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Eerie Eats and Treats at Halloween Time 2019 at Disneyland Resort

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IT’S TIME TO GET SPOOKY AT DISNEYLAND RESORT! Halloween Time 2019 is now underway, so get ready, because there’s a whole host of fall activities across property, including Haunted Mansion Holiday, special Halloween fireworks, Haul-O-Ween at Cars Land, character greetings with your favorite characters dressed in their Trick-or-Treat best, and more! And of course, what would Halloween Time 2019 be without our annual array of eerie eats and treats?

Each year, Disneyland Resort chefs create tons of incredible Halloween offerings that you can find throughout the entire resort. From pumpkin spice churros to Minnie Witch treats and Boogie Man Sundaes, there’s a little something for everyone! You can find all of the not-so-scary details on where to find all of the Halloween Time 2019 offerings here. These will be available throughout the duration of Halloween Time 2019 at Disneyland Resort, which runs through Oct. 31, 2019. So be sure to stop on by to try them for yourself – and don’t forget, you can even mobile order your Halloween treats in advance at select location via the Disneyland app! This allows you to pay in advance, skip the line, and get straight to snacking! 

HALLOWEEN CHURROS

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Disneyland Park Churros

  • Maleficent Churro (Churros Near Town Square and Sleeping Beauty Castle) – Churro covered with chocolate cookie crumbles blended with colored sugar with marshmallow dipping sauce add-on
  • Pumpkin Spice Churro (Churros Near Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters) – Churro rolled in pumpkin spice sugar with caramel dipping sauce add-on
  • Coco Churro (Churros Near Big Thunder Mountain Railroad) – Cinnamon-dusted churro with a spicy cocoa dipping sauce
  • Bride Churro (Churros Near Haunted Mansion) – Elegantly-dressed churro in a bouquet of vanilla and sugar
  • Groom Churro (Churros Near Critter Country) – Classic churro dressed in a duo of dark and milk chocolate
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Disney California Adventure Park Churros

  • Pumpkin Spice Churro (Willie’s Churros Near Buena Vista Street) – Churro rolled in pumpkin spice sugar with caramel dipping sauce add-on
  • S’mores Churro (Churros Near Redwood Creek Challenge Trail) – Churro rolled in graham cracker crumbs topped with chocolate chips and a marshmallow drizzle
  • Caramel Apple Churro (Churros Near Hyperion Theater)
  • Haul-O-Ween Churro (Cozy Cone Motel) – Churro rolled in chocolate cream-filled cookies with green icing, gummy worms and candies
  • Horchata Churro (Churros Near Goofy’s Sky School) – Horchata churro with condensed milk

DISNEYLAND PARK OFFERINGS

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Outdoor Vending Carts

  • Candy Corn Cotton Candy

Carnation Café

  • Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich – Sriracha-glazed fried chicken breast on a brioche bun with spicy sandwich spread, pepper Jack cheese, creamy mustard slaw and cilantro served with fries

Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor (Mobile Ordering Available)

  • Trick-or-Treat Sundae Duo – Two sundaes in one: sour gummy ice cream with raspberry sauce, gummy treats, and fruit candies; and chocolate ice cream with hot fudge and pieces of chocolate candy bars
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Jolly Holiday Bakery Café (Mobile Ordering Available)

  • Toasted Salsa Roja Chicken Sandwich Combo – Salsa roja shredded chicken on rustic bread with Jack and cotija cheeses served with tortilla soup
  • Sweet Potato Hand Pie – Filled with sweet potato pie filling and topped with orange white chocolate glaze and toasted mini marshmallows
  • Cruella de Vil Brownie – Brownie with dark chocolate and white chocolate mousse and a Cruella de Vil chocolate piece
  • Graveyard Cupcake – Chocolate cupcake with cherry filling, dark chocolate mousse, Halloween sprinkles, and a tombstone chocolate piece
  • Spiced Bundt Cake
  • Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Pumpkin Muffin
  • Mummy Macaron

Refreshment Corner (Mobile Ordering Available)

  • Hades Dog – Foot-long all-beef hot dog with harissa aïoli, lemon-pickled cucumbers, oven-dried tomatoes, sautéed peppers and feta
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Market House

  • Bat Cookie

Plaza Inn

  • Monster Halloween Cake – Chocolate cake with multi-colored chocolate mousse, green buttercream, royal icing eyes and Halloween sprinkles
  • Chocolate-Coffee Yule Log – Chocolate sponge cake wrapped around coffee-flavored chocolate buttercream with chocolate crispy pearls, chocolate drizzle, and multicolored crispy pearls
  • Halloween Minnie Mouse Cake – Cinnamon cake filled with praline and crispy cookies finished with orange-colored glaze, sprinkles, and a witch Minnie Mouse chocolate piece
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Red Rose Taverne (Mobile Ordering Available)

  • Black Rose Dessert – Black truffle mousse with raspberry compote and crunchy center topped with edible glitter
  • Pumpkin Spice Shake – Frozen blend of white chocolate and pumpkin spice with salted caramel and whipped cream

Galactic Grill (Mobile Ordering Available)

  • Darth by Chocolate Parfait – Layers of red velvet cake, ganache, cookies, dark chocolate mousse, and chocolate cake topped with chocolate flakes, a chocolate Darth Vader helmet and a mini chocolate lightsaber
  • Blood Orange Slush – Blood orange slush with a swirl of raspberry sauce
  • Loaded Fleet Fries – Loaded waffle fries topped with slow-cooked BBQ, pulled pork, cheese, chipotle ranch and cream cilantro-lime coleslaw
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Alien Pizza Planet

  • Supernova Special: Delicium 639 Pizza – Spiced marinara sauce topped with sausage, salami, assorted cheeses, onions, olives and tomatoes drizzled with pesto
  • Flavus Tropicus Parfait – Layers of pound cake, caramel pot de crème butter streusel, and pineapple mousse finished with a drizzle of raspberry sauce, pineapple topping and gold crispy pearls
  • Vampire Alien Macaron -With lemon filling
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Rancho del Zocalo

  • Mexican Hot Chocolate
  • Pan Dulce Ice Cream Sandwich – Colorful shell-like Mexican sweet bread with dulce de leche ice cream, cajeta and churro streusel
  • The Long-Forgotten Dueling Tacos – Two fry bread tacos featuring grilled fajita beef and braised butter chicken served with Mexican rice and pickled vegetables
  • Frozen Abuelita Horchata – Layered frozen Mexican hot chocolate and frozen horchata topped with spiced whipped cream
  • Orange Sugar Skull Pot de Crème 
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Golden Horseshoe (Mobile Ordering Available)

  • Churro Sundae – Cookie dough ice cream garnished with a churro, cajeta and whipped cream

Stage Door Café (Mobile Ordering Available)

  • Apple Pie Funnel Cake – Funnel cake with cajeta whipped cream and streusel topping

Hungry Bear Restaurant (Mobile Ordering Available)

  • Dead-Cadent Funnel Cake – House funnel cake with decadent brownie, white chocolate raspberry ice cream and chocolate crispy pearls
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Blue Bayou Restaurant

  • We’ve BEAN Dying to MEAT You! Red Beans and Rice Soup – Spiced stew of pork sausage, oxtails and kidney beans with Louisiana popcorn rice
  • Dynamite Seafood Hush Puppies – Spicy hush puppies with shrimp, tasso ham, corn, Bloody Mary aïoli and greens
  • Opera Singer Cake – Almond sponge cake with coffee, chocolate ganache and glaze, coffee buttercream, Chantilly cream and raspberry sauce

Café Orleans

  • Sarah ‘Sally’ Slater’s Swamp Fries – Crawfish étouffée atop sweet potato fries with chorizo, clams, tomatoes, sweet corn and green onion
  • Swinging Wake Cake – Layered chocolate and vanilla sponge cake, caramel-banana filling, caramel buttercream frosting and sugar candle

Harbour Galley (Mobile Ordering Available)

  • 13th-Hour Brew – Iced coffee with vanilla cream
  • The Ghost Mariner’s Seafood Boil – Cajun buttered shrimp, red potatoes, corn and andouille sausage

French Market

  • The Wedding Cake – Cake with buttercream frosting, cherries, cream cheese filling and a splatter of cherry sauce
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Mint Julep Bar (Mobile Ordering Available)

  • Blackberry Midnight Julep – Blackberry, citrus and mint flavors with lychee “moon”
  • Pumpkin Spice Beignets – Mickey-shaped beignets dusted with pumpkin spice-flavored sugar

Royal Street Veranda (Mobile Ordering Available)

  • Pickwick Ghost Punch – Lively concoction of fruit, citrus juices and sherbet
  • Professor Phineas Plump’s Cure-All Fritters – Pimento cheese fritters with ghost pepper ranch dressing

Bengal Barbecue (Mobile Ordering Available)

  • Lamp Kofta – Lamb with tzatziki sauce, spinach and pickled onions on grilled pita bread

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE PARK OFFERINGS

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Outdoor Vending Carts

  • Candy Corn Cotton Candy

Mortimer’s Market

  • Vampire Mickey Sourdough Bread

Smokejumpers Grill (Mobile Ordering Available)

  • Green Apple Spell Lemonade – Lemonade with sour green apple syrup, cherry pearls and raspberry sauce

Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge

  • Poison Apple-Tini – Apple whiskey, apple pucker schnapps and cranberry juice
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Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream (Mobile Ordering Available)

  • Spider Silk Macaron Sandwich – Black macaron with charcoal-tart cherry ice cream topped with popping candy and a drizzle of raspberry sauce
  • Minnie Witch Ice Cream Bar – Ice cream bar dipped in chocolate with chocolate accents and sprinkles
  • Vampire Mickey Ice Cream Bar – Ice cream bar dipped in chocolate with shortbread cookie
  • Spiked Hard Apple Float – Hard apple cider and apple sorbet drizzled with caramel sauce
  • Boogie Man Sundae – Scoops of mint chocolate chip ice cream, hot fudge, chocolate cookie crumbles and gummy candies in a chocolate-dipped waffle bowl
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Award Wieners (Mobile Ordering Available)

  • Oogie’s Worms & Dirt Funnel Fries – Dusted in crushed chocolate cream-filled cookies with cream cheese sauce, cookie pieces, gummy candies, chocolate-coated candies and whipped cream
  • Rest in Peace-Strami Fries – Filmstrip fries topped with thinly-sliced pastrami, caramelized onions, pickles and mustard sauce

Schmoozies (Mobile Ordering Available)

  • Mummy Donut – Donut filled with peanut butter and jelly
  • Minnie Witch Shake – Mint chocolate chip shake with whipped cream and chocolate cream-filled cookie ears
  • Caramel Apple Smoothie – Apples, ice cream, caramel sauce and a caramel apple lollipop
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Hollywood Lounge (Mobile Ordering Available)

  • Honest Abe Apple Pie Cider (Draft Beer)
  • Stone Ghost Hammer (Draft Beer)
  • Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale (Draft Beer)
  • Left Coast Voodoo (Draft Beer)
  • Howl-O-Ween Concoction – Vodka and Honest Abe Apple Pie Cider
  • My Bugs! My Bugs!  – Limeade slush with grenadine and gummy worms
  • Worms, Dice & Everything Nice – Midori-limeade slush and gummy worms
  • Ghoulish Delight – Cotton candy lemonade
  • Supernatural Spirit – Cotton candy vodka and cotton candy lemonade
  • Monster 129 Tacos – Pork belly tacos with kimchi slaw, Korean BBQ sauce and Sriracha crema

Studio Catering Truck

  • Monster 129 Tacos – Pork belly tacos with kimchi slaw, Korean BBQ sauce and Sriracha crema
  • Eerie Elixir – Green apple slush
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Flo’s V-8 Café (Mobile Ordering Available)

  • Pumpkin Spice Shake

Cozy Cone Motel

  • Slow-Burnin’ Mac ‘n’ Cheese Cone – Pasta with spicy red pepper-cheese sauce topped with crushed chile-cheese puffs served in a bread cone
  • “Spoke-y” Cone Macaron – Cone Macaron filled with marshmallow buttercream and candy corn

Sonoma Terrace

  • Snake Eyes Sludge – Edamame hummus dip with olive tapenade “bugs” and dragon fruit “dice” served with grilled flatbread triangles
  • De Vil-ishly Delectable Wings – Chicken wings tossed in tangy, mildly spicy white sauce, parmesan and black sesame seeds

Cocina Cucamonga (Mobile Ordering Available)

  • Mexican Hot Chocolate
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Pacific Wharf Café (Mobile Ordering Available)

  • Maple-Bacon Bread Pudding – Bread pudding topped with whipped cream, maple glaze and candied bacon
  • Anaheim Brewery Oktoberfest
  • Vampire Mickey Sourdough Bread
  • Bacon Cheddar Ale Soup – Bacon, cheddar cheese and ale soup served in a freshly-baked sourdough bread bowl

Gourmet Coffee on Pacific Wharf

  • Frog’s Breath – Frozen lime and coconut cocktail with raspberry swirl and candy topping

Pacific Wharf Distribution Co. Beer Truck

  • Karl Strauss Oktoberfest Beer

Boudin Bakery Bread Cart

  • Vampire Mickey Sourdough Bread

Corn Dog Castle (Mobile Ordering Available)

  • Spicy Pepper Jack Cheese Stick – Batter-dipped and drizzled with blackberry sauce topped with sweet pineapple salsa, pickled serranos and crushed cheese puffs

Paradise Garden Grill (Mobile Ordering Available)

  • Mexican Hot Chocolate – Cinnamon-spiced hot chocolate topped with whipped cream
  • Agua de Jamaica Slush – Sweet hibiscus tea slush
  • Pollo Verde Wet Burrito – Chicken cooked in grilled salsa verde, golden rice, black beans and crema
  • Traditional Tamale Plate – Red chile pork tamales with golden rice and black beans
  • Tacos de Estillo Callejero – Trio of sirloin beef tacos with pickled vegetables, golden rice and black beans
  • Tortitas de Papa – Vegan crispy potato cakes with sautéed spinach, ranchero salsa, golden rice and pickled onion salad
  • Ensalada de Frutas – Jicama, watermelon, cucumber, pineapple, and mango with chili-lime salt and chamoy
  • Kid’s Cheese Quesadilla – Whole wheat flour tortilla filled with Jack and cheddar cheese served with apple slices
  • Kid’s Street-Style Taco – One steak taco in corn tortilla served with golden rice and black beans
  • Kid’s Uncrustable Sandwich – With GoGo SqueeZ Applesauce and Carrots
  • Coco Cake – Layers of vanilla cake filled with cinnamon “churro” flavored mousse with a sweet cream cheese frosting
  • Pan Dulce Concha

Paradise Gardens Special Event Cart

  • Vanilla Orange Coca-Cola
  • Savory Empanada
  • Sweet Empanada
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Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta

  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Anti-Vampire Chicken Pizza – Roasted garlic sauce, marinated chicken, smoked gouda, mozzarella, roasted red peppers and a drizzle of tomato-harissa sauce

Bayside Brews (Mobile Ordering Available)

  • ACE Pumpkin Hard Cider
  • Karl Strauss Oktoberfest

Lamplight Lounge

  • Ghost-ly Pepper Nachos – House-made tortilla chips topped with ghost pepper-marinated chicken, ghost pepper cheese sauce, black beans and avocado-tomatillo salsa

Hyperion Cart

  • ACE Hard Pumpkin Cider
  • Samuel Adams Oktoberfest

DISNEYLAND HOTEL OFFERINGS

Coffee House

  • Pumpkin Spiced Latte
  • Pumpkin Muffin
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DISNEY’S GRAND CALIFORNIAN HOTEL & SPA OFFERINGS

Lobby Holiday Cart

  • Weekly Rotational Cookies – Featuring various Disney villains
  • Cookie Box
  • Poison Apple Cookie
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot Glass – With choice of orange liqueur, irish cream liqueur, cinnamon liqueur, chocolate milk, 2% milk, or cotton candy milk
  • Oogie Boogie Crispy Treat
  • Halloween Whoopie Pie
  • Caramel Apple Pound Cake
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PCH Grill

  • Pumpkin Spiced Latte
  • Sea Witch – Rum, blue curaçao, grenadine and Sprite

Surfside Lounge

  • Pumpkin Spiced Latte
  • Sea Witch – Rum, blue curaçao, grenadine and Sprite
  • Specialty Burger – Grass-fed beef patty, with melted spicy Jack cheese and chipotle sauce
  • Puttanesca Pasta – Squid ink pasta topped with seafood
  • Chocolate and Pumpkin Mousse Trifle with Cookies and Cream Crumbles
  • Mickey Crispy Treat

The Sand Bar

  • Sea Witch – Rum, blue curaçao, grenadine and Sprite

To find out more about Halloween Time 2019 at Disneyland Resort, which runs through Oct. 31, 2019, check out the Disneyland Resort website! For more information on dining locations and to make reservations, check out the Disneyland Resort Dining Page or visit the Disneyland app. 

Happy snacking at Halloween Time 2019 at Disneyland! 

Looking for more Halloween Time 2019 fun? Don’t miss the brand new Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney California Adventure Park!

Full List of 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Menus

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Full List of 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Menus

Every foodie’s favorite time of year is now underway! The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is running now through November 19, 2019! We have the full list of 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival menus so you can start deciding now what you can’t miss during your visit!

In addition to celebrating cuisines and cooking techniques from around the world, the festival features a variety of special seminars and culinary demonstrations as well as the Eat to the Beat Concert Series. This concert series, which runs through Nov. 19 throughout the festival and lets you embrace your inner groupie with live performances at the America Gardens Theatre from some of your favorite musical artists. And if you’re looking to pair it with a delicious meal, you can purchase an Eat to the Beat Dining Package, allowing you to enjoy an amazing breakfast, lunch, or dinner at an Epcot eatery as well as a guaranteed seat at the evening concert. 

This year’s event boasts over 30 individual Global Marketplaces highlighting delicious dishes, sweet treats, fine wine, craft beer, spirits, and other beverages sure to satisfy every palate. These are located throughout World Showcase and Future World, giving you an opportunity to chow down on an incredible variety of unique small bites and sips as you explore the festival. I’ve put together a Foodie Guide detailing all of the menus and locations as well as all of the gluten-friendly, vegetarian, and kid-approved items. The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival starts August 29 and runs through November 23, 2019, which means you have plenty of time to try as many eats as your hungry heart desires! 

