Refreshment Cool Post is a stop along the way around World Showcase. You’ll find it after you cross the bridge from the China Pavilion towards Germany. The Cool Post typically offers a menu of pretty standard quick-eats: hot dogs, frozen slushes, and fruit cups are among the choices.
However, this unassuming spot has been chosen as the only place to offer a special summer treat unique to Epcot: Frozen Yogurt soft-serve, available in Pineapple, Coconut, or a swirl of the two!
It’s next to impossible, of course, for most Disney food fans to hear the words “pineapple” and “soft-serve” in the same sentence without thinking of the original pineapple soft-serve treat: Dole Whip!
So, we thought we’d present this review by bringing you a little side-by-side comparison of the two.
We’ll start with the most obvious characteristic: color. While the Dole Whip is a light yellow, it’s still a definite yellow, where the Pineapple Frozen Yogurt’s yellow is so pale, it’s almost white. My yogurt was a pineapple-coconut swirl, and you can just barely make out the yellow of the pineapple yogurt against the white of the coconut.
Next: texture. Okay, so that’s pretty obvious, too ;). The frozen yogurt is entirely creamy as opposed to the more sorbet-esque texture of a Dole Whip.
Now, for our favorite characteristic: TASTE! I’ve gotta say, I was really surprised at how well the pineapple yogurt captured a very true pineapple flavor – ultimately, this is what it holds most in common with the Dole Whip.
Comparison aside, the pineapple and/or coconut frozen yogurt stands on its own as a super-refreshing treat. My fellow coconut fiends won’t be able to resist the coconut by itself, or swirling it with the pineapple. The combination of the two is wonderfully tropical, and just the thing for a hot summer day in Florida.
The frozen yogurt is $3.99, and available as a snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan. Oh, and there’s one more new thing on the Cool Post menu, too… a little something listed on the bottom called the Mango Starr Smoothie featuring African Starr Rum.
If you’ve passed by Refreshment Cool Post several times while strolling around World Showcase, now might be the time to finally make a stop!
Will you be stopping by the Refreshment Cool Post on your next stroll around World Showcase? Please let us know with a comment!