Dole Whips, Dole Whips, Everywhere…

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post has been edited and updated to reflect the current availability of Dole Whip in Disney World and Disneyland. 

Ladies and gentlemen, I am thrilled to announce that I have now (I think!) ordered Dole Whips or Dole Whip Floats at every possible Disney parks location, and I am now able to write the mother of all Dole Whip blog posts! ;-) For a primer on Dole Whips, check out this original Dole Whip post, and this post about where to get Dole Whips outside of Disney’s gates.

Now, let’s take a tour and see how Disney’s locations compare:

Aloha Isle: Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Even though the original Aloha Isle has switched locations with Sunshine Tree Terrace, it remains true that when in Disney World, this spot is synonymous with Dole Whips. There’s actually not a whole lot more you can get here, so be ready for some non-dairy cold stuff just about any way you slice it!

New Aloha Isle location

New Aloha Isle location

Aloha Isle Menu

Aloha Isle Menu

At this location, you can order a regular pineapple-flavored Dole Whip cup or a Dole Whip float (soft-serve and pineapple juice).  Or you can just cool off with a fresh, cold pineapple spear.

Disney World Aloha Isle Dole Whip Float

Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Village Resort

Just across Seven Seas Lagoon from the Magic Kingdom is Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, beloved by many not only for the great food you can find at ‘Ohana and Kona Cafe, but also for being the sole Disney World Resort serving Dole Whips!

Head over to Pineapple Lanai (you’ll find it outdoors just outside Captain Cook’s in the Great Ceremonial House — the former home to Dole Whip at the Polynesian) and you’ll discover a charming outdoor covered seating area where you can enjoy your Dole Whip with a view of Cinderella Castle in the distance.

Pineapple Lanai sign

Pineapple Lanai sign

Pineapple Lanai

Pineapple Lanai

Like Aloha Isle, Pineapple Lanai serves Dole Whip cups or floats, but also has the now-unique option of swirling with vanilla soft-serve.

Pineapple and Vanilla Swirl Dole Whip

Pineapple and Vanilla Swirl Dole Whip

Pineapple Lanai typically closes one hour after the Magic Kingdom fireworks spectacular, “Wishes.”

Annual Festivals: Walt Disney World’s Epcot

If you’re attending the Flower and Garden Festival in the spring or the Food and Wine Festival in the fall, chances are you may get to enjoy a Dole Whip at Epcot! 2013 marked the first year that Dole Whip debuted in any Disney World park other than Magic Kingdom, with the appearance of Dole Whip on the menu at the Pineapple Promenade Booth during the Flower and Garden Festival.

Pineapple Promenade Booth

Pineapple Promenade Booth

Big news? Yes. Bigger news? You could also get your Dole Whip spiked with Siesta Key Spice Rum.

Dole Whip with Spiced Rum at the 2013 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Dole Whip with Spiced Rum at the 2013 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Pineapple soft-serve treats have continued to part of the subsequent Flower and Garden Festivals (2014 brought an option for Coconut Rum, while 2015 served up Sammy’s Beach Bar Red Head Macadamia Nut-flavored Rum).

Not to be outdone ;), the Epcot Food and Wine Festival also featured Dole Whip beginning in the fall of 2013 at the Refreshment Port. However, rather than Pineapple it was Orange-flavored Dole Whip topped with Crème de Cacao White (or served on its own) for that first year.

Orange Dole® Whip with Crème de Cacao White

Orange Dole® Whip with Crème de Cacao White

In 2014, it was the standby Pineapple (also topped with Crème de Cacao White). 2015 features the Bacardí® Coconut Rum as the enhancement.

Of course, part of the fun of the Festivals as that things change each year. We’ll see what the future holds for Dole Whip at the Epcot Festivals!

Tamu Tamu Refreshments: Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom

In May of 2014, Dole Whip suddenly appeared in Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Tamu Tamu Refreshments. Under the name “Pineapple Whip soft-serve” (but still provided by Dole), the same refreshing pineapple treat is served in a cup, or served with Dark or Coconut Rum.

Pineapple soft-serve with Coconut Rum

Pineapple soft-serve with Coconut Rum

The menu at Tamu Tamu received a makeover in May of 2015…

Tamu Tamu menu

Tamu Tamu menu

… but Pineapple Whip Soft-serve survived the changes!

Tiki Juice Bar, Hosted By Dole: Disneyland’s Adventureland

In Disneyland, the Tiki Juice Bar and all things Dole Whip are lovingly woven into the original Enchanted Tiki Room attraction (also presented by Dole, incidentally) queue area, which happens to consist of a really cool “pre-show,” which I won’t spoil for you.