  • V indicates Vegetarian items
  • GF indicates “Gluten/Wheat Friendly” items
  • KA indicates Kid Approved
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Thailand (Located near Disney Traders)

Food:

  • Marinated Chicken with Peanut Sauce and Stir-fried Vegetables (KA)
  • Shrimp and Cold Noodle Salad
  • Red Hot Spicy Thai Curry Beef with Steamed Rice

Beverage:

  • Singha Lager
  • Maison Willm Réserve Gewürztraminer, Alsace
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Australia (Located near Port of Entry)

Food:

  • Grilled Sweet-and-Spicy Bushberry Shrimp with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion, and Snap Peas (GF)
  • Roasted Lamb Chop with Sweet Potato Purée, Bushberry Pea Salad, and Pistachio-Pomegranate Gremolata (GF)
  • Deconstructed Pavlova with Pastry Cream, Citrus-macerated Berries, and Lemon Myrtle Meringue (KA) (GF) (V)

Beverage:

  • Coopers Brewery Original Pale Ale
  • Hope Estate “Wollombi Brook” Semillon, Hunter Valley
  • Franklin Tate Estates Chardonnay, Margaret River
  • 3 Rings Shiraz, Barossa Valley
  • Wine Flight also available
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Shimmering Sips (Located near Port of Entry)

Food:

  • Banana Almond Soft-serve Sundae made with Blue Diamond Almond Breeze® Almondmilk, fresh Berries, and Chocolate Almond Streusel (V) (KA)
  • Cheesecake Trio: Raspberry, Chocolate, and New York-style Cheesecake Bites (V) (KA)
  • Shimmering Strawberry Soft-serve in a Waffle Cone (V) (KA)

Beverage

  • Tropical Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Passion Fruit, Orange, and Guava Juices
  • Key Lime Mimosa with Key Lime Sparkling Wine and Cranberry Juice
  • Blood Orange Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Blood Orange Juice
  • Frozen Mimosa featuring White Claw Natural Lime Hard Seltzer
  • Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut, Champagne
  • Dom Pérignon Brut, Champagne
  • Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé, Champagne
  • Mimosa Flight
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Hawai’i (Located near Refreshment Port)

Food: 

  • Kāalua Pork Slider with Sweet-and-Sour DOLE® Pineapple Chutney and spicy Mayonnaise (KA)
  • Grilled Tuna Tataki with Seaweed Salad, Pickled Cucumbers, and Wasabi Cream inspired by AULANI Disney Vacation Club® Villas, Ko Olina Hawai’i
  • Teriyaki-glazed SPAM® Hash with Potatoes, Peppers, Onions, and spicy Mayonnaise
  • Passion Fruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts (KA) (GF) (V)

Beverage:

  • Maui Brewing Company Bikini Blonde Lager
  • Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
  • AULANI Sunrise: Vodka, DOLE® Pineapple Juice, and Grenadine
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Islands of the Caribbean (Located near the Mexico pavilion)

Food:

  • Ropa Vieja Empanada with Tomato Aïoli (KA)
  • Jerk-spiced Chicken with Roasted Sweet Plantain Salad and Mango Chutney Yogurt (GF)
  • Quesito: Puff Pastry with Sweetened Cream Cheese and Guava Sauce (V) (KA)

Beverage:

  • Red Stripe Lager
  • Caribbean White Sangria
  • Frozen Mojito
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

The Donut Box (Located near Test Track)

Food:

  • Sweet Corn Fritter with Fresno and Red Pepper Jelly (V)
  • Strawberry-dusted Yeast Donut Holes (V) (KA)

Beverage:

  • Strawberry Smoothie made with Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk®  (Non-Alcoholic) (KA)
  • Central 28 Beer Company Boston Cream Donut Ale, DeBary, FL
  • Black and White Coffee Cocktail garnished with a Fresh Yeast Donut with Chocolate Espresso Bean Crumbles

Cool Wash (Located near Test Track)

  • Assorted Coca-Cola® Slushies (non-alcoholic)
  • Coca-Cola® Orange Vanilla with St. Petersburg Gin

Mexico (Located at the Mexico pavilion)

Food:

  • Taco de Puerco: Shredded Pork Belly on a Corn Tortilla with Salsa Verde 
  • Tostada de Carne: Braised Beef on a Corn Tostada with Mole Oaxaqueño and Chicharrón Dust
  • Capirotada de Chocolate : Chocolate Bread Pudding served with Chocolate Abuelita Crème Anglaise

Beverage:

  • Cerveza Por Favor: Mexican Craft Beer served with a Liqueur Floater
  • Mexican Sangria: Red Wine, Blackcurrant Liqueur, Citrus Juices, Strawberry Purée, and a hint of Rum
  • Clásica Reyes Margarita: 100% Agave Tequila, Ancho Reyes Liqueur, Lime Juice, and Agave Nectar served on the rocks with a Tajín Chile-Lime Powder Rim
  • Smokey Margarita: Mezcal Ilegal, Pineapple-Ginger Juice, Agave Nectar, 100% Agave Tequila and Ancho Reyes Liqueur served On the rocks with a spicy Salt Rim
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

The Alps (Located at the Norway pavilion)

Food:

  • Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Baby Potatoes, Cornichons, and Baguette (V) (KA)
  • Venison Stew with Crushed Potatoes
  • Blueberry and Almond Frangipane Tart with Crème Fraîche and Blue Diamond® Almonds (V) (KA)

Beverage:

  • Domaine CARREL et Fils Eugène Jongieux Blanc
  • Cave De La Côte Rosé Gamay, Romand
  • René Favre Dôle, Chamoson
  • Frozen Rosé
  • Wine Flight also available
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

India (Located near the China pavilion)

Food:

  • Warm Indian Bread with Pickled Garlic, Mango Salsa, and Coriander Pesto Dips(V) (KA)
  • Madras Red Curry with Roasted Cauliflower, Baby Carrots, Chickpeas, and UNCLE BEN’S® Basmati Rice (V) (GF)
  • Korma Chicken with Cucumber Tomato Salad, Almonds, Cashews, and Warm Naan Bread

Beverage:

  • Mango Lassi (Non-Alcoholic)(KA)
  • Godfather Lager
  • Sula Chenin Blanc, Nashik
  • Sula Shiraz, Nashik
  • Mango Lassi with Sōmrus Chai Cream Liqueur

China (Located at the China pavilion)

Food:

  • Wuxi Spareribs
  • Chicken Dumplings with Chinese Slaw (KA)
  • Mala Chicken and Shrimp Bao Bun
  • Black Pepper Shrimp with Garlic Noodles

Beverage:

  • Mango Bubble Tea with Assam Black Tea and Milk (non-alcoholic)
  • Jasmine Draft Beer
  • Happy Peach: Peach Liqueur and Dark Rum
  • Kung Fu Punch: Vodka, Triple Sec, Mango Syrup and Orange Juice
  • Byejoe Punch: Chinese Bai Jiu Spirit, Lychee, Coconut and Pineapple Juice
  • Year of the Piggy: Light Rum, Triple Sec, Lychee Syrup, Lime Juice and Sprite® 
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Africa (Located near Refreshment Outpost)

Food:

  • Kenyan Coffee Barbecue Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Potato and Corn Mealie Pap and Kachumbari Slaw
  • Spicy Kenyan Vegan Githeri with White Beans, Pigeon Peas, Curry Rice Pilaf, and Kachumbari Slaw (V)
  • Piri Piri Skewered Shrimp with Citrus-scented Couscous

Beverage:

  • Tusker Lager
  • Cederberg Chenin Blanc, South Africa
  • Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz, Western Cape
  • Groot Constantia Pinotage, Constantia
  • Wine Flight also available
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Refreshment Outpost (Located between the China and Germany pavilions)

Food:

  • Nigerian Meat Pie
  • No Worries Panna Cotta: Raspberry, Papaya, and Mango Panna Cotta with a Cookie Crumble Base topped with a Lion King White Chocolate (KA)

Beverage:

  • Savannah Smoothie: Coconut Milk, Agave, and Amarula Cream Liqueur
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Germany (Located at the Germany pavilion)

Food: 

  • Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions, and Cheese (KA)
  • Roast Bratwurst in a Prop & Peller® Pretzel Roll (KA)
  • Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce(V) (KA)

Beverage:

  • Weihenstephaner Festbier Lager, Freising
  • August Kesseler R Riesling Kabinett, Rheingau
  • J&H Selbach Bernkasteler Kurfürstlay Riesling Kabinett, Mosel
  • Selbach-Oster 2014 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese, Mosel
  • Villa Wolf Pinot Noir, Pfalz
  • Riesling Flight also available

Brewer’s Collection (Located at the Germany pavilion)

  • Weihenstephaner Festbier Lager, Freising
  • Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturtrüb
  • Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen Pomegranate Beer
  • Beer Flight also available
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Sommerfest (Located at the Germany pavilion)

  • Frangipane Peach Tart (V) (KA)
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Spain (Located between the Germany and Italy pavilions)

Food:

