LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - The World's Largest Halloween Party kicks off Thursday at the Louisville Zoo.

Every Thursday through Sunday during the month of October, children can dress up and make their way through the zoo as it's transformed into a storybook land. Children will be able to collect candy at stations throughout the zoo.

Guests are required to purchase tickets to attend the celebration.

The zoo says there will be several theme areas including the following:

  • Mumpkin the Giant Talking Pumpkin
  • Blast off and boogie down at the Astro Disco
  • Skip up the yellow brick road to the Land of Oz.
  • Dive Under the Sea and walk among jellyfish
  • Have photos taken with prehistoric friends in Dinoland
  • Enjoy a zany tea party with silly friends in Wonderland
  • Take flight with your favorite fairy and never grow up in Pirate’s Cove
  • Show off your superpowers in Superhero City
  • Halloween and playtime mix when you visit Toyland
  • Your favorite books come to life in Storybook Land
  • Wander your way through a hay maze, gaze upon hundreds of hillside pumpkins and more!

The following attractions will also be included as part of the celebration:

  • The “Not-So Itsy Bitsy” Spider House: ($1 per person)
  • Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow tour ($2 per person)
  • Spooktactular Carousel ($2 per person)
  • Boo Choo-Choo Train ($5 per person)
  • Kaman’s Handimals (starts at $15)
  • Kaman’s Face Painting (starts at $8.99)
  • Kaman’s Henna Tattoos (starts at $9.99)
  • Kaman’s photo packages (start at $15)
  • Louisville Zoo Youth Board face painting and sand art ($1 – $4)

Guests attending the zoo's Halloween Party can begin entering at 5 p.m. Last entry is at 8:30 p.m.

Special themed nights scheduled for the month include the PNC Grow Up Great Learning Adventure; that will happen Oct. 5 – 8 and Oct. 12 – 13. The event stresses the importance of early childhood education.

Star Wars Night will happen on Sunday, Oct. 22. Guests will be able to meet and greet some of their favorite Star Wars characters.

Allergy-Friendly Night will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26. The event will feature peanut-free treat booths and added non-food treats including stickers, sunglasses and pencils.

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