No Tricks Just Treats: Halloween Season at Disney World 2020

According to Jessica Figueroa of the Worldwide Leader of Disney Parks News, “the reopening of Disneyland Resort in California remains stalled with hotel cancelations now through October 24.”  Even though this is depressing news, Disney World Resort in Florida has been open since mid-July and they have recently extended park hours. It won’t be too long until the parks will be back to full capacity and longer lines. 

So mask up and go enjoy the magic of Disney. Wondering if it will be worth it to go during the Halloween this year?  Disney officials have canceled Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. They also have not decided on Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom or the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. 

Although there is no Halloween Party, you still have the pleasure of enjoying spectacular festive displays and treats as you visit your favorite attractions. During the Halloween season, some attractions have cool, unusual special effects. For instance, Mad Tea Party has special lighting effects and spooky music and Pirates of the Caribbean has actual live pirates inside the attraction.

There will be great photo ops with amazing carved Mickey Mouse pumpkins, so don’t forget to put the kiddos in costumes. A couple quick service restaurants in Magic Kingdom are getting into the Halloween spirit by serving specials. At Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn, you can feel the heat with Hades Nachos, which are black bean nacho chips with “fiery” buffalo chicken, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, salsa, and jalapeños.

If you are in the mood for a burger, Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café is serving Mckey Monster Mash Burger with Meunster cheese, potato barrels, bacon, and sriracha aïoli.

You’d not be craving Halloween candy after trying out Disney’s fall treats at your favorite parks:

Magic Kingdom

  • Mickey Cinnamon Roll
    • Mickey-shaped cinnamon roll drizzled with orange and white icing
    • Available at Main Street Bakery
  • Pumpkin Spiced Waffle Sundae
    • Pumpkin spice-flavored waffled topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and sprinkles
    • Available at Sleepy Hollow
  • Pumpkin Spice Milkshake
    • Topped with whipped cream, caramel drizzle, sprinkles, and a Mickey-shaped marshmallow straw
    • Available at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
  • Pumpkin Spice Soft-Serve Sundae
    • Served as a sundae topped with whipped cream, caramel, and sprinkles
    • Available at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
  • Not So Poison Apple Cupcake
    • A spiced apple cupcake with pecan crunch buttercream themed after a poison apple
    • Available at Pinocchio Village House
  • Constance’s For Better or For Worse Wedding Cake
    • Citrus cake with raspberry Bavarian cream, whipped cream flowers, and a chocolate axe
    • Available at Liberty Square Market
  • Poor Unfortunate Souls Float
    • Cream cheese soft-serve, black raspberry syrup, and Coke
    • Available at Storybook Treats
  • Headless Horseman Rides Again
    • Strawberry DOLE® Whip with Fanta Strawberry and a Headless Horseman Novelty Straw
    • Available at Sunshine Tree Terrace

Animal Kingdom

  • Scar Cupcake
    • Red velvet cupcake with toasted marshmallow filling, chocolate marshmallow frosting, chocolate pebbles, white chocolate flames, and an edible icing image
    • Available at Creature Comforts, Flame Tree Barbecue, and Restaurantosaurus
  • Spooky Apple Punch Specialty Beverage (Non-Alcoholic)
    • Sprite with Monin Apple Syrup poured over ice, garnished with a rock candy apple straw, a gummy worm, a Novelty Poison Apple Glow Cube, and a sugar lime rim
    • Available at Flame Tree Barbecue and Isle of Java
  • Rotten Apple Punch Specialty Beverage (Alcoholic)
    • Angry Orchard and Fireball Cinnamon Whisky over ice, garnished with a Novelty Poison Apple Glow Cube, and gummy worms
    • Available at Flame Tree Barbecue

Epcot

  • Halloween Cupcake
    • Choice of vanilla or chocolate cupcake with buttercream and a Mickey Pumpkin garnish
    • Available on Halloween Day Only at Sunshine Seasons
  • Nemo & Squirt’s Noggin Concoction
    • Chocolate brownie stuffed with a chocolate chip cookie topped with white chocolate-covered pretzels and a Mickey Pumpkin Garnish
    • Available on Halloween Day Only at Coral Reef Restaurant

Hollywood Studios

  • Poison Candied Apple
    • Apple and caramel mousse covered in red glaze with a crunchy candy base
    • Available at Trolley Car Café
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Cannoli
    • Pumpkin cheesecake mixed with a hazelnut praline crunch in a cannoli shell
    • Available at PizzeRizzo
  • Pumpkin Tiramisu
    • Layers of cream mascarpone and spiced pumpkin cake
    • Available at Rosie’s All-American Café
  • Box of Bones Chocolate Éclair
    • Chocolate éclair with dark chocolate mousse and white chocolate bones
    • Available at Backlot Express.
  • Frozen Apple Cider (Non-Alcoholic)
    • Served with a Novelty Poison Apple Glow Cube
    • Available at Rosie’s All-American Café, Backlot Express, and PizzeRizzo
  • Frozen Apple Cider (Alcoholic)
    • Served with Crown Royal Regal Apple and a Novelty Poison Apple Glow Cube
    • Available at Rosie’s All-American Café, Backlot Express, and PizzeRizzo

COVID-19 surely made this year a nightmare for many. It doesn’t mean that your dreams can still come true. Enjoy a little Disney magic this fall!

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