10 Disney World Halloween Treats to Try During Your Next Fall Trip

Hi, this is Charley, Max’s sister, with a blog TAKEOVER! I will now be posting on this blog, but you will sometimes still hear from Max.

We all know that it is spooky season with Halloween around the corner. So, Disney World has let out all their spooky and delicious treats. These are just 10 of the many exquisite treats you can find in Disney World to try.

10. Pumpkin Cannoli

We all love a good classic cannoli with a crunchy shell and creamy filling, but this treat totally elevates your normal cannoli. At PizzeRizzo in Hollywood Studios you will find the pumpkin cannoli for just $4.99. Instead of your ricotta filling this cannoli has whipped pumpkin cheesecake filling, perfect for Fall! This will also include some Halloween sprinkles around the edge of the cannoli.

9. Pumpkin Macron Ice Cream Sandwich

This treat is perfect to have on any hot day on your vacation. This yummy treat is made with pumpkin ice cream and a pumpkin macron. This sounds so good! You will find this in Epcot at L’Artisan des Glaces for just $7.00. You can also find other macron ice cream sandwiches here.

8. Halloween Shake

If you are looking for something to boost your energy on a long, hot Disney day you should definitely try this. This shake is basically drinkable candy corn. This includes a candy corn ice cream shake, a donut on top, whipped cream, Halloween sprinkles, and more candy corn. You will find this at Hollywood Scoops in Hollywood Studios for $9.49.

7. Scar Cupcake

What a better way to celebrate Halloween than with one of the most evil villains in Disney, Scar. You will find this in Animal Kingdom at Creature Comforts and Flame Tree Barbecue. This cupcake is a red velvet cake with a toasted marshmallow filling. It also has a chocolate marshmallow buttercream and it is topped with chocolate pebbles, white chocolate flames, and an edible picture of Scar. You will get this for $5.99.

6. Maleficent Churro

Churros are a classic Disney treat year round, but this one is especially spooky. This is a Maleficent churro which you will find at any churro cart in Magic Kingdom for $7.00 for two. This churro is covered with Oreo crumbles, purple icing, and green and purple sugar.

5. Halloween Lunch Box Tart

We all know about Pop Tarts, but this Disney treat elevates them. This is a tart filled with chocolate hazelnut filling and it is topped with purple icing, sprinkles, and candy corn. It is the perfect Halloween treat for just $4.29 at Woody’s Lunch box in Hollywood Studios. I have tried this one for myself and it is a game changer.

4. Jack-O-Lantern Seasonal Float

This drink is a perfect way to cool down. This float is made of vanilla gelato, Orange Fanta, whipped cream, and sprinkles. This treat sounds so good. You will find this in Disney Springs at Vivoli il Gelato for $12.00.

3. Halloween Donut

This donut is colossal compared to your regular donut, and of course it is from Joffreys. It is a classic king donut with orange frosting and chocolate sprinkles. You can get this for $5.29 in places all around Disney World.

2. Mummy Cupcake

This cupcake includes a classic Halloween character, the mummy! You will get this mummy cupcake at the Yacht Club Resort for $5.29. This is a chocolate cupcake with pumpkin mousse filling. It is topped with white buttercream and white sprinkles.

  1. Hocus Pocus Cupcake We all know the beloved Halloween movie Hocus Pocus, so what a better way to celebrate than with three cupcakes resembling Winifred, Mary, and Sarah. These cupcakes are devils food cake with peanut butter filling, what a great combination! They are decorated to look like each Sanderson sister, how perfect. You will find these at the Grand Floridian Resort for $7.99 for all three cupcakes.

Well, I hoped you enjoyed hearing about spooky treats to try for the Halloween spirit. Make sure you have a spooky and magical Halloween. Bye!

A Preview of What’s Coming in 2021!

Disney World made some big promises for their 50th anniversary. These included new rides, shows and overall changes to the parks. However, the pandemic has ruined some of these plans, like the Spaceship Earth retheme and the addition of Cherry Tree Lane to the UK pavilion. Most projects are still on, though, so let’s see what is coming up for Disney in 2021!

