Gluten Free at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2022

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It’s time my friends, for the annual Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party to return! Our last adventure here was in 2019, and while some things have changed, most have changed for the better! I had an absolute blast checking on all the eats (and by that, I mean I walked 15,000 steps, missed half of all the shows, and ate too much sugar. Truly living the life).

Below you’ll find out everything I found out, that there are several modifications for many of the treats and I’d recommend many of them to strangers I’ve never met. You can easily confirm these in person following the steps in the next section.

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Before we start, a giant thank you to the Staff at Disney World, both the Cast Members that makes the allergy binders and the those that work in Food Service! This was the best Holiday Event I’ve been too so far in terms of updated Allergy Information, ease of access, no confused looks when I asked, and quick communication with Coordinators who safely prepared the food. Thank you!!

If you are looking for a visual guide, head over to Youtube to see all the eats with ingredients, plus the allergy friendly trick-r-treating!

Note: I’ve paid for my ticket and all of the food below. If you would like to support MouseEarMemories to fund more food research, please share this post, or check out the shop.

***As Always, please speak to a qualified restaurant employee when ordering food. In order to see the most accurate ingredients and risk assessment, you will need to confirm allergy safety in real-time. This is my personal experience, I am not employed or endorsed by companies or brands mentioned.***

What to Expect When Ordering Gluten Free at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

In 2019 we had three labeled Gluten Free Food Items and since that was the last Mickey’s Not So Scary (it didn’t return in 2020 or 2021) we expected some of those items to return. This year there are no labeled Gluten Free or Plant Based or Allergy Friendly Food Items. (I even started a petition over this, which you can still sign here)

You’ll need to Modify all of these below (meaning, ask for a change). At some places this is met with frustration for the Food Service Staff, and anxiety on your end. At Disney World, while they sometimes push back on 50th items, I had zero issue asking for a modification on the Halloween Items.

You’ll go in, you’ll tell them you have an ‘allergy’ and need to see ingredients. Once you’ve checked, you can ask for a Coordinator for Modifications. They can tell you yes or no (feel free to show them this blog post if that helps) and then prepare your food for you.

Want to check on multiple items? I’d caution against checking too many things, because it does take longer. For example, I was there from 6:30 to Midnight. I checked every halloween treat, sampled and tested the trick-r-treat lines, ate dinner at Cosmic Rays, and met one character with no line. I caught half the Parade, half the Stage Show, missed the fireworks and didn’t do any rides.

Need to save time on your Gluten Free eats… you’ll want this complete Gluten Free Disney Guide

Touring Recommendation:

  • Pick Two Characters
  • Pick Two Food Items
  • Pick Two Events (like parade and stage show, or parade and fireworks)
  • Plan to Trick-r-treat as you walk past (the lines were never super long after 8 pm)
  • Eat before the Party Starts (it starts at 7, but you can get in at 4)

You can enjoy safe food, safe treats, and lots of Halloween fun *if* you have a list of ‘must-have’ activities and then let everything else not on the list fall into place.

One Mislabeled Gluten-Full Halloween item

Before we begin, a quick note to always read the ingredients! People sometimes get too lulled into security when it comes to Disney. As someone who does this full time, I’m no stranger to the mistakes that the team makes at Disney World, and I want you to not let your guard down. Please ALWAYS check if an item has gluten in it!

These Mickey Halloween Popcorn has Wheat on the label SEVERAL times, yet are not labeled as containing wheat.

The Goofy Mix Up Popcorn also has coconut oil, which should warrant a Treenut label in the United States according to the Food and Drug Administration.

I’m going to recommend that no allergy consume this popcorn, as one label mistake sometimes means more label mistakes.

Gluten Free Food at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween

Need more information on Allergen and Ingredients besides Gluten? See the Food Allergy Guide for Mickey’s Not So Scary Here.

