With multiple trips to Walt Disney World in recent weeks, I had lots of new stuff to check out. But even while trying the new Pork Shank, Croque Monsieur, and new cupcakes in the Magic Kingdom, I knew I had to make room for a classic!
And really…is there a better way to start out a brand new year than with a Dole Whip?
The float version of the treat with pineapple soft serve and pineapple juice honestly has been one of my favorite treats since I started visiting Disney World as a kid!
You’ll find the refreshing treat at Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland, at the former Sunshine Tree Terrace (Aloha Isle and Sunshine Tree Terrace changed spots).
You can get the pineapple soft serve straight up, or get it in a float. To make the float, cast members start with
fresh, cold pineapple juice.
It’s kept at a crisp temperature and is always swirling in this giant juice machine. No watery juice here!
Next, they swirl the pineapple soft serve right into the juice.
Stick a spoon in it…and it’s done! (I’d still like to petition Disney World for some of the cute umbrella and cherry garnishes that the folks over at Disneyland get, though.)
If you aren’t a fan of juice, you can actually get a float here with soft serve and soda-pop. The possibilities are endless.
UPDATE: Dole Whip is no longer being served at Captain Cook’s, is no longer self-serve, and is no longer available 24 hours a day. You’ll now find Dole Whip at the Pineapple Lanai in Disney’s Polynesian Village in addition to Aloha Isle at the Magic Kingdom. You can also find Dole Whip available intermittently at Animal Kingdom’s Tamu Tamu Refreshments, and at Epcot during some special events. On the upside, you can also get a Dole Whip Float at Pineapple Lanai!
Looking for Dole Whips outside of the main gates of Disney Parks? Check out this post (and the comments section of the post) for other places you can get your fix around the country!
As for me, I remain a Dole Whip float purist. What a way to start 2013!
What’s your favorite way to enjoy your Dole Whip? Chime in below!