Category Archives: Magic Kingdom

New Halloween Novelty Items Coming to Disney Parks

Halloween is just around the corner, and the Disney parks are releasing some fun novelty drinkware and popcorn buckets to celebrate, according to the Disney Parks Blog. This Poison Apple Stein will be available with a beverage from several locations at Disneyland, while at WDW, it will be found at Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.

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The Vampire Mickey Premium Popcorn bucket will be available in early October at popcorn carts throughout Disneyland and WDW.  This year, the Zero Premium Popcorn bucket will feature a glow in the dark Zero and will be available  at Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom.

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Lunch at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe


On a recent visit to Magic Kingdom, I met up with a couple of friends who skipped breakfast in their excitement to get to the park. After a quick ride on Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, they were ready for and early lunch.  Since we were in Tomorrowland, we made our way over to Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe.


After placing our order and receiving our food, we grabbed front row seats to be inundated with punny songs and jokes by Sonny Eclipse. One of my friends ordered the Barbecued Pork Sandwich, which comes with a choice of Apple Slices, Green Beans, or French Fries. This sandwich is fairly standard menu fare around property, and usually the top choice when pitted against a burger or nuggets for Matt. In fact, he ordered this last year, and I opted for the Green Beans with my lunch that day (which I’ll note were a bit overcooked for my liking, but still a nice choice if you’re French-fried out).


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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Treats

The Disney Parks Blog has shared a first look at the treats that will be served at this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. The party kicks off September 15th, so let’s take a look at what’s available!

At Main Street Bakery, you’ll find a few treats. First up is this Monster Cupcake.

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They will also serve a chocolate Spider Cupcake.

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The Halloween Cookie is a sugar cookie featuring Halloween sprinkles.

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You can also get A Halloween Cookie Ice Cream Sandwith at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor.

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FerryTale Wishes: A Fireworks Dessert Cruise to Debut Oct. 5 at WDW

FerryTale Wishes: A Fireworks Dessert Cruise is set to debut October 5 at WDW, according to the Disney Parks Blog. Guests will set sail on the Seven Seas Lagoon to watch Magic Kingdom’s Wishes Nighttime Spectacular from an exclusive viewing area and will enjoy desserts and drinks. Audio for Wishes will be piped through the boat’s soundsystem, and there will be other “magical moments.”

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Guests will sail on the double-stack ferryboat from the Ticket & Transportation Ferryboat Dock one hour prior to showtime on select nights weekly. Desserts will include “The Grand” key lime tart, pineapple upside down cake from the Polynesian Village Resort, spiced flourless chocolate cake from the Contemporary Resort, “Main Street” Mickey Balloon Tarts, mini “fireworks” cupcakes with a pop, Cinderella’s Sugar Slipper with Orange Financier, no-sugar-added Florida mango panna cotta, and a fruit and cheese spread. The evening will also be toasted with specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in souvenir glow glasses.

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Dinner at Pinocchio Village Haus


The last time we went to Pinocchio Village Haus, it wasn’t a great experience. Fast forward a little over a year, and we found ourselves at the restaurant under different circumstances: heavy rains and a hungry party of 7 including two kids. There were few guests in line to order food, but as you can imagine, virtually all of the tables were taken. We managed to snag a table for four and squeeze ourselves in. Of all the times they could really use a cast member allowing only guests with food access to seating… So you can imagine the chaotic scene.


I grabbed some quick food photos while everyone was getting settled. Matt ordered the Chicken Alfredo, which comes with a Caesar Side Salad. The chicken look to be the same as what is served on their entree Caesar Salad, which isn’t a good thing based on our last experience. Matt did put a good dent into the dish, especially after adding a bit of crushed red pepper and Parmesan for a flavor boost, but left a fair portion behind. I think it was mostly in part to the fact that we were the least hungry of everyone grabbing dinner. If he’s in the mood for pasta, he’ll choose Mama Melrose’s at Hollywood Studios before returning here.

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New Happy HalloWishes Dessert Party at MNSSHP

A new Happy HalloWishes Dessert Party is being added to this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) in Magic Kingdom, according to the Disney Parks Blog. Reservations open today, and the party will debut September 15. It will be available on select dates through November 1.

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The premium offering includes viewing a Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade from a reserved location (center flag pole area of Town Square on Main Street, USA) followed by sweet treats at Tomorrowland Terrace, where you have a view of Cinderella Castle and the Happy HalloWishes Nighttime Spectacular.

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There will be Halloween-themed chocolate-dipped strawberries, ghost meringues, candy corn panna cotta, peanut butter-chocolate pretzel “witch fingers,” spiced pumpkin cheesecake brownies, peanut butter “spider” whoopie pies, seasonal fruits and cheeses, hot chocolate, signature lemonades and Halloween specialties, and coffee and tea. Appealing to the younger crown will be mummy cupcakes, candy corn cupcakes, and “worm and dirt pots.” There will be a sparkling cider toast, and guests will receive a skull mug filled with candy to take home.

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Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd., Skipper Canteen to Open at Magic Kingdom

It’s official! What’s been speculation and rumors for some time now has become the truth. What was once the Adventureland Veranda ages ago, and has most recently host to meet and greets and a candy stop for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party will emerge later this year as the Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd., Skipper Canteen. The news was announced at D23 Expo and reported on the Disney Parks Blog.

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The restaurant will serve “World Famous Jungle Cuisine,” and there will be several unique dining rooms, including both a crew mess hall and a once-hidden secret meeting room of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers. Staffing the restaurant will be Jungle Cruise Skippers.

I’m really excited for some new life to be given to the space, and can’t wait to see the magical Disney touches that are sure to inhabit the restaurant! We’ll keep you posted as we find out more.