You know how it is super exciting to see a person who you haven’t seen in a long while? How you run-up to that person and give them a giant hug?
That’s how I feel when I haven’t had a Pineapple Dole Whip in a while.
It’s the realization that hits me when I first walk into the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. My feet start walking towards Adventureland and deposit me directly in front of Aloha Isle. Sometimes this happens before I even realize where I am going.
I look up and there it is the Pineapple Dole Whip.
A Cast Member asks me what I want and all I can do is point in order to keep the drool from dropping out of my mouth and all over the counter. That sweet, sweet pineapple soft-serve is placed in my hands and I know what I’ve been missing all my days.
Dole Whip True Love
True love, guys. True love.
Okay, maybe it’s not that crazy dramatic and I don’t have (that much) drool coming out of my mouth before ordering. Yet, it really does feel like I’ve finally made it ‘home’ once that delicious non-dairy dessert is placed in my hands.
It really is good. If you’ve had one before you probably love it also. And if not, you better be heading to see a doctor to have your taste buds examined. Or at least give it another try next time you cross paths.
Seriously. The Dole Whip is that good and there is a reason why it has a cult following.
Did you know that the beloved Pineapple Dole Whip can be found in more places than just the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World? It’s true! There are variations of the beloved dessert all over the parks. Yet, one of the best spots to snag this frozen treat is in Epcot!
Dole Whip Epcot, as I like to call it, isn’t as sought after as the Dole Whip Magic Kingdom, but it deserves some credit.
Before we get down to the exact spot of the Dole Whip in Epcot, let’s learn all about this frozen delicious dessert! Come learn all the details, interesting facts regarding it, how to bring it home, and finally, it’s locations throughout the Walt Disney World parks.
The Pineapple Dole Whip Has Become a Disney Classic
The Pineapple Dole Whip has become a symbol of Walt Disney World in my mind.
If you’ve never had one, you’re probably thinking I might have a few too many screws loose and you’re thinking it about high tailing it out of here. While the screws loose point is debatable, don’t run off yet.
If you don’t know much about a Dole Whip, you’re probably curious and would like to learn a little more about this frozen fantasy. So, stick around for a little bit and learn everything there is to learn about the famous Dole Whip treat featured in Walt Disney World. Specifically, we are going to break down everything about the classic Dole Whip, the Pineapple Dole Whip. Let’s dive in!
What is a Dole Whip at Disney World?
The classic Pineapple Dole Whip is a soft-serve dessert that is served on Walt Disney World property. The Dole Whip has a cult following and might be up there as one of the most iconic Disney World desserts. If you are a fan of soft-serve desserts and like pineapple, odds are, you will enjoy the Pineapple Dole Whip.
While I’d love to say that Dole Whips are exclusive to Walt Disney World parks, they are not. Yet, I think it is a fact that they do indeed taste more magical when you are on Disney property. The research is still pending on this detail, but I’m pretty sure it can be backed up by science.
Where Can I Get Dole Whip in the Magic Kingdom?
The Pineapple Dole Whip can be found in several places throughout Walt Disney World. The most well-known spot is inside of the Magic Kingdom. Aloha Isle a counter-service snack location is the home to the Pineapple Dole Whip. Located in the back right of Adventureland, Aloha Isle is tucked next to the Enchanted Tiki Room and right behind the Magic Carpets of Aladdin. One of the more ‘tropical’ places in the parks, it seems fitting to eat a Dole Whip while immersed in Adventureland.
Variations of the Pineapple Dole Whip, including a swirl, float, and soft-serve topped pineapple upside-down cake can also be purchased at this location. Plus, there is a raspberry Dole Whip featured at this location as well. While the alternatives to the classic are all delicious, if you haven’t tried the pure Pineapple Dole Whip, start with that!
Mobile Order at Aloha Isle for the Dole Whip
Did you know that you can avoid the line at Aloha Isle? If you go ahead and complete mobile ordering if your tasty Dole Whip treat, you can order before you even head to Adventureland.
Can You Find Dole Whip at Disney’s Animal Kingdom?
Yes! Yes, you can find Dole Whip at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Dole Whip and a variation of the Pineapple Dole Whip can be found at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Located at Tamu Tamu Refreshments in Africa, Pineapple Dole can be found. Plus, you can opt to have it with rum. While the later won’t be an appropriate treat for the littlest of park-goers, it can be a delicious item for grown-ups who want to cool down in the intense Florida heat.
Can You Find the Dole Whip at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?
