Have you heard the news? Walt Disney World is celebrating the fall season, not just a Magic Kingdom, but also at the other three theme parks! Catch all the details below about what will be available and where you can find the items!
Here are all the details from Disney Cast Member Alex Dunlap:
It’s spooky season again at Walt Disney World Resort, and that means it’s time for the highly-anticipated return of our yummy fall eats and treats! From pumpkin spice, apple, and cinnamon delights to sweet sips and fun novelties, each of our four parks is offering a wonderful assortment of autumn-themed items and you won’t want to miss them.
In addition, we’ll be featuring touches of fall décor at Magic Kingdom Park, a special cavalcade down Main Street U.S.A., and more! For more information, check out our post containing all of the details to help you have a great and safe fall season with Disney.
Now, without further delay, I present to you our official Foodie Guide to 2020 Fall Treats at Walt Disney World Resort: Parks Edition. All offerings below will be available starting September 8 unless otherwise specified. Happy snacking!
Magic Kingdom Park
- Mickey Cinnamon Roll (Available at Main Street Bakery) – Mickey-shaped cinnamon roll drizzled with orange and white icing
- Cinnamon Donuts (Available at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café) – Served in a Hitchhiking Ghost Novelty container
- Hades Nachos (Available at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café) – Black bean nacho chips with “fiery” buffalo chicken, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, salsa, and jalapeño
- Constance’s For Better or For Worse Wedding Cake (Available at Liberty Square Market) – Citrus cake with raspberry Bavarian cream, whipped cream flowers, and a chocolate axe.
- Pumpkin Spiced Waffle Sundae (Available at Sleepy Hollow) –Pumpkin spice-flavored waffled topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and sprinkles
- Poor Unfortunate Souls Float (Available at Storybook Treats) – Cream cheese soft-serve, black raspberry syrup, and Coke
- Pumpkin Spice Milkshake (Available at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies) – Topped with whipped cream, caramel drizzle, sprinkles, and a Mickey-shaped marshmallow straw
- Pumpkin Spice Soft-Serve Sundae (Available at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies) – Served as a sundae topped with whipped cream, caramel, and sprinkles
- Mickey Monster Mash Burger (Available at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café) – Burger with Meunster cheese, potato barrels, bacon, and sriracha aïoli
- Headless Horseman Rides Again (Available at Sunshine Tree Terrace) – Strawberry DOLE® Whip with Fanta Strawberry and a Headless Horseman Novelty Straw
- Not So Poison Apple Cupcake (Available at Pinocchio Village House) – A spiced apple cupcake with pecan crunch buttercream themed after a poison apple
- Orange and Black Sugar Churros (Available at Various Churro Carts and Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café)
- Oogie Boogie Dice Novelty Glow Cubes (Available at Various Quick-Service Restaurants)
- Jack Skellington Sipper (Available at Various Quick-Service Restaurants and Outdoor Vending Locations)
- Oogie Boogie Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Various Popcorn Carts)
- Mickey Pumpkin Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Various Popcorn Carts)
- Halloween Base Popcorn Bucket (Available at Various Popcorn Carts)
- Halloween Cupcake (Available on Halloween Day Only at Sunshine Seasons) – Choice of vanilla or chocolate cupcake with buttercream and a Mickey Pumpkin garnish
- Nemo & Squirt’s Noggin Concoction (Available on Halloween Day Only at Coral Reef Restaurant) – Chocolate brownie stuffed with a chocolate chip cookie topped with white chocolate-covered pretzels and a Mickey Pumpkin Garnish
- Halloween Sugar Cookie (Available on Halloween Day Only at Traveler’s Café and Garden Grill) – Sugar cookie topped with Halloween Sprinkles
- Liquid Nitro Cake Pop (Available on Halloween Day Only at Desserts & Champagne Marketplace in World Showplace for EPCOT Taste of International Food & Wine Festival) – Liquid nitro chocolate cake pop with Halloween sprinkles
- Oogie Boogie Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available Canada Popcorn Cart and Fife & Drum)
- Green Cauldron Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Eats at EPCOT Experience and Mission Space Popcorn Cart)
- Halloween Base Popcorn Bucket (Available at all EPCOT Popcorn Locations)
