Photo Tour and Specialty Eats: Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort

BOO!! Halloween is one of the most FUN-derful times of the year at Disneyland, and our Disneyland Correspondent Heather Sievers has gathered pictures of some of the spooky happenings! We’ve also got the scoop on where you can find all of the season’s special treats around the Resort. So if you’re ready to scare up some fun with a few of our best Disney pals…

Skeleton Goofy!

Skeleton Goofy!

… or perhaps your favorite Villain, then please join us!

Jafar in Disneyland

Jafar in Disneyland

Because it’s HALLOWEEN TIME at DISNEYLAND RESORT!

Creepy Confections

There’s no shortage of ghoulish goodies in the Disneyland Resort Candy Kitchens!

Trolly Treats on Buena Vista Street

Trolley Treats on Buena Vista Street

Classic Disney confections have received their annual Halloween makeover at spots like Candy Palace, Trolley Treats, and Marceline’s Confectionery. Check out the Jack Cake Pops (his head) and Marshmallow Wands (his body) that combine to make a complete Skellington! (Well played, Disneyland. Well played.)

Jack Skellington Cake Pops and Marshmallow Wands

Jack Skellington Cake Pops and Marshmallow Wands

The treats are sold separately, so you’ll have to pair up with a buddy… or just eat both ;) .

Now, these are AMAZING!! The popular Poison Apples come in a Cake Pop version this year. You have to get one just to get one, right?!?

Poison Apple Cake Pops

Poison Apple Cake Pops

And you’ll still find them in their better known Caramel Apple version as well, along with an awesome new Evil Queen Apple! I must have her!!

Candy Apples

Candy Apples

BOO-tiful Beignets

Heather LOVED the Butterscotch Mickey-shaped Beignets at the Mint Julep Bar, and we’re looking forward to bringing you a full review soon!

Butterscotch Beignet

Butterscotch Beignets

Butterscotch Beignet Sign

Butterscotch Beignet Sign

OH, and the Poison Apple Mug is back as well! (You can find yours at Disney World, too, at Storybook Treats during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!)

Poison Apple Mugs

Poison Apple Mugs

The Beignets are also on the menu at Cafe Orleans and the French Market Restaurant.

Spooky Souvenirs

Even though Halloween in Disneyland is full of fun and whimsy, there is one TRULY SCARY sight… and that’s the line at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar to get the Hitchhiking Ghost Tiki Mug!

Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar

Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar

This is Heather’s view after about an hour in line, finally approaching the front.

Line at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar

Line at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar

Worth it? Uhh… HECK, YEAH!!!

Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki Mug

Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki Mug

The Tiki Mug is filled with This Chilling Challenge — a specialty drink — for $30; and there is a limit of two mugs per person. Word has it the mugs are already sold out, BUT Heather was informed they will return (though the date is uncertain).

Specialty Souvenir Popcorn Buckets this year include the return of the Zero Popcorn Bucket, and a traditional bucket featuring Pumpkin Pluto, Gnome Mickey, and Fortune Teller Minnie. Even the regular boxes have received their seasonal paper container :) .

Halloween Popcorn Buckets

Halloween Popcorn Buckets

Of course, we can’t forget the Vampire Mickey Popcorn Bucket, too! So stinking cute.

Halloween Popcorn Buckets

Halloween Popcorn Buckets

And like the other souvenirs (save for the exclusive-to-Trader-Sam’s Tiki Mug), the Happy Halloween Hot Mug can be found at various locations around Disneyland.

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Haunted Mansion

Happy Haunted Mansion Holiday!!

Haunted Mansion Holiday

Haunted Mansion Holiday

Here’s a peek at this year’s Haunted Mansion Holiday Gingerbread House, tucked into the ballroom scene in the Haunted Mansion. (That’s 200 POUNDS of gingerbread right there!)

Gingerbread House in the Haunted Mansion

Gingerbread House in the Haunted Mansion

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas while you’re in there…

Sally in the Haunted Mansion

Sally in the Haunted Mansion

But if you happen to miss her in the Mansion, you may catch her and Jack Skellington himself right nearby at their Meet and Greet spot in New Orleans Square!

Sally and Jack Skellington

Sally and Jack Skellington

But that’s not the last we’ve seen of Sally…

Conjure Up Some Counter Service

Find the Cookies and Cream Mousse Coffin Cake — featuring Sally! — at French Market Restaurant.

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Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe has a HUGE array of fall goodies, from Pumpkin Cheesecake and Spice Bundt Cake to Maple Creme Brûlée and a Caramel Eclair. It’s also one of MANY places you’ll find the suuuuper cute Bat Mickey Cookie again this year.

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He’s also flown into spots throughout the Resort like Market HouseStage Door Cafe, Award Weiners, Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta, Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe, Pacific Wharf Cafe, and Smokejumpers Grill.

Pumpkin Twists are up for grabs at Maurice’s Treats in Disneyland and Cozy Cone Motel in Disney California Adventure.

Pumpkin Twists at Maurice's Treats

Pumpkin Twists at Maurice’s Treats

And you KNOW we love us some Ice Cream Nachos at The Golden Horseshoe!

