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Fun Ideas For A “Halloweekend” At Disney Springs

Halloween weekend is almost upon us. And if you just so happen to be visiting Walt Disney World Resort for the spooky occasion, you’re probably already contemplating the myriad of Halloween-themed happenings and specials currently taking place within the Parks and at various Disney Resorts. Perhaps you’ve even recently attended one of the ongoing Disney After Hours Boo Bash events or have plans to do so later on this week. But before you lay out a Halloween-focused itinerary centered exclusively on Disney World Parks and hotels, you may want to consider a more low-key detour into Disney Springs. That’s right, Disney Springs can be a lot of fun any time of year and makes for an especially exciting alternative to traditional Halloween celebrations. Think of it as the way adults do trick-or-treating, although kids will enjoy it too. From widespread weekend entertainment to frightful feasting, themed treats, and so much more, we’re gushing out some ghoulishly good ideas for you to consider for celebrating the ultimate “Halloweekend” at Disney Springs.

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7. Dress It Up!

Keep things fun by donning your favorite Halloween getup when you hit Disney Springs this weekend. While Disney Parks do not traditionally look very highly on anyone over the age of 14 dressing up in costumes (although Halloween events do allow for more flexibility), Disney Springs is altogether different terrain. So why shouldn’t enthusiastic adults and kids alike go all out for Halloween? Even if you don’t feel comfortable attiring yourself in a full-fledged costume, consider some nice Halloween or fall-themed Disney apparel to wear in honor of your weekend outing. Looking for some great onsite places to shop for any of the aforementioned? Here are some excellent suggestions to keep in mind: Super Hero Headquarters Marketplace Co-Op (The Dress Shop on Cherry Tree Lane), Trend-D, Star Wars Galactic Outpost, and World of Disney.


6. Pursue the Thrills and Chills

Because Halloween is that one time of the year when most folks like to scare themselves silly, this may be the very opening you need to finally pursue some of the notoriously bold Disney Springs thrills you’ve been putting off. Have you ever observed those BOATHOUSE-based Vintage Amphicar rides along Lake Buena Vista and said to yourself “someday”? Well, what better day than on Halloween day? Or even better, why not take a daring ascent into the sky via that famous tethered hot air balloon Aerophile? That will get your adrenaline pumping!


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5. Take in a Movie

Did you know that Disney Springs is home to an excellent onsite movie theater? Combining the experience of traditional movie watching with the option to have a meal while viewing your film of choice is what esteems AMC DINE-IN Disney Springs 24 in the eyes of many visitors. And since you’re already out and about celebrating Halloween weekend anyway, why don’t you opt to take in a movie here? Matinee pricing is available daily prior to 4 p.m. at a 30-percent discounted rate (and keep in mind that masks are still recommended, regardless of your vaccination status). Also take note that you may book a private rental here, well in advance, if you would ever like to host an event. In this case, perhaps your own Halloween party with family and friends is in order?


4. Embrace the Eerie Entertainment

Most seasoned visitors to Disney Springs already know that the live entertainment scene is always buzzing here. From open, on-street concerts held in a public setting to those performances occurring within the walls of various restaurant and club venues, one thing’s for sure; there’s never a dull moment! And it’s almost always a given that the entertainers lined up around a specific season will perform themed hits. So that means there will be plenty of frightfully familiar tunes you probably know and love playing all week long! While in-house entertainment acts may vary at certain times of day and may depend on the venue location, here’s a quick rundown on where you can enjoy free, outdoor public performances this weekend:

  • AdventHealth Waterside Stage
  • Exposition Park
  • Riverboat Square
  • Stargazer’s Live Entertainment
  • Waterview Park
  • Sunshine Highline
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3. Frightful Feasting

It’s no secret that Disney Springs is a foodie’s dream come true any time of the year. But holidays make for especially exceptional eating. While we will touch on specific themed specialties—in the way of treats and beverages—a little later on, it’s worth noting that Disney Springs is famous as a go-to for weekend brunch. And coincidentally, Halloween this year happens to fall on a Sunday. So here we’re highlighting some well-known happy haunts that are sure to hit the spot for Halloween brunch:

