Santa Claus is coming to town – but not quite in the way that you expect!
Tales of Terror, a unique and highly interactive horror-themed attraction in Orlando, will host a haunted holiday event for ONE WEEKEND ONLY. Featuring a North Pole-inspired trail, food and merchandise vendors, handcrafted cocktails, and other spooky entertainment; you won’t want to miss this terrifying Christmastime happening. We were so thrilled to attend a special media preview of Tales of Terror’s Santa’s Summoning, and it is AWESOME! I can’t wait to tell you all about what we experienced. Thank you, Tales of Terror, for inviting us out!
Tales of Terror is widely recognized for its chilling backstories, creative set design, and personalized performer interactions. In the Santa’s Summoning haunted trail, guests will find out what happens when impatient children try to take Christmas into their own hands. Take a look at the holiday-themed legend below:
Twas two weeks before christmas, in a quaint family home
The children were huddled over a massive christmas tome
They dreamed of the whimsy, the magic, and joy
Of happy elves making gifts, and shiny new toys.
“I want it now!” one of them whined
“If only there were a way we could speed up the time!”
“What if instead, we could bring santa here?
Bring him with all of his toys, elves, and deer?”
They went to the web and found a dark funny site,
It told of a ritual that could answer their plight.
They drew weird drawings with crayons with care
They spoke foreign words, and cut off their hair.
They burned smelly things, and thought of their dreams
And eventually reality began to tear at its seams.
“We did it they cheered” Eyes full of light,
But as the rip grew in size, something was not right.
Santa’s laugh filled the air, oddly inverted,
The twisted shadows of elves appeared strangely perverted.
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse,
For evil was summoned into their small house.
Santa’s Summoning Trail Experience
As the centerpiece of the Santa’s Summoning event, the highly-themed trail includes several detailed scenes, immersive storytelling, individual attention from talented performers, innovative scare tactics, and special effects. The trail takes about 7-10 minutes to complete depending on your engagement with the actors and particular walking pace.
Like all Tales of Terror attractions, Santa’s Summoning provides an intensely personal and individualized experience. Within each creepy scene, guests will encounter one or more vibrant characters – ready to engage in discomforting conversation and terrifying interactions in order to move the story forward. Depending on a guest’s specific reactions and body language, performers will tailor their responses, resulting in completely unique experiences that simply cannot be repeated. Every journey through a Tales of Terror attraction is different.
Freaky Thoughts: Santa’s Summoning
As a huge fan of Tales of Terror, I am always impressed with their unique stories, dynamic characters, and individualized experiences. The Tales of Terror team consistently creates incredibly immersive environments and fascinating fables in order to execute incredibly memorable haunted adventures. Santa’s Summoning includes spooky holiday themes and imagery that you don’t always get to experience during the Christmastime season.
If you are located in Orlando or will be in the city this weekend, I highly recommend Tales of Terror Haunted attraction and their Christmastime trail: Santa’s Summoning!
Other Event Activities
In addition to the creepy and foreboding Santa’s Summoning haunted trail, Tales of Terror’s holiday event features a variety live entertainment and local vendors.
With a pop-up Krampus bar and handcrafted cocktails, Boozy Cauldron will bring additional immersive entertainment to the Tales of Terror event. Find out more about the Boozy Cauldron, their spooky show, and ticket options on their website.
Spooky Vendor Market
Between your trip through Santa’s Summoning and your experience with the Boozy Cauldron, make sure to check out Tales of Terror’s Spooky Marketplace! With a variety of haunted vendors, you’ll find a wide selection of oddities, household goods, and other horror-themed merchandise.
Getting Tickets to Santa’s Summoning
Santa’s Summoning will run nightly from December 9-11. Starting at 7:30pm each evening, guests can purchase passes for one or two trips through the trail. Make sure to buy your tickets online BEFORE arriving at Santa’s Summoning for the most efficient admission.
For a bit more intensity…
If you’re a seasoned haunt-goer or thrill seeker looking for a more intense experience, consider the $5 glow necklace add-on. Those wearing a special glow necklace will be subject to additional scares, potentially including being touched by the performers, extreme interactions with Santa’s Summoning’s characters and even the potential for extra show scenes. Please remember that, due to the highly personalized nature of the haunt, every individual’s experience will vary.
Finding Tales of Terror
Tales of Terror’s Santa’s Summoning is located near the paintball ranges at Warrior Sports Park. Fair warning: because the complex is tucked off of the main road, it can be tricky to find the appropriate parking lot and attraction entrance. Here is some information from the Tales of Terror website to help you find your way.
Though we share the same address as Central Florida Fairgrounds, we are not located there. You will take nearly the same route, but instead of going into the fairgrounds you will take the next road over if you are coming off of W. Colonial Dr. There is a large Barnett Park Sign and the road is called BMX Lane. we are right next to the BMX Park located at 4801 W. Colonial Dr. If you are having issues finding us, using this address should help
October might be over, but the spooky season lives on! Don’t miss Tales of Terror’s fantastic holiday haunt: Santa’s Summoning!