June 20, 2024

Food Guide to Halloween 2023 at Disney World

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Walt Disney World has released its Halloween 2023 menus of fall-themed snacks, dishes, drinks and desserts available at Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, Disney Springs, and the resort hotels. This food guide offers a full

Walt Disney World has released its Halloween 2023 menus of fall-themed snacks, dishes, drinks and desserts available at Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, Disney Springs, and the resort hotels. This food guide offers a full list and photos of the Halloween treats.

This comes over a month after fall food season started at Magic Kingdom, which released its all-day food options and exclusives with the start of the 2023 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. We won’t rehash those here–see our Full List of Food Guide for Halloween 2023 at Magic Kingdom for the MNSSHP and all-day options.

The full list of Halloween 2023 food also comes about one month after the “early” offerings at Disney Springs and select resort hotels. Personally, I think the ‘rule’ should be that Halloween starts when it starts at Walt Disney World. If they’re going to do MNSSHP during triple-digit weather during August, they should at least have the decency to give us pumpkin treats everywhere. But that’s a problem for Walt Disney World fans who visited in August or September. Those arriving in October will be blessed with better weather and more seasonal snacks!

If our experiences in the past–and the stock photos and descriptions Disney has shared–are any indication, some of these are treats, whereas some are tricks. On the plus side, this list already looks pretty than last year, thanks to a plethora of pumpkin provisions!

With that in mind, here’s a look at the food available in the theme parks, resort hotels, and Disney Springs for Halloween 2023 at Walt Disney World…

Disney Resort Hotels

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

The Mara (Available Oct. 1 through 31; mobile order available)

  • Black Cat Tart: Carrot cake topped with orange caramel, toasted coconut, and a pumpkin cheesecake (New)

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Beach Club Marketplace (Available Oct. 1 through 31; mobile order available)

  • Captain Hook Cookie: Vanilla sable with strawberry jam, peanut butter ganache, buttercream, and chocolate décor (New)
  • Ursula Tart: Vanilla tart filled with spice cake, chocolate ganache, blackberry pearls, blackberry mousse, and chocolate décor (New)

Beaches & Cream Soda Shop (Available Oct. 1 through 31)

  • Butter Pecan-Pumpkin Shake: Butter pecan ice cream with pumpkin flavoring, caramel and chocolate sauces, and a vanilla cupcake decorated like a Mickey pumpkin with sprinkle décor

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

BoardWalk Deli and Carousel Coffee (Available Oct. 1 through 31; mobile order available at BoardWalk Deli only)

  • Halloween Half Moon Cookie (New) (Available at BoardWalk Deli only)
  • Creepy Cupcake: Vanilla cupcake with blood orange curd filling, vanilla whipped cream, chocolate cookie crumbs, and sugar pumpkins
  • Boo Brownie: Mickey-shaped brownie topped with ganache and buttercream ghosts

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Contempo Café (Mobile order available)

  • Caramel Apple-Sugar Cookie (New) (Available Oct. 1 through Nov. 30)
  • Haunted Mansion Éclair: Éclair filled with caramel apple mousse topped with chocolate-caramel ganache with Haunted Mansion edible images (New) (Available Oct. 1 through 31)

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Gasparilla Island Grill (Available Oct. 1 through 31; mobile order available)

  • Mike Wazowski Pop: Confetti cake enrobed in green chocolate (New)
  • S’mores Ghost Tart: Graham cracker tart shell filled with ganache, milk chocolate mousse, and topped with a marshmallow ghost (New)
  • Not-So-Poison Apple: Chocolate cauldron filled with apple spice cake, apple filling, and caramel buttercream topped with apple mousse (New)
  • Minnie Mouse Witch Hat Cupcake: Cookies ‘n cream-filled chocolate cupcake enrobed in ganache

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

Trail’s End Restaurant (Available Oct. 1 through 31; mobile order available)

  • Pumpkin Sugar Cookie: Tie-dyed Halloween sugar cookie with buttercream (New)
  • Spooky Mini Cookies and Dipping Cream: Halloween sugar cookies with dipping icing (New)

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Kona Island (Available Oct. 1 through 31)

  • Vampire Stitch Cake: Chocolate cake with ‘raspberry ice cream cone’ buttercream (New)

Pineapple Lanai (Available Oct. 1 through 31)

  • Not-So-Scary Pumpkin Soft-serve: Pumpkin-spiced flavored soft-serve and coconut haupia with caramel drizzle, graham cracker crumbs, and a white chocolate Mickey-shaped pumpkin

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Le Petit Café (Available Oct. 1 through 31)

  • Chocolate-Cherry Coffin: Biscuit sans farine, milk chocolate mousse, and morello cherries (New)

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Roaring Fork (Available Oct. 1 through 31; mobile order available)

  • Haunted Forest Apple Mousse: Green cake with cookies ‘n cream mousse and sour apple mousse

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

The Market at Ale & Compass (Available Oct. 4 through 31; mobile order available)

  • Captain Hook Cookie: Vanilla sable with strawberry jam, peanut butter ganache, buttercream, and chocolate décor (New)
  • Ursula Tart: Vanilla tart filled with spice cake, chocolate ganache, blackberry pearls, blackberry mousse, and chocolate décor (New)
Disney’s Hollywood Studios

ABC Commissary (Available Oct. 1 through 31; mobile order available)

  • Spider Web Tart: Spiced milk chocolate tart filled with orange curd, pomegranate-molasses whipped cream, candied orange peel, and a dark chocolate spider
  • Frozen Apple Cider topped with green apple boba balls (Non-alcoholic)
  • Frozen Apple Cider Whisky featuring Crown Royal Whisky topped with green apple boba balls