Ice Cream Nachos at The Golden Horseshoe

Ice Cream Nachos at The Golden Horseshoe

A Pulled Pork Dog and Apple Pie Funnel Cake (YUM! It’s so good!) are the seasonal specialties at Hungry Bear Restaurant.

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But you may rather try something that will help you ward off unwanted fiends… like an Anti-Vampire Chicken Pizza, perhaps?

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Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta is crafting it with roasted garlic sauce — natch! — marinated chicken, smoked gouda, mozzarella, and roasted red peppers and finishing it off with a tomato-harissa sauce drizzle.

And for dessert? Enjoy a Pumpkin Cheesecake!

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Stop by Bayside Brews for a Karl Strauss Oktoberfest Beer.

Bayside Brews

Bayside Brews

That same brew is served at Pacific Wharf Cafe along with Pumpkin Raisin Bread Pudding and Bacon Cheddar Ale Soup (which we’re guessing is pretty similar to this awesome stuff served at the DCA Food and Wine Festival this year!).

White Cheddar Ale and Bacon Soup Boudin Boule

White Cheddar Ale and Bacon Soup Boudin Boule

Barbecue Pulled Pork Flatbread is a current option at Village Haus Restaurant.

Village Haus Restaurant

Village Haus Restaurant

Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante is where you can try a Pork Tamale & Cheese Enchilada and follow it up with Pumpkin Flan.

Rancho del Zocalo Sign

Rancho del Zocalo Sign

Continue your Pumpkin Crawl at Flo’s V-8 Cafe for Chocolate Pumpkin Pie, and Mortimer’s Market for Pumpkin-shaped Bread.

Flo's V-8 Cafe in Disney California Adventure

Flo’s V-8 Cafe in Disney California Adventure

Fresh bread!

Fresh bread!

Or blast into Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port for the Supernova Pizza Special!

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It’s a slice topped with pastrami and mustard oil, mozzarella, and battered pickle chips. And a Spider Parfait is the dessert du jour.

Looking for a ghoul — I mean, COOL — treat? Vanilla and Orange Soft-Serve Ice Cream has hit the scene at Paradise Pier Ice Cream Co., and Schmoozies is the stop for a Caramel Apple Smoothie.

Schmoozies

Schmoozies

Caramel Drizzle Hidden Mickey topping Caramel Apple Smoothie

Caramel Drizzle Hidden Mickey topping Caramel Apple Smoothie

Terrifying (for the sake of alliteration ;) ) Table Service

Is dining at a Table Service restaurant part of your Disneyland Halloween plan? Then keep an eye out for seasonal arrivals on the menu, like the Loaded Bites (seasoned potatoes topped with beef brisket, pimento cheese, and a spicy BBQ sauce) at River Belle Terrace.

River Belle Terrace

River Belle Terrace

Cafe Orleans is offering a special Grilled Flat Iron Steak (and the Butterscotch Beignets are available here, too!). Or you can try the Blackened Spicy Chicken Sandwich at Carnation Cafe.

Carnation Cafe

Carnation Cafe

Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge and Steakhouse 55 are serving up Poison Apple-Tinis.

Carthay Circle Restaurant

Carthay Circle Restaurant

It’s PSL Time!! Warm up with a Pumpkin Spice Latte (and other seasonal snacks and beverages) at Hearthstone Lounge, Surfside Lounge, and The Coffee House.

Hearthstone Lounge at Disney's Grand Californian Resort

Hearthstone Lounge at Disney’s Grand Californian Resort

And finally, the Blue Bayou is offering a special Prix Fixe menu exclusively for guests at Mickey’s Halloween Party as part of a special Dining Package, which includes reserved viewing for the Frightfully Fun Parade.

Blue Bayou

Blue Bayou

We hope your Halloween celebration in Disneyland is SO GOOD that it’s SCARY!!!

What is your top treat for celebrating Halloween Time in Disneyland? Please let us know with a comment!

Heather Sievers is the Disney Food Blog’s Dining in Disneyland columnist. See more of her columns here!

Comments

  1. Ronald Wanders says

    Will there be a review of the Blue Bayou Prix Fixe Dining Package? I’ve made reservations for the October 12th Halloween Party evening, but I’m curious to find out what is actually on the menu. :)

    And it’s good to hear seasonal dishes coming in with Halloween, I’ll be visiting from October 9th until the 13th, so it’s great and useful information. :D

  2. Essie says

    I want to travel out to the DLR someday and it looks like Autumn would bee a choice time to go. Thanks for a fun and enjoyable report! The holiday blogs are always the best!

  3. KEith says

    I thought the Evil Queen apples were now called Hillary apples?….representing the poisonous narrative that so many are eating up.

  4. Megan says

    Good grief, this is family-friendly site oriented towards Disney property food. Leave the political comments somewhere else.

  5. Christina says

    Love this post! So much fun and very informative of all the great Halloween-themed eats at both CA parks. I was planning on visiting tomorrow and now I know some places to check out specifically for their cute treats and souvenirs. So thank you for this DFB team and Heather for the great reporting!!!!!

  6. Cortney says

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!!!!! We are going next week, and I’ve been looking for a list of goodies! I NEED that Tiki mug, pronto! I hope they have it back in stock!

  7. Anita says

    I was informed that the poison apples were sold out for the season. It’s only October 4, why are they all gone already?

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