When it comes to Halloween, costumes and decorations and getting scared are all great, but it’s really about the candy. Orlando’s theme parks celebrate the treats of Halloween by offering special holiday-themed foods. This Halloween season, don’t miss these delicious dishes that are so good it’s scary!
Known around the world for its Halloween Horror Nights event, Universal Studios pulls out all the stops for the year’s scariest holiday. In between screams and scares, grab a bite to eat at these venues offering Halloween-themed food.
Kidzone Pizza Company: Fall is in the air with their decadent S’mores Fries, a dish of sweet potato fries topped with marshmallow, chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs.
Popcorn Carts: Spooky and tasty, the Ghostbusters Trap Popcorn is green popcorn served in a ghost trap box.
San Francisco Pastry Company: Fans of Stranger Things will flip over the Triple Decker Extravaganza, three waffles layered with whipped cream and topped with chocolate chips and jelly beans.
Dessert Tent: Indulge in festive fall treats in the form of Merrill’s Mini Pumpkin Doughnuts and chocolate-dipped bacon on a stick.
VooDoo Doughnuts: Appealing to those Stranger Things fans, the wildly-popular doughnut shop offers specially-decorated donuts. The shop also has the Vampire Bar, a decorated bar filled with Bavarian cream and chocolate cookie pieces.
Cinnabon: Not just for breakfast, the Creepy Bun will give you a sugar pick-me-up topped with maple syrup, cream cheese frosting and bacon.
The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen: Sip on the Jaque O Lantern milkshake, a yummy mix of cinnamon and pumpkin.
Drinks: If you want to drink your Halloween calories, try the Candy Corn, a frozen nonalcoholic drink with whipped cream and sprinkles or the Syrup and Waffles, also frozen and topped with whipped cream and waffle cereal pieces. The Blood Slush from Fresh Eats mixes frozen lemonade and cherry.
Adult Beverages: For the over 21 crowd, Universal has several themed adult beverages. The Blood Pit mixes vodka with blood orange sour, peach liquor and soda water. Gin drinkers will love the Saturn, gin mixed with passion fruit, velvet falernum, sour mix and walnut liquor, topped with a chocolate bar. The Twilight Gateway brings together tequila, watermelon, pineapple juice, orange juice and grenadine. If rum is your drink of choice, opt for the Vampire Curse, combining rum, fruit punch and lemon juice.
Not everyone wants to be scared to death for Halloween. For those looking for a much more mild experience, the Magic Kingdom at Disney World delivers. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party is fun for ages, boasting amazing decorations, fun costumes and of course, incredible food. Here’s what to eat:
Main Street Bakery: The Amuck, Amuck, Amuck Cupcake is as cool looking as it is tasty, with baked peanut butter chips, chocolate candy bits and toffee. It’s filled with caramel sauce and finished with an edible cauldron made of buttercream and white chocolate. Their classic Mickey-shaped cinnamon roll gets a Halloween makeover, topped with orange icing and a chocolate spider web. Both these treats are available daily and during the Not-So-Scary Party.
Casey’s Corner: The Donald Duck Brownie is topped with a chocolate Donald Duck dressed up for Halloween. A party exclusive, the Now Begin Thy Magic Spell drink is a concoction of red slush with passion fruit, blue curaçao syrup, Sprite, and lemonade garnished with a chocolate-covered apple slice.
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe: The Hades Nachos will light you up with black bean nacho chips topped with spicy buffalo chicken and toppings. Billy’s Worms & Dirt is a gluten-free treat with chocolate pudding topped with G-free cake crumbs and gummy worms. Both are party exclusives.
Sleepy Hollow: Treat yourself to the Headless Horseman Cheesecake, a pumpkin cheesecake with GF chocolate cake, chocolate crunchies and orange glaze. Another sweet treat, the Chocolate Mickey Waffle Sundae features a black chocolate waffle cone, pumpkin gelato, candy corn, caramel sauce and sprinkles.
Storybook Treats: Channel your inner evil with the Maleficent Cone, a chocolate cone with lime soft serve, chocolate horns and purple sugar. The Snake Eyes drink mixes together Sprite, green apple, and lemonade, complete with gummy worms and light up dice.
Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies: You can’t go wrong with the Pumpkin Spice soft serve sundae topped with candy corn and caramel or the Pumpkin Spice milkshake finished with a marshmallow straw.
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe: Both party exclusives, the Berry Blaster is a mix of blue curacao syrup, cherry lemonade and Sprite. The Lots-O-Burger takes the classic beef patty and adds brie fondue, strawberry-bacon jam, an onion ring and Lotso bun.
Other Party Exclusives: Jack and Sally Push Cake Pops appeal to everyone, thanks to Sally’s gluten-friendly vanilla cake, buttercream, strawberry pearls and white chocolate Sally. Jack’s side is chocolate cake, vanilla buttercream, white chocolate, dark chocolate pearls and curls and white chocolate Jack.
The Golden Oak Outpost is all about fall with the Caramel Pretzel, Cinnamon Donuts and Frozen Apple Cider. At the Liberty Square Popcorn Cart, Constance’s For Better or For Worse Wedding Cake engages your taste buds and sense of smell. The citrus-scented cake has raspberry Bavarian cream, white chocolate glaze, icing pearls, flowers and chocolate axe.
Pirates Horizon at Aloha Isle isn’t for landlubbers, with orange juice, passion fruit, pineapple juice and pineapple wedge. Cool Ship’s Hades Hatred will keep you cool with lemonade, blue curacao and cotton candy.