Epcot’s Neighborhoods

This project has already been started, as you may have noticed by all the walls around Epcot. For the 50th anniversary, instead of just World Showcase and Future World, Epcot is becoming four neighborhoods. World Showcase will stay, but Future World will be broken into three neighborhoods- World Discovery, World Celebration, and World Nature. Each neighborhood will have a distinct theme and new attractions, including the next item on our list in World Nature

Journey of Water: Inspired by Moana

This is not going to be a ride, but a walk-through attraction. Journey of Water will be a maze with elements from Moana. And, as it is Epcot, Journey of Water will also contain educational elements about how the water cycle works. This attraction should open in late 2021, but if it doesn’t, it will still open in early 2022.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

This new attraction will be located in the France Pavilion, and may be opening very soon. Recently, casting was done for a promo for this ride, which is a sign that it could open soon. If you don’t know what this ride is going to be, you can watch the French ride it is cloning here.

HarmonioUS

HarmonioUS is going to be a nighttime spectacular show on World Showcase Lagoon. It has been officially announced that its first show will be in 2021, so it likely won’t get pushed back. The show itself will be about Disney music and how music unites people around the globe. It is supposed to be Disney’s biggest nighttime show in history!

Tron Power Run

The Tron coaster is a new kind of coaster coming to Tomorrowland, right next to Space Mountain. This is one of the most highly anticipated additions for the 50th anniversary, due to the exciting nature of it. Also, the attraction already exists in Shanghai Disneyland, where it is a fan favorite. You can watch that version here!

I hope you enjoyed looking forward to what’s coming in 2021. What are you most excited for? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading, and have a magical day.

News Update: Reservation System Extended

Disney is always experimenting with new systems and ideas. Recently, one of the ideas implemented for COVID-19 safety was a reservation system. This system requires guests to book reservations for the park that they want to go to. Something interesting happened with it this week, so let’s check it out.

Originally, this system was only extended to January 2022. However, recently it got extended through 2023. When this reservation idea was introduced in July, Chairman of Parks and Experiences said it was the “new normal.” So, it is possible that this could be a permanent change to the parks. Personally, I do not like the reservation system, because it restricts flexibility for your day. However, I see how it can add Covid safety due to helping keep capacities.

I do not like this change very much, but what do you think? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading, and have a magical day.

Top 5 Animal Kingdom Rides

Animal Kingdom was Disney World’s most recently opened park, with its first day being Earth Day of 1998. It gave guests a new look at animals and the world around us. Since opening day, Animal Kingdom has seen some massive changes.

As you can see from this Spanish map, there was no Expedition Everest or Pandora, there were Discovery Riverboats (that attraction closed in 1999), and Dinosaur was called Countdown to Extinction. So this park was obviously very different (and boring, after you did the Safari and Rapids) from what it is today. Today it has what is probably the second best detailed land behind only Galaxy’s Edge. That land is Pandora, but enough introduction, let’s get into my favorites.

Festival of the Lion King

This is, in my opinion, the best stage show in Disney World. If you are a fan of the Lion King, you will enjoy this show. All the animals of the Pridelands join in for this festival celebrating Simba and the amazing story of how he became king. It’s not exactly a retelling, but it does include some of the most famous songs, like Hakuna Matata and Can You Feel The Love Tonight. It also has a remake of The Circle Of Life, which I may even like more than the original. The show is Broadway style and is fun for all ages. That’s why Festival of the Lion King is my fifth favorite Animal Kingdom attraction.

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4. Dinosaur (Hey, that rhymes!)

Dinosaur is a very complex, technological ride. It is very enjoyable, but I do have one memory that loses it points. I threw up on Dinosaur once. It’s not that Dinosaur is too bumpy, it’s just that I went on Everest twice before and then I ate some gummies. Thanks Mom and Dad. Otherwise, this ride is great. Dinosaur is one of Disney’s most technical rides, and provides fun scares. That’s why Dinosaur is ranked number 4.

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3. Avatar: Flight of Passage

Avatar: Flight of Passage is one of the most unique rides in Disney World, as there is no other ride like it. It begins in the queue, where you are introduced to the concept of humans being genetically matched to Na’vi people. This creates an avatar which the human can control and allows humans to explore Pandora. You are then matched as an avatar in a very entertaining preshow, which is followed by mounting your banshee with your special glasses on. Then, you soar through the Pandora biosphere on your banshee in a Soarin’-like experience. This attraction really stands out for how immersive it is and the thrills of soaring through the air. All this and more gives Avatar: Flight of Passage the 3rd spot on this list.