- Tire Pumpkin Novelty Straw (Available at Sunshine Seasons and Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue)
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park
- Scar Cupcake (Available at Creature Comforts, Flame Tree Barbecue, and Restaurantosaurus) – Red velvet cupcake with toasted marshmallow filling, chocolate marshmallow frosting, chocolate pebbles, white chocolate flames, and an edible icing image
- Spooky Apple Punch Specialty Beverage (Non-Alcoholic) (Available at Flame Tree Barbecue and Isle of Java) – Sprite with Monin Apple Syrup poured over ice, garnished with a rocky candy apple straw, a gummy worm, a Novelty Poison Apple Glow Cube, and a sugar lime rim
- Rotten Apple Punch Specialty Beverage (Alcoholic) (Available Flame Tree Barbecue) – Angry Orchard and Fireball Cinnamon Whisky over ice, garnished with a rocky candy apple straw, a Novelty Poison Apple Glow Cube, and gummy worms
- Tire Pumpkin Novelty Straw (Available at Tamu Tamu, Trek Snacks, Restaurantosaurus, TriloBites, and Outdoor Vending Ice Cream Carts)
- Purple Cauldron Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Trek Snacks)
- Halloween Base Popcorn Bucket (Available at Trek Snacks)
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Poison Candied Apple (Available at Trolley Car Café) – Apple and caramel mousse covered in red glaze with a crunchy candy base
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Cannoli (Available at PizzeRizzo) – Pumpkin cheesecake mixed with a hazelnut praline crunch in a cannoli shell
- Pumpkin Tiramisu (Available at Rosie’s All-American Café) – Layers of cream mascarpone and spiced pumpkin cake
- Box of Bones Chocolate Éclair (Available at Backlot Express) – Chocolate éclair with dark chocolate mousse and white chocolate bones
- Frozen Apple Cider (Non-Alcoholic) (Available at Rosie’s All-American Café, Backlot Express, and PizzeRizzo) – Served with a Novelty Poison Apple Glow Cube
- Frozen Apple Cider with Crown Royal Regal Apple (Alcoholic) (Available at Rosie’s All-American Café, Backlot Express, and PizzeRizzo) – Served with a Novelty Poison Apple Glow Cube
- Orange Cauldron Premium Popcorn Bucket (Available at Anahiem Produce, Hollywood Popcorn, and Animation Popcorn)
- Tire Pumpkin Novelty Straw (Available at Rosie’s All-American Café, Backlot Express, PizzeRizzo, and Anaheim Produce)
RELATED ARTICLE: 7 Things to Know Before You Visit Disney World in the Fall
by Arielle Tuan
Fall is one of my favorite times to visit Walt Disney World. I love Halloween, and seeing all the pumpkins, leaves, and other fall decorations around the parks puts me in a super festive spirit! Aside from the atmosphere, I also love the events that take place during the fall season- there’s a lot to see and do in Disney from September to December, and the best part is, you can usually experience everything with more pleasant weather and slightly less crowds. Here are the top things to keep in mind when visiting Disney World in the fall.
Editor’s Note: We understand that with the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, some of the advice in this article may not apply if you visit while park hours are reduced, capacity limits and physical distancing are in place, and some of our favorite experiences—fireworks, parades, and character greetings—are temporarily suspended. (You can read everything you need to know about the phased reopening by clicking here). We will continue to share articles that give guidance on a “normal” vacation to Walt Disney World, along with any special changes or instructions you may need to be aware of during the phased reopening to provide the best tips we can regardless of when you are visiting. ~ Chad & Cindy
7 – Nicer Weather in Late Fall
While Orlando can still get pretty hot in the fall, even going into December, you can generally expect milder temperatures. In the summer, Orlando is known to get unbearably hot. In September, you can expect temperatures to still be in the lower 90s through the end of the month. October is a month of transition, beginning with hotter temperatures and ending with generally, much more comfortable temperatures. During late October through early December, you can usually expect temperatures between 75-85 degrees during the day, with cooler temperatures at night. Of course, predicting the weather is always tricky, so monitor the forecast for Orlando in the few weeks leading up to your vacation. Be prepared for cooler weather, but don’t leave behind those hats, sunglasses, and bottles of sunscreen just yet.
