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Disney in a Minute: What is Dole Whip?

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We’re here with a series of quick posts, “Disney in a Minute,” bite-sized nuggets of information that can better help you understand a Disney term or planning topic. Enjoy!

Dole Whip is a favorite treat among Disney theme park visitors. Dole Whip is a soft-serve cold dessert product made, not surprisingly, by Dole. The classic flavor is pineapple, but over the years they’ve added raspberry, watermelon, lime, orange, strawberry, mango, and several other fruit flavors.

Part of the cult allure of Dole Whip is that for many years the largest distribution point outside Hawaii was the Disney parks. Disney was where most mainlanders were introduced to the product and the only place where they could find it. Dole Whip now has wider distribution (a rinky dink fro-yo spot down the street from my home in the NYC suburbs carries it) and a packed version is available in supermarkets.

At Disney locations, you can buy standard servings of Dole Whip in a cup or cone, as well as in a float with pineapple juice, or (in some locations) topped with a shot of rum. Periodic promotions offer limited-time Dole Whip presentations.

In addition to being light and refreshing, most flavors of Dole Whip are dairy free, vegan, no-cholesterol, low sodium, gluten free, kosher, and relatively low calorie. If you have allergies or other dietary needs, be sure to check the nutrition facts before consuming.

At Disney World, the largest Dole Whip sales point is Aloha Isle Refreshments at Magic Kingdom. Some of the other WDW locations that sell some version of Dole Whip include Sunshine Tree Terrace (Magic Kingdom), Tamu Tamu Refreshments (Animal Kingdom), Snack Shack (Typhoon Lagoon), Swirls on the Water (Disney Springs), Pineapple Lanai (Polynesian Resort), and others.

Dole Whip is also available at Aulani (Disney’s resort in Hawaii), Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and on the Disney Cruise Line ships.

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Erin Foster

Erin Foster is an original member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel (now PlanDisney), a regular contributor to TouringPlans.com, and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. She's been to WDW, DL, DL Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, DVC Vero Beach, and DVC Hilton Head. She's a Platinum DCL cruiser and veteran of 10 Adventures by Disney trips. Erin lives near New York City, where she can often be found indulging in her other obsession - Broadway theater.

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