Halloween is one of the best times of the year at Tokyo Disney Resort, and Tokyo DisneySea is considered by many people to be the best Disney park. As a result, it’s no surprise that Halloween is a great time to visit Tokyo DisneySea. This post looks at the decorations and themed food at Tokyo DisneySea over Halloween 2015.
Tokyo DisneySea is a beautiful park – it’s easy to believe that you’ve been transported to another, very real place. Halloween 2015 was a little subdued in terms of decorations compared to previous years, but it still looked pretty good.
Here are some photos of the decorations around the park:
While Tokyo DisneyLand often takes the cake for the best parades, Tokyo DisneySea’s Halloween show was one of its best, with plenty of action, dancing and music. The Halloween performance ran three times a day during the season, out the front of the Mediterranean Harbor.
Another highlight of the Halloween season at Tokyo Disney Resort is the food. Halloween usually means normal treats are dyed black for an added sense of spookiness, and limited edition tasty treats are added to the menu. Here are a few of the items that were available on the menu during Halloween:
One of the most popular treats was the two-tone Cruella de Ville dumplings.
These are the same pork dumplings that are available at the Refreshment Station all year ’round, but dyed black on one side, and in ‘Villains Halloween Party’ packaging.
Even the inside was two-tone!
Lines for the dumplings at the Refreshment Station are usually pretty long, and with the Halloween two-tone dumpling, the lines were even longer.
Staff handed out the below menu sheets to those lining up to purchase the dumplings. Yep, there is actually only one item on the menu at the Refreshment Station – they were obviously going to great effort to make the process of buying the dumplings as quick and painless as possible.
Below is the Black Kouign Amann (a small, crumbly cake with a crunchy outside) with purple sweet potato (taro) paste filling.
This gets my vote as the best Halloween snack at DisneySea in 2015. Not only did it look cool (black with a purple centre certainly wins some spooky points!) but it tasted great too.
Below is the Mickey Mouse snack case with Smarties/M&Ms type chocolates. 720 Yen seems a little steep, but it was too cute to not purchase! This was my favourite souvenir/snack combination of the 2015 Halloween season, and it was also available at Tokyo Disneyland.
Below, Pumpkin Churros were available from the Open Sesame food cart. These didn’t taste very strongly of pumpkin, but they were quite nice. Pumpkin Churros were available in a couple of locations at each park.
Below is the 2015 Halloween ‘special set’ from Cape Cod Cook-Off. Not to sound cynical, but I don’t see anything Halloween about this whatsoever…
Below: Over in the Casbah Food Court, a better attempt was made at getting into the Halloween spirit with a special set – a Jafar inspired black curry and red naan, along with a very cool looking dessert.
Below: Magellan’s restaurant also had a Halloween menu. Again, I can’t tell you what this has to do with Halloween. Sometimes I feel like companies think they can put the word “Halloween” on anything and expect consumers to buy it (literally). I’m afraid if it’s not spooky, I’m just not convinced.
Below: Not strictly Halloween, but definitely worth a mention in case they bring this one back in future seasons. The Yucatan Base Camp Grill in the Lost River Delta area had a delicious sparking peach cocktail. The staff member who served us warned us to be careful as it’s very alcoholic – too bad my Japanese language skills aren’t advanced enough to reply, “That’s okay, we’re Australian”.
That’s it for my round-up of Halloween at Tokyo DisneySea 2015. To read about Halloween at Tokyo Disneyland 2015, click here.