Guys, it is so hot out there!! And when I’m sweltering and sweating, there’s one thing I know to do: eat more ice cream.
Fortunately, that’s not a hard proposition when you’re in Walt Disney World — just check out our Ice Cream Gallery for the goods!
Today, I’m heading over to DinoLand U.S.A. (YAY!!!!!!) in Disney’s Animal Kingdom to one of my favorite ice cream stops, Dino-Bite Snacks!
With its shiny quilted aluminum siding, this little snack shack has a vintage feel that matches the rest of DinoLand U.S.A. It serves up ice cream in a variety of ways, plus churros and other snacks.
Most of the time, a stop for me here means just one thing: a hand-made ice cream cookie sandwich! But I decided to branch out just a bit today and try their new-to-me Old-Fashioned Hot Fudge Sundae.
Old-Fashioned Hot Fudge Sundae
You’ll find Dino-Bite Snacks just to the right of Restaurantosaurus (YAY!!!!!!!!!!!) as you’re facing the counter service spot. It’s not much more than a kiosk, with separate windows for ordering and pick up.
Like I mentioned, the menu is limited only to snacks and beverages. Nothing here would make a meal — unless you fancy an ice cream sandwich in place of breakfast. (I’m not necessarily admitting I’ve done this before, but…)
Hand-scooped ice cream is available, but there are only a few varieties. Choose from vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, or chocolate chip. You can also get a float here as well!
But we hadn’t tried the hot fudge sundae, so I decided this was the day. Once I ordered my sundae at window number one, the same cast member busied herself with scooping the ice cream and preparing the toppings. I took my sundae to the adjacent covered seating area that wraps around one side of the building to enjoy it.
There are no surprises here. Warm hot fudge goes into the cup first, followed by scoops of vanilla ice cream. The ice cream is topped with another drizzle of hot fudge before it’s sprinkled with walnuts and a cherry (or in this case, two).
And while it doesn’t look like all that much ice cream, it seemed to grow when I started digging into it!
I really could have done with a LOT more hot fudge. I even contemplated going back and asking for more. Still, the basic ingredients of this sundae are true to its description as old-fashioned.
The nuts provided a little texture to contrast with all the sweet and creamy going on beneath them.
All in all, the sundae was good, but it was kind of unremarkable. Next to superstars like the killer new All-American Sundae at Magic Kingdom’s Plaza Ice Cream Parlor, this one pales in comparison. Still, if you’re a sundae purist who doesn’t like anything terribly fancy obstructing your ice cream and hot fudge, you’ll probably enjoy this one. Just don’t forget to ask for more hot fudge!
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Will you be stopping by Dino-Bite Snacks for an Old Fashioned Hot Fudge Sundae during your next trip to Animal Kingdom? Leave a comment and let us know!