Yup! What you’re about to read is completely subjective and absolutely 110% the opinions of our personal taste buds. Nonetheless, Hubby and I had a blast during our “day-date” to taste some of the Magic Kingdom fall treats. What did we think? Well, that’s easy to find out. Just keep scrolling and you’ll see what we found, what we tried and what we thought about each of them!
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Exploring Magic Kingdom in the Fall
No doubt this year has brought changes to the fall schedule over at Walt Disney World and it has taken some adjusting for everybody. In particular, Magic Kingdom saw the cancellation of the two biggest parties they host each year ~ one of them being Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Nonetheless, in true Disney fashion, the creative-powers-that-be still found a way to inject some seasonal goodness into the daily routine.
The Villains can be found marching in mini-cavalcades. Mickey and his friends are still dressing up to say “Boo to You!” The autumn wreaths continue to hang from the light posts up and down Main Street U.S.A. Halloween merchandise is, of course, lining the shelves and, last but not least, the seasonal treats are tempting every sweet tooth walking around the park. Hubby and I determined to try as many as we could during our visit together. The question is ~ did we agree on all the offerings? Which one did Hubby like more and which one was my favorite?
Let’s start with…
Poor Unfortunate Souls Float
Okay, so I’ll be upfront and let you know that a friend of mine had already warned me that I may not like this as much as I had hoped. In fact, I actually expected a more potent flavor combination with the cream cheese soft-serve, black raspberry syrup and Coke. It was good, and it’s not that I didn’t like it. For some reason, it just looked a little different than the picture shown at the window and lacked the “wow” factor for us. It certainly had flavor, but we’re just not sure it tasted like cream cheese and, to be honest, we couldn’t identify the black raspberry in it.
Nonetheless, it was a full-sized sweet treat PACKED with purple ice cream (it actually had more of a Dole Whip consistency) and Coke. On top of the purple swirled soft-serve was a candy crown. Just be careful ~ that crown is tougher to eat than she looks.
Hubby and I agreed on this one and both gave it a 3 out of 5
Where to find: Storybook Treats (ordered at window)
Constance’s For Better or For Worse Wedding Cake
Our thoughts on this one actually differed greatly, much like you would find in any marriage, I suppose. No worries – it wasn’t worth separating over this one. The cake itself was more dense than expected, but it had a nice, mild citrus flavor. We could taste a hint of the raspberry in the Bavarian cream frosting, but this was the part I did not like at all. The frosting was more gelatinous than creamy and just didn’t appeal to me in the least. Hubby was all about it, though. He thought it was great. The flowers were a whipped cream and the axe perfectly situated at the top of the miniature cake was chocolate. That was a plus ~ we both liked the chocolate axe (wish there have been more of it to share!).
Hubby really enjoyed this selection and ended up finishing off what I could not. While in the socially distant line to the register, we had met another couple already seated doing what we were doing that day, so we asked their thoughts. They both enjoyed the cake, but only felt it was worth the price if the goal of your visit was to try all the fall snacks.
I guess it was worth it then..at least for one of us.
Hubby actually gave this fall treat a 4, while I gave it a whopping 2.
Where to find: Liberty Square Market (purchased at register)
This option from the Underworld was HOT! However, it wasn’t so hot I had to pass on it. We mobile-ordered Hades Nachos as a lunch to share over at Pecos Bill’s Tall Tale Inn & Café. It ended up being the perfect size – especially since we knew we’d be sharing all these other plates. The black bean chips were topped with “fiery” buffalo chicken (pretty much chicken smothered in buffalo wing sauce). The lettuce and tomato were served together on the side, along with individual servings of sour cream, salsa and jalapenos. It was actually perfect. Hubby likes the salsa and jalapenos and I desperately needed that sour cream!!
Don’t get me wrong ~ yes, it was hot and has the potential to wreak havoc on anyone’s digestive tract, but the dish was extremely good and quite satisfying! In fact, Hubby probably wouldn’t confess this, but we had a tough time making sure that we were splitting it evenly. The combination of all those flavors were on fire. However, even though we both enjoyed it, Hubby’s thoughts on it were a little less than mine (he had other favorites). I honestly could have had more!
Hubby gave it a 3.5, while I gave it a solid 4.
