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Halloween Fun Facts
  • Magic Words - The phrase "trick or treat" was first used in 1927
  • Pumpkin Spice Everything - Americans produce 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins each year
  • Get Your Tickets - $300M is the average revenue from haunted attractions
  • Safety First - 35 percent of parents go over Halloween safety with kids
  • On Fire - More than 850 homes catch fire on Halloween
  • Sweet Tooth - Nearly a quarter of Americans say chocolate isn't their favorite Halloween treat
  • Dress Up - Popular costumes for pets: pumpkin, hot dog and bumble bee

*Source: WalletHub



  • Plan your route ahead of time. This will give you an idea how far you'll to walk, and where older children going alone will be.
  • Go trick-or-treating with neighbors and friends. It's safer than going alone.
  • Some malls and stores offer safe trick-or-treating alternatives.
  • Make sure trick-or-treaters eat before going out, so they won't be tempted to eat candy while trick-or-treating.
  • All candy should be inspected by an adult before it is eaten. Any candy that is tampered with should be reported to local law enforcement immediately.

The earliest known use of the word "Halloween" was in the 16th century. It was spelled "Hallowe'en," a Scottish variant of "All Hallows Eve," the night before "All Hallows Day" (Nov. 1), better known today as "All Saints Day."

Western Christians commemorate the dead on "All Souls' Day" Nov. 2.

In Mexican and Latin America, this coincides with Dia De Muertos (Day of the Dead).



Mickey's Not-So-Scary - Disney World

Halloween Horror Nights - Universal

Halloween Spooktacular - SeaWorld

Brick or Treat - Legoland Florida

Howl-O-Scream - Busch Gardens


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