One of the greatest attributes of Walt Disney World is its location because even when the rest of the country is ensconced in winter, central Florida is typically still warm (and in the summer it’s downright tropical!). And you know what that means: lots of frozen treats to eat and drink!
We’ve had ’em all — and there are some old favorites and some NEW options we’re pretty sure you’re going to want to get your hot little hands on!
Here we share Five Frozen Treats You Can’t Miss at the Magic Kingdom!
Mint Julep Lemonade Slushy
First up, as you make your way down Main Street, U.S.A., pop into Casey’s Corner. It’s there you can find the Mint Julep Lemonade Slushy! This family-friendly drink is a terrific mixture of sweet and sour — with that refreshing slushy texture and temperature!
The mint flavor comes from a mint syrup, and garnishes include a lemon slice, a cherry, and a sprig of fresh mint! This is a fantastic way to energize your crew no matter the weather!
Over in Adventureland, you’ll (unsurprisingly) find two of our top five frozen treats. The Citrus Swirl is a Magic Kingdom classic, and it’s not to be missed! You can get yours as a swirl with vanilla soft serve or as a Citrus Swirl Orange Float with Orange Fanta to really drive home that orange flavor! But if you’re like us and are really in it for that frozen-orange-juice-out-of-a-can vibe, go with just the Citrus if it’s available — you’ll have to ask a cast member to do that one for you. Some will, some won’t.
And don’t forget: this past spring Disney tried to change up the Citrus Swirl, but guest pressure resulted in the return of the original! Now guests can find two versions of the Citrus Swirl: original and Orange Cream. We prefer the original — and you’ll definitely want to give it a whirl!
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Topped with Dole Whip
Of course, when in Adventureland, one must get a Dole Whip! This dairy-, egg-, and gluten-free treat is a Disney World guest favorite (and a must-get for your pals at the DFB!!). Dole Whip is frozen pineapple soft serve (which is actually how you’ll see it labeled on menus in other areas of the resort!) And it’s a sweet/sour/frozen treat trifecta that we insist you try! And if you’re going Dole Whip, you might as well go Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Dole Whip!
The greatest thing about Dole Whip is the many forms it’s taken lately, including a Dole Whip-Inspired Cupcake at All-Star Music and a Dole Whip-Inspired Eclair at Amorette’s Patisserie! Plus… Dole Whip comes spiked in a variety of locations!
Peter Pan Float
Once you’ve conquered the frozen treats in Adventureland, your next two must-try frozen treats are over in Fantasyland. Head to Storybook Treats and order the Peter Pan Float! This Instagram-worthy treat is a swirl of key lime soft serve in a cup of Sprite, topped off with a chocolate feather! It’s refreshing and cute!
LeFou’s Brew is no-sugar-added frozen apple juice that’s slightly flavored with marshmallow. The ‘head’ of this brew is passion fruit froth! It’s fun to drink (and can be served up in the souvenir mug!) and totally fits with the theme of Gaston’s Tavern and the little village in which it stands.
Ahhhh, we almost feel refreshed just thinking about these frozen treats! But rest assured: nothing beats these snacks and beverages for their flavor, fruitiness, and frozen fun — and that’s why you can’t miss them when you’re hanging out in the Magic Kingdom!
Which of these can’t miss treats do you always pick up when you’re in the Magic Kingdom? Let us know in the comments!