There are specific culinary musts whenever you plan a Walt Disney World resort vacation.
In the Magic Kingdom park alone, you’ve got to have a hot dog at Casey’s, the cheeseburger spring rolls right at the entrance to Adventureland and, of course, you’ve got to have a Cheshire Cat Tail.
But above all others, the single most imperative for any trip to Disney is the mighty Dole Whip.
Does Disney still sell Dole Whip?
Does Disney still sell Dole Whip? You may as well ask if Disney sells Mickey Ears. Of course, Disney still sells Dole Whip.
Where can I find Dole Whip at Magic Kingdom?
The Magic Kingdom has a handful of locations where you can find some version of the Dole Whip.
Specifically, you can visit the Aloha Isle, next to the Tiki Room in Adventureland; the Sunshine Tree Terrace, which is before you get to the Swiss Family Robinson Tree House in Adventureland and the Storybook Treats in Fantasyland.
The menus also include a variety of other refreshments including soft-serve ice cream treats. Don’t be afraid to use the mobile order option on the My Disney Experience app.
What’s the best Dole Whip in Magic Kingdom?
Ah, my friends, you’ve asked a riddle that cannot be solved. Best? The pursuit of “best” is folly when discussing Dole Whip. Indeed, they are all beautiful and perfect in their own way.
But we can tell you our favorites and then encourage you to explore on your own. As always, menu items may be seasonal and are subject to change.
8. The cups
For the purist, there is in fact, a variety of flavored Dole Whips that come in a cup. Unadorned and unaccompanied, these soft-serve delicacies stand on their own.
At the Sunshine Tree Terrace, you can try the Dole Whip Orange cup, the Dole Whip Strawberry cup and the somewhat more adventurous Orange Cream Soft-Serve cup.
At Aloha Isle, the cups include the classic Pineapple Dole Whip cup, which features Dole Whip Pineapple swirled with vanilla, the Raspberry Swirl cup, which has Dole Whip Pineapple swirled with Dole Whip Raspberry, and the Coconut Cup which can either be plain coconut or coconut swirled with pineapple.
There’s a lot of swirling in the whip game.
7. Orange Bird Sipper
More expensive but also more manageable from a messy standpoint is the Orange Bird Sipper at the Sunshine Tree Terrace.
It’s exactly what it sounds like. For $15 and change, you get a sipper in the shape of the classic character Orange Bird filled with Orange Dole Whip.
It’s not fancy, but it’s the least messy option for kids. And, you get a cool sipper to take home and never use again.
6. Snow White Cone
This Dole Whip takes us to our lone non-Adventureland offering.
The Snow White Cone – available at Storybook Treats in Fantasyland – is a Dole Whip Lemon soft serve in a blue cone with a chocolate bird and topped with a red bow.
It’s pretty. And it is also delicious.
However, when the weather is hot, it is also a recipe for a meltdown.
5. Pineapple Upside-down Cake
From Aloha Isle, this cake is served with a choice of Pineapple Dole Whip, Vanilla Dole Whip or a swirl of the two.
4. Barqs Root Beer Float
From Sunshine Tree Terrace, your choice of Dole Whip is served in root beer. Classic.
There are also Sprite, Fanta Strawberry and other Dole Whip float options.
3. Pineapple Float
From Aloha Isle, Dole Pineapple Juice is served with a choice of Pineapple Dole Whip, Vanilla Dole Whip or a swirl.
2. Raspberry Swirl Float
The Raspberry Pineapple Dole Whip swirl is served with pineapple juice from the Aloha Isle. It’s delicious.
1. I Lava You Float
Finally, from the Sunshine Terrace, this float is served with strawberry soda and passion fruit flavors with Dole Whip Orange and topped with popping candy.
It’s fun and refreshing.
What are the best of the Dole Whips outside of the Magic Kingdom?
There are a variety of flavors that are unique to sections outside of the Magic Kingdom park. Let’s break them down as best we can.
9. Scar’s Lair at Tamu Tamu
I wanted to like this treat… I’m a sour apple guy. But it just didn’t hit like some of the others on this list.
8. King’s Cooler at Tamu Tamu
King’s Cooler features Dole Whip Pineapple topped with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum and strawberry, for adults only.
7. 50th Celebration Dole Whip Pineapple at Pineapple Lanai
This Dole Whip Pineapple has a 50th white chocolate medallion, a yellow umbrella and yellow sparkles. It is a Polynesian Resort treat.
It gets knocked down a little because we’re approaching the end of the 50th celebration.
6. 50th Celebration Dole Whip Lime at Pineapple Lanai
The Dole Whip Lime is similar to the previous listing but with lime and a green umbrella.
Delicious but not long for this world in its current form.
5. Frozen Margarita with Dole Whip Lime at the Oasis Pool Bar
This treat is for adults only, but the lime and chili-lime seasoning really kick this drink off.
4. Simba Sunset at Tamu Tamu Refreshments
When visiting Animal Kingdom, try the Dole Whip Pineapple with strawberry.
It is classic and delicious.
3. 50th Celebration Cone at Swirls on the Water
The 50th Celebration Cone is DOLE Whip Lemon and Cookie Dough Soft-serve Swirl in a cone with EARidescent sprinkles and a Mickey topper.
This treat is likely a limited edition whip. Be ready to eat it fast, ice cream headache be darned!
2. Dole Whip Pineapple Vanilla Nachos at Swirls on the Water
This is some mad scientist stuff right here. Traditionally, the waffle cone chips are topped with Dole Whip, mango boba pearls, raspberry sauce, whipped cream and sprinkles.
Selections may vary by season.
Again, be ready to devour this quickly. Maybe bring a team. Dole Whip Nachos is a multi-person job.
1. Dole Whip Flight at Swirls on the Water
What’s better than two Dole Whips swirled together?
Duh. Three Dole Whips. Thank me later.
It’s important to remember menus and options are changing all the time.
Over the summer, Swirls on the Water offered a trio of Dole Whip treats: the Dole Whip Watermelon Taco, a Peach Bellini Float and the Orange Bird Dole Whip.
The Pop Century Resort also used to have a Dole Whip option. You never know where Dole Whip is gonna pop up.
Wait. What about Hollywood Studios?
Nope. The closest we can come is Boardwalk Joe’s which is closer to EPCOT than it is Hollywood Studios and the only Dole Whip it offers is the pineapple smoothie.
The Silver Screen Spirits Pool Bar at the All-Star Movies Resort offers a pineapple Dole Whip smoothie as well.
Where can I get a Dole Whip with alcohol at Disney?
Swirls on the Water in Disney Springs offers alcoholic beverages.
So does Tamu Tamu in Harambe, Africa, in Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.
Pineapple Lanai at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has a Dole Whip with Rum Floater that’s delicious.
During the best of EPCOT’s festivals – the Flower & Garden Festival – you can get an alcoholic DOLE Whip at Refreshment Port. You can also find the Refreshment Outpost near the Canada Pavilion.
BoardWalk Joe’s Marvelous Margaritas, located on Disney Boardwalk, offers the Captain’s Seaside Sensation, a Dole Whip Pineapple Smoothie with Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum.
The Oasis Pool Bar at Disney’s Polynesian Resort offers the Frozen Margarita with Dole Whip Lime and features Corazón Blanco tequila blended with Lime Dole Whip and chili-lime seasoning.
What are your favorite sweet snacks in the Disney parks? Let us know in the comments!