National Ice Cream Day is coming up on July 16 and we’re celebrating by sharing seven incredible ice cream spots at Walt Disney World Resort, including the newest treats to try this summer! From hand-scooped ice cream, specialty sundaes, to soft-serve ice cream – here’s a roundup of classic options so you can pick the best ice cream at Walt Disney World for you and your crew.
1. Magic Kingdom Park – Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies for Ice Cream and Shakes
Looking for soft-serve ice cream at Magic Kingdom Park? Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies in Tomorrowland has soft-serve in a cone or cup, sundaes, floats, smoothies, and shakes that are out of this world.
Plus, new Disney snack alert! We found out that a new treat has landed on the menu: the Asteroid Shake. This galactic goodie is a milk shake with hot fudge, whipped cream, chocolate doughnut holes (arranged like Mickey Ears!), and graham cracker crumbs.
2. EPCOT – L’ Artisan des Glaces for Croque Glacé
If you’re traveling through EPCOT and searching for a unique ice cream sandwich option, one of the treats you must try is the Croque Glacé at L’ Artisan des Glaces located in the France Pavilion!
What is Croque Glacé you ask? Croque Glacé is similar to an ice cream sandwich, it has a scoop of ice cream pressed in a warm, homemade brioche bun with your choice of sauce. Another exquisite EPCOT ice cream option is the Macaron. Here, this Macaron is actually an ice cream sandwich with chocolate or seasonal flavors of ice cream! L’ Artisan des Glaces in EPCOT is known for their handcrafted treats with ice cream and sorbet. As you enter, you’ll see a list of the current seasonal ice cream flavors so be sure to keep your eye out for what’s new each time you visit.
3. Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Hollywood Scoops for Hand-Dipped Ice Cream
If you’re making your way to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, stroll down Sunset Boulevard and treat yourself like the star you are to some hand-dipped ice cream at Hollywood Scoops. Here, you’ll find a Mickey Brownie Sundae, where the brownie is not only Mickey-shaped but also house-made!
As you see in the photo above, the sundae is adorned with delicious details like 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 and plant-based options, as well as fat free, no sugar added vanilla ice cream.
4. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park – Dino-Bite Snacks for Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
When adventuring in DinoLand U.S.A. at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, you can find ice cream sandwiches, sundaes, floats and more at Dino-Bite Snacks!
This location has the option for an ice cream cookie sandwich as well, featuring vanilla ice cream served between freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.
5. Disney’s BoardWalk Ice Cream for a Mickey Kitchen Sink
In the EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios Resort Area, you’ll find a newer spot for ice cream at Disney’s BoardWalk called BoardWalk Ice Cream. This location is inspired by Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, home of the famous Kitchen Sink sundae.
At BoardWalk Ice Cream, you’ll find a similar menu to Beaches & Cream Soda Shop but with hand-scooped ice cream and sundaes to go — including the Mickey Kitchen Sink Sundae which comes in a souvenir bowl!
6. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – Happy Landings Ice Cream for a Sand Pail Sundae
Speaking of souvenirs, you won’t want to miss the exclusive sand pail bucket decorated with Disney characters and full of ice cream at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park!
The Sand Pail Sundae includes swirled soft-serve ice cream with tasty toppings and can be found in an adorable hut tucked beside Castaway Creek — Happy Landings Ice Cream. This location also has soft-serve ice cream on waffle cones, Mickey’s Ice Cream Sandwich, fruit bars, and more.
7. Disney Springs – Ghirardelli for Specialty Sundaes
Finally, while shopping at Disney Springs, swing by Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop for handmade ice cream sundaes with premium Ghirardelli chocolate toppings! Located at Marketplace in Disney Springs, this shop has two sides — one with specialty sundaes and the other with shakes and more. Today, we’re focusing on the side where you can find specialty sundaes like the World Famous Hot Fudge Sundae, there’s even a non-dairy version of this famous dessert!
Pictured above is a can’t-miss classic ice cream delight – a Banana Split 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. Plus, don’t miss the Magical Sundae at this location, topped with dipped Mickey-shaped Waffle Ears to enjoy that special Disney flair!
Walt Disney World Resort is filled with tasty ice cream options, so whether you find one of these spots or another, you’ll have a cool way to enjoy your summer. Keep in mind, you can find the iconic Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar and Mickey Premium Ice Cream Sandwich at various kiosks throughout the parks, resorts, and even at Disney Springs!
And as for the Disney frozen specialty, DOLE Whip, we just released a new DOLE Whip Foodie Guide to help with your sweet search of this non-dairy frozen dessert option.
What’s your go-to Disney ice cream spot during a summer visit? Let us know your favorite spot in the comments below!