We brought back a little bit of Disn.eyw.orld with us. In my opinion, we brought back the best part!
When looking into restaurants and booking reservations in advance (something you must do for any sit-down meals on property), I heavily used Tri.p Adv.isor. TA helped me find our destination wedding and honeymoon resort (which was fabulous!) and we’ve found it to be very helpful, so of course I went there to figure out where I should try finding reservations. The #1 place on Disn.ey property, and the #3 place in ALL OF ORLANDO, was this little ice cream place. I figured, ‘sounds good, but I’m not going to spend my time at Mag.ic Kingd.om searching for an ice cream stand.’ I quickly breezed past it but noted the name in case we ran into it.
As we were leaving Mag.ic Kingd.om on our very first day at the parks, because Matthew had had enough and even the DUCKS weren’t keeping him content, we passed this little ice cream stand. B wasn’t with us – he was back checking something else out. I pondered for a moment if I should get in the long line or not (there were two long lines, going in opposite directions from the place) and decided that Matthew probably couldn’t handle it. B caught up to us and said, “I wonder what that place is.” I said, “it’s the #1 rated food place in all of Disn.eywo.rld on Tri.p Adv.isor.” His response? “Well, dammit!”
I described what they had, B raised his one eyebrow (this is one of my very favorite features of his – his eyebrows are so expressive!), and I asked, “want to go stand in line?” The decision was made, and Matthew and I were off to look at DUCKS again.
B waited in line for a good 10-15 minutes, but those minutes were worth every SECOND.
- The Place? Aloha Isle
- The Location? Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom (very close to the entrance!)
- The Delictable Item? The Pineapple Float
- What is it, exactly? Dole Whip Soft Serve (pineapple, vanilla, orange or swirl ice cream) with pineapple juice
B got his pineapple float with orange ice cream, I got mine with vanilla. I thought mine was better, he thought his was better. We both won!
That next night, we stopped at the grocery store and picked up a 6-pack of Dole pineapple juice and a box of vanilla bean ice cream. We had this wonderful dessert for four of the nights we were there, and it was wonderful each time!
I just had one for dessert. I had one last night. I had one the night before. B bought both orange sherbet and vanilla ice cream this time, so we’re both very, VERY happy. They’re not as good as they were at Disn.eyw.orld because we’re not using soft serve ice cream, but they’re pretty damned good!
I suggest you try this immediately, no matter how strange it may sound to you.
And I will say this right now… YOU ARE WELCOME!