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Though it may not initially seem like it, Walt Disney World has truly come into its own in recent years as a real food lover’s paradise. If you count yourself as one of the many who love eating their way around the Walt Disney World parks and resorts, there are some big changes taking effect right now and very soon that you should know about.

For this month's Walt Disney World dining update, we take a look at a number of new menu items coming to the Magic Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot, a limited-time test happening at one of the All-Star Music resort, plus some big changes coming to a relatively new dining establishment at Disney Springs that some have criticized as too expensive. 

1. The Sweet and Spicy Chicken Sandwich returns to the Magic Kingdom

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Sleepy Hollow Refreshments has long been considered by Magic Kingdom fans as one of the best hidden gems at this park, but many fans were disappointed when last Feburary, one of the most popular offerings, the Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich, was unceremoniously removed from the menu with no explanation. However, fans were quite vocal about their disappointment regarding this development, and in a surprising move, Disney has reinstated this favorite menu item eight months after its removal. And now that this menu item has returned, here's hoping the Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich sticks around for good this time! 

2. Souvenir Haunted Mansion tiki glasses now available at Trader Sam's Grog Grotto

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Just a few days after fans at the Disneyland Resort swarmed the Enchanted Tiki Bat at Disneyland Hotel to get a special, limited release Tiki Mugs that features the Haunted Mansion's Hitchhiking Ghosts, Trader Sam's Grog Grotto at Disney's Polynesian Resort announced that they too would also be selling these unique mugs as well. However, instead of selling the entire stock at once, these special mugs will be limited to 200 units sold per night at this location, and each guests may only purchase a single mug per day. 

3. L'artisan des Glaces brings back Pumpkin Spice Macaron Sandwich for fall

Pumpkin Spice Macaron

If you can’t get enough of pumpkin spice season, the ultimate version of this indulgence has returned to the France pavilion at L’Artisan des Glaces just in time for Halloween. The Pumpkin Spice Macaron is a seasonal specialty that features creamy house-made pumpkin spice ice cream sandwiched in between two sinfully sweet and chewy macarons. This seasonal item will be available through the end of the month and costs $3.99. 

4. New seasonal cupcake now available at Disney's Hollywood Studios

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And speaking of seasonal treats, a few days ago Disney's Hollywood Studios introduced a new limited-time cupcake that will help guests celebrate the fall season. This festive cupcake features a carrot cake base with an orange-flavored frosting, topped with a white chocolate Jack Skellington as well as chocolate shavings and sprinkles. This new treat is available at the Sunset Ranch Market, ABC Commissary, as well as the Starring Rolls Cafe. 

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