Curious about the availability of vegan options at Cruella’s Halloween Hide-A-Way in the Magic Kingdom during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party? Read on to find out more.
Leave it to Disney to create a party within a party. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party just got a little more lit with the addition of Cruella’s Halloween Hide-a-Way.
So how is this a party WITHIN a party?
Let me break it down for you. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a separate hard ticket event held in the Magic Kingdom. It is not included with regular park admission and takes place on select nights throughout the Halloween season.
Cruella’s Halloween Hide-a-Way Party is held DURING Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. So it’s a party within a party.
What’s Offered at Cruella’s Halloween Hide-a-Way?
So what exactly is Cruella’s Halloween Hide-a-Way and what’s in it for you?
This special nighttime event is $99 per person and offers guests three hours of unlimited food and beverages (including alcohol), a Cruella character meet and greet and reserved viewing for Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade in Main Street Town Square.
Cruella’s Party is held inside Tony’s Town Square Restaurant on Main Street U.S.A.
It starts at 9:30 p.m. and ends at 12:30 a.m. which is a half hour after park close. On the night we attended, check-in began at 9:00 p.m. and we were let into the venue at 9:15 p.m. Last call for alcohol was at 12:15 p.m.
Cruella’s Halloween Hide-a-Way Atmosphere
The location for Cruella’s Halloween Hide-a-Way is Tony’s Town Square Restaurant. Tony’s is an Italian trattoria themed After Disney’s Lady and the Tramp.
The restaurant has two separate dining rooms with ample seating at stand alone tables and cozy booths.
Seating is also available on the covered porch overlooking Main Street U.S.A.
It’s only natural that the offerings at the event be Italian themed right? Which poses this question…
What’s Vegan at Cruella’s Halloween Hide-A-Way?
The food offerings at the event are broken down into three stations: the cold bar, the hot bar and desserts.
Chef Jerry walked me through the cold bar and pointed out my options and told me to go ahead and get started snacking while he prepared me a few vegan hot dishes in the back of the house.
Vegan Options on the cold bar include:
- an assortment of breads which are all vegan friendly
- carrot sticks
- pickled peppers
- mixed olives
- eggplant tapenade.
Beverage selections can be made at one of two bars as well as a dedicated coffee and tea station.
Non-alcoholic offerings include:
- Diet Coke
- hot coffee
- hot tea
Adult party goers can enjoy:
- Peroni draft beer (verified vegan on Barnivore)
- Angry Orchard Hard Rose Cider (verified vegan on Barnivore)
- Maschio Prosecco (verified vegan on Barnivore)
- Moncalvina Moscato d’Asti
- Folonari Pinot Grigio
- Allegrini Valpolicella
Avoid the Ruffino Chianti which is not vegan and utilizes dairy, egg and gelatin in their fining process.
Now back to Chef Jerry and the magic he was working in the back of the house….
After grabbing a glass of wine and settling in with my Antipasti plate, the hot dishes started to arrive.
I purposely picked the table closest to the kitchen so as not to cause a ruckus and asked the chef to bring me anything vegan that could be made for a guest at the party.
Here’s what I got.
First up was a hearty Pasta Primavera made with penne and tossed in Tony’s House-made sauce with asparagus, peas, carrots, peppers and broccolini.
The next dishes to hit the table were signature flatbreads.
First up is the vegan version of Tony’s Pizza Pie. This pizza looks basic, but was actually a gorgeous blend of flavors and textures.
A thin vegan crust was slathered in more of that house made sauce and sprinkled with a generous portion of vegan mozzarella cheese shreds.
Want something with a little more nutritional value? Ask for Tony’s Pizza Pie with Garden Vegetables.
My absolute FAVORITE offering of the night was the Spaghetti with Plant-based “Meat”balls. O.M.G!
In this dish, spaghetti is covered in Tony’s special sauce and then topped with vegan meatballs made with Impossible Foods beef and cremini mushrooms.
The meatballs were hands down the BEST thing I’ve ever tasted at the Walt Disney World Resort using Impossible Foods meat.
They were seasoned to a tee, moist and delicious. I could tell they had been pan fried because there were little bits of seared perfection underneath.
Chef told me that this dish is “coming soon” to the regular Tony’s Town Square Restaurant menu. Probably some time in October. I will be stalking Tony’s online menu until I see them appear.
I’m not sure if this will be an option when dining now, or if it was just a teaser that I was able to taste, but you’re going to want to try these as soon as you can!
As if I wasn’t full enough already after sampling all of those savory dishes, out came a plate of dessert.
Dessert options included fresh fruit, sorbet and Dalmatian inspired, candy coated strawberries.
Cruella’s Halloween Hide-A-Way…Is it Worth It?
The price of admission to Cruella’s Halloween Hide-a-Way is $99. If looking at food and drink value alone I would say maybe. Two glasses of wine, an appetizer, entree and dessert with tip would normally run you around $80. Add in two more alcoholic beverages and you’ve met that $99 ask. Plus, this is the ONLY place serving adult beverages during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
You can come and go as much as you please in your three hour time window at Tony’s. It’s nice to have a “sort of” VIP air conditioned area to get out of the chaos that is MNSSHP as well.
And let’s not forget the opportunity to meet Cruella and that reserved Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade viewing area.
Yes, you’ve already paid admission to the Halloween Party and yes it’s $99 on top of that, however day guests would have paid about the same price for a one-day Magic Kingdom entry ticket and would need to pay for food and beverages on top of that, so it’s not much difference.
Not hungry? Not into adult beverages? Wanting to ride all the rides and see all the things? Then this event might not be for you.
What do you think? Will you be attending Cruella’s Halloween Hide-a-Way?
For more information and to purchase tickets for Cruella’s Halloween Hide-a-Way visit the Official Walt Disney World Website.
Special thanks to Disney for hosting me at this event for the purpose of this review.
Curious about our vegan experience at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party? We’ve put together a guide for you and you can access it here: Vegan Guide to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom
LOOKING FOR VEGAN OPTIONS IN THE THEME PARKS, WATER PARKS AND DISNEY SPRINGS?
Click any of the images below for those guides.
LOOKING FOR VEGAN OPTIONS IN THE WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT HOTELS?
Click the image below for that guide.