Welcome to the fourth article in the Where in Walt Disney World Can I Find? series! I’ve already covered The Drinks & Snacks: Park Edition, The Counter Service Parks Edition, and The Table Service Parks Edition. It’s time to add Where in Walt Disney World Can I Find? The Cool Treats Edition to the series!
July is National Ice Cream Month and the temperatures are “Soarin’” so I thought it fitting that this article cover the Cool Treats offered at the Walt Disney World Resort. The Walt Disney World Resort is also celebrating “Frozen Summer Fun!” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Guests may find some special treats in the park. Ice cream isn’t the only cool treat featured in this article. Yes, I’ll cover ice cream but I’ve also included healthy choices, and even drinks! Some you may recognize, and some may be new to you.
It is my hope that this Where in Walt Disney World Can I Find? series will assist you in deciding where to find cool treats and, even better, what to try when you visit Walt Disney World. As I said in the previous articles, and as I will say in the future, some of the information written here is the same as in previous articles. This is for informational and clarity purposes only.
Members of the Magical DIStractions team often write about our dining experiences in the Walt Disney World Theme Parks, Resorts and Downtown Disney. You may notice that some of the treats talked about here have pictures and/or links to those articles and are highlighted in pink. Just click on the link and it will take you to the full review. I’ve made it as easy as I possibly can for you to find the articles and to navigate the website.
Are you ready to ready to hear about some cool treats?
COOL TREATS AT THE WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT!
Dole Whip: This delicious soft-serve delight is a frozen treat blended in pineapple, vanilla or swirled flavors. Want to try something other than a Dole Whip? Order a Dole Whip Float with Dole Pineapple Juice. Because there are several flavors of ice cream to choose from, you could order a different Dole Whip on your second, third or fourth trip to the counter. Guests can find the Dole Whips and Dole Whip Floats at Aloha Isle at the Magic Kingdom or at Pineapple Lanai in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
Fresh fruit and veggies: Walt Disney World recognizes that many Guests are eating healthily and want to have healthy snack options available to them while on vacation. As such, there are stands in each of the theme parks that sell fresh fruit and veggies. For an example, at Anaheim Produce at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can grab an on-the-go energy boost at this healthy cart featuring a fast and refreshing assortment of snacks and treats, including fresh fruit and veggies. If you are interested in other options, Eating Healthy at Walt Disney World: Sunshine Seasons is an article written by Kelly M. and it posted to our site in April 2015.
Gelato: What is gelato? Put simply, gelato is Italian ice cream, made from the same ingredients as American ice cream, but in different proportions. Gelato is more dense but is served at a warmer temperature which makes for melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness! Gelato, in a myriad of flavors, can be found all over the Walt Disney World Resort. It’s also served in different forms: in cups, in cones, or even sandwiched between two cookies.
Habanero Lime Margarita: Dockside Margaritas, a waterfront margarita bar, opened its doors on April 23, 2015 in Downtown Disney’s Marketplace. The Habanero Lime Margarita is a delicious mixture of Patron Silver Tequila, Habanero Lime, fresh lime juice and Florida Sugar Cane Simple Syrup. Dockside Margaritas is just one of the many locations that margaritas are served. Margaritas are reviewed in articles by Katy M., La Cava del Tequila: Epcot’s Hidden Oasis, and Mary’s Frosty Beverage Picks at Walt Disney World, written by Mary S.
Ice Cream Martini: L’Artisan des Glaces is the ice cream shop in the France Pavilion at Epcot and home to what one of our team members considers the best hidden gem, The Ice Cream Martini! Start by picking 2 scoops of ice cream then top it with a shot of Grand Marnier, Whipped Cream Vodka or Rum. Two of our Magical DIStractions team members have tried the ice cream martinis and both give them two thumbs up. For more information, check out Christen F.’s article, L’Artisan des Glaces, Ice Cream Martini.
Kaki Gori: Kaki Gori is served in the Japan Pavilion in World Showcase at the Epcot theme park. This sweet and fruity cold confection is a great snack for a hot summer day. Kaki-Gori is shaved ice, hand-shaped into an enormous snowball and topped with fruit syrup. Flavors include strawberry, tangerine, and honeydew, or a rainbow combination of all three flavors. This treat was featured in Stacy N.’s article, What every person Must Snack on while at Disney World.