Grave Digger Milk Shake

  • No Gluten. Shared Gluten Kitchen.
  • Location: Sleepy Hollow
  • Modifications: No

Jack-o-Lantern Float

  • Allergen: Gluten, Soy in Graham Crackers that can be removed. Soy, Dairy, Coconut Corn in Float Base.
  • Location: Sunshine Tree Terrace
  • Modifications: Yes

Not-So-Poison Apple Pie Milk Shake

  • Yes Gluten, need to remove the Donuts to make it without gluten.
  • Location: Auntie Gravities
  • Modifications: Yes

Sweet Corn and Vanilla Soft-serve Swirl

  • Yes Gluten, need to remove the cone to make it without gluten.
  • Location: Auntie Gravities
  • Modifications: Yes

Pain and Panic Hot Dog

  • Allergen: Gluten, Dairy, Corn
  • Location: Casey’s Corner
  • Modifications: Yes. Can sub out the bun to make it gluten free. Can remove cheetos to make it dairy free

Winfred’s Elixir

  • No Gluten
  • Location: Casey’s Corner
  • Modifications: Yes- can remove the candy top piece

Not on the Menu: Allergy Candy, meets Allergy Ice Cream

  • Allergen: Combine some of your allergy candy with Ice Cream from Plaza Inn.
  • Location: Plaza Ice Cream for Dairy Ice Cream or Tofutti Soy based Plant based Ice Cream
  • Modifications: Do it yourself
  • Shown Below: Edy’s Dairy Ice Cream (no egg), from a coordinator with allergen procedures. Add the Free2b sunflower cups as Mickey Ears.

Bayou Burger

  • Allergen: can be modified with allergy bun, removal of items
  • Location: Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
  • Modifications: yes, top 8 friendly if modified

Trick-r-treating at Mickey’s Not So Scary with Food Allergies and Dietary Restrictions

Disney World lumps all the allergies under one umbrella, so while gluten is often a medical treatment for some like Celiac and EoE, it’s also an allergy for those with diagnosis like FPIES.

Disney puts all the allergies together, they don’t want to know your medical history, they just want to give you safe treats so you are included!

There are two Allergy Friendly Treat Stations. These are labeled on the map, with a Teal Colored Mickey Pumpkin (teal is the color of allergy awareness).

At these locations, you’ll go in and let them know your allergy. They have several food options AND they have at least three non food options. The non food options are little halloween themed art activities.

For the Gluten Free items we have:

  • Enjoy Life Cocoa Loco Bar
  • Enjoy Life Rice Chocolate Bar
  • Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Bar
  • YumEarth Gummies
  • YumEarth Lollipops
  • Smarties
  • Free2B Sunflower Cups

They have another item, Wether’s Caramel Sugar Free, that is not gluten free but there for those that can have it.

Some FAQ’s for getting items at the Allergy Booths

Can you ask for a specific item? Yes you can!

Do you have to have a teal allergy bag? No you don’t.

Do you have to have the teal allergy coin? Also, no you dont.

Where do you get the teal allergy tokens? When you come across a Trick-r-treat line, find a cast member to ask about the teal allergy token. They’ll point you in the right direction (Some have teal aprons, some don’t)

What about getting treats at the regular Trick-R-Treat lines

You can absolutely get treats at the regular Trick-r-treat lines. These are all stored in one giant bin, and as you walk through, they put a handful in your bag. They generally don’t like you stopping to ask for a specific item (as there’s a line behind you). I’d recommend waiting till the end of the night, or going to a line that is short during the fireworks so that you can ask for specific items.

The regular lines have:

  • M&m’s
  • Starburts
  • Twix
  • Snickers

What Dining Locations are open during the party? Do they have Gluten Free Food?

While I recommend eating before the party to save on time, you can also eat during the party. Several locations are open, and I’ll list all the ones below that have an allergy menu (not drinks or treats).

Note that there is no mobile ordering. I don’t recommend mobile ordering for those with an allergy or sensitivity as Disney World does include items that have cross contact. They include items that May Contain Gluten/Wheat or Shared fryer items that are made in gluten-full Fryers on their Mobile Ordering Gluten Free section (meaning you could get fries that have been shared with other gluten containing ingredients, and these fries are labeled gluten friendly). I’ve not had this issue with other allergens, but I do still recommend speaking with someone.

Quick Serve Locations Open at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party that have Allergy Friendly

  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
  • Casey’s Corner
  • Peco Bills

Table Service Locations Open at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party that have Allergy Friendly Food

  • Be Our Guest
  • Cinderella’s Royal Table

Wrap Up

There’s a lot at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party to see and do when you’re Gluten Free.

Need more information for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party? Here’s Disney’s guide.

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