REVIEW: ‘Hercules’ Pain & Panic Bratwurst in Pretzel Bun and More from The Friar’s Nook at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2023

Katie Francis

REVIEW: ‘Hercules’ Pain & Panic Bratwurst in Pretzel Bun and More from The Friar’s Nook at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2023

The Friar’s Nook is serving three exclusive menu items at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, including the Pain & Panic Loaded Tots and Pain & Panic Brat, both themed after “Hercules.”


The Friar’s Nook is in Fantasyland between Princess Fairytale Hall and Storybook Treats.

The Friar’s Nook MNSSHP 2023 Menu

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  • 🆕 Pain and Panic Brat – $11.99
  • 🆕 Pain and Panic Loaded Tots – $11.49
  • 🆕 Buffalo Chicken Hand Pie – $9.99

The Pain & Panic Brat is a twist on the Pain & Panic Hot Dog from Casey’s Corner last year. The Buffalo Chicken Hand Pie is an updated version of the Spellbinding Fried Pie from Golden Oak Outpost in 2022.

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*NEW* Pain and Panic Brat – $11.99

Bratwurst, sweet and spicy onion relish, and sriracha mustard

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The tater tots were served hot with a crispy outside and soft inside.

We were surprised to find it served on a buttery, soft pretzel bun. The bratwurst is juicy and flavorful. The sriracha mustard has a big kick, but it’s balanced by the sweet, crunchy relish. This is one of the best counter service items in this park. It’s excellent.

*NEW* Pain and Panic Loaded Tots – $11.49

Tots topped with sweet and spicy onion relish, sriracha mustard, and crumbled bratwurst 

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This is essentially the bratwurst without the pretzel bun. The sriracha is legitimately spicy in the best way. There’s too much onion on the loaded tots, and unfortunately, this wasn’t as good as the sandwich. It’s not bad, but we preferred the full thing.

*NEW* Buffalo Chicken Hand Pie – $9.99

with spicy ranch drizzle and blue cheese powder

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The filling is more like a buffalo chicken dip with a hint of bleu cheese and ranch. The shell is crispy. It’s very good.

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The presentation is a bit drab, and nothing about this dish, even the name, is overtly Halloween. If this was on the regular menu, it would be our go-to for Magic Kingdom.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party runs from August 11 through November 1 on select nights. A separate ticket is required to attend.

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  • Katie Francis

    Katie is a lover of all theme parks and an avid reader. Her favorite rides are Spaceship Earth and The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man. You can find her daydreaming of the Florida sun, and you can reach her at