At this point, sadly, Disney’s Hollywood Studios park is the only park that does not feature the amazing Pineapple Dole Whip. Perhaps we will have some Star Wars or Toy Story themed Dole Whip treat featured in the future. Stay tuned!
Can You Find Dole Whip at Epcot?
Finally, the Dole Whip Epcot. Where you can find this delicious treat and maybe not even have to fight the lines to get it!
The Pineapple Dole Whip Epcot can be found at two locations in this futuristic park. One of the locations is seasonal, coming only during the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. Served at the Pineapple Promenade, the Pineapple Dole Whip can be purchased for park guests enjoy during a festival day at Epcot. Alternatively, the Pineapple Dole Whip can be found in Epcot’s World Showcase at the Refreshment Port.
Where Else Can You Find the Pineapple Dole Whip?
The Polynesian Resort
The Pineapple Dole Whip can also be found outside of the Disney parks! The most popular spot is the Pineapple Lanai at the Polynesian resort. The lines at the Pineapple Lanai are never long and the Pineapple Dole Whip is just as delicious.
Plus, because the Pineapple Lanai is located right outside the lobby of the Polynesian Resort, you can duck back inside once you have your treat. Anyone who has experienced the intense Florida heat knows the ability to be in the air conditioning is going to save your dessert! You might actually be able to eat your entire Pineapple Dole Whip before it turns into pineapple soup!
While the Dole Whip soft-serve swirl can NOT be found at Disney’s Art of Animation resort, a delicious pineapple ‘smoothie’ of sorts can be found. It doesn’t fall into the classic Pineapple Dole Whip category, but considering how fast a cup of Pineapple Dole Whip melts in the hot Florida sun, it’s worth mentioning this drink. If you know you’re ordering a treat on the hottest day of the year, just order it in smoothie form at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. You’ll save yourself the melting of a Dole Whip!
What is a Dole Whip Float?
Speaking of a Dole Whip Float, this little beauty is the best of both worlds when you’re hot but also super thirsty. Complete with a base of pineapple juice and then topped with Pineapple Dole Whip, the Dope Whip Float might be your new favorite. At Aloha Isle in the Magic Kingdom, you can get a raspberry Dole Whip float in addition to the Pineapple Dole Whip flavor.
Again, just be sure to give the classic a try if you’re in the mood for straight soft-serve. Nothing beats it! Then, go ahead and move onto the Dole Whip Float. It might be your new favorite. I know I love it…
How Much Does a Pineapple Dole Whip Cost?
While prices are subject to change at Walt Disney World all the time, prices for the Dole Whip in the late fall of 2019 are as follows: $4.99 for a Pineapple Dole Whip cup and $5.99 for a Dole Whip Float at Aloha Isle. Additional information and price changes can be found here.
What Are the Pineapple Dole Whip Ingredients?
Unfortunately, the pineapple Dole Whip is not made from only pineapples and water. If you’d prefer just to acknowledge the fact that the Pineapple Dole Whip is gluten-free and vegan, just skip this section. If you want to dig a little deeper into the nutritional information, check out the facts below that are featured on the Dole Soft Serve website.
The ingredients for the Pineapple Dole Whip are as follows:
- Sugar, Dextrose, Stabilizers (Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Locust Bean Gum, Guar Gum, Karaya Gum, Pectin), Coconut Oil, Contains 2% Or Less Of Each Of The Following: Maltodextrin, Citric Acid, Natural & Artificial Flavor (contains Pineapple Juice Powder), Modified Food Starch, Malic Acid, Beta Carotene (Color), Mono & Diglycerides, Silicon Dioxide (Anticaking).
If you have food allergies, be sure to get an exact list of the ingredients of the Dole Whip in the Disney parks. This way you can be 100% certain as to what you are eating and be able to make sure there are no conflicts with allergies.
Is Dole Whip Vegan?
Yes! Dole Whip is vegan!! Woohoo!! Dole Whip served at Walt Disney World does not contain any dairy in its ingredients.
Be cautious though, if you purchase a Dole Whip swirl, you will be consuming dairy. The vanilla portion of the swirl does feature some dairy derivatives, making it a non-vegan treat.
Is Dole Whip Gluten-Free?
Yes!! Dole Whip, along-side of being vegan, is also gluten-free!!
And, again, be sure to double-check the ingredients at Walt Disney World to make sure the Dole Whip is still vegan and gluten-free.
What is the Dole Whip Nutritional Information?
