Sometimes it feels like Disney’s Animal Kingdom gets the short end of the stick when it comes to Halloween. It’s tough to fit some spooky fun into a theme park that’s all about the animal world. But, there are a few Halloween treats available that are worth paying attention to.
Each Walt Disney World theme park has a sweet shop or bakery of some kind. Zuri’s Sweet Shop is easy to miss if you’re not familiar with it, as it is located in Harambe Village. A selection of the standard Disney seasonal treats is available here. We’ve tried practically every Halloween treat at Walt Disney World by now (our field team is ready to move on to gingerbread at this point). But, Halloween sweets at Animal Kingdom haven’t been as widely available.
Yesterday, Ivonne on our team decided she could stomach some more Halloween goodies and ordered the Mummy Mouse Crisped Rice Treat and the Pumpkin Cupcake. The Crisped Rice Treat is coated in white chocolate and is Instagram worthy. It is sugary sweet and is a tasty option if you’ve had your fill of pumpkin spice by now. For $5.49 it’s an okay value.
Speaking of pumpkin, the Pumpkin Cupcake is the perfect sweet treat if you’re still craving fall flavors. It’s perfectly pumpkin in every way with yummy cream cheese frosting on top. Of the two treats, we’d lean toward the pumpkin cupcake if you’re looking for something that is truly a festive fall treat.
While inside Zuri’s Sweet Shop we noticed that packaged crisped rice treats had made their triumphant return! These sweet snacks had been missing from Walt Disney World since reopening due to supply chain issues thanks to COVID-19.
Over at Discovery Island, a quick service favorite, Flame Tree BBQ, offers a Halloween specialty beverage that looks spooky and tastes sweet. The Spooky Apple Punch is, in fact, a little too sweet. A simple combination of Sprite and Granny Smith Apple Syrup, is “plussed” with a rock candy straw, gummy worm, and sugar-lime rim. This is definitely a fun presentation, and may be very apple-ling for kids, but it was too sweet for our field team.
With the Poisoned Apple Glow Cube (available in red or green) the drink is $9.99, and without it, it is $5.99.
There is also the Rotten Apple which is a combination of Angry Orchard Hard Cider and Fireball Whisky. A popular combination at many establishments, in fact, Universal Orlando has their own version year-round at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. This cocktail may be popular with some folks, but it was not tempting for our field research team.
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