It might be starting to feel like summer where we are, but we’re already daydreaming about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018. And why not? Tickets are officially on sale, and we almost can’t wait for fall in the Magic Kingdom!
Happy weekend! Here’s all the Disney food news this week!
The 2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is ON! We have FULL MENUS for the Epcot Flower and Garden FESTIVAL plus Photos of EVERY FOOD ITEM and most beverages!
And, the 2018 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival is happening through April 12! Click here for the FULL MENUS and ALL the FOOD PHOTOS for the DCA Food and Wine Festival!
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- Disney World announced a Free Dining for Kids package!
- Check out the menu update at Epcot’s Electric Umbrella.
- Fort Wilderness is hosting a Sleepy Hollow Dessert Party this fall!
- A new Quick Service restaurant – Spyglass Grill – is open at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.
- Marvel-Land is coming to Disney California Adventure.
- Tickets are on sale now for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!
- Check out the newest must-have cupcake at Disney World.
- We’re talking about Disney World’s “poutine” obsession!
- We spotted new, adorable Disney food merchandise!
- Gaston’s Tavern is serving sandwiches “the size of a barge”!
- We’re discussing whether Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is worth the money.
- The hottest Disney Popcorn Bucket is selling out fast!
- Check out which specialty drinks are included in this year’s Disney Dining Plan!
- The Cookie Sundae is back at Storybook Treats, but it’s different.
- New DFB YouTube videos: Frontierland Food Tour, Ultimate Disney World Packing List, and Disney Food Challenge – Mickey-Shaped Foods.
Check out all the latest Disney Food News — even the stuff we don’t mention in posts on the blog! — on our Disney Food News Pin Board, including menu updates, restaurant closures, special events, and more! We’ve got all the latest for you, so check it out before you go. [Read more…]
These extra-ticket events take place on select nights in Magic Kingdom.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Everything from trick-or-treating in the Magic Kingdom, the Boo-To-You Parade, and Happy HalloWishes Halloween Fireworks is included in Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, along with access to Magic Kingdom attractions and meet-and-greets with characters in their Halloween costumes.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will run on the following dates in 2018:
Happy weekend! We’re back with another edition of our Disney Food Round-up for you today.
And the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival is in full swing at Epcot! If you’re making plan to attend the Festival you should check out our Best of the Fest post and DFB Best of the Fest YouTube video!
And don’t forget, the 2017 Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic is October 27 and 28! We have all the details for you!
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- See the spooky and fun HalloweenTime eats in Disneyland, and find our out thoughts!
- AJ is on the latest Passporter Mom Podcast talking about all things Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
- Check out our Disney FrankenFood creation – the Fried Banana Sundae!
- Disney World reopened on Tuesday, September 12 following Hurricane Irma.
- We checked out the cute Pumpkin Cupcake at the Magic Kingdom.
- We enjoyed another delicious meal at Epcot’s Via Napoli.
- We’re talking about CHEESE at Casey’s Corner in the Magic Kingdom!
- We reviewed the NEW Mickey Birthday Cake Scone at Disney World.
- New DFB YouTube videos: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Review and the Worst Restaurants at Disney World.
Check out all the latest Disney Food News — even the stuff we don’t mention in posts on the blog! — on our Disney Food News Pin Board, including menu updates, restaurant closures, special events, and more! We’ve got all the latest for you, so check it out before you go.
New DFB Video: The WORST Restaurants in Disney World
Have you subscribed to the DFB YouTube Channel? We’ve got great content going up twice a week showcasing our adventures in Disney World and Disneyland! This week, we list our Worst Restaurants in Disney World! Check it out below — and subscribe here.
Depending on where you are in the country, school has been back in session for at least a week. Pumpkin Spiced beverages are up for grabs everywhere, and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is ON.
Which means it’s time to say…. Happy Fall, Y’all! And when it comes to autumn in Disney World, there’s so much to see and do… and EAT!
Are you looking for general details about the party? Or scenes during the event? What about the lo-down on ALL of the amazing snacks and treats? We have it all for you here! [Read more…]
I’m sure you all know that Disney World may be in the direct path of a pretty strong hurricane this weekend and/or early next week. Cruises have been canceled, flights have been canceled, and we’re hearing form our readers that entire vacations are being canceled due to the threat of Hurricane Irma.
In this post, we’ll be updating regularly with any cancellations and closures we hear about due to the storm, and any tips and updates that might be helpful for those in Disney World during the storm, or those planning to head to Orlando this weekend. Stay tuned and stay safe.
Disney World and Other Theme Park Closures
Updated 9/8 2:58 PM ET: According to the Orlando Sentinel, Disney World’s theme parks and other Orlando area theme parks will be closing starting Saturday evening and remaining closed through Monday.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme parks will close at 7 p.m. Saturday, followed by Magic Kingdom and Epcot at 9 p.m. All four are expected to stay closed through Monday, Disney officials announced Friday afternoon.
