I’ve loved pretty much every ice cream sundae I’ve ever had in the World, so you guys are going to be the deciding votes today on the:
BEST ICE CREAM PARLOR IN DISNEY WORLD
Any one of these ice cream parlors can provide bigger-than-life sundaes and ice cream concoctions full of chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, butter pecan, candy bars, strawberries, mint chocolate chip, sorbet, hot fudge, whipped cream, cherries, and more. And while each one has a different specialty, they’re all going to fit the bill when what you’re craving is some really great ice cream! Therefore, I thought it’d be fun to see which one of these ice cream palaces would win in a showdown with Disney Foodies as judges! Here are the Contenders:
Main Street Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
This most classic of all ice cream parlors is found right at the end of Main Street, USA, tucked between the Main Street Bakery and the Plaza Restaurant. The Main Street Plaza Ice Cream Parlor is well known for its Plaza Sundae, a pile of vanilla bean ice cream covered in hot fudge, whipped cream, and cherries — all in a big ol’ waffle bowl! And there’s nothing like getting a classic cone right before the parade or fireworks begin… . While the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor doesn’t win for variety, it sure does win for “makin’ memories.”
Beaches and Cream Soda Shop
With the Kitchen Sink, the No Way Jose, the Milky Way Sundae, root beer floats, and more, Beaches and Cream has everything you remembered from your childhood along with everything that makes you want to eat dessert first these days! I’ve never been able to finish a sundae here — and I’m pretty sure my first attempt to conquer the kitchen sink will end in failure as well — but, oh, what sweet failure it will be! This place is no-nonsense and down-to-earth — they make those sundaes with plates underneath, ’cause they know you want so much hot fudge and caramel on your ice cream that it overflows. Nobody’s going to argue with that — they give you what you want!
Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop
Ghirardelli is located in Disney World’s Downtown Disney Marketplace. It provides passers-by with an incredible chocolate-y scent emanating from the store, and also offers free chocolate in its merchandise shop! There’s no question that the specialties here are the massive, over-the-top sundaes, packed full of intense Ghirardelli chocolate — some of the best in the world. This place offers true quality coupled with extravagance to the max!
Vote For Your Favorite!
If you have a favorite menu item at any of these sugary spots, let us know in the comments section below (always good to make recommendations to fellow foodies!) And if you chose “Other” in our poll, let us know your favorite spot — no reason to let a good ice cream place go un-heralded!