Tiki Juice Bar in Disneyland — Menu

The menu here is simpler than those in Disney World — pineapple spear, Dole Whip, Dole Whip Float, Pineapple Juice, Fruit Bowl. No swirls or rum or anything here. Just pineapple as far as the eye can see. Which is OK with me, as I’m a pure pineapple sort of person when it comes to my Dole Whips. And I’m going to give you two images of the Dole Whip Float I ordered, both because it’s so cool (um…umbrella and cherry?!??!?! Hello, Disney World, are you watching?!?!), and because the second will give you a better view of the Tiki Juice Bar in the background.

Disneyland Dole Whip Float

Disneyland Dole Whip With Tiki Juice Bar in Background

And The Verdict Is…

They all taste the same. Well, of course they do! They all come from a Dole Whip Mix that Disney (and you!) can get from a place called Unified Enterprises Corp. I know, it’s not-so-magical, but at least it tastes good!

But, I will say that Disneyland 100% wins out on presentation. The addition of a little umbrella and a cherry wins big, monster points in my book. I am a big fan of both little umbrellas AND cherries.

Where’s your favorite place to get a Dole Whip or a Dole Whip Float? Let us know your experiences in the comments section of this blog, or visit us on facebook or twitter to voice your opinion on the mighty Dole Whip!


  1. LA Rosen says

    I’d love to see all Dole Whips be made with more natural, real food. (I’ll bet they started out that way.) Here’s the ingredient list (from the Disney Wiki Website). Clearly, it should only be a sometimes treat.

    Sugar, Dextrose, Pineapple Crystals, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Stabilizers (Cellulose, Locust Bean, Guar, Xanthan, Karaya Gum, Pectin), Sodium Silico Aluminate, Vegetable Fiber, Citric Acid, Artificial Flavor, Sodium Caseinate (A Milk Derivative)*, Mono & Diglycerides, Sodium Citrate, Salt, Dipotassium Phosphate, Artificial Color Including F.D. & C. Yellow #6. * – despite being a milk derivitave, FDA says sodium caseinate is still non-dairy and lactose free. I have to check further on this!

    And how amazing would it be to serve a delicious real-pineapple Dole Whip with the increasingly popular banana whip (actual banana, and only banana, blended into a soft-serve custard consistency. Dole harvests bananas, too. Why not combine and FGS why not make it healthy and natural since mostly children are eating it? I’ve had banana whip and it’s delicious and tastes decadent.

  2. Priscilla says

    I see that there is different pricing on the Dole Whips. Are there cheaper ones throughout the park or one set price for all parks? I see one for $2. and change?.?.?

  3. says

    Priscilla — Pricing may differ between Disneyland and Disney World, but will likely be the same within each.

  4. Susan says

    Wild rumor is that you can get a Dole Whip in Disney’s California Adventure now…not sure where yet…still checking.

  5. says

    We love to hear that people return to Disney Parks for a DOLE® Whip fix! DOLE® Soft Serve mix is manufactured exclusively by Kent Precision Foods Group, Inc. in St. Louis, MO.
    DOLE® Soft Serve mixes can be purchased directly from us at our online store

    Also, we think DOLE® Whip fans will like to know that we have added real fruit juices and colors to our five fruit flavors.

    Thank you for your feature on this yummy frozen dessert!

  6. Anthony says

    Hey guys!

    If you’re in the Chicagoland or Metro Milwaukee area, a froyo place called Urban Culture in Pleasant Prairie (Kenosha) WI has a legitimate Dole Pineapple Whip machine. They also have a Dole Raspberry Whip machine as well.

  7. Gail says

    Dole Whips sound delicious and then you read the ingredients. It is loaded with chemicals and food colorings, what a disappointment. Dole and Disney should be ashamed of themselves.

    I have also learned that Disney grows genetically modified fruits and vegetables that they use in all their restaurants. I hope Disney starts using natural ingredients all these artificial ingredients are not good for anyone to ingest, especially children. Come on Disney you are better than this!

  8. Corie says

    I am a HUGE fan of the dole whip. First and last thing I do when I go to Disneyland. Being new to the Disney World parks I went to go have my Dole whip in the magic kingdom and was sadly disappointed. It not only looked different but tasted different as well. it was darker in color and the texture was much different. I am hoping perhaps it was just an off day and will try again.

  9. says

    Corie — Yep — sometimes it looks a little different depending on the day. It probably has something to do with how long it’s been swirling in the machine or something. :-)

  10. Kelly says

    Orange Leaf carries Dole Pineapple and Orange soft serve. It’s a GREAT alternative when I can’t make it to Disney World!


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