A Little VooDoo… from the Pacific Northwest!


There’s one time that taking part in a little voodoo is a very good thing, and that’s when it comes to doughnuts. The original Voodoo Doughnut opened back in 2003 in Portland, OR and quickly built up a cult following for its unique doughnut flavors and designs, and eclectic shop decor.

This spring, Universal CityWalk welcomed an all-new Voodoo Doughnut. Now I can enjoy more than 50 types of doughnuts just like the original I know and love in my pacific northwest home, in my part-time home of Orlando! (Maybe not all 50 at once, but doughnuts come in a dozen for a reason, right?)

Some of my favorites that I can’t wait to try when I finally make my way to Voodoo Doughnut  are:

The Portland Creme – one of the first doughnuts that Voodoo Doughnut created, a tribute to the city of Portland, the shop’s first location. This creation is filled with Bavarian cream and topped with chocolate and two frosting eyeballs.




Voodoo Doll – This doughnut has become synonymous with Voodoo Doughnut, filled with raspberry jelly, covered with chocolate frosting and topped with a pretzel stake, it’s the perfect way to safely and deliciously practice a little voodoo of your own.




Bacon Maple Bar – the perfect combo of savory and sweet, who doesn’t love maple and bacon?






8 Mile – covered in M&M’s, you can quickly get the connection between this doughnut and its name. M&M – Eminem? 8 Mile? In any event, you can’t go wrong with M&M’s on a doughnut!

Will you make Voodoo Doughnut a stop on your next Universal Orlando Resort visit? I know I can’t wait to visit…which doughnut should I try first?

Beci Mahnken is Chief Magic Maker at MEI-Travel & Mouse Fan Travel. With more than 23 years in the travel biz, she is a frequent guest on many travel and Disney community podcasts including WDW Radio, and partners with other great travel creators like LaughingPlace.com, AllEars.net and RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com. She was recognized by Travel + Leisure magazine as the Super A-List Agent for Disney travel and serves on their Earmarked Advisory Board. Beci has long worked with the Disney fan community to help support fan efforts and create high-profile events and has a passion for supporting deserving charities with a special emphasis on animal welfare efforts. She has a love for exploring history, ocean cruising, and river cruising and served on advisory boards for the prestigious GTM event and TravelAge West Magazine. Beci's dedicated to her craft of sharing the magic of travel with anyone who will listen.

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