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2. Kilimanjaro Safaris

Kilimanjaro Safaris is one of Disney’s most unique rides. It is not a thrill ride, and has no animatronics. That is because for this ride, the Imagineers finally fulfilled Walt’s dreams of having real animals in a ride. The ride consists of a typical African safari in a controlled environment, while also including educational elements about poaching. The ride spans across 110 acres for the safari animals to roam around, and it is home to 34 species of animals. And if you love this ride as much as me, you can check out Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, a series on Disney+. This series goes behind the scenes and showcases the stories of the many great animals in the park.

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1. Expedition Everest

Expedition Everest is, without a doubt, the headliner attraction at Animal Kingdom. It may even be the best roller coaster in the entire resort. This is due to a great story, a unique track design, and big thrills. The queue tells the story of a mysterious yeti who has been spotted a few times and terrorizes the tea export route. Then, the ride starts with a climb up the mountain through a shrine to the yeti, praying for no harm. Eventually, the train works its way to the top, where there are stunning views of the park, but it can’t advance any farther. Why not? Because the track is bent straight upwards! So, the train plummets backwards through the mountain at thrilling speeds, barely giving you a glimpse of the mountain scenery. Soon, the train comes to a halt, and a shadow is visible on the wall. The yeti is near, and sees your train! You break away forwards as fast as possible, but that doesn’t stop him from catching up and reaching out at your cart. You end by dropping out of the mountain and barely escaping to safety, for now. This story and track layout is so perfect, it would be a disservice to Everest if it wasn’t in first.

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I hope you enjoyed my post about my favorite Animal Kingdom rides. Did you agree? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading, and have a magical day!

News: New France Area, Goodbye Magical Express and Extra Magic Hours

Disney World is always changing. From week to week, and even day to day, many significant things can change. Recently, many things have changed including the France pavilion at Epcot, the Magical Express, and Extra Magic Hours. Today I’ll be talking about that.

New France Pavilion Space

Recently, the France pavilion at Epcot has been undergoing some changes. These changes are to prepare for the arrive of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. So, on Tuesday, Epcot opened the streets division in front of the ride. They are beautiful and definitely look like they belong in Paris. Now that these streets have opened, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure could open any day.

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Magical Express Is Getting Retired

Recently, an announcement was made about the Magical Express, which is the Disney-owned bus that shuttles you from the Orlando International Airport to the resort you are staying at. What was the announcement? Well, the Magical Express is getting shut down. It won’t be immediate, though. In fact, the removal won’t happen until January 1st, 2022. This change is due in part to so many other options being available, including rideshare services like Uber and Lyft. Also, during Covid-19, nobody really wants to sit on a bus with strangers. It is unknown at this time whether or not Disney will develop a new option for once the buses are gone.

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Extra Magic Hours

Another thing announced to be retired is Extra Magic Hours. As a reminder, Extra Magic Hours are available to guests, and allows you to get into parks one hour early or stay one hour late at one set park per day. These extra hours have not returned since the park reopened in the summer, and it has been announced that they won’t return. Instead, for the resort’s 50th anniversary, there will be bonus hours for all on-property guests. These will allow guests to arrive 30 minutes early and stay 30 minutes late at any park they choose. This will be huge because previously, Extra Magic Hours were at one set park for a day. This will also will attract more guests for the much-anticipated 50th anniversary.

That’s all for today’s post, I hope you enjoyed. Comment down below what you think about these new changes! Thanks for reading, and have a magical day!

5 Hidden Hollywood Studios Secrets! (I’m back!)

Hollywood Studios, formerly MGM Studios, is Disney World’s third park. It opened on May 1st of 1989, and has seen many changes since then. These changes include the introduction of Tower of Terror, Rock and Roller Coaster, Toy Story Land, and Galaxy’s Edge. The park has many secrets, so here are some of the best.

5. Largest Hidden Mickey

Starting things off with a large secret, this Hidden Mickey is impossible to view from any point in the park. So how can you see it? Well, if you go to Google Earth, you can see a Mickey face built out of different parts of the park. It has been made less visible since the park opened, and at this point it’s almost impossible to make out, but it is still fun to look back at Disney World’s largest Hidden Mickey.

