Dining in Disneyland: Halloween Time Starts Now!

This week I lucked out and was able to attend the Disney Parks Blog Halloween Meet Up in Disneyland.

After an announcement was made on the Disney Parks Blog, 100 Annual Passholders, including me, quickly registered for themselves (and could bring one guest) to attend the “Get Spookier” meet up.

A perfect opportunity to try out this year’s Halloween costume!

Can you tell who I am???

We’ll get to the treats and eats in just a bit, but first off — the events! The evening was designed to celebrate the kick-off of Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, which officially started last Friday, September 14th.  

We started off the night seated outdoors at the French Market (aka Club Skellington) for a presentation from some fabulous cast members: David Caranci, Manager of Park Enhancement; and Brian Sandahl, Senior Designer for Disney Entertainment for Creative Development. 

They each told us about their roles in preparing the park for Halloween. We learned lots of fun facts about the Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay as well as park stats such as how many pumpkins are used as decor during Halloween Time. The answer? Over 1000; some real and some artificial. Including this guy:

A Few of the 1000+ Pumpkins that Adorn Disneyland During Halloween Time!

After the very informative chat with David and Brian, guests were sent off to ride the Haunted Mansion Holiday over and over again for 45 minutes. Each ride a walk on!

Although this was also spectacular (this year’s Gingerbread House is a must see, I LOVE newly added the ghost train) I was most interested in, you guessed it: the desserts!

Treats!

After our ride(s) we were treated to a [Read more…]

Disney Food Blog Holiday Gift Ideas, Part 2

Every year, we like to share some great gift ideas that your Disney foodie might love. Check out our first week’s ideas here!

Cookies for Santa Mickey Mouse Plate and Mug Set
All holiday decor is 30% off at DisneyStore.com right now, including this cute “Cookies for Santa” Mickey Mouse Plate and Mug Set. It’s a great way to bring a little pixie dust into Santa’s busy night! Pile it high with his favorite sugar cookies and milk — but don’t forget carrots for Rudolph!

There’s lots more in the holiday kitchen and food items department on sale for 30% off right now at DisneyStore.com, so be sure to check out the list!

Disney Parks Authentic Candy Cane Mickey Ears Headband
What better way to celebrate the holiday than by bringing a little bit of a Disney trip into your home!

These Candy Cane mouse ears are a not-too-much and not-too-little way to share the Disney holiday spirit with your friends and family during the season!

Of course, these are authentic Disney Parks mouse ears, so they’re the same merchandise you can buy in the theme parks. In fact, I just saw them for sale in the [Read more…]

Even MORE Halloween Treats in Disney Parks…

Disney Parks keep treating us to more fun Halloween sweets! Here are a few more we found since our previous Disney Parks Halloween Cupcakes post and More Disney Parks Halloween Treats post:

Disneyland recently introduced this very cool Jack Skellington caramel apple:

Jack Skellington Apple in Disneyland

I saw these adorable ghost cupcakes in the Main Street Confectionery in Disney World:

Ghost Cupcakes

Here’s a fun chocolate mousse treat you can get in Disney’s Animal [Read more…]