Kitchen Sink: You know the old saying “everything and the kitchen sink?” Well the Kitchen Sink, served at Beaches & Cream at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, includes everything and it is served in a kitchen sink, albeit, a smaller version but it’s still a big dessert. How big you ask? The Kitchen Sink includes eight scoops of ice cream, cake, brownies, cookies and every topping in the house! The Kitchen Sink serves four so the whole family can dine on this one dessert! A similar but smaller version, Mickey’s Kitchen Sink Sundae, is served at the Plaza Restaurant at the Magic Kingdom. There, Guests choose any two flavors of hand-scooped ice cream and then choose either hot fudge, peanut butter, caramel, or strawberry sauce, topped with whipped cream and two cherries.
LeFou’s Brew – This delicious frozen apple juice drink has a hint of toasted marshmallow and is topped with all-natural passion fruit-mango foam. You can purchase the brew in a cup or in a souvenir mug at Gaston’s Tavern in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom.
Make-Your-Own Ice Cream Sundae: Many of the table service restaurants offer a make-your-own ice cream sundae as a dessert option for those who want a little something to end their meal but nothing too terribly heavy. During our visit to Olivia’s Cafe at Old Key West Resort, my son ordered vanilla ice cream and our server brought out three scoops of ice cream with small cups of Mickey sprinkles, chocolate candies and chocolate sauce. No matter your age, there’s something fun about making your own sundae. My full review, Olivia’s Cafe: Where Guests Can Sample the Flavors of the Florida Keys, was posted to the site in June, 2015.
Mickey Ice Cream Bars: Like their ever-popular snack companion, the turkey leg, frozen Mickey Ice Cream Bars are also featured on Disney merchandise. There are even cute Mickey bar antennae toppers. Guests will find the frozen Mickey bars at almost all rolling ice cream carts in the parks. No trip to Walt Disney World would be complete without having eaten a Mickey bar.
Milkshakes: Who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned milkshake? With this in mind, Walt Disney World made sure that milkshakes are on many of the menus. Three of us here on the Magical DIStractions team have enjoyed milkshakes at Walt Disney World: Christen G.’s family ordered the Orbiting Oreo Milkshake at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater. Someone in my travel party ordered the Cookies & Cream milkshake at Planet Hollywood. Christen F. wrote about the thick and creamy milkshakes that they had in her article, Dinner and a Movie at Downtown Disney!
Rickshaw Rickie: Guests dining at Yak & Yeti Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom can cool off with a nice cool Rickshaw Rickie. The drink is Skyy Vodka, Cointreau, muddled oranges and lime, and Sprite. Our very own Christen G. reported that the Ricksaw Rickie was quite refreshing. Her article, Yak & Yeti, An Amazing Pan Asian Treat, includes the Rickshaw Rickie, the Safari Amber and, of course, food reviews.
Sorbet with fresh fruit: Sorbet and fresh fruit is the perfect way to end a wonderful meal at one of Walt Disney World’s table service restaurants. Made from fruit puree and sweeteners, sorbet is a great dessert option for most vegans. The majority of the sorbets on the menus say “seasonal sorbet” so the flavors may change according to the time of year that you visit. Sorbet was one of our dessert choices when we dined at the Grand Floridian Cafe and it was so refreshing and delicious. Experience the Victorian Charm and Delicacies at the Grand Floridian Cafe has a full review of our meal there.
Waffle Bowl Sundae: What would you think if I said that you could have your sundae and eat the bowl too? You would probably think that I’m crazy but you really can! At the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor at the Magic Kingdom park, 2 scoops old-fashioned vanilla with hot fudge, whipped cream and a cherry is served in a freshly made waffle bowl. See, you can have your sundae and eat the bowl too!
There you have it guys and gals, the Where in Walt Disney World Can I Find? The Cool Treats Edition! I’ve covered only a tiny sampling of the cool treats available to Guests visiting the Walt Disney World Resort. Hopefully this gives you an idea of some of the things that you may want to try during your next trip!
The entire Magical DIStractions team is dedicated to providing you with the most accurate and up-to-date information that we possibly can. However, Walt Disney World is constantly expanding and changing. There is a possibility that you might not find some of the items listed when you arrive at Walt Disney World, but with so many on-site restaurants to choose from, you’re sure to find an alternative.
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