Recently we polled our Disney Food Blog Facebook Page for their answer to this question: “What are your favorite icy cold snacks and treats in Disney parks?”
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!
We heard your your 34 shout-outs (!!!) to the Dole Whip. Not surprisingly, this palate-pleasing treat was the clear winner!
The Dole Whip’s popularity may be partly due to the many versions offered. First, there’s Dole Whip soft-serve in vanilla, pineapple and orange. Guests can further customize their dish by ordering a swirl. Or opt for the Pineapple float by adding pineapple juice to your favorite Dole Whip flavor.
In the Magic Kingdom, Dole Whips can be found at Aloha Isle and the Sunshine Tree Terrace (open seasonally) in the Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland and there’s a self-serve pineapple Dole Whip station at Captain Cook’s at the Polynesian Resort.
In Disneyland, get your Dole Whip or Dole Whip float in Adventureland at the Tiki Juice Bar, hosted by Dole, right outside the Tiki Room!
Here’s what a few of our facebook friends said:
Ron L. admitted his addiction to the Dole Whip. “I’m a Dole Whip junkie… That stuff is Chef Ron crack.” And Kevin C. agrees with a resounding “Dole Whip reigns supreme!!!!”
How do you Dole Whip? Float? Swirl? Plain pineapple or vanilla?
Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars
Tied for second place with Kaki Gori (shaved ice), the Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar can be found throughout the parks. When you pass a frozen treat stand, it’s very likely that the Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar will be the first item listed on the menu!
Made by Nestle, the 4 oz. bar is a yummy vanilla ice cream covered in chocolate. Fans of the bar are willing to use their Disney Dining Plan snack credits on these cold treats.
On the facebook page, Amy R. puts it simply: “Mickey Bar of course”!
Shaved ice with fruity flavors, Kaki Gori is refreshing on a hot day in Epcot’s World Showcase. You’ll need to travel to the Japan pavilion to get this “Japanese sno-cone.” Once there, choose between strawberry, cherry, melon and tangerine flavored syrups. If you can’t pick just one flavor, try a mixture of your favorites and order a “rainbow.”
On the facebook page, Jacqueline M. voted for Kaki-Gori stating “The shaved ice in Japan though I wish they had more flavor options! They should also bring in the amazing soft serve flavors available in Japan including sesame, mmmm!” And Eric L. agrees “For me the Kaki Gori shaved ice is the weenie at the other end of the World Showcase Lagoon.”
We had some competitors for favorite ice cold snack including frozen adult beverages. The Grand Marnier Orange Slush and Grey Goose Citron/Lemon Slush in Epcot are faves of our Facebook Friends! You’ll also see Disney foodies savoring Frozen Strawberry Lemonade, Minnie sugar-free strawberry bars, and frozen bananas!
Is your favorite ice cold snack on the list? Add yours in the comments below!