  • House of Blues—Offered 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also open for lunch and dinner with live entertainment to begin in the Courtyard at 5 p.m.
  • Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’—The Rise ‘n Shine Brunch is offered 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Full menu offered at 11 a.m. Open for lunch and dinner as well.
  • Terralina Crafted—Serves lunch beginning at 12p.m. daily. Also open for dinner.
  • Wine Bar George—Brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends.
  • The Edison—Normally open for dinner, lunch is served also on weekends beginning at 12 p.m. Features onsite entertainment happenings.
  • Raglan Road—Brunch begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. Also open for lunch and dinner daily and features frequent in-house entertainment acts.
  • STK Orlando—Serves up weekend brunch starting at 11 a.m. Also famous for lunch and dinner delights.
  • City Works Eatery & Pour House—Presents a Rock N Roll Brunch on weekends starting at 10 a.m. Also features fabulous options for lunch and dinner.


2. Indulge in Sweet Treats

While mealtime feasting is sure to satisfy, there’s nothing like a sweet sendoff by way of dessert. And thankfully, several locations that are renowned throughout Disney Springs for doing just that are offering up seasonal specialties. Here’s where to go, and here’s what to seek out:

The Ganachery

  • Mickey Mummy Piñata – 65 percent dark chocolate sphere filled entirely with treats—no tricks
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  • Caramel Chocolate Skulls – 65 percent dark chocolate skulls full of caramel ganache
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte Ganache Squares – Pumpkin, spices, and espresso with milk chocolate
  • Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows 


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Disney’s Candy Cauldron/Goofy’s Candy Company

  • Pumpkin Spice Fudge 
  • Pumpkin Spice Cupcake
  • Mickey Halloween Cupcake
  • Minnie Halloween Cupcake
  • Minnie Witch Caramel Apple
  • Mickey Mummy Marshmallow
  • Mickey Halloween Marshmallow
  • Pumpkin Pie Slice Crisped Rice Cereal Treat
  • Mickey Pumpkin Crisped Rice Cereal Treat
  • Jack Skellington Caramel Apple
  • Jack Skellington Crisped Rice Cereal Treat
  • Mickey Candy Corn Sugar Cookie
  • Mickey Spider Web Sugar Cookie

Gideon’s Bake House

  • Frankencake – A three-layered cake of chocolate, cookies and cream buttercream, M&M’s, and spooky “reverse” ganache
  • The Frankenstein Cookie – A nearly half-pound cookie filled with chocolates, chocolate sandwich cookies, and M&M’s
  • The Bride of Frankenstein Cookie – A nearly half-pound cookie loaded with white chocolate, golden chocolate sandwich cookies, and M&M’s


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Amorette’s Patisserie

  • Pumpkin Crème Brûlée – Pumpkin custard with brûléed sugar, candied pecans, spiced whipped cream, and raspberry cranberry tuile
  • Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake Roll – Pecan Chiffon cake with pumpkin cheesecake filling, and dulce nutmeg chocolate mousse
  • Haunted Mansion Petit Cake – Chocolate and vanilla chiffon cakes with chocolate brownie, and diplomat cream, topped with chocolate chips and candy-coated chocolate bits.

Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC

  • Vegan and Gluten-Free Halloween Sugar Cookie Kit containing six sugar skull shaped cookies, six sugar pumpkin-shaped cookies, purple, orange, and white icing, and sprinkles 
  • Vegan and Gluten-Free Halloween Cupcakes and Brownie Bars – Vanilla and chocolate cupcakes and chocolate brownies with vanilla frosting and spooky design patterns 

Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew

  • The Great Pumpkin Donut – An indulgent yeast donut with vanilla icing and black and orange sprinkles, along with a garnishment of candy corn-studded buttercream and pumpkin-shaped marshmallow candies


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Sprinkles Cupcakes

  • Trick Or Treat – A Belgian dark chocolate cake with rich chocolate frosting, decked out with various candy favorites
  • Bewitched – A Halloween-inspired red velvet cake
  • Black Velvet – An alternate take on traditional red velvet classic, this comes served up as a rich dark chocolate cake crowned with whipped chocolate ganache frosting and a black modern dot
  • Double Stuffed OREO – Decadent chocolate-filled familiar favorite with a dual topping of buttercream, Halloween orange Oreo cookie crust, and an Oreo rim topped with a black bat
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Vivoli il Gelato

  • S’mores Pumpkin Cookie Sandwich – A s’mores cookie paired with pumpkin gelato 
  • Mocha Caramel Bombolato – A donut compilation of coffee gelato, chocolate chips, and caramel sauce.
  • Pumpkin Waffle – A vanilla gelato-topped pumpkin waffle garnished with whipped cream, and brown sugar
  • Pumpkin Cannoli – Crispy pumpkin pastry loaded with a ricotta cheese-made sweet cream filling

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1. “Boo” tiful Beverages

If you are an adult doing Halloween, then you know treats aren’t limited to sweet eats alone. There are plenty of Halloween-themed libations worth trying as well. While not all of these delightful drink selections contain alcohol (and are therefore suitable for even young boos and ghouls) do take note that most of the offerings listed are very “spirited” indeed. Here’s where to go and here’s what to order:

Dockside Margaritas

  • Jack O’Lantern – A blend of three different rums, orange-flavored triple sec liqueur, orange juice, lemonade, and a grenadine float

Terralina Crafted

  • Crisp Apple Martini – Vodka cocktail that contains apple fruit flavoring and sparkling wine

Paddlefish

  • Vampire’s Kiss – A raspberry and sparkling wine cocktail compilation

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

  • Witch’s Flight –White grape juice, lime juice, and whiskey, blended with a sweet-sour balance of green apple, orange-tangerine, and blackberry

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

  • Harvest Chai Latte – Your favorite chai tea latte with pumpkin pie syrup, served up either hot or cold
  • Pumpkin Pie Latte – Served hot or cold, this is a brew featuring pumpkin pie syrup, milk, and espresso
  • Assorted flavored coffees – Available in Happy Harvest Blend, Not-So-Scary Pumpkin Brew, Apple-y Ever

Related: Joffrey’s Coffee Offers New Disney-Inspired Flavors Just for the Holidays

Coca-Cola Rooftop Beverage Bar

  • FANTAween Punch – A blend of Fanta Orange, Simply Orange, muddled cherries, and a whipped cream topping
  • StrawScary Float and BlueScary Float with Ice Cream

Splitsville Dining Room

  • Poison Apple – An Apple and spiced whiskey fusion with apple cider and gold glitter, along with dried apple garnish
  • Black Cauldron–A blackberry and blackberry vodka blend with apple liquor, activated charcoal, and fresh lemon juice
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Morimoto

  • Twisted Pumpkin Cocktail – A pairing of pumpkin Spice Liqueurs Vodka, Bols Lychee and house-made lychee syrup
  • Black Magic Martini – A lemon, agave, and grapefruit vodka, combination with grape boba 
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Everglazed:

  • Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew – A seasonal pumpkin cold brew favorite

Vivoli il Gelato:

  • Jack-O-Lantern Float – A blend of vanilla gelato, Fanta Orange, and a crown of whipped cream

The Ganachery

  • Sister Elixir Cocoa Bomb – Served up in a dark chocolate cauldron as a hot cocoa concoction with green marshmallows and an edible image of the Sanderson Sisters and a chocolate broom stirrer on top

As you can see, there are many ways to celebrate Halloween right in the heart of Disney Springs without all the added fanfare. Sometimes keeping it simple is really all you need, because with Disney even the most simplified experiences are still exceptional.

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