No matter what time of year Guests visit the Walt Disney World Resort, the temperatures are sure to be high. Central Florida is notorious for soaring temperatures and humidity year-round, but especially in the summer months, and the heat can become unbearable at times. With tons of walking and being outside in the Disney Parks, Guests can easily become overheated and need a break to rest. A great way to relax for a few moments and cool off is with a delicious and icy snack that not only tastes wonderful, but helps to battle the constant heat.
Let’s check out some of the best snacks found throughout the Disney Parks, Disney Resort, and Disney Springs that Guests can use to help cool off on a particularly hot day at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar – Multiple Locations
One of the most popular snacks that has become iconic at the Walt Disney World Resort over the years is the Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar which can be found at countless locations including standalone ice cream carts, quick-service restaurants, pool lounges, and more. This delicious treat is shaped like Mickey’s head and features vanilla ice cream coated in a dark chocolate shell on a popsicle stick. With just the right amount of chocolate and ice cream, the Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar is the perfect snack to cool off anywhere at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Mickey Premium Ice Cream Sandwich – Multiple Locations
Another classic snack that is sure to cool off Guests on a hot day can also be found at all the same locations as the Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar. The Mickey Premium Ice Cream Sandwich is a delicious treat that features vanilla ice cream wedged between two rich chocolate cookies that are stamped to look like Mickey’s face. These ice cream sandwiches are definitely big enough to share, but no Guest will want to!
Pineapple DOLE Whip – Aloha Isle
Is any Walt Disney World Resort vