From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Kelsey Noland
Does anyone else obsess over desserts as much as me? I’m such a sucker for seasonal flavors and pumpkin spice is one of my absolute favorites. While I was browsing this month’s calendar, I realized that Monday, October 14 is National Dessert Day and I couldn’t hide my excitement to curate a list of delicious must-have desserts offered around Disney Springs.
If you haven’t heard, we are celebrating the new season with the return of our self-guided food and beverage experience, WonderFall Flavors at Disney Springs. You’ll find a variety of everything from Oktoberfest burgers, to chicken and apple flatbreads, fall cocktails and of course, pumpkin spice desserts galore. No matter which fall flavors you’re looking to indulge in, we have everything to please your fanciful palate. Here are a few of my favorites:
Fall in love with the Pumpkin Creme Brûlée featuring pumpkin custard with brûléed sugar, candied pecans, and a pumpkin sable cookie and chocolate garnish.
Disney’s Candy Cauldron and Goofy’s Candy Co.
Specialty apples, cupcakes, rice crispy treats and candy corn galore you’re sure to find in-store. Don’t forget to pick up some pre-packaged treats perfect to bring home as gifts or souvenirs.
Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC
This location is always serving up gluten-free and vegan treats like their new Caramel Apple Medley featuring vanilla cake lightly drizzled with caramel, baked apples, and a cinnamon mousse topped with sugar crystals.
Sample the season’s newest ganache with Pumpkin Spice and Chai Tea flavors or treat yourself to a Maple Bacon Bourbon Hot Ganache topped with bacon.
Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop
Swing by and check out the limited-edition fall collection featuring favorite flavors such as Milk Caramel Pumpkin Spice, Dark Chocolate, and Milk Caramel squares.
There’s pumpkin spice and everything nice—get the BOO Box for a little taste of Vanilla, Milk Chocolate, Red Velvet, Black & White and Pumpkin.
Churros are good any time of the year but add a little pumpkin spice to them and you have yourself a to-go fall treat. Find their kiosk at both Disney Springs Marketplace and West Side.
Vivoli il Gelato
There’s always something new to try at this sweet spot! Take a bite out of the new Pumpkin Cannoli or the Jack-O-Lantern Float made with vanilla gelato, Fanta orange soda, whipped cream and sprinkles.
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
Not only can you get an amazing meal here but their dessert menu is over-the-top and “Instagrammable.” Save room for one of their amazing treats like the Campfire Sundae or Peanut Butter Wafer Sundae—both topped with a whole piece of cake. (Pro tip: be sure to bring a friend or two because these are huge!)
The Kabocha Pumpkin Bun tastes like a mini pumpkin pie and features flavors of cinnamon, pumpkin cream, and cranberries. Pair it with a Pumpkin Spice Boba Tea or a Spiced Kabocha made with Nigori Sake.
Most of these sweets are only available through November 4 so get them while you can. How are you planning to celebrate National Dessert Day? Share your photos using #DisneySprings on social media and you might have a chance of getting featured on our Instagram handle! And if you’re looking for all of the yummy details on WonderFall Flavors at Disney Springs, check out our recent Foodie Guide!