Get out of here, August, and please fly by, September, because Halloween is, hands down, the most wonderful time of the year. The horror flick marathons, the punny and legitimately nightmare-inducing costumes, the Reese’s Pumpkins: We want it all, and we want it all now. But when it comes to indulging on frighteningly sweet treats, the best place isn’t in your living room the day after Halloween when you’ve ransacked the aisles of Target or Walgreens for deeply discounted Halloween candy (although, we look forward to that, too). No, it’s Disneyland and Disney World, and the parks seemingly spared no expense on its scary-good — and too-cute — Halloween treats this year.
Starting with Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, which kicked off Aug. 16 at Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida, Disney Parks Blog published the foodie guide for the special event. Here, you’ll want to bee-line directly to Main Street Bakery where you’ll find a Hocus Pocus-themed cupcake called the Amuck Cupcake, a sinfully sweet candy cupcake with peanut butter chips, chocolate candy bits and toffee filled with caramel sauce, iced with chocolate buttercream and topped with a cake cauldron and a Sanderson sisters chocolate decoration. The bakery also sells a Halloween cinnamon roll in the shape of Mickey Mouse’s head and topped with orange icing and a chocolate spider web.
More of a Jack Skellington and Nightmare Before Christmas fan? Head toward the carts near Cinderella Castle for Jack and Sally push cake pops. The Sally cake pop is a gluten-free vanilla cake pop with buttercream, strawberry crispy pearls and an edible, white chocolate Sally plopped atop. The Jack cake pop, on the other hand, is a chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream, white chocolate, dark chocolate crispy pearls and dark chocolate curls — topped off with a white chocolate Jack. Magic Kingdom also has Jack and Hello Kitty cake pops floating around the park.
The Magic Kingdom list of spooky treats continues — from the Headless Horseman Cheesecake and the Chocolate Mickey Waffle Sundae, both available at Sleepy Hollow, to Constance’s for Better or for Worse Wedding Cake and the Maleficent Cone, a black waffle cone filled with lime soft serve and topped with chocolate horns.
And sound the alarm: There’s even a Pumpkin Spice milkshake.
This gluten-free milkshake comes topped with candy pumpkins and a Mickey Mouse marshmallow straw, and we’re already booking our next dental cleaning to get ahead of our impending cavities.