  • Charcuterie in a Cone with a selection of imported Spanish Meats, Cheeses, and Olives with an Herb Vinaigrette
  • Spanish-style Paella with Botifarra and Roasted Chicken
  • Seafood Salad with Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Mussels, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White Balsamic Vinegar, and Smoked Paprika (GF)

Beverage:

  • Lagar de Bouza Albariño, Rías Baixas
  • Casa Castillo Monastrell, Jumilla
  • Espelt Garnacha Old Vines, Catalonia
  • Wine Flight also available
Photo; Disney Parks Blog

Italy (Located at the Italy pavilion)

Food:

  • Ravioli Carbonara: Parmesan and Pecorino Ravioli, Egg Yolk, Cream, and Bacon
  • Costine di Maiale: Balsamic-glazed and Oven-roasted Pork Ribs
  • Pollo: Crispy Chicken with Marinara Sauce (KA)
  • Traditional Sicilian Cannoli: Crisp Pastry filled with Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate, and Candied Orange
  • Chocolate-Hazelnut Cake: Vanilla Cake and Chocolate-Hazelnut Mascarpone Cream dipped in Chocolate (KA)

Beverage:

  • Peroni Nastro Azzurro Pilsner
  • Pinot Grigio, Santa Marina
  • Chianti, Gabbiano
  • Prosecco, Villa Sandi
  • Corbinello, Montegrande
  • Moscato Fior d’Arancio, Montegrande
  • Italian Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila 
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Hops & Barley (Located at The American Adventure)

Food:

  • New England Lobster Roll: Warm Lobster with fresh Herb Mayonnaise and Griddled Roll
  • New Brunswick Slider: Slow-braised Beef Brisket “Pot Roast-style” with Horseradish Cream and Crispy Fried Onions on a Potato Roll with Pickled Vegetables on the side
  • Freshly Baked Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Icing (V) (KA)

Beverage:

  • North Coast Brewing Co. Blue Star Wheat, Fort Bragg, CA
  • 3 Daughters Brewing A Wake Coffee Blonde Ale, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Heavy Seas AmeriCannon APA, Baltimore, MD
  • Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider, Walden, NY
  • Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands
  • Broadside Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
  • Beer Flight also available

Block & Hans (Located at The American Adventure)

  • Orlando Brewing Blonde Ale,  Orlando, FL 
  • Goose Island 312 Dry Hopped Urban Wheat Ale, Chicago, IL 
  • Lexington Brewing Company Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Lexington, KY 
  • Left Hand Brewing Milk Stout, Longmont, CO 
  • Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, Milton, DE 
  • McKenzie’s Black Cherry Hard Cider, West Seneca, NY
  • Beer Flight also available

Fife & Drum (Located at The American Adventure)

  • Hanson Brothers Beer Company Mmmhops Pale Ale, Tulsa, OK

Funnel Cake (Located at The American Adventure)

  • Mini Funnel Cake topped with Vanilla Ice Cream and Mixed-berry Sangria Compote (V)

Japan (Located at the Japan pavilion)

Food:

  • Teriyaki Chicken Bun: Steamed Bun filled with Chicken, Vegetables, and a Sweet Teriyaki Sauce (KA)
  • Frothy Ramen: Chilled Noodles and Dashi Broth with a Light Foam topping
  • Spicy Roll: Spicy Tuna and Salmon Sushi Roll topped with Volcano Sauce

Beverage:

  • Kirin Draft Beer
  • Draft Sake
  • Nami Sake Cocktail: Sake, Gin and Blue Curacao
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Morocco (Located at the Morocco pavilion)

Food:

  • NY Strip Steak Green Shermoula Flatbread with fresh Radish and Tomato Salsa
  • Spicy Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomatoes, Onions, Tzatziki, and Chipotle Sauce
  • Chocolate Baklava: Rolled Phyllo Dough with Toasted Almonds and Dark Chocolate Sauce

Beverage:

  • Casa Beer
  • Laroque Chardonnay, Carcassonne, Languedoc-Roussillon
  • Red Organic Sangria
  • Mimosa Royale: Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice topped with Orange Liqueur
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Belgium (Located between the Morocco and France pavilions)

Food:

  • Beer-braised Beef served with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes
  • Golden Malted® Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream (V) (KA)
  • Golden Malted® Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream(V) (KA)

Beverage:

  • Leffe Blonde Belgian Pale Ale
  • St. Bernardus Witbier
  • Delirium Red Fruit Beer
  • Stella Artois Hard Cidre
  • Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur  
  • Beer Flight also available
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Brazil (Located between the Morocco and France pavilions)

Food:

  • Moqueca: Brazilian Seafood Stew featuring Scallops, Shrimp, and White Fish with Coconut-Lime Sauce and Steamed Rice
  • Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato, and Onions(GF)
  • Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (GF) (V) (KA)

Beverage:

  • M.I.A. Beer Company Barbossa Black Beer, Doral, FL
  • Quinta de Azevedo Vinho Verde, Portugal
  • Quinta do Crasto Douro Tinto, Portugal
  • Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça 

France (Located at the France pavilion)

Food:

  • Fondue Savoyarde: Fondue of Imported Cheeses and Chardonnay served with Croutons (V)
  • Croissant aux Escargots: Escargot Croissant with Garlic and Parsley
  • Boeuf Braisé à la Bordelaise, Pomme Dauphine: Beef Braised in Cabernet Sauvignon with Red Onions and Puffed Potatoes
  • Crème Brûlèe: Crème Brûlèe with House-made Chocolate Hazelnut Cream (V) (GF) (KA)

Beverage:

  • Kronenbourg 1664 Pale Lager Draft
  • Chardonnay, Maison de France
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Village la Tourelle, Bordeaux
  • Kir à la Grenade: Sparkling Wine with Monin Pomegranate Syrup 
  • La Passion Martini Slushy: Vodka, Grey Goose Le Citron, Cranberry, and Passion Fruit Juice
  • Evian Water
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Ireland (Located at the U.K. pavilion)

Food:

  • Roasted Irish Sausage with Colcannon Potatoes and Onion Gravy
  • Warm Irish Cheddar and Stout Dip with Irish Brown Bread (V)
  • Warm Chocolate Pudding with Irish Cream Liqueur Custard (V)

Beverage:

  • Brehon Brewhouse Killanny Red Ale
  • Bunratty Meade Honey Wine
  • Guinness Baileys Shake
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Canada (Located at the Canada pavilion)

Food:

  • Canadian Cheddar and Bacon Soup served with a Pretzel Roll
  • “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce (GF)

Beverage:

  • Collective Arts Brewing Saint of Circumstance Citrus Blonde, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Château des Charmes Vidal Icewine, Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Château des Charmes Merlot, St. David’s Bench
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Appleseed Orchard Wine Bar (Located near Le Cellier Steakhouse)

Food:

  • Charcuterie and Cheese Plate featuring Burton’s Maplewood Farm Applejack Brandy Barrel Aged Maple Syrup

Beverage:

  • Forge Cellars Dry Riesling Classique, Seneca Lake
  • Conundrum Red Blend, California
  • Amavi Cellars Syrah, Walla Walla Valley
  • tenshən Rhône Style White Blend, Central Coast
  • Lang & Reed Wine Company Cabernet Franc, North Coast
  • Frog’s Leap Zinfandel, Napa Valley
  • Kurt Russell’s Gogi Wines Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills
  • Wine Flights also available

Appleseed Orchard Cider Bar (Located near Le Cellier Steakhouse)

Food:

  • Caramel-Apple Popcorn (KA)

Beverage:

  • Frozen Apple Pie (non-alcoholic)(KA)
  • M.I.A. Beer Company Apple Trappe Belgian-Style Tripel Ale, Doral, FL
  • Playalinda Brewing Co. Apple Pie Beer, Titusville, FL
  • Sea Dog Brewing Co. Green Apple Ale, Clearwater, FL
  • Ciderboys Lemon Cello Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI
  • Collective Arts Brewing Cherry Apple Hard Cider, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 
  • Woodchuck Hard Cider Spiced Apple, Middlebury, VT
  • Apple Blossom Sky: Fanta® Apple, Ginger Beer, Floodwall Apple Brandy, Burton’s Maplewood Farm Applejack Brandy Barrel Aged Syrup and Mini Marshmallows
  • Beer Flight also available
  • Cider Flight also available
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Refreshment Port (Located near the Canada pavilion)

Food:

  • Duck Confit Poutine with Fig Demi Sauce and Brie Cheese Fondue
  • DOLE Whip® Pineapple Soft-serve (V) (KA)

Beverage:

  • DOLE Whip® Pineapple Soft-serve with Bacardi Coconut Rum
  • Dragon Berry Refresher featuring Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum
  • Barbecue Bloody Mary with Smoked Garlic Sausage and House-made Pickle Skewer served with a Mustard and Barbecue Rub Rim
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

The Cheese Studio hosted by Boursin® Cheese (Located at Future World West)

Food:

  • Braised Beef “Stroganoff” with Tiny Egg Noodles, Wild Mushrooms, and Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce (KA)
  • Black Pepper Boursin® Soufflé with Fig Marmalade (V)
  • Maple Bourbon Cheesecake with Maple Bourbon Cream, Caramel, and Pecan Crunch (V)

