7 Delectable Ways to Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at Disney World
This Sunday (July 16th) is National Ice Cream Day and we can’t think of a more delicious way to celebrate than with a visit to Walt Disney World Resort. You’ll find a fun array of new theme park treats and old favorites including hand-scooped ice cream, specialty sundaes, soft-serve and so much more.
For those looking for some National Ice Cream Day inspiration, we’ve got you covered. Check out 7 of our favorite ice cream treats at Walt Disney World.
1. Magic Kingdom Park – Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies for Ice Cream and Shakes
Aunty Gravity’s has long been my family’s go-to spot for soft-serve ice cream at Magic Kingdom. The Tomorrowland snack spot offers cones, cups, sundaes, floats, smoothies, shakes, and more!
In addition, the shop has just unveiled the new Asteroid Shake. This treat is made with hot fudge, whipped cream, and chocolate doughnut holes that serve as Mickey Ears and graham cracker crumbs.
2. EPCOT – L’ Artisan des Glaces for Croque Glacé
Another must-try Disney World ice cream spot is L’Artisan de Glace at the France Pavilion at EPCOT! The Croque Glace served up here might just be one of my favorite Disney treats EVER!
The Croque Glace is similar to an ice cream sandwich and features a scoop of ice cream pressed in a warm, homemade brioche bun. You can then pick your favorite sauce to add the finishing touches! The goodie is the perfect combination of hot and cold and is absolutely heavenly!
Another noteworthy L’Artisan des Glaces treat is the Macaron. This ice cream sandwich features ice cream between melt-in-your-mouth macaron layers! This treat is available with a wide variety of ice creams and is even switched up seasonally! As you enter the shop, you’ll see a list of the current seasonal ice cream flavors so be sure to try something new every time you visit.
3. Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Hollywood Scoops for Hand-Dipped Ice Cream
The next stop on our ice cream tour is Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You’ll find Hollywood Scoops on Sunset Boulevard and they serve up the best hand-dipped ice cream. A must-try treat on the menu at Hollywood Scoops is the Mickey Brownie Sundae.
The Mickey Brownie Sundae features a brown base, hot fudge, whipped cream, Mickey-shaped sprinkles, and a cherry on top.
Also at Hollywood Scoops, you’ll find a variety of ice cream flavors INCLUDING plant-based options and fat-free, no-sugar-added vanilla ice cream.
4. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park – Dino-Bite Snacks for Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
Next time your adventures take you to DinoLand U.S.A at Disney’s Animal Kingdom the park be sure to stop by Dino-Bite Snacks!
At this snack spot, you’ll find ice cream sandwiches, sundaes, floats, and more at Dino-Bite Snacks!
Dino-Bite Snacks is a great place to go for an ice cream cookie sandwich which features vanilla ice cream served between two freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and topped with an adorable chocolate dinosaur.
5. Disney’s BoardWalk Ice Cream for a Mickey Kitchen Sink
For decadent Disney treats it doesn’t get much better than Mickey’s Kitchen Sink at Disney’s Boardwalk Ice Cream! Located in the EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios Resort Area, this is a sister shop to Beaches & Cream Soda Shop.
Those familiar with the treats at Beaches & Cream will find similar items available at Disney’s Boardwalk and is a great spot to get hand-scooped ice cream and sundaes to go.
The Mickey’s Kitchen Sink Sundae at Boardwalk Ice Cream features hand-scooped Vanilla and Chocolate Ice Cream. topped with Hot Fudge, Caramel, Marshmallow Topping, and Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich with Sprinkles, Whipped Cream, White and Dark Chocolate Curls, and a Cherry. Best of all, the treat comes served in a souvenir Mickey Kitchen Sink!
6. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – Happy Landings Ice Cream for a Sand Pail Sundae
While we’re on the subject of souvenirs, if you’re visiting Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, bring your appetites so that you can tuck into the Sand Pail Sundae at Happy Landings!
The Sand Pail Sundae includes swirled soft-serve ice cream with tasty toppings.
Be on the lookout for Happy Landings near Castaway Creek. At this location you’ll also find soft-serve ice cream on waffle cones, Mickey’s Ice Cream Sandwich, fruit bars, and more!
7. Disney Springs – Ghirardelli for Specialty Sundaes
For a truly decadent treat, swing by Ghirardelli Soda Fountain during your next Disney Springs visit. This shop is known for their handmade ice cream sundaes featuring premium Ghirardelli chocolate toppings!
You’ll find the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain at the Marketplace area of Disney Springs. A menu favorite at Ghirardelli’s is the Banana Split! This classic ice cream treat is made with vanilla, strawberry and chocolate ice cream topped with crushed pineapple, sweetened strawberries and handmade hot fudge served with a banana, whipped cream, diced almonds and a cherry.
Another highlight at Ghirardelli is the Magical Sundae which is topped with Mickey-shaped Waffle Ears!
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