The Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party has returned to the Magic Kingdom. On select nights through November 1, 2013, this fall event at Walt Disney World offers exclusive fun to ticketed guests. DFB Author Wendy takes us on a tour of this year’s party treats…
Trick or Treat?! As fellow Disney Food Fans, I’m guessing you are definitely after the TREATS! And guests at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party have an extra assortment to choose from, exclusive to the Party!
Upon entering the Magic Kingdom, Party guests are presented with a Trick-or-Treat bag and a park map detailing special events of the evening, including designated Treat spots to put those bags to use.
This park map is your key to finding the exclusive goodies! You’ll find the list of stops on the back.
Let’s have a taste!
First stop: Storybook Treats in Fantasyland!
This little spot specializes in soft serve ice cream concoctions, so it makes sense that this is the home of Candy Corn Soft Serve.
Your choice of cup or cone of blended orange and vanilla soft serve comes sprinkled with crushed pieces of (what else?) Candy Corn!
The sign says “Vanilla Soft Serve,” but the orange ice cream definitely lends a subtle creamsicle taste that was really enjoyable!
People typically fall into one of two camps: there are Candy Corn People, and there are Non-Candy Corn people. I am a Non-Candy Corn person (just not a fan of the texture), so I wasn’t especially excited by this offering. However, the ice cream itself was so yummy, and the candy corn lent it such festivity that I gave this one a thumbs-up!
Next stop: Gaston’s Tavern in New Fantasyland!
A word of caution: you may want to hold off before scrolling down your screen and brace yourself, because what you’re about to see is VERY. SCARY.
Okay, not really… it’s just cute! Gaston’s is serving up Ghost Cupcakes!
This vanilla cupcake is topped with fluffy marshmallow-flavored frosting with a dusting of chocolate cookie crumbs. The star of the show is the“ghost” on top, formed out of white fondant wrapped around a marshmallow.
The cake was moist and the frosting was light and flavorful. This is just a good, basic cupcake featuring marshmallow for a festive twist.
The only flavor I didn’t particularly enjoy was that of the fondant. It was overly sweet for my tastes… and I favor sweets! But since the fondant was really about bringing our ghost friend to life (or after-life, as the case may be ), I didn’t really mind.
Speaking of cupcakes, let’s head next to Main Street Bakery!
Guests can choose a vanilla Candy Corn Cupcake (candy corn in theme, not in flavor), or a chocolate Mummy Cupcake.
The Candy Corn Cupcakes are adorable, but don’t have any particular candy corn flavor.
Check out this cool mummy! I love the details in the frosting design.
Our last stop is Sleepy Hollow Refreshments in Liberty Square.
Home of the Haunted Mansion, Liberty Square just SCREAMS Halloween, doesn’t it? (Pun intended!) This autumnal arrangement of jack-o-lanterns (with a nod to Ichabod Crane) lets you know that Fall has come to Sleepy Hollow.
Sleepy Hollow is known for funnel cakes and, more recently, waffle sandwiches. The Spiced Pumpkin Waffle Sundae for the Halloween Party fits right in!
Your Spiced Pumpkin Waffle comes dusted in powdered sugar with a HUGE helping of vanilla soft serve decorated with all manner of ghosts, pumpkins, and bats (umm… in sprinkle form, that is!).
I have to say: I would get this thing again for the smell alone – that was my favorite part! Even if you don’t plan to purchase this treat, please make a note to stroll by Sleepy Hollow for a sniff. The pumpkin spice scent is heavenly, and lends a perfect fall atmosphere to the Party experience, even on a warm Orlando evening.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t show you one more friend who came along for the Party.
This year’s Souvenir Popcorn Bucket features Mickey Mouse as one of the Haunted Mansion’s Hitchhiking Ghosts!
That Mouse sure knows how to put on a Party!
If you’re able to attend this year, I hope you have a Spooktacular time! (Sorry… couldn’t resist ;)!)
What party treats would you like to materialize in front of you? Chime in — the comments are below!