Where to find: Pecos Bill’s Tall Tale Inn & Café (mobile-ordered)
Pumpkin Spice Milkshake
Confession ~ we gave this one a try during a previous trip to Magic Kingdom. Being autumn and all, we could NOT pass up the idea of trying the Pumpkin Spice Milkshake over at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies. This ~ was ~ delicious!!! It was THE perfect autumn drink because it was orange and had tons of pumpkin flavor in there. I will say this, though, I’m REALLY glad we shared it because this is definitely on the sweet side and may be too much for one person in that regard. However, it was a win for me.
The Mickey marshmallow was also a nice touch because it was fresh, large and…well, orange! My only gripe was that the marshmallow was literally stuck to the straw, which make it a little messy to rip off and share. It was absolutely delicious, though.
Again, this is a drink to share and we’re glad we did. To be honest, we actually had dining reservations a short time after, so this was not something we wanted to fill us up. It definitely had the potential to do so.
Hubby gave it a 3.5, while I gave it a 4.5.
Where to find it: Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies in Tomorrowland (ordered at window)
The Not So Poison Apple Cupcake
Okay – here we go. You know how there are just certain things that will draw you back and make you want to buy it again? Yeah – THIS was one of them! This cupcake was DA BOMB! No, seriously ~ it was moist, full of flavor, sweet, and yet could be eaten for breakfast (maybe, if you’re into that kind of thing. I mean, it is Disney). The red and white you see in this picture are PURE frosting. That there layer of sugar is THICK! So much sweetness! The very thin “stem” is chocolate, so you can eat that, too (I actually thought it may have been licorice, but I’m so glad Disney did not do that to us!). The cupcake itself is spiced apple and there were nuts inside, so beware if you have an allergy (our son has a life-threatening food allergy to nuts). You can’t see them, but they are in there.
The red pieces you see hanging off the edges of the cupcake are actually hard sugar candies ~ almost like the type you could get with a candy apple. They were a sweet addition.
The theming on this treat is wickedly spot-on. It looks soooo goooood and is impossible to resist!
Hubby gave this one a…..wait for it…..yes, you’re going to read this right….a 5.5!!! I can’t argue too much with that, except I’m a realist and like to stick within the set parameters. I gave it a perfect score of 5.
Where to find: Pinocchio Village House (mobile-ordered)
What I wish I had tried….and still may…(if there’s time)
We made our way around the Kingdom and tried as many treats as our appetites could tolerate. In the end, though, we had to put a few treats on hold with the hope that we get another chance before the season is over. For instance,
- The Mickey Cinnamon Roll at Starbucks (doesn’t this look ah-mazing??)
- The cinnamon donuts at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & café
- The idea of these make me miss New England big time. This also comes in an upgraded version where the donuts are served in a Hitchhiking Ghosts Novelty container. So you get to choose how you want your donuts.
- Pumpkin Spice Waffle Sundae at Sleepy Hollow
- We actually have tried a version of this in the past. It was yummy!!!
- Mickey Monster Mash Burger at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café (the Muenster cheese and sriracha aioli are ~ no joke ~ calling to me!)
Sadly, Sunshine Tree Terrace was out of the Headless Horseman straws…so we had to pass on the Headless Horseman Rides Again beverage. However, my friend Tania from LolaLambChops.com gave this a try during her last visit to the park. Check out what she had to say about it (and other goodies) here.
Other offerings you may like, but I’m not running back to try…
- Pumpkin Spice Soft-Serve Sundae over at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
- Orange and Black Churros
And don’t forget to stop by The Confectionary on Main Street U.S.A.!! There are REALLY tasty treats waiting for Guests there, as well!! Check out these yummy options!
HOWEVER ~ I really, really, really, really wanted to get the Pumpkin Mickey-shaped popcorn container, one of the novelty popcorn buckets or Halloween-themed sippers found at at any of the popcorn cart locations! To this date, I have not been able to convince Hubby that it’s worth it (cue very long, dramatic sigh)
So talk to me!
What do you think? Which of the above treats strikes your fancy, activates your sweet tooth, and makes you miss Magic Kingdom in the fall even more? If this post made you cry a little, please forgive me ~ that wasn’t my intent. I know many of you had to cancel plans this year. 2020 has been difficult for everybody and traveling outside our comfort zones has not been high on everybody’s priority list right now. If anything, though, I do hope this post inspires you to look forward to your next trip to visit Mickey. Trust me ~ the magic is still there and waiting for you and your family to return!
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