OK, let’s be totally honest here (this is just between you and me, of course…). I’ve never ordered a hand-scooped ice cream cone in Disney World. NO KIDDING! (What can I say, I always prefer that ice cream cookie sandwich!)
Yep — until my last visit to Hollywood Scoops in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, I was ice-cream-cone-less. But this is no longer the case, my friends… Hollywood Scoops to the rescue!
Nestled between the Hollywood Tower Hotel and Sunset Ranch Market, both themed to the late 1930’s, this brightly-colored stand fits perfectly into the World War II-era style of the Boulevard. You just want to stop here, right?
Even Scoops’ saucer-shaped light fixtures feature a scalloped edge, which was popular with early mid-century designers during the late 1930s and early 1940s. I love these!
And how cute is this little guy?? So many random “mascots” for restaurants in Disney World…
SO — because it’s got a fun theme and is located right on the corner of Awesome Ride and Awesomer Ride (Rock n Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror), lines for this spot are sometimes longer than you’d expect — especially from April through October when it’s HOT HOT HOT in Orlando. But it’s worth the wait, and they usually move quickly!
In addition to three outstanding sundaes, you can also order ice cream by the cup, by the cone, or sandwiched between two freshly-baked cookies. YUM!!!
If you have dietary concerns but are still looking to splurge, there are fat free and sugar free options available on menu as well.
I opted for a massive double scoop of mint chocolate chip, but you really can’t go wrong with any of the hard-packed flavors served up at Hollywood Scoops.
The ice cream was the perfect end to a fun Studios Day, but here’s a tip: have them put the cone in a cup to serve it — that way the quick melting won’t be a messy problem!
What’s your favorite Hollywood Scoops treat? Let us know in the comments below!