Halloween Snacks at Tokyo DisneySea
In Japan, eating kawaii foods is a national pastime. Tokyo DisneySea is basically the New York Yankees of that, with a star-studded lineup including the Gyoza, Ukiwa Bun, Potato Churro, and Chandu Tail batting clean-up. For Halloween, TDS has upped the ante, presumably for an October playoff run to get it to the WORLD SERIES OF SNACKING.
The idea for Tokyo DisneySea’s Halloween celebration is villains, a motif that’s conveyed via in-park entertainment, decorations, meet & greets, and yes, even the snacks. As with all things Tokyo DisneySea, meticulous attention to detail is paid to this celebration of villains, and that results in some fun-looking and delicious foods.
In this post, share our favorites from Tokyo DisneySea’s star-studded line-up of Halloween snacks, crowning da real MVP of the seasonal menu, and awarding points for both the most fun and most delicious offerings. While this post may not be particularly helpful from a planning perspective since many of these desserts and treats will change from year-to-year, we figured some of these these are just too cool-looking to not share.
With that said, let’s get started with a look at Tokyo DisneySea’s best Halloween snacks…
We’ll start out at the back of the park, at Casbah Food Court, which is normally one of our favorite restaurants in Tokyo DisneySea. For Halloween, there’s a special program called “Casbah Magical Treat,” which features Shaban and his assistant Asim from the Magic Lamp Theater attraction, who are servants of Jafar.
These performers entertain guests dining in the restaurant with various feats of magic, while Casbah Food Court is decorated with a style reminiscent of Jafar.
This is pretty neat, and although not nearly as hilarious and entertaining as the now-retired Skeleton Friends, it’s a nice addition to the Halloween lineup.
Of course, there’s also the cuisine at Casbah Food Court. For fall, the special set here is the Black Curry with Herb-Flavoured Chicken, Rice, and Naan.
While there’s nothing about that dish that screams “Halloween!” it’s nonetheless delicious…just like every curry at Casbah ever. The colors are also pretty fun (they’re meant to evoke Jafar’s costume), and make this dish a winner.
The lassi (strawberry jelly and lemon) drink served with the special set is also fantastic. This yogurt-based drink is sweeter than normal lassi, but fantastic. One of the best drinks I’ve tried at Tokyo Disney Resort.
Next up is the Round Cake with Purple Sweet Potato Paste at Hudson Harvest in American Waterfront. This cake is filled with sweet potato paste and that coupled with the look of it does not exactly make for a mouth-watering treat.
However, it was fairly good. Not the best snack we tried, but still interesting and worth trying.
Moving on to the Halloween sandwiches, Sebastian’s Calypso Kitchen (a somewhat underrated option, particularly for the pizzas) has an interesting twist on a normal favorite: the Cream Scallop Sandwich with Ratatouille and Octopus Sauce. Yeah…
Meanwhile, New York Deli (which is always a fun place to eat, primarily for its iconic Mile High Deli Stack) also has something different for Halloween: the Prosciutto and Purple Cabbage Sandwich. Both of these aren’t iconic so much as odd.
Sorry, but I couldn’t bring myself to give either of these sandwiches a try. Perhaps next year.
As normal, the superstar snack at Tokyo DisneySea is the gyoza dog. If the normal version is Mike Trout, the Halloween one is SHAQ. (Yeah, not a baseball player, but we need some dramatic emphasis here.)
The Red and Black Gyoza Sausage Bun is every bit as delicious as the normal gyoza dog, but with a kawaii look modeled after the Queen of Hearts that’s befitting of an elite Tokyo snack. We thought it tasted slightly different from the normal version, but still excellent.
Even better than the gyoza dog (sorry-not-sorry) is the sleeper hit of the Tokyo DisneySea snack world, the Ukiwa Bun. The regular variety features Donald Duck in packaging that makes it looks like he’s in an inner-tube (best packaging ever) and is shrimp-only.
This Halloween version features Ursula on the also-clever packaging, with black and purple colors to match. In terms of taste, this is actually different from the normal version. In addition to “spicy” (air quotes) shrimp, there’s also a mostly-understated pork flavor. For me, the normal version of this snack is GOAT, but this variant is a worthy addition to the pantheon of Tokyo DisneySea snacks. (In case you missed it, we also have a post about Halloween Snacks at Tokyo Disneyland.)
If you’re thinking of visiting Japan for the first time and are overwhelmed with planning, definitely check out our Tokyo Disney Resort Planning Guide. It covers much more than the parks, from getting there to WiFi to currency and much, much more. For more photos and an idea of what we did day-by-day during our first visit, read our Tokyo Disney Resort Trip Report.
What do you think of these Halloween snacks at Tokyo DisneySea? Any questions? Hearing feedback about your experiences is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!
The Donald Ukiwa buns are so delicious the day we left Tokyo DisneySea I used a ticket a cast member friend gave me just to run into DisneySea and buy a bunch for out train trip back to Kobe!!! Wasted ticket? Heck no!! Great post, Tom. I really want to try that gyoza dog!
I tried the calypso scallop sandwich with an open mind but it was pretty gross. The texture and taste of the octopus tentacles was really off-putting. The other components were ok, though.
Another endorsement of the Halloween-variant Ukiwa bun here, this has overtaken the Gyoza Dog as my favourite Disneysea snack!