halloween time: trick or tea?

October 30, 2019

We're heading towards the end of the year where everything is just flying by!  I swear to you I had posts lined up, and I just never got to posting.  Now that we're in entirely in Halloween mode, I wanted to share the afternoon tea time that I experienced last year at Disney.  Not many people know, but Afternoon Tea does exist at Disney, although it's not exactly inside Disneyland or California Adventure.

Disney's Afternoon Tea takes place at the Disneyland Hotel in The Steakhouse 55 restaurant.  The time is specific as they only serve Afternoon Tea Friday to Sunday between 12pm-3pm.  Think of the vibe as an outdated Carthay Circle, with the major touches of Old Hollywood.  Don't get me wrong, everything is clean and nice, but the decor could use some updating (just like the hotel itself).  One thing I do enjoy is that the Afternoon Tea theme changes a few times a year.  I've gone over 4 times and I'm so glad I got to enjoy last year's Halloween theme which The Best Villains for their Trick Or Tea!

First course is a garden salad, then follows the second course- the Tea sandwiches, these sandwiches were one of my favorites out of all the themes I've experienced.  From the middle of the Tea Sandwiches is a bit of Scar sprinkled on top of Pride Rock, Avocado tea sandwich to your right represents Maleficent, and right next to it is a squid ink devils egg resembling Ursula!  Each sandwich had so much flavor and honestly it was a little healthy too! ;)

From the villain filled savory eats, came all the delicious spooky sweets from the chocolate chip and pumpkin scones with your traditional lemon curd and cream all on one tier.  In the second tier came with the Queen Of Hearts and Oogie Boogie chocolate covered strawberries, the poisoned apple tart, Cruella cupcake, and stitched up voodoo gingerbread cookie.  A glass of bubbly champagne definitely helped!

It was very fitting that I had to bring my favorite Minnie Mouse Bow: The Queen Of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland!

This year's Halloween Time tea theme is the Haunted Mansion which is so fitting since it's their 50th Anniversary!  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to book reservations as they were filling up so quickly (they even added Thursdays!).  I'm excited to see what theme they'll be doing for the Holidays, until then Trick or Tea lovelies!!!

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