Started off the week with some small bites. I am most definitely a snack-person over a meal-person. On the left is chicken breast, carrots, and Ina Garten’s ranch dressing. The right is Triscuits, peanut butter, Fage yogurt, Elizabeth’s granola, and raspberries. My real food pics are pretty boring 😂
Most importantly, what we’ve been looking forward to all week…Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween! First up, we checked in to our hotel at Saratoga Springs. It was a bit rainy out which was perfect. It cooled off the night and fit the mood at bit better.
Then it was spooky time…I wore Haunted Mansion ears and my daughter dressed up like Barbie! Almost every single cast member said “Hi Barbie!” and it made her day.
But let’s focus on the treats. We stopped by the ice cream shop and got the apple fritter sundae. You were allowed to choose two flavors of ice cream and we picked vanilla and pumpkin. Bad choice. It was too pumpkin-y to go with the fritters. Overall, it was 7/10, pretty good but not as good as the ice cream sandwich.
We chose chocolate ice cream for this one and WOW it was incredible. The chocolate cookies were soft and full of sprinkles. For an ice cream cookie sandwich this was 10/10.
Of course we had to throw in some “real food.” Their chicken tenders are me and my daughter’s favorite and we have to get them every time we are at the parks.
For this event, they had a hot honey chicken sandwich. It was topped with cheese-stuffed fried jalapeños and holy cow this was amazing. 10/10 for sure.
I’ll be honest. I did not have high hopes for the next sandwich/sub. It had meatballs, pesto, cheese and tomato sauce. I was so wrong, this was absolutely delicious. I am totally going to replicate it at home. All of the flavors went together perfectly, and everything was well-cooked. 9/10
The next treat was a Queen of Hearts slushie. It had a cherry base, a cherry preserves style topping, whipped cream and a chocolate crown. I liked it for what it was…the presentation was super cute though. 7/10.
This was at the same stand. It’s the Cheshire cat tail that they usually sell but dressed up to look like a mummy. We only ate a quarter of it, not so great. 4/10.
By this time, we racked up tons of candy so we stopped to eat a few pieces. My choice was a Milky Way Caramel. We were so full but able to fit in two more treats- the Jack and Sally cake pops. The Jack pop was chocolate and Sally was white chocolate raspberry. Jack was a bit plain, but Sally was sensational. Jack 5/10 Sally 9.5/10. After that, we rode on Pirates of the Caribbean and then Thunder Mountain.
Lastly, we finished with the Boo to You Parade which is by far the best parade the parks offer. Below are some shots of the characters!
The next morning, we ate breakfast at the hotel and then headed home. I got boring eggs and bacon, but Hayley got the Mickey waffles which truly are the best waffles out there!
We are headed back to MNSSHP in September, but next week…Epcot to start Food and Wine!