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Top 10 Disney Scents – A Companion Core Memory Guide

I recently got to sit down with my dear friend Lou Mongello on his podcast, The WDW Radio Show, for his first ever repeated topic in 17 years…The Top 10 Smells at Walt Disney World!! If you haven’t listened yet, go check it out RIGHT HERE. And then head right back over here if you want to bring those smells home…   

If you’re reading this, you probably don’t need me to tell you that scents are a big, big part of the immersive Disney experience. In a land where everything speaks, this most primal sense is harnessed – sometimes deliberately and sometimes not – to tie some of our most beloved Walt Disney World memories to smells that we find ourselves longing for when we aren’t visiting the parks or resorts. 

Like we talk about on Lou’s show,  they’re also such a powerful way to connect with “our people”. There’s something about finding out that someone else knows exactly what you’re talking about when you swoon over the scent of musty water or Rome burning. And the stranger the scent, the cooler that is – because everyone can love the scent of the Riviera lobby (and we do!!) but it takes a certain level of fandom to long for the smell of Pirates of the Caribbean.

You can find my full scent guide right HERE but I thought it might be useful to break out some of the ones that Lou, Tim and I talked about… So without further ado, here they are!!

General Parks

  • Afternoon Storm – Inspired by Walt Disney World after a summer rainstorm

  • Main Street – Inspired by Magic Kingdom’s Main Street, U.S.A.


  • Castillo del Morro – Inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean

  • Fall of Rome – Inspired by Spaceship Earth’s burning Library of Alexandria

  • Flight Into the Taj Mahal – Inspired by Soarin’

  • Happy Haunt – Inspired by the Haunted Mansion

  • Ocean Flight – Inspired by the Contemporary and Bay Lake Tower, Disney’s Beach and Yacht Club, Flight of Passage and Soarin’

  • Orange Grove – Inspired by the old Soarin’ and Epcot’s extinct Horizons

  • Poison Apple – Inspired by Philharmagic

  • The Land – Inspired by Epcot’s Living with the Land attraction


  • Jambo House – Inspired by Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

  • Ocean Flight – Inspired by the Contemporary and Bay Lake Tower, Disney’s Beach and Yacht Club, Flight of Passage and Soarin’

  • Polynesia – Inspired by Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

  • Pop! – Inspired by Disney’s Pop Century Resort

  • Riviera – Inspired by Disney’s Riviera Resort

  • Showered – Inspired by Disney’s H2O+ Bath Products
  • The Grand – Inspired by Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

  • Winter Lodge – Inspired by Wilderness Lodge during the holiday season


Christmas at Disney

  • Grand Gingerbread – Inspired by the Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa during the holiday season

  • Holiday Festival – Inspired by Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays

  • Very Merry – Inspired by the holidays in Walt Disney World, including Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

  • Winter Lodge – Inspired by Wilderness Lodge during the holiday season

disney inspired fragrance oils

The Core Memory Collection of Disney-inspired scents are available as 8 oz vessel candles, 6 oz tin candles, wax melts (each a heaping 5 oz.), and fragrance oils (10mL). Several of our scents are also offered as fabric and mask sprays. 

Questions or requests? Please let me know!!

Which scent most transports YOU to Walt Disney World? Head over to Lou’s group, the WDW Radio Clubhouse, and let us know where your mind goes first when we talk about iconic Disney scents!! 

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You can find my complete guide to making the most of your runDisney race weekend RIGHT HERE and my guide to running trails on Disney World property RIGHT HERE.

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If you’re missing home (or love someone who is) and are looking for a way to bring the magic home, I’d love for you to check out my Core Memory Candle collection right HERE. And as always, stay safe and be kind, my friends.

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