There must be something in the wind — and it's making everyone want to skip the last weeks of summer and fly into fall. On the heels of Disney's announcement that its Halloween parties are happening earlier than ever (Aug. 25th, in case you're curious), the Magic Kingdom revealed some of the festive-but-not-quite-macabre treats it'll be selling.
And this year, you better believe the treat everyone will be clamoring for is the Jack Skellington cake pop. It's too spot-on not to — just look at that white chocolate face! — and features layers of vanilla panna cotta, chocolate cake, vanilla buttercream frosting, dark chocolate shavings, and white and dark chocolate crisp candy "pearls." You can find it at Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square.
The second best treat, for those who are keeping score, will give the Grey Stuff a run for its money. Served at Gaston's Tavern and Main Street Bakery, the Pumpkin Cheesecake Dome has a graham cracker base and is topped with an orange mirror glaze like the one on this epic Minnie cake.
This year also features a nod to one of Disney's classic rides, the Haunted Mansion, but to try this treat, you're going to have to work for it. There are four different flavors, all topped with a different Haunted Mansion-inspired white chocolate "portrait," and each one's sold at a different place. Aloha Isle sells a chocolate ganache-filled chocolate tart that's covered in Oreo panna cotta. In Tomorrowland, Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies sells a raspberry compote-stuffed chocolate tart topped with white chocolate mousse. (Psst ... while you're there, you can also score a scoop of Candy Corn Ice Cream.)
You'll find the third design at Liberty Square Market — a chocolate tart loaded up with chocolate ganache and peanut butter icing — and the fourth at Storybook Treats, a chocolate tart filled with lemon curd, strawberry compote, and strawberry mousse.
If you're more of a purist when it comes to Halloween sweets — give me graveyard cakes or give me (un)death! — various food kiosks throughout the park will sell chocolate-dipped crisped rice treats (speckled with Halloween sprinkles) and Vampire Mickey Brownies. You can also get the most classic of All Hallows Eve potluck treats, Worms And Dirt, at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe.
Even one of the park's most popular breakfasts is getting the fall treatment: Pumpkin Mickey waffles will be sold at Sleepy Hollow.
So you can carbo-load for breakfast, then swing back later for your Jack Skellington fix.
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