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4. Copper Mickey

Right after you enter Hollywood Studios, you are greeted by a full-scale replica of the Crossroads building. The only difference? The Disney version has Mickey on top of the spinning globe! Besides being an emblem of Disney, this Mickey has an important purpose- his right ear is a lightning rod! This is to include a necessary element that protects guests as something that doesn’t look like an ugly rod.

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3. Don’t Pull the Rope!

Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular is a stage show depicting the set of an Indiana Jones movie. It is a very enjoyable show and includes stunts like the rolling ball and huge falls. This secret, however, isn’t in the attraction. Outside the entrance to the queue, you can spot a dig site. Next to this dig is a sign reading, “Warning! Do NOT pull rope!” Since it says not to pull the rope, you have to pull it, right? If you are curious and pull the rope, you will hear archaeologists in the hole complaining at you for pulling the rope. This is just one of many details in and around ride queues.

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2. The Key Under the Mat

MuppetVision 3D is a show near the Streets of America about, you guessed it, the Muppets. The queue for this attraction is huge and full of secrets and details, but there is one that stands out. In the queue, you can spot a sign reading, “Back in 5 minutes, key is under mat.” Of course this is Disney, so if you look under the mat below this sign, you will find a key on the ground. It is attached to the ground, though, so it can’t be your trip souvenir.

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1. Glue Spiders

The Tower of Terror is an icon of Hollywood Studios and even the entire resort. It is a drop ride themed to your very own episode of the Twilight Zone. This ride contains many secrets and Easter eggs hidden by the Imagineers, but it also contains unique techniques. One such technique is the spider webs all over the hotel. These aren’t made of spider silk, and instead are made of hot glue. They are made from the same strands that get all over your hands when you use a hot glue gun! (Bonus Fact: Imagineers wanted to use Rod Serling in the pre-show, but he had passed away in 1975, and the ride debuted in 1994. So, they used an introduction to the Twilight Zone episode It’s a Good Life by taking out Serling and hiring an impersonator to do the voiceover they needed [with permission from Serling’s wife]. The result is the pre-show we have today!)

We got to walk around the lobby of the Tower of Terror the amount of detail  was truly amazing : WaltDisneyWorld

I hope you enjoyed today’s post about Hollywood Studios secrets. I am sorry for my hiatus and I will try to post more often from now on. Thanks for reading, and have a magical day!

New Park Hours!!

Covid-19 has changed many things in the parks, and the park hours are soon to be one of them. Currently they are: Magic Kingdom: 9 AM-7 PM, Animal Kingdom: 8 AM-6 PM, Epcot: 11 AM-9 PM, Hollywood Studios: 10 AM-8 PM. However, these hours are going to change soon. This is due to the fact that they don’t have many people coming, so they don’t need all the hours. They will change on September 8th to Magic Kingdom: 9 AM-6 PM, Animal Kingdom: 9 AM-5 PM, Epcot: 11 AM- 7 PM, Hollywood Studios: 10 AM-7 PM. I personally don’t like these changes because the parks are now barely open, plus you can’t Park Hop because of Covid! This prevents you from going to Magic Kingdom for the morning and then switching to Epcot. These park hours are so funky, what do you think? Tell me in the comments! Thanks for reading, and have a magical day!

My Top Three EPCOT Rides!

Epcot is Disney World’s second-opened park and it opened on October 1st, 1982. Originally, Walt Disney had imagined Epcot as a functioning utopia-like “city of tomorrow”, but after his death, Imagineers saw that they just couldn’t control how people behaved in a city. Therefore, they decided to make Epcot a theme park. Since it opened, Epcot has seen many changes, including the removal of the Wonders pavilion. Recently, it has been under A LOT of construction, as it is receiving a lot of change, in addition to all the new safety protocols. Despite all this change, Epcot still has many good rides, and today I’m going to tell you about my three favorite ones.

3. World Showcase

Where in Epcot: The World Showcase is very easy to find because it takes up half of Epcot. It surrounds the lake and can also be accessed from the International Gateway entrance to the park (the International Gateway is mainly accessed from the Yacht/Beach Club, Boardwalk, or Skyliner.)

What it is: The World Showcase is, well, what the name implies. It is a showcase of the world! You can travel around it, looking at each individual country and what’s unique about them. Also, the cast members in each pavilion are actually from the country, which is very cool. Each country has special architecture from that country, like the Eiffel Tower in France, or a Mayan temple in Mexico.

