|My first Dole Whip float!|
Back in April, the month of this blog's birth, I made a confession: I had never had a Dole Whip. I had heard all about them, yet I had never actually tried one myself. For those who are unaware, Dole Whips are practically famous for their deliciousness in the Disney community. A Dole Whip is pineapple soft serve ice cream that can only be found in Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Hawaii (or so I'm told). At Walt Disney World, they can only be found in two places: Aloha Isle in the Magic Kingdom's Adventureland, where they are served in pineapple, orange, and vanilla flavors, and can be floated on top of pineapple juice (called a Dole Whip float), and at the Polynesian Resort's counter service restaurant, Captain Cook's.
Most people get their Dole Whips at Aloha Isle because it is much more accessible for the average park guest than Captain Cook's. I was lucky enough to have a Dole Whip Float at Aloha Isle and a Dole Whip at Captain Cook's on our recent August trip. I must say, the hype is definitely true! They were absolutely delicious... a must-try for anyone who likes pineapple! I preferred the Dole Whip without the pineapple juice, but the juice was good as well, especially on a hot day. In fact, the only downside to getting a Dole Whip at Aloha Isle is having to eat it outside, where the ice cream tends to melt instantly. The Dole Whip was much more filling than I had expected, and both times I actually had to throw it out partially eaten because I was full before I finished it!
A regular Dole Whip is $2.89, and a float is $3.99. Both are one snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan, and you can get a regular Dole Whip as your dessert with a quick service credit meal at Captain Cook's. As I said, you must try a Dole Whip if you're at the Magic Kingdom or the Polynesian. You won't regret it!
Have you had a Dole Whip? What do you think of them? Do you get the classic, pineapple version? Do you prefer the regular Dole Whip or the Dole Whip float? Let me know in a comment, on Twitter (@discollegeblog), or on Facebook!