out with their costumed kiddos on their candy quests to six awesomely themed trick-or-treating locations that have been thoughtfully planned to allow extra spacing for families and contactless distribution of candy, “ Legoland said in its press release.
Legoland employees handing out candy will wear face masks and gloves.
In accordance with the city of Winter Haven’s face mask policy, updated in July, Legoland guests eight years and older have to wear face coverings in all indoor areas of the parks as well as rides — and that includes guests coming to Brick or Treat in costume.
“A cloth facial covering or mask must fit securely and covers from the bridge of the nose to over the mouth to meet this requirement,” Legoland Florida spokesperson Kelly Hornick told Theme Park Tribune. “Standard plastic costume masks do not meet this requirement.”
More on the park’s face mask policies can be found on its website.
Along with the candy trails, Brick or Treat will also feature two Halloween-themed shows, “The Groovin’ Graveyard” and “A Candy-Coated Curse.” The interactions with characters such as Rockin’ Frankenstein, Lord Vampyre and Brickbeard will all be done at a safe physical distance and on elevated platforms.
The COVID-19 pandemic has canceled other theme park Halloween events both in and out of Central Florida. Disney World axed Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in June while Universal canceled Halloween Horror Nights both in Orlando and Hollywood over safety concerns. Knott’s Berry Farm also called off its annual Knott’s Scary Farm, as California theme parks have yet to fully reopen.
Other parks opted to move forward with modified events; Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will hold a Howl-O-Scream event for 2020, but with only outdoor scare zones and a stage show, no haunted houses.