Beverage:

  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Blueberry Wine, St. Petersburg, FL
  • La Crema Pinot Gris, Monterey
  • Domaine Saint André de Figuière Rosé, Côtes de Provence
  • Alta Vista Estate Malbec, Mendoza
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

The Chocolate Studio (Located at Future World West)

Food:

  • Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey-Caramel (GF)
  • Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart with Whipped Cream (KA) 

Beverage:

  • Twinings® Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea and Chocolate Shake (non-alcoholic)(KA)
  • Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red, Piedmont
  • Daou Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 
  • Croft Fine Ruby Port, Portugal
  • Twinings® Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Frozen Cocktail with Caramel Vodka
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

The Wine & Dine Studio (Located at Future World West)

FOOD

  • Seared Scallops, Truffled Celery Root Purée, Brussels Sprouts, and Wild Mushrooms
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Vinaigrette, Parmesan, and Pumpkin Seeds(V) (KA) 
  • Trio of Artisan Cheese (V)
    • Gorgonzola with Cow and Sheep’s Milk
    • Artigiano Aged Balsamic & Cipolline Onion
    • Italico
  • Artist Palette of Wine and Cheese: Trio of Artisan Cheese paired with Reata Chardonnay, Rainstorm Silver Linings Pinot Noir Rosé, and Spellbound Petite Sirah

Beverage:

  • Reata Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
  • Rainstorm Silver Linings Pinot Noir Rosé, Oregon
  • Spellbound Petite Sirah, California
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Flavors from Fire hosted by ESPN’s College GameDay (Located at Future World West)

Food:

  • The Steakhouse Blended Burger: Blended Beef and Mushroom Slider with Brie Cheese Fondue, Arugula, and a Truffle and Blue Cheese Potato Chip on a Brioche Bun 
  • Smoked Corned Beef with Crispy Potatoes, Cheese Curds, Pickled Onions, and Beer-Cheese Fondue
  • Charred Chimichurri Skirt Steak on a Smoked Corn Cake with Pickled Vegetable Slaw and Cilantro Aïoli
  • Chocolate Picante: Dark Chocolate Mousse with Cayenne Pepper, Paprika, and Mango-Lime Compote

Beverage:

  • Bell’s Brewery Porter, Comstock, MI
  • Edmeades Zinfandel, Mendocino County 
  • Swine Brine featuring Jim Beam Bourbon 
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Earth Eats hosted by Impossible™ Foods (Located at Future World West)

Food:

  • The Impossible ™ Burger Slider with Wasabi Cream and spicy Asian Slaw on a Sesame Seed Bun (V)
  • Impossible™ Cottage Pie: IMPOSSIBLE™ Ground Meat with Carrots, Mushrooms, and Peas topped with Mashed Cauliflower, White Beans, and Mozzarella (V)

Beverage:

  • suja® organic kombucha green apple
  • suja® organic kombucha pineapple passionfruit
  • suja® organic kombucha mixed berry
  • suja® organic kombucha Flight also available
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Active Eats (Located at Future World West)

Food: 

  • Loaded Macaroni & Cheese with Nueske’s® Pepper Bacon, Cheddar, and Leeks (KA)
  • Spice-crusted Verlasso® Salmon with UNCLE BEN’S® Quinoa & Ancient Grains Medley, Crushed Avocado, and Sherry Vinegar (GF)
  • Fruit and Nut Energy Snack: House-made mixture of Apricots, Almonds, Pecans, Coconut, Puffed Rice, and Chocolate Chips (V) (GF) (KA)

Beverage:

  • M.I.A. Beer Company HRD WTR Key Lime Hard Sparkling Water, Doral, FL
  • L’Ecole No. 41 Chenin Blanc Old Vines, Columbia Valley, WA
  • Evolution by Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Coastal Eats (Located at Future World West)

Food:

  • Lump Crab Cake with Napa Cabbage Slaw and Avocado-Lemongrass Cream
  • Baked Shrimp and Scallop Scampi Dip with Sourdough Baguette
  • Pacifico True Striped Bass Tostada with Slaw and Fire-roasted Tomatillo Sauce

Beverage:

  • Short’s Brewing Co. Mule Beer, Elk Rapids, MI
  • A to Z Wineworks Pinot Gris, Oregon
  • ROCO Gravel Road Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR

The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar Hosted byGHIRARDELLI® Chocolate Company (Located near the Land pavilion)

  • GHIRARDELLI®Drinking Chocolate (non-alcoholic)
  • Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red, Piedmont

Sunshine Seasons (Located inside the Land pavilion)

  • Vanilla Gelato Sundae with GHIRARDELLI®  Hot Fudge or Caramel Drizzle, Whipped Cream and Sprinkles (KA)

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co. (Located throughout the park)

  • Future World East: Açaí Surprise: Frozen Wild Berry and Açaí with Grey Goose Vodka
  • Canada: 
    • Citrus Sunrise: Frozen Orange and Pineapple Juice with Grand Marnier
    • Nitro Cold Brew
  • America: Whisky Adventure: Frozen Lemon and Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
  • Odyssey: Chai-quila: Iced Chai Tea with Avion Espresso Tequila

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is happening now through November 23, 2019. For more information, to purchase an Eat to the Beat Dining Package, or to book a special culinary demonstration, visit TasteEpcot.com or call 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3463). 

Visiting with kids? Don’t miss our list of six things your kids will love about the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Which 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival menus are you most excited to see?

New Drinks and Food at Halloween Horror Nights 2019 at Universal Orlando Resort

From the Universal Orlando Resort Blog:

Photo: Universal Orlando Resort Blog

Chow down on new and returning fan-favorites at Halloween Horror Nights 2019, including bites and drinks inspired by Netflix’s Strangers Things, Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters and other spooky fun.

Netflix’s Stranger Things Food & Drink

Starcourt Mall

Location: Tents outside Monsters Cafe and Finnegan’s

Photo: Universal Orlando Resort Blog

Get a taste of the Starcourt Mall with a variety of dishes inspired by iconic mall dining. Enjoy Grilled Street Corn and Nachos Queso Fundidio from Ole Amigo. Grab a bento box with an Orange Chicken Bao Bun, Szechuan Beef Pot Stickers and fried Wonton Chips, complete with ginger soy dipping sauce from the Imperial Panda. Or head over to Hawkins Heroes for a Turkey or Veggie Hero.

Photo: Universal Orlando Resort Blog

You can also grab dessert with chocolate dipped bacon on a stick and Pumpkin Patch Mini Donuts.

Merrill’s Mini Pumpkin Doughnuts

Location: Tents outside Finnegan’s

Eleven pumpkin mini donuts on a bed of cookie crumbles topped with a frosting drizzle.

Triple Decker Extravaganza

Location: San Francisco Bakery

Photo: Universal Orlando Resort Blog

It’s back! A stack of delicious waffles, whipped cream and candy that was featured from Season 2 of Stranger Things.

Voodoo Doughnut

Location: Universal CityWalk

Photo: Universal Orlando Resort Blog

These make for the perfect snack before or after the event at Voodoo Doughnut in Universal CityWalk. Choose from either the “Run” or Waffle doughnuts filled with Maple Bavarian Cream.

Syrup & Waffles

Location: Gramercy Popcorn & Production Central Veranda

This drink inspired by Netflix’s Stranger Things returns with the same delicious maple flavors and tiny waffles on top.

Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters Ghost Trap Popcorn

Location: Popcorn Carts

Photo: Universal Orlando Resort Blog

The perfect snack to fuel you on the go – a popcorn bucket inspired by the containment unit for ghosts for the proton pack from Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters.

More New Eats & Treats

S’mores Fries

Location: KidZone Pizza Company

Photo: Universal Orlando Resort Blog

The yin to Pizza Fries yang. S’mores Fries are here featuring sweet potato fries, marshmallow, chocolate chips and cracker crumbs.

Returning Favs

Pizza Fries

Location: KidZone Pizza Company

Photo: Universal Orlando Resort Blog

THEY’RE BACK.

Twisted Taters

Those mouth-watering potato swirls with your choice of sour cream & chive, garlic parmesan, seasoned salt, or salt & vinegar.

Candy Corn

Location: Gramercy Popcorn & Production Central Veranda

Photo: Universal Orlando Resort Blog

That classic Halloween candy in a sweet slushie.

Signature Drinks

Photo: Universal Orlando Resort Blog

There are four signature drinks this year inspired by classic 80s beverages, plus four souvenir cups to collect. The souvenir cups will be a staggered release with a new one becoming available on a weekly basis. Prove you’re the ultimate HHN fan and come back to collect them all! *Souvenir cups are available in limited quantities.

  • Blood Pit – Vodka, blood orange sour, peach schnapps and orange juice.
  • Twilight Gateway – Tequila, watermelon schnapps, pineapple juice, orange juice and grenadine.
  • Vampires Curse – Spiced rum, fruit punch and sour mix.
  • Saturn – Gin, Falernum liqueur, passion fruit puree and sour mix.

Halloween Horror Nights 2019 runs at Universal Studios Florida now through November 2. Click here for the details on this year’s haunted houses, scare zones and shows. Don’t forget that Universal’s newest hotel, Endless Summer, is now open to make your Halloween Horror Nights 2019 getaway more affordable than every!

