Special dietary needs won’t prevent you from enjoying some awesome eats and treats at Walt Disney World. In fact, Disney World has a reputation for being one of the easier vacation spots to explore with special dietary needs. Gluten-free options, plant-based options, vegan and vegetarian options, and yes, dairy-free options are all easy to come by at Walt Disney World. Perhaps best of all, Cast Members are knowledgeable about menus, chefs are committed to meeting your expectations, and foods are clearly marked, so you understand what foods to order on vacation.
Cooling off with a sweet treat during a hot Park day is part of the Disney experience. Visions of Mickey Premium Bars, hand-scooped ice cream, and Dole Whips likely flash through your mind when thinking about Disney desserts. But what desserts are there to choose from when you are dairy-free at Disney World? We’re glad you asked! There are lots of yummy options to consider. Here are dairy-free treats at Disney World you need to put on your must-eat list!
Aloha Isle and Sunshine Tree Terrace at Magic Kingdom
Mhmm, you heard me correctly, the iconic Dole Whip is dairy-free. These Disney desserts are perhaps the most famous Disney Park food. After all, they’ve made many delicious dessert and snack lists on this blog and have photos studded across social media. You’ll even notice Dole Whips on shirts, hats, and other merchandise in the Parks.
These frosty frozen pineapple-flavored desserts are available for purchase in the Magic Kingdom at Aloha Isle and Sunshine Tree Terrace in Adventureland. You can also snag one of these at Pineapple Lanai at Polynesian Village Resort. The newest Dole Whip-equipped location at Walt Disney World Resort is Swirls on the Water at Disney Springs. This stand is near Rainforest Café in the Marketplace area.
The classic pineapple and orange soft serve are both dairy-free, but swirled creations, floats, and other menu items may contain dairy. Beware, the coconut and vanilla Dole Whips do contain dairy. Stick to a classic Dole Whip soft serve to beat the heat while staying dairy free!
Fun fact: Dairy-free ice cream is actually rumored to be what gives the Dole Whips we love that frothy, delicious consistency.
Vivoli il Gelato at Disney Springs
Some of the most refreshing and delicious treats in the case at this shop just happen to be dairy-free. Let’s head over to the decadent gelato shop, Vivoli il Gelato. This shop is located at The Landing in Disney Springs and scoops up a great assortment of dairy-free sorbetto alongside traditional gelato. Choose from fruity flavors like pineapple, lime, strawberry, and coconut.
Vivoli It Gelato even has an assortment of alcohol-flavored scoops for Guests 21+. Choose from options like Schofferhofer Grapefruit or Orange Blossom Pilsner sorbetto. On this menu, my choice would be the Belini-flavored sorbetto. The great news about this dairy-free spot is that flavors change seasonally, so there is always something new to taste!
Minute Maid Frozen Lemonade
Ice Cream Carts
There is nothing like a dependable theme park choice that will always be close at hand regardless of the Disney Park you are visiting. Next on our list is a humble but delicious classic — the Minute Maid Frozen Lemonade. You’ll find this dairy-free frozen treat in ice cream carts around the property.
They’ll be sold alongside delicious and fruity dairy-free popsicles (Minnie’s strawberry bar is my favorite) and those popular Mickey Premium Bars. Some of my favorite places to purchase a Minute Maid Lemonade are in Harambe at Animal Kingdom and near The Land at EPCOT. I have great childhood memories of kicking back with a popsicle or frozen lemonade with my family to catch our breath between attraction hopping and chatting about the day.
Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
If a scoop of fruity and delicious sorbet would hit the spot during your Magic Kingdom Park Day, Plaza Ice Cream Parlor has you covered. Located at the end of Main Street, U.S.A. you’ll find this charming Victorian ice cream shop and soda fountain that serves up shakes, scoops, and sundaes. They have dairy-free sorbet options on the menu as well. The menu flavors rotate periodically to ensure new options are always available for Guests to try. We love the raspberry sorbet from Plaza Ice Cream Parlor, but you really cannot go wrong with this delicious Disney eatery.
Pro Tip: You can also get your sorbet fix in EPCOT by visiting L’Artisan des Glaces in the France Pavilion or the Italy Pavilion at Gelateria Toscana!
Pandora – The World of Avatar, Animal Kingdom
This frosty drink is a fan favorite of so many Disney Guests. In fact, snapping an Instagram photo with this drink before sipping it in the Florida sunshine is a rite of passage during a visit to Pandora – The World of Avatar. That’s right, I’m talking about the frosty and flavorful Night Blossom drink from Pongu Pongu. This beautiful green and purple frozen drink serves up apple and desert pear flavors and is topped with flavorful boba balls! We are so excited that this frozen sip is dairy-free because it is so delicious.
Not only can you find dairy-free frozen treat options at Walt Disney World, you can enjoy some of the most delicious options on the menu! Always remember to check in with Cast Members when ordering to do one final check to ensure the item you are ordering is indeed still dairy free and does not pose any dairy allergy risks that would put a damper on your Disney vacation.