Water park Typhoon Lagoon will close Saturday at 5 p.m. and will not operate Sunday or Monday. Blizzard Beach, which was closed Friday, also will be unavailable Sunday and Monday.
Saturday’s end-of-night finales at Disney parks, such as “Rivers of Light” show at Animal Kingdom and the “Happily Ever After” fireworks at Magic Kingdom, have also been pulled from the lineup.
Stores at Disney Springs will close by 9 p.m. Saturday, and they will not be open for business on Sunday or Monday.
NOTE THAT HOTELS AND RESORTS WILL STILL BE OPEN AND DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO CATER TO THEIR GUESTS.
Sea World, Legoland, and Busch Gardens have also scheduled closures starting Saturday night.
Resort Hotel Updates
We are seeing reports on Resort Hotel Facebook fan pages that guests are being informed that a 7 p.m. curfew will be in place tonight at the hotels. And, check out this post from Pop Century!
Orlando International Airport
Orlando International Airport will suspend flights starting at 5:15 pm on Saturday, September 9th. Orlando Sanford International Airport will suspend flights starting at 5:15 pm on Saturday, September 9th. Flights won’t resume until further notice.
If this affects your travels, be sure to contact your airline for more information.
Advance Dining Reservations for Disney World Restaurants
Please be advised of these temporary changes to making or canceling Advance Dining Reservations: new dining reservations are not being accepted for any Disney World restaurants for the dates of September 10th or 11th. Also, the regular dining cancellation policies will not be enforced for reservations through Monday, September 11th. Below is the statement from the Disney World website.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Cancellation
We have an important update for anyone who has tickets to the September 10th Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. The event has been cancelled (September 10th only) in anticipation of Hurricane Irma.
If you do have tickets, please note the following options that are posted on the Disney World website. Guests may exchange their September 10th ticket for one of the following:
– Tickets to attend another Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
– Tickets to attend an upcoming Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
– 1 Day Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper Option, to be used within the next 2 years
– A full refund for event tickets
Call (407) 939-7818 or email Ticket.Inquiries@DisneyWorld.com, and have your tickets available in order for your request to be processed as soon as possible.
Fort Wilderness Closure
Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds will close beginning Saturday, September 9 at 2:00 pm (the reopen date has not yet been posted). Remember, this will also impact Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, Trail’s End, and Mickey’s Backyard BBQ reservations.
Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show Cancellation
We were notified that the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has been cancelled for Saturday night. We believe the Sunday night performance will also be cancelled.
Night of Joy Cancellation
Additionally, Night of Joy at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex has been cancelled for September 9th (the September 8th Night of Joy will still take place). September 9th guests may attend the Friday night event or request a full refund.
Blizzard Beach Closure
Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park will also be closed on Friday, September 8th and Saturday, September 9th.
‘Ohana Menu Changes
Guests with ADR for tonight have been told that dinner at ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will be treated to a buffet style meal rather than the typical all-you-care-to-enjoy skewered meats and sides. The buffet is priced at $20 per adult, $10 per child (or one Disney Dining Plan credit).
Free Food at Parks
Animal Kingdom has been handing out free food during the day on Saturday, presumably in advance of the park being closed for the next two days. Elephant Ear cookies and Flame Tree BBQ Ribs have been spotted. If you’re in the parks tonight, keep your eyes open!
Disney’s Hurricane Policies and FAQs
Disney also has a page dedicated to Hurricane Irma and any related closures and cancellations!
Stay safe, everybody!!
Friends, it might be summer in the rest of the country, but at Walt Disney World, Autumn is ON! And while some might say it’s too early for Halloween and Pumpkin-Spiced-EVERYTHING, I am not that person. So you KNOW that while I am happily in Disney World to cover the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, I also HAD to grab my ticket for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!
Every year, Mickey welcomes his pals to this special extra-ticket event at the Magic Kingdom. This year, the party is taking place on select nights from August 25 through November 1. And you’re going to want to read on to find out where you can scare up goodies like THIS…
… plus TONS of other treats! And not just of the candy-in-my-trick-or-treat-bag variety, although there’s plenty of that, too! [Read more…]
Oh, BOY… If you’re going to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this year, there are even more extra TREATS than ever before in store for you!!
In addition to trick-or-treating spots all over Magic Kingdom, extra special snacks will be available for purchase around the park throughout the party.
!!!! Yeah, we’ll be telling you where you can get your hands on THAT awesomeness VERY soon. First things first, though… a few spooky snacks will be available in the Magic Kingdom ALL DAY, no matter whether you’re attending the Party or not!
ALL DAY TREATS
Yes, it’s still only August but this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party kicks off next week at the Magic Kingdom with the first party of the season on August 25. And today we have a preview of some of the commemorative merchandise that will be available at the party!
The Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus are returning to the party this year and you’ll find a slate of merchandise inspired by them, including tees, a snow globe, and a limited-edition MagicBand!