Backlot Express (Available Oct. 1 through 31; mobile order available)

  • Graveyard Cupcake: Fudge-filled chocolate cupcake topped with cookies ‘n cream buttercream, chocolate cookie tombstone, white chocolate bone, and Halloween sprinkles
  • Frozen Apple Cider topped with green apple boba balls (Non-alcoholic)
  • Frozen Apple Cider Whisky featuring Crown Royal Whisky topped with green apple boba balls

Dockside Diner and Fairfax Fare (Available Oct. 1 through 31; mobile order available)

  • Pumpkin Patch Cookie: Pumpkin-spiced snickerdoodle topped with pumpkin-spiced buttercream and pumpkin candies

Hollywood Scoops (Available Oct. 1 through 31)

  • Candy Corn Milk Shake: Vanilla and candy corn milkshake topped with an orange doughnut and Halloween sprinkles

PizzeRizzo (Available Oct. 1 through 31; mobile order available)

  • Halloween Candy Cookie Pizza: Sugar cookie ‘pizza’ topped with strawberry jam, white chocolate, Halloween candy, and sprinkles
  • Frozen Apple Cider topped with green apple boba balls (Non-alcoholic)
  • Frozen Apple Cider Whisky featuring Crown Royal Whisky topped with green apple boba balls

Rosie’s All-American Café (Available Oct. 1 through 31; mobile order available)

  • Frozen Apple Cider topped with green apple boba balls (Non-alcoholic)
  • Frozen Apple Cider Whisky featuring Crown Royal Whisky topped with green apple boba balls

Woody’s Lunch Box (Available Oct. 1 through 31; mobile order available)

  • Pumpkin Lunch Box Tart: Pumpkin pie-filled pastry tart with marshmallow fondant, candy corn, and Halloween sprinkles

Popcorn Carts Near Grand Avenue, the Tip Board, and the Main Entrance (Available Oct. 1 through 31)

  • Halloween Mickey Brownie: Chocolate brownie with Halloween sprinkles
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery and Tamu Tamu Refreshments (Available Sept. 29 through Oct. 31)

  • Halloween Colossal Mickey Cinnamon Roll: Colossal Mickey cinnamon roll with Halloween-themed icing

Pizzafari and Restaurantosaurus (Available Oct. 16 through 31; mobile order available)

  • Scar Cupcake: Delicious red velvet cupcake with toasted marshmallow filling, chocolate frosting, chocolate pebbles, white chocolate flames, and an edible Scar image
EPCOT

Connections Café (Available Oct. 31 only)

  • Mickey Halloween Liege Waffle: Dark chocolate liege waffle with purple and green icing (New)

Sunshine Seasons (Available Oct. 28 through 31)

  • Bat Mousse: Tri-colored layers of candy corn-flavored white chocolate mousse with dark chocolate glaçage and bat wings (New)  
Disney Springs

D-Luxe Burger (Currently available through Nov. 23; mobile order available)

  • Pumpkin Pie Shake: Vanilla gelato blended with pumpkin pie mix, caramel sauce, pumpkin spice, and graham cracker crumbles topped with whipped cream and pumpkin spice

The Ganachery (Available Oct. 1 through Nov. 2)

  • Coco Ganache Squares: Coconut ganache enrobed in dark 65% chocolate (Plant-based)

Available at Various Quick-service Restaurants and Outdoor Vending Locations Throughout Walt Disney World Resort

  • Glow in the Dark Donald Candy Corn Sipper

Ultimately, a good number of additions and interesting sounding ones that I’m looking forward to trying. The clear winner just judging by the list is the monorail loop resorts, which have a ton of delicious-looking and sounding options. In particular, the Not-So-Poison Apple reminds me a lot of a cupcake from ~5 years ago at Main Street Bakery that was absolutely fantastic…but stained your teeth red thanks to all of the food coloring.

I’m also curious about the Vampire Stitch Cake at the Poly, in large part because the real product when it comes to these cakes is often comical as contrasted with the stock photo. Crescent Lake and Riviera Resorts also have some strong options, including items that were on the previous list.

The best park for Halloween food is Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which has at least a half-dozen promising options. Animal Kingdom is the biggest loser, whereas EPCOT mostly gets a pass since it’s still Food & Wine season (or is it seasons, plural, at this point?). Disney Springs is fine; the time we spend there is down dramatically, though, so I don’t really care as much.

I still wish there were more pumpkin, but it’s not as bad as it was a few years ago. In general, each instance of ‘vanilla’ on the list could be replaced by pumpkin and likely yield better results. There are also several normal items–like the Halloween Colossal Mickey Cinnamon Roll–that are simply “decorated” for Halloween; how awesome would that be if it were a pumpkin-flavored cinnamon roll?! If Trader Joe’s can do it (quite amazingly, I might add), what’s stopping Walt Disney World?

Planning a Walt Disney World trip? Learn about hotels on our Walt Disney World Hotels Reviews page. For where to eat, read our Walt Disney World Restaurant Reviews. To save money on tickets or determine which type to buy, read our Tips for Saving Money on Walt Disney World Tickets post. Our What to Pack for Disney Trips post takes a unique look at clever items to take. For what to do and when to do it, our Walt Disney World Ride Guides will help. For comprehensive advice, the best place to start is our Walt Disney World Trip Planning Guide for everything you need to know!

YOUR THOUGHTS

Are you excited to try any of these Halloween 2023 treats at EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom or Disney Springs? Anything in particular catch your eye? Disappointed there isn’t more pumpkin? Anything you’d like to see added to the fall menus at Walt Disney World? Any questions we can help you answer? Hearing feedback about your experiences is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!

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