I’m having a TON of fun at Disney World this week! And my trip has been made all the better by seeing that the construction walls surrounding the soon-to-be-open Ample Hills Creamery have come down!
This “re-imagined take on the turn-of-the-century ice cream parlor” will take over the spot that was previously occupied by the ESPN Club Arcade, next door to the very-much-still-open ESPN Club.
Once it’s open (official date unannounced as of yet, but we’ve heard from cast members that it will be May 15 with soft openings in the days prior), THIS is the only storefront outside of New York where you’ll be able to grab scoops of Ample Hills Creamery ice cream, known for creative flavors made from “hormone-free milk and cream from grass-fed cows and organic cane sugar” (that’s from the Ample Hills Creamery website. Check it out, along with their Instagram account!).
You can see the kitchen windows, where we’ll all be able to peek in and catch the goings-on! Right now we’re not seeing any indoor seating, but we’re hoping that changes!
The highlight decor in the space is the custom mural in the signature Ample Hills style. This one features elements of the BoardWalk, Epcot, and even has a nod to the Brooklyn Bridge — representing Ample Hill’s home base — in the background.
I love the “show kitchen” where guests will be able to see ice cream being made daily.
And of course, those amazing waffle cones. Ample Hills embeds some of theirs with flavors and candies!
Be on the lookout for unique signature flavors like Coffee Toffee Coffee, Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, Malty Salty Pretzel Punch, and Cotton Candy, as well as a special flavor created exclusively for Disney World. (I wonder if we’ll be able to grab any of those Star Wars flavors, while we’re at it?) I’m really looking forward to trying one of their Ice Cream Flights — I hope they have them!
So, the walls are down and we’re one step closer to the opening… I can’t wait to keep you posted here on the DFB (after I’ve grabbed a scoop — or seven — for myself, that is)!
We’ll see you there real soon!
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