Also noted on the Dole Soft Serve website, the Pineapple Dole Whip has 90 calories, 10 mg of sodium, 21 grams of carbs and 20 grams of sugar. The website does not specify the Dole Whip size it is referring to when it lists the nutrition information. However, the Dole Whip product is served to vendors based on 4 oz serving size quantities. Therefore, it might be safe to assume the above details are the nutritional facts for a 4 oz serving.
Yes, there is a lot of sugar in a small serving, but, if you’re going to eat ‘ice cream’, this is going to be one of the better choices for you. Just follow it up with a few carrot sticks and pieces of broccoli. All about balance, right? Therefore, in the world of soft-serve ice cream, it definitely ‘wins the race’ as it features no fat, no cholesterol, and no animal products.
Be cautious though if you are on a strict diet. While Cast Members are trained to serve a specific amount of soft serve, the servings aren’t weighed. Your serving might be a little bigger or smaller than advertised. Be sure to ask a Cast Member if you need an exact carb or sugar count, or any specific nutritional information.
Are There Other Flavors of Dole Whip?
There are indeed other flavors of Dole Whip. According to the Dole Whip website, the following Dole Whip flavors are offered: Orange, Strawberry, Raspberry, Mango, Pineapple, Lemon and Lime. Find all the flavors over at Walt Disney World!
See, dreams DO come true at Walt Disney World!
Orange and Strawberry Dole Whip call home to the Sunshine Tree Terrace in Adventureland. Raspberry lives at Aloha Isle. Mango hangs with Auntie Gravity’s in Tomorrowland, serving up a delicious cone. And, last but not least, lemon and lime can be found at Storybook Treats in Fantasyland. Pineapple is found at all the locations listed above.
One of the most refreshing flavors? Lime. Featured in a few different cones and the Peter Pan Float, the lime offers a nice cool flavor to combat hot Florida temps. On top of being delicious, the Peter Pan Float is a super easy treat to make at home. Check out this post right here for all the details.
Even More Dole Whip Goodness
There ya go! All the details you need to know about Dole Whip, mainly the classic Pineapple Dole Whip, featured at Walt Disney World. If you have any other questions about Dole Whip, be sure to leave a comment below.
If you, like me, still can’t get enough Dole Whip, check out ways to bring Dole Whip home with you! No, none of the options listed below encourage smuggling the soft-serve home in your carry-on luggage. Trust me, it won’t make it that far. Aside from being melted, there is no way you can resist the creamy goodness of a Dole Whip for that long.
Instead, try these various ways to bring Dole Whip home with you!
Dole Whip on Amazon
We all know you can’t smuggle a premade cup of Dole Whip home with you from Walt Disney World. Yet, you CAN purchase a bag of the Dole Whip mix off of Amazon and make it at home! All you need is the Dole Whip mix from Amazon, found here, and an ice cream maker and you should be good to go. Check out this ice cream maker found here if you need suggestions!
Now you can whip up some homemade Dole Whip in the comfort of your own home! The bag on amazon is for commercial use. Yet, you can do a little experimenting and create a family-sized portion or a single portion. You don’t have to make enough DIY Dole Whip for the entire neighborhood. However, if you do, I’m sure you’d have lots of new friends!
Dole Whip Donut
If all things rich and pineapple are your favorites, you need to try the Dole Whip Donut. Served over at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, this little donut has a small cult following of its own. The bad news? California might be a little bit of a drive for you. The good news? You can whip up this Dole Whip Donut right at home by following this recipe from ‘Get Away Today’ found right here.
Dole Whip Cupcake Recipes
If you fancy yourself a Dole Whip inspired treat at home, aren’t a donut fan, but love cupcakes, be sure to check out the following posts. Here you can learn all about making Dole Whip inspired cupcakes from home. All the creamy goodness of a Pineapple Dole Whip dessert wrapped up in cupcake form! Check out these posts from My Crazy Good Life and Drop of Disney.
Dole Whip Halloween Costume Tutorials
After you’ve made all the amazing Dole Whip inspired treats featured above, your next step into complete Dole Whip immersion is by dressing as a Pineapple Dole Whip.
Conclusion to Every Dole Whip Answer: Including Where to Find Dole Whip Epcot
There ya go! All your Dole Whip questions answered. Including details on finding Dole Whip Epcot. One of the sneakier Dole Whips, that likes to hide out in plain sight. Don’t worry, Dole Whip Epcot, we see you and we are coming for you!
After reading this post, I hope you find yourself in Walt Disney World, about to purchase an amazing Dole Whip soon. If not, you and me, we can dream together. Until we meet again, most delicious Dole Whip!!
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