6 – Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
One of the best things about planning a fall trip to Disney World is the option of attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Starting in mid-August and lasting until November 1st, the Halloween Party is a separately ticketed event in the Magic Kingdom. At the party, you can celebrate Halloween in costume while most rides and quick-service food locations remain open. There are trick-or-treat stations set up around the park where you can load up on candy, as well as unique character meet-and-greets. There is a Halloween-themed parade, stage show, and fireworks celebration, as well as fun photo opportunities and merchandise. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a great way to get into the fall spirit, but even if you don’t attend, there are Halloween decorations situated throughout all parks and resorts during this time of year.
Editor’s Note: During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party has been canceled.
5 – Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
Another fun event that occurs during the fall is the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. The festival usually runs from late-August to Mid-November, so you’ll have plenty of chances to visit if your vacation falls during one of those months. The Food and Wine Festival is included with park admission to Epcot, and consists of plentiful booths set up around the World Showcase. Each booth represents a different country or ingredient/cooking style, and serves food in snack-size portions. Along with trying different foods and specialty drinks, you can also attend cooking demonstrations, seminars, see celebrity chefs, and rock out to Epcot’s Eat to the Beat concert series. This festival is definitely something to check out if you’re in Disney during the fall season!
Editor’s Note: During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, a modified Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is running.
4 – Wine and Dine Half-Marathon
For those who feel like working out after indulging at the Food and Wine Festival, there is the Wine and Dine 10K and Half Marathon that takes place in November. This event is a popular weekend for runners, as the races provide not only courses through the parks, but also interactions with Disney characters, special entertainment, and an after-hours Post-Race Party just for runners and their guests (with access to Epcot’s attractions and Food and Wine Festival). Families of runners can cheer them on, and kids can even sign up for their own dashes. Disney also offers a Fall Feast 5K and a Two Course Challenge. Sign-ups start in March, so if you’re interested in participating, make sure to keep an eye on the Disney website!
Editor’s Note: Because of the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, the 2020 Wine and Dine Half-Marathon will be a virtual race this year.
3 – Walt Disney World’s Anniversary
Magic Kingdom and Epcot both opened on October 1st (Magic Kingdom in 1971, and Epcot in 1982). Both parks usually hold small celebrations to commemorate the occasion, but in the meantime, the whole resort is gearing up for the big 50thAnniversary taking place in 2021. If you visit during the fall, even if you can’t celebrate on October 1st, chances are you’ll be able to see some cool construction updates as Disney prepares for this big milestone. Some projects to look out for on your trip include the Tron Light Cycle coaster, the Ratatouille ride, and the Guardians of the Galaxy coaster.
2- Lower Crowds
While it’s true that there really is no “slow” season anymore at Disney World, early fall generally brings lighter crowd levels. Historically, September has shown to be the best month to visit Disney World, since kids will have gone back to school. It gets busier as Halloween approaches, and then slows down again (slightly) in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, as most families plan their trips during the holiday season. If you visit during the fall, you can’t expect the parks to be empty, but you also won’t have to deal with the number of people that the summer months typically bring.
Editor’s Note: During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, capacity limits are in place to keep the crowds low to promote physical distancing.
1- September is Rainy Season
In my opinion, this is one of the most important things to keep in mind if you visit Disney World in the fall. A lot of guests who live out of state expect rain in the summer, but don’t realize that storms can be just as prevalent in the fall. September is actually the height of Orlando’s rainy season, and guests should prepare themselves for the chance of daily afternoon thunderstorms. Hurricane season also lasts until late November, so you’ll want to check the weather forecasts before your trip. However, don’t let the chance of thunderstorms put a damper on your visit! Rain tends to drive away crowds and gives the weather a chance to cool down. I always have a blast visiting the parks during September – it truly is one of the best months to visit, rain or shine.
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