Happy Hallows, everyone! Wait, Halloween isn’t until October, you say? Well, not at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. From August 17th to October 31st, Mickey will be treating us all to an after-hours party filled with magic, mischief and spooky treats. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party offers some of the most exclusive desserts of the year. Here’s the lowdown on the treats available at this year’s festivities, and where to find them.
Pumpkin Spice is Twice as Nice at Disney
To kick off your night, stop by the Starbucks on Main Street for a Pumpkin Spice Latte or Frappuccino. There’s nothing better than strolling down Main Street beneath the glowing Mickeyo’-lanterns with a creamy, spiced drink in hand. And let’s be honest, you’ll need the burst of caffeine if you’re to keep up with all the spooks Mickey has in store.
The Happy Hallowishes Dessert Party
At the Happy Hallowishes Dessert Party, guests may feast on specialty chocolates crafted by a premier pastry chef, clink their sparkling ciders, and enjoy the fireworks from the Tomorrow Land Terrace. The projection show is displayed across Cinderella’s Castle, and the fireworks burst just above, making the Tomorrow Land Terrace the ideal viewing location. Other foods are included, such as spooky-themed candies, fruit, ice cream and cheese. Hot chocolate, coffee, tea, soda and lemonade will also be supplied. Guests of the Not So Scary Halloween Party can purchase tickets to the Happy Hallowishes Dessert Party banquet and fireworks viewing for $69 for guests ten years of age and up and $41 for guests 3 to 9 years of age.
Trick or Treats
Ghouls, goblins and creatures of all ages may trick or treat throughout the park. Included with the purchase of your ticket is a bag to collect your treats, but you may also bring a bucket of your own. Guests with allergies simply need to visit the Town Square Theater or Liberty Square Ticket Center to pick up a teal-colored bag. The teal denotes an allergy and allows for the guest to receive allergy-friendly treats. Vegan options are also available, such as dark chocolate, rice milk chocolate and double chocolate handcrafted crunchy cookies by the brand Enjoy Life. No matter how your sweet tooth varies, there are plenty of treats for everyone.
Mickey’s Boo to You Parade
Another opportunity to collect candy is Mickey’s Boo to You Parade. Packaged candies, such as Snickers, Milky Way, Skittles and M&Ms, will be tossed to the crowd by characters from the Haunted Mansion. Bring your bags and be prepared to snatch them up quickly.
Treats Throughout the Park
Each year, Mickey cooks up new treats for his party guests and disperses them throughout the park. A few of my favorites from last year’s party were the candy corn ice cream cone, the Jack-o’-lantern cake pop, the pumpkin spice Mickey waffle, the pumpkin cheesecake and pumpkin fudge. The Candy Corn ice cream was by far a party favorite. Served at Auntie Gravity’s in Magic Kingdom, this swirl of orange crème and vanilla ice cream was a refreshing, slightly sweet treat. The pumpkin spice Mickey-shaped Belgium waffles are a twist on the typical breakfast dish, accompanied with sprinkles, whipped cream and maple syrup. There’s nothing better than taking a bite of Mickey’s ooey-gooey pumpkin spice fudge before midnight. This treat can be found at the Main Street Confectionary. Be sure to look around for these hidden treats throughout the park, along with new additions.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a spooktacular night filled with delicious goodies, Hallow-themed tricks, and extra hours of nighttime magic. You won’t want to miss any of these sweet thrills.