This is the story of our Halloween trips to Walt Disney World and Disneyland, with a little bit of Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings research thrown in for good measure. (And, no, “research” is not a euphemism for “wedding crashing” this time!) It was also the first time we spent more than one day at Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival or ventured to a non-Disney theme park—in this case, Islands of Adventure for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Plus, we were lucky enough to steal a bit of The Roots’ last few days in Orlando for a fun meal and trip to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

The Trip

Who is in your party? Lurkyloo & Mr. Lurkyloo, with special guest appearances by The Roots, Carly from The Disney Wedding Blog, and numerous friendly DISers!

When did you go? October 7–20, 2010

Where did you stay? First time at the Dolphin, Old Key West, and the Beach Club (real hotel side, not DVC)

Where did you eat?

  • Todd English’s bluezoo
  • Jiko
  • Citricos
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse
  • Mythos (Islands of Adventure)
  • Tchoup Chop (Universal’s Royal Pacific Resort)
  • Bistro de Paris
  • Le Cellier
  • Hacienda de San Angel
  • Artist Point
  • Hollywood Brown Derby
  • Via Napoli
  • Beaches & Cream
  • The Fountain
  • Ghirardelli Soda Fountain
  • Garden View Tea Room
  • Kona Café
  • The Wave
  • The Plaza
  • Tusker House

Any special plans, events, etc.? And how!

  • Swan & Dolphin Food & Wine Classic
  • Party for the Senses
  • Sweet Sundays seminar (Cakelove – Washington, DC)
  • 3D Delicious Dessert Discoveries Party
  • Eat to the Beat Concert series: Taylor Hicks & Howard Jones
  • Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • D23’s Sip & Stroll event
  • Blizzard Beach for the first time
  • Backstage Safari at Animal Kingdom
  • Mickey’s Not-so-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom
  • Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland

Click here for Day 1: Wedding Sites + Swolphin Food & Wine Classic

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