Why I love it: I love the World Showcase because of how unique it is. It is so much fun to walk around and view all the different countries. It’s like having the world’s fastest jet that can go to any country, and is driven by you! My personal favorite country is Germany because of the architecture and the fun restaurant there, Biergarten, which is a German buffet with wiener schnitzel and spaetzle. They also have some German performers, that yell, “Zicke Zacke Zicke Zacke!” and then you yell, “Hoi Hoi Hoi!” That roughly translates to, “A toast, a toast, a cozy place! One, two, three, drink!” It’s fun for the whole family!

2. Soarin’

Where in Epcot: Soarin’ is located on the west side of the park in the Land pavilion, a big, glass, oddly-shaped building. This building also contains the new projection show “Awesome Planet” and boat ride tour, Living with the Land.

What it is: Soarin’ is a ride that utilizes a big projection screen mixed with engineering. You hop into your seat and are raised to the screen to simulate flying (specifically hang gliding). Then, you fly over many beautiful places in the world along to an awesome soundtrack. It’s so detailed that they have smells for each scene that they pump in! It is the only ride of its kind at Disney World and is truly amazing.

Why I love it: I love Soarin’ because, like I said above, it’s the only ride of its kind at Disney World and is so unique. I also love how it’s relaxing yet thrilling, and I love the detail (like the smells) too. I get so engaged whenever you’re about to run into something, like a jumping whale. That’s why Soarin’ is my second favorite at Epcot.

1. Test Track

Where in Epcot: Test Track is located on the east side of Epcot near Mission: Space. It has its own pavilion, so you can’t miss it!

What it is: Test Track is a thrill ride, and I would describe it as a flat roller coaster. To start, you design your car, and then the ride itself tests it. Your car is tested in four categories- efficiency, responsiveness, capability, and power. While being tested, your car will swerve, make quick stops, and, at the end, zoom with the fastest speed out of any Disney World ride along the track. While all of this is happening, your car is ranked against other people near you in each category.

Why I love it: I love Test Track because it is so thrilling. It’s the fastest you can go in Disney World! I also love the competitive aspect of it, with you trying to beat your family’s score. I also love how much, well, I guess it’s detail, there is in Test Track. By this I mean not just making a thrill ride but also adding more tests, like you’re actually testing a car. I would recommend a Fastpass for Test Track, though, because waits get super long, but other than that, its my favorite attraction in Epcot.

Thanks for reading about my favorite rides at Epcot! Did you agree? Let me know in the comments! Have a magical day!

NEWS: Splash Mountain Retheming!

As you may have heard, Splash Mountain is getting a retheme! What will the new theme be? Princess and the Frog! This is a great change, as you’ll hear later, and I’m so excited! Tell me if you are too in the comments!

Why?

This is because Splash Mountain is based on the movie, Song of the South. You may have not heard of it because there is no home video release of it in the US! This is because it is controversially racist. That is why the ride is being rethemed.

More Details

The new ride will pick up the story after the movie ends, so you won’t see Tiana as a frog. You will then follow Tiana and Louis as they get ready to celebrate at Mardi Gras. The ride will also keep the same layout, including the drop. The changes to the ride probably won’t happen for a while, though, and construction may not start for at least a year. It will also take a while once they start because the inside of Splash is made out of concrete.

I hope you are excited for this new retheme of Splash Mountain! Thanks for reading, and have a magical day!

Disney World Is Reopening!

It has been long awaited, but Disney World is finally reopening! It will begin its phased reopening on July 11th, with Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. Then, on July 15th, Epcot and Hollywood Studios will reopen. There are also many new additions and requirements, so read on!

Requirements to get in

To get into the park, you will have to wear a mask and have your temperature checked. This is the same as how it is in Disney Springs right now. If your temperature is 100.4 or over, you won’t be allowed in the park.

Reservation System

Disney will also have a reservation system to get into the park. You will need to have a reservation for the park and day (Ex. Magic Kingdom, July 21st). This means you won’t be able to Park Hop.

Additional Safety Measures

There will be touch-less hand sanitizing stations and hand washing stations. There won’t be parades, fireworks, or shows that cause large gatherings. There will be no Fastpass. This is because they are using the whole queue to spread people out. There also won’t be Free Dining or Dining Plans. This is all to keep guests safe.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post! Have a magical day!