WARNING: Event may be too intense for young children and is not recommended for children under the age of 13. No costumes or masks allowed.
*Must be 21 years or older to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages.

Top Six Things to Do on a Rainy Day at Disneyland Resort

From the Disney Parks Blog:

Photo: Disney Parks Blog

A little rain should never put a damper on a day of fun at the Disneyland Resort. In fact, it can be a great time to explore and enjoy the parks. Here are a few tips to ensure you make the most out of a rainy day at Disneyland Resort.

Prepare for the weather. It’s a good idea to wear comfortable, warm clothing. I also recommend wearing water-resistant footwear, and packing an extra pair of socks! If rain catches you by surprise, many Disneyland Resort merchandise locations offer ponchos and umbrellas. If you don’t see them on the shelves, just ask a cast member.

Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Enjoy favorite indoor attractions. There are numerous indoor attractions that are not only fun, but also keep you dry! My favorites are Pirates of the Caribbean in Disneyland park and Soarin’ Around the World in Disney California Adventure park. Check out the full list of indoor attractions on Disneyland.com.

Go again (and again). Rainy days can also mean more opportunities to ride favorite attractions! Be sure to check the Disneyland App for attraction wait times and other information.

Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Time to dine. Make a dining reservation and enjoy a leisurely lunch or dinner with magical touches! Feast on Cajun and Creole cuisine at the charming Blue Bayou at Disneyland park or partake in a special character dining experience at Storytellers Cafe in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Dining reservations can be made via the Disneyland App, Disneyland.com or by calling (714) 781-DINE.

Catch a show. Cozy up in one of our theaters and experience great entertainment. I always love sitting back and enjoying “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” in Disney California Adventure park or encountering Honest Abe in the classic Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln in Disneyland park!

Photo: Disney Parks Blog

Shop for Disney souvenirs. Take your time to explore World of Disney, the ultimate shopping destination at the Downtown Disney District. The store’s reimagined layout features uniquely themed areas showcasing the hottest Disney merchandise—you could be there for hours! While in Downtown Disney District, I also recommend immersing yourself in a hyper-reality adventure at The VOID, choosing either Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire or Ralph Breaks VR.

What are your tips for enjoying a rainy day at Disneyland Resort? Tell us in the comments!

Top 5 Activities for Kids at Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party

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This Halloween season, children’s cauldrons will bubble over with excitement at the new Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party at Disney California Adventure park. This separately ticketed party for the whole family will feature multiple new experiences – including the new Mickey’s Trick & Treat stage show, immersive treat trails and the new “World of Color” nighttime spectacular – “Villainous!

Little ones will be treated (and maybe even tricked!) to multiple surprises! Here are the top 5 activities for kids at Oogie Boogie Bash:

  • Mickey’s Trick & Treat – Perfect for little monsters, this new, interactive stage production invites kids of all ages to join Mickey Mouse and his pals as they throw a one-of-a-kind Halloween party! Enjoy dancing, not-so-frightening scary-tales and candy at the Disney Theater in Hollywood Land.
  • Villains Grove – Transformed into a wondrous and ethereal world inspired by Disney villains unlike anything seen before, Redwood Creek Challenge Trail will become Villains Grove, tricked out in a dreamlike environment perfect for kids to explore. This family-friendly experience will entice your children with a series of Halloween scenes, each creating a not-so-scary symphony of sound, light and shadows for you and your little ones to explore together!
  • Immersive Treat Trails – Take your tiny tykes trick-or-treating at the new, wonderfully wicked treat trails throughout the park. Little ones will be able to see Mad Hatter from Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” and even Oogie Boogie himself! Additional treat trails will feature oversized cauldrons full of treats for children of all ages to enjoy.
  • “Frightfully Fun Parade” – Children will love dancing along to this fan-favorite parade coming to Disney California Adventure park for the first time! The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow starts the procession, followed by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse who lead the cavalcade of characters and many mischievous Disney villains who are ready to stir up some trouble along the parade route. Children will love seeing their favorite characters dance and singing to the spell-binding songs of the Halloween season!
  • “Villainous!” – Kids will love watching the twisted tale about the young girl Shelley Marie in the new “World of Color” nighttime spectacular. This Halloween story takes you on an unforgettable journey through devious encounters with The Queen, Ursula, Dr Facilier, Hades, Jafar, Maleficent and more! Children will be dazzled with the special effects—from the fountains and lights, to lasers and projections. “Villainous!” shows that, deep down, there’s a little villain in all of us!

This spook-tacular Halloween party would not be a Halloween bash without dressing up! Kids and their parents are encouraged to dress in costume for the occasion.

Oogie Boogie Bash, which takes the place of Mickey’s Halloween Party, is only offered on 20 select nights this fall, starting Sept. 17. For more information, including costume policy guidelines and to purchase tickets, visit Disneyland.com/HalloweenParty.

Six Reasons to Visit Disney World for the 2019 Holiday Season

We love the holidays at Disney World! From life size gingerbread houses to larger than life Christmas trees, here are the top six reasons you need to visit Disney World for the 2019 holiday season:

Magic Kingdom

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The skies above Magic Kingdom Park will sparkle to life like never before during  Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party with the debut of an all-new fireworks show that can be enjoyed across the park!  

The new fireworks show, Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks, will celebrate the magic of Christmas with medleys of beloved holiday songs, from “Joy to the World” and “Deck the Halls” to “Up on the House Top” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.”   You’ll be able to see the fireworks show during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on select nights November 8 – December 22, 2019.

Along with the new show, each of this year’s 23 nights of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will feature performances of Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas and Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration stage show.  And during A Frozen Holiday Wish stage show, Queen Elsa will magically transform Cinderella Castle with glistening ice.

Epcot

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The 2019 line-up of celebrity narrators confirmed to-date for the popular Candlelight Processional just launched on the Blog for the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. This special event runs November 29-December 30, where you’re invited to discover holiday cheer throughout Epcot and across all 11 World Showcase pavilions.

Also at Epcot, from November 29, 2019, through December 30, 2019, guests will be immersed in a vast world of holiday decorations and entertainment, themed merchandise, festive cuisine and costumed storytellers from the 11 World Showcase nations.

Special Holiday Kitchens sprinkled throughout World Showcase will serve up tasty treats inspired by treasured holiday recipes from across the globe. And pavilions will come alive with the sights and sounds of special entertainment celebrating each country’s holiday heritage with Santa and Mrs. Claus greeting guests at The American Adventure pavilion.

Guests can also participate in Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree Scavenger Hunt to scout World Showcase locations looking for the famous chipmunks and their ornaments. Completed maps (available for purchase) are returned for a special festive surprise, courtesy of the chipmunk duo.

And this year, with its premiere scheduled for October 1, 2019, holiday guests will be among the first to view “Epcot Forever,” a new nighttime spectacular bursting above World Showcase Lagoon.

Hollywood Studios

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HDisney’s Hollywood Studios is also rolling out special holiday shows, enchanting “snowfalls,” décor and more this season. And this year, you’ll be able to live your Star Wars story at Star Wars:Galaxy’s Edge where you may just find the perfect holiday gift from a galaxy far, far away.

You won’t want to miss the Sunset Seasons Greetings show at the park, featuring projections on the Hollywood Tower Hotel, amazing laser effects and “snow,” along with stories, songs and cheer courtesy of favorite Disney friends.

The nighttime spectacular “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” will treat holiday-goers to festive music, fireworks, special effects and state-of-the-art projections to a one-of-a-kind holiday experience at the iconic Chinese Theatre.

And as a curtain-closer, Olaf will be delivering a special holiday finale in For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along along with other experiences.  

Animal Kingdom

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For the first time in its two-decade history, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will introduce festive new entertainment and holiday décor in every land.

Beginning November 8, 2019, when you cross the bridge to Discovery Island, you’ll find yourself in the midst of a celebration of winter. By day, stylized, life-sized animal puppets mingle with villagers who make the island their home. As day becomes night, rooftop luminaries in animal shapes and bird lanterns throughout Discovery Island will bring a warm glow to the village.

Also, as the sun sets, the Tree of Life will awaken with a series of wintry tales emerging from within, backed by a heartwarming holiday musical score. Between awakening moments, the Tree of Life will shimmer and sparkle throughout the night, alive with the magic of nature and the spirit of the holidays.

Disney Springs

Guests who make a holiday list can check it twice as they breeze among dozens of trendy brand-name stores and a large and varied collection of Disney merchandise at Disney Springs.  There are amazing dining spots to explore and this year’s live entertainment will include toy soldier stilt walkers, carolers and Living Statues in holiday attire. Holiday decorations set the colorful stage for Disney Springs festivities, which run Nov. 8, 2019, to Jan. 5, 2020.

If you’re visiting the popular Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs this season, you will be treated to custom-decorated holiday trees, each dedicated to a popular Disney theme featuring characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and others.

At Santa’s Chalet, a jolly Santa Claus will welcome guests until December 24.

And you’re invited to also join in the complimentary Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt and discover where the mischievous Experiment 626 is hiding.

Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Decorations

Even the Walt Disney World Resort hotels feature spectacular holiday decorations! From larger than life Christmas trees to a life sized gingerbread house and carousel, you

Disney Springs Gingerbread Display

Located in the popular Amorette’s Patisserie in Disney Springs, this storefront display depicts a miniature version of the pastry shop surrounded by little gingerbread trees. This adorable gingerbread house should be on display from late November through the end of December. And when you stop by the shop to see it for yourself, you can indulge in one of the many holiday offerings available.

Disney’s BoardWalk Resort Gingerbread Display

Representing the fun restaurants and shops located along Disney’s Boardwalk, this gingerbread display is located in the lobby of Disney’s BoardWalk Resort. The display will be up around Thanksgiving and will remain through the end of December. With the BoardWalk Bakery as the centerpiece, it even features a gingerbread Chef Mickey! You’ll also be able to snack on festive sweets available for purchase nearby the display.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort Gingerbread Castle

A gingerbread Cinderella and Prince Charming greet guests as they come to visit the fanciful gingerbread castle set on an “it’s a small world” backdrop on the 4th floor concourse of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The 18-foot tall display is crafted from thousands of gingerbread blocks, rolled fondant, and modeling chocolate. It features the magical additions of a gingerbread Fairy Godmother and a display box featuring Cinderella’s glass slipper. Come see it through the end of December! You’ll also find sweets at a cart nearby with items available for purchase.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Gingerbread House

The iconic Grand Floridian Gingerbread House celebrates its 20th anniversary this year! This life-size gingerbread house is located in the resort lobby throughout the holiday season. Featuring hidden Mickeys, gingerbread shingles, and more, this 14-foot tall display houses a little sweet shop selling freshly baked house-made items such as gingerbread cookies and gingerbread shingles.

Disney’s Beach Club Resort Gingerbread Carousel

This life-sized spinning carousel takes center stage in the lobby of Disney’s Beach Club Resort. The display features Donald and Daisy-themed carousel horses decorated with hand-crafted chocolate, sugar, and fondant as well as hand-crafted gingerbread snowflakes.

What is your favorite part of the holidays at Disney World?

Guide to Dining at Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort in 2019

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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Over the past couple of years, the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort has undergone an incredible transformation with new additions, refurbishments, and more. There are plenty of new options for dining at Downtown Disney along with some classic favorites. With so much to choose from, you’ll never have to go hungry when spending an afternoon in Anaheim! 

Below, you can find all of the new and newly enhanced restaurants alongside the incredible collection of existing locations. No matter where you dine, you’ll be swept away by amazing flavors and good vibes. But remember, some of these popular locations take reservations, so be sure to book yours in advance! 

NEW DINING LOCATIONS

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Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes and CrazyShake Window by Black Tap

Take a bite out of a mouthwatering burger or sip on one of the restaurant’s famous CrazyShake milkshakes at Black Tap Craft Burgers and Shakes. With an atmosphere that will bring you back to the old-school days of hip-hop and pop, this brand-new bistro offers a savory selection of craft burgers as well as chicken sandwiches, wings, salads, vegan burgers, and veggies. In addition, you can go to town on one of their signature, whimsical, over-the-top milkshakes stacked with cake, cookies, and retro candies rolled in frosting! And if you’re just interested in the milkshakes, you can visit the CrazyShake Window located just outside the main entrance!

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Ballast Point Brewing Co.

This new family-friendly brewery and kitchen features craft beer and a full menu of locally-inspired cuisine including Duck Confit Nachos, Baja-style Fish Tacos, and the Smokey Blue Burger featuring an 8 oz. Kobe and Chuck Blend patty with blue cheese, Applewood-smoked bacon, BBQ sauce, pickles, and crispy onions on a brioche bun. Pair your meal with hand-crafted drafts ranging from crisp and bright lagers to award-winning IPAs. The restaurant is also located on the second floor and features a patio offering amazing views of the Downtown Disney District.

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Naples Ristorante e Bar and Napolini Pizzeria

Celebrate the charm, cuisine, and spirit of southern Italy at these classic Neapolitan eateries. Offering a second floor patio with sweeping views as well as a two-story dining room and an outdoor bar, you’ll feel inspired by the whimsical décor, open-air kitchen, and impressive wine cellar.  Whether you’re sitting down for a meal filled with bold and satisfying Italian flavors or you’re eating on-the-go with a make-your-own pizza, these two new restaurants are great options for anyone! 

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Salt & Straw

Discover taste-provoking ice cream at this family-run scoop shop! Here you’ll find handmade ice cream featuring small-batch flavors created with local, organic, and sustainable ingredients. Each month, you can also indulge in new limited-time specials showcasing flavors rooted in seasonality. 

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Splitsville Luxury Lanes

Grab a bite and bowling ball at this rock-and-rollin’ restaurant. This eclectic eatery fuses modern and retro elements for a fresh spin on food, music, and entertainment. From burgers and fries to sushi, pizzas, and more, you’ll find a wide variety of delicious items on the menu. Dine tableside or chow down at one of the 20 bowling lanes available and on select nights, take in the sounds of live music while enjoying a great bar and patio seating. 

OTHER FAVORITE DINING LOCATIONS

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Catal Restaurant

This relaxed and elegant restaurant sits at the center of the Downtown Disney District and features gourmet cuisine with homespun hospitality.

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Earl of Sandwich

Inspired by a 250-year legacy of sandwich-making, here you’ll find an array of unique and delicious specialty sandwiches perfected by the inventor’s own family as well as salads, desserts, and more! 

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Jamba Juice

Refuel here with refreshing and revitalizing smoothies made with fresh fruits and veggies. 

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La Brea Bakery Café and La Brea Bakery Express

If you love freshly-baked bread, you’ll love these popular locations! Enjoy the craftsman-style café with artisanal sandwiches, fresh baked goods, healthful salads, and fresh California cuisine or try some fresh fare on-the-go from the express kitchen. You can even find a full breakfast menu here!

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Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen and Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Express

Here you’ll dine on delicious fresh seafood and Cajun-Creole cuisine made with flavorful ingredients and a proud family tradition of southern hospitality direct from Louisiana. And of course, it wouldn’t be a true New Orleans-style restaurant without beignets! 

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Sprinkles Cupcakes

If you love cupcakes then you’ll love Sprinkles! Try an irresistible variety of hand-crafted gourmet cupcakes, seasonal specialties and decadent cookie creations. 

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Tortilla Jo’s and Taqueria at Tortilla Jo’s

Savor south-of-the-border specialties in a vibrant setting with items like made-to-order guacamole, tacos, burritos, tamales, fajitas, and more. The Taqueria also features make-your-own tacos, bowls, burritos and more! 

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Uva Bar

This swanky outdoor bar is a great place to sit back and relax while savoring Spanish-style tapas, entrées, craft beers, and signature cocktails. 

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Wetzel’s Pretzels

Pretzel lovers, listen up! You won’t want to miss out on these freshly-baked pretzels with tasty dips, cheesy dog bites, pizza bits, and fresh-squeezed lemonade!

For more information on all of the restaurants listed above, visit the Disneyland Resort Dining Pageor call 714 781-DINE (714 781-3463).  

Where are your favorite locations for dining at Downtown Disney?

Four Ways to Celebrate Halloween in Orlando

Halloween is one of our favorite times of year. From family friendly trick or treating to terrifying haunted houses, there is something for everyone to enjoy for Halloween in Orlando.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park

Get your favorite costume ready and make your plans to live it up—collecting candies, sweets and delightful treats—all while Magic Kingdom park thrills and chills you with special fireworks, eerie entertainment and Disney Characters that go bump in the night. Best of all: since this event is “not-so-scary,” children of every age can enjoy the fun! 

  • Disney’s Not So Scary Spooktacular Fireworks: Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” serves as the host of this all-new nighttime extravaganza, with state-of-the-art projection effects, lasers, lighting and dazzling fireworks filling the sky above Magic Kingdom Park
  • Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular: Winifred, Mary and Sarah visit the mortal world for an all-new adventure, with a plan to use their magic to throw the best, evil Halloween party this side of the graveyard.
  • “Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade,” which happens twice nightly and features favorite Disney characters dressed in their Halloween best, along with the Disney villains and a cavalcade of fiendishly fun floats
  • Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam in Fantasyland is the spot for all of the young partygoers to get their groove on with favorite Disney Junior characters like Doc McStuffins and Vampirina
  • Trick-or-Treat throughout the park
  • Exclusive Character Meet and Greets

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort

The World’s Premier Halloween Event

Universal Orlando takes fear to the max. This year, the 80s return with a vengeance with 10 totally terrifying haunted houses, 5 pulse-pounding scare zones and outrageous live entertainment. From cinematic screams to the most horrifying cult classics, there’s no escape from the decade that just won’t die.

  • Haunted Houses: Make your way through 10 totally terrifying haunted houses inspired by the biggest names in horror, plus Universal’s own twisted creations.
  • Scare Zones: Scareactors will prowl the streets of Universal Studios Florida which will be transformed into 5 pulse-pounding scare zones.
  • Entertainment: Catch outrageous live entertainment that will have you crying out for more.
  • Attractions: Experience some of the park’s most exciting rides and attractions which will be open during the event.

Halloween Spooktacular at Sea World Orlando

It’s an ocean of Halloween fun for the whole family at SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular®. During this daytime event, families are immersed in an underwater “fantasea” including trick-or-treating, whimsical sea creatures, and more in this family-friendly event that could only come from SeaWorld. SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular runs weekends from late September through October and is included in park admission.

  • Trick-or-Treating: Waves of Trick-or-Treat Fun – Costumed youngsters can trick-or-treat for ghoulish goodies. Each sea-themed, trick-or-treat station features an assortment of candy favorites.
  • Trick-or-Treating Bags: Please join in the efforts to protect our seas by bringing a reusable bag or Halloween bucket from home for treats. There will also be an assortment of reusable bags, for $0.99 and up, at select locations. 
  • Pet’s Ahoy Halloween: A special Halloween version of this side-splitting show features surprise twists, and a cast of unlikely characters that will have the whole family laughing from beginning to end. Dogs and cats, ducks and doves, potbellied pigs and a few surprise animal guest stars will show you just what SeaWorld Orlando’s encouragement-based training techniques can accomplish.
  • Halloween Dance Party: Children join under-the-sea friends for a Halloween Dance Party where they can participate in line-dancing favorites as clouds of bubbles fill the evening air.
  • Mermaid Grotto: This dynamic “underwater” environment comes to life each weekend with bubbles floating overhead and colorful sea-themed characters. Plus, have the opportunity to meet a mermaid.

Brick or Treat at LeogLand Florida Resort

You can celebrate the spookiest time of the year every weekend in October at LegoLand Florida with trick-or-treating, exclusive character meet and greets and spooktacular treats at LegoLand Florida.

  • Brick-or-Treat Trail: Kids can journey through the themed trail with their very own Brick-or-Treat bag to pick up lots of scrumptious candy!
  • LEGO Halloween Characters: Meet Halloween exclusive LEGO characters, including Lord Vampyre, Rockin’ Frankenstein, and more!
  • Brick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt: Set out on the Brick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt to find the LEGO Candy Corn!
  • The Tale of Pirates’ Cove Fireworks Spectacular: On every Brick-or-Treat night, watch fireworks transform into LEGO bricks at our fireworks spectacular about the tale of Pirate Cove!

Are you planning to celebrate Halloween in Orlando?

Six Things to Do at 2019 Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party at Disney California Adventure Park

From the Disney Parks Blog;

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It’s almost that freakishly fun time of the year to celebrate the Halloween season at the Disneyland Resort! If you are planning on attending the all-new, separate ticket event, 2019 Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party at Disney California Adventure park, you’re in for some fun. Whether you’re tall or small, dressed as a princess or Super Hero, there is something for everyone to enjoy at this new party, starting Sept. 17 for 20 select nights.

Oogie Boogie has cast his spell and summoned the Disney villains to scare up thrilling surprises for everyone. What treats (or tricks!) will be in Oogie Boogie’s bag this year? Let’s take a look at the exclusive new experiences and unforgettable Halloween fun and that will be offered for party guests this year:

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Immersive Treat Trails – Trick-or-treating is for everyone! Come experience the new, wonderfully wicked treat trails throughout the park with all your friends and family. While stalking through the trail, you will see iconic characters such as the Mad Hatter from Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” and maybe even Oogie Boogie himself! Additional treat trails will feature oversized cauldrons full of treats for party guests to enjoy.

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“Villainous!” – Partygoers of all ages will love watching this new tale about a young girl named Shelley Marie as she journeys along this new “World of Color” nighttime spectacular – exclusive to Oogie Boogie Bash. This Halloween story takes you on an unforgettable voyage through devious encounters with The Queen, Ursula, Dr. Facilier, Hades, Jafar, Maleficent and more! All ages will be amazed by the show’s special effects—from the fountains and lights, to lasers and projections. “Villainous!” shows that, deep down, there’s a little villain in all of us!

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Villains Grove – Have you ever wanted to peer inside the minds of your favorite villains and walk through their own hauntingly beautiful scenes? This walk-through experience is unlike anything seen before. Redwood Creek Challenge Trail becomes Villains Grove: an interactive, villain-inspired, dreamlike environment perfect for all ages to wander. This experience will entice party guests with a series of scenes, each creating a not-so-scary symphony of sound, light and shadows for you to explore on your own or as a pack!

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“Frightfully Fun Parade” – The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow kicks things off, arriving on his ghostly black steed just ahead of the parade itself and carrying his flickering jack-o-lantern. A cavalcade of Disney characters and mischievous villains follow, ready to stir up some trouble! Get excited – this fan-favorite parade will make its way through Disney California Adventure park for the first time!

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“Mickey’s Trick & Treat” – This new, interactive stage production invites you to join Mickey Mouse and his pals as they throw a one-of-a-kind Halloween party! Perfect for little monsters, enjoy dancing, not-so-frightening scary-tales and candy at the Disney Theater in Hollywood Land.

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DescenDANCE Party – For even more fun, head to the Backlot area of Hollywood Land for a pulsing, new interactive dance party inspired by the popular “Descendants” franchise from Disney Channel. A spell is cast, summoning the greatest dance crew from the Isle of the Lost to throw down and lead everyone in moves that are set to the biggest hit songs from all three “Descendants” movies. The original “Villain Kids” might even crash the party through magic mirrors. Stick around after as the Backlot DJ continues to spin tunes, inviting everyone to step onto the dance floor into the night. Like the original VK’s said, “there’s so many ways to be wicked”!

Of course, there will also be plenty of opportunities to mingle with Disney characters – and villains, too! “Ghouls” and “boils” of all ages should come dressed up in their best Halloween costumes. 

2019 Oogie Boogie Bash, which takes the place of Mickey’s Halloween Party, is only offered on 20 select nights this fall, starting Sept. 17. For more information, including costume policy guidelines and to purchase tickets, visit Disneyland.com/HalloweenParty.

14 Things to Do on a Rainy Day at Disney World

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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A little rain should never put a damper on a full day of magic at Walt Disney World Resort, where the fun always shines! There are always exciting activities, attractions and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.  Here are some of our top suggestions for things you can do on a rainy day at Disney World!

Magic Kingdom Park  

  • When the afternoon parades at Magic Kingdom Park can’t be performed as planned, your Disney friends come out to play in the “Rainy Day Cavalcade.”* This cheery procession brings Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and their pals down the street in antique vehicles, accompanied by a special musical soundtrack and parade performers in colorful rain slickers and galoshes!
  • Hop on a rip-roaring rocket into the furthest reaches of outer space on Space Mountain attraction, set sail on a swashbuckling voyage on Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, and climb aboard a gloomy Doom Buggy on the Haunted Mansion attraction. 

Epcot

  • Take flight on Soarin’ Around the World.  This indoor attraction allows you to experience a breezy, airborne adventure as you hang glide above the breathtaking marvels of the world.
  • Go under the sea—without getting wet—on The Seas with Nemo & Friends attraction before getting close up with clown fish, sharks and more in a massive 5.7-million-gallon saltwater aquarium.
  • Catch popular Disney and Pixar short films—in amazing 4D at the Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Check into the infamous Hollywood Tower Hotel on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction.  Inside you’ll be hurtled up and down aboard an elevator-style lift and brought into…the Twilight Zone.    
  • Make your way over to Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith attraction and race along the darkened freeways of Los Angeles in a super-stretch limo to the rockin’ tunes of Aerosmith.
  • Sing along with Anna & Elsa in For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Singalong Celebration.
Festival of the Lion King, the popular, high-energy live musical at Disney’s Animal Kingdom combines music, puppetry and pageantry inspired by Disney’s animated film classic, “The Lion King.” Performed inside the Harambe Theatre, this Broadway-style show is an exciting retelling of the film and immerses the audience in theatrics and classic songs. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is located at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Ryan Wendler, photographer)

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • In Africa, head over to “The Festival of the Lion King,” a high-energy show filled with songs, pageantry and puppetry celebrating the classic movie, “The Lion King.”
  • Venture over to Pandora – The World of Avatar area where you can take a mystical journey into Pandora’s glowing bioluminescent rainforest on Na’vi River Journey attraction. This indoor boat ride will take you on a visually stunning adventure! 
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Character Dining

Character dining is a great way for you to meet some of your favorite Disney characters while avoiding the rain.  Some of our favorite rainy day restaurants include:  

  • The Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom Park where you can relish in an all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet with some of your favorite friends from the Hundred-Acre Wood.
  • Dine like royalty at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Epcot. This enchanting experience invites you to feast inside a medieval castle while interacting with some beloved Disney Princesses.
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  • Join Safari Donald Duck and friends at Tusker House Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This Harambe marketplace eatery allows you to enjoy African inspired dishes alongside some of your favorite Disney characters. 
  • Take a step back in time as you dine at Hollywood & Vine in Disney’s Hollywood Studios to meet some Disney Junior Characters during a memorable breakfast buffet or Minnie Mouse and friends at seasonal dining parties!
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The weather may not always cooperate, but being prepared can help make your day at Walt Disney World Resort a success! Our new umbrellas and raincoats are can be found in the World of Disney at Disney Springs, Once Upon A Time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Future World kiosk and Mouse Gear at Epcot and the Emporium at Magic Kingdom Park.

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What is your favorite attraction to visit on a rainy day?

*The “Rainy Day Cavalcade” will not occur if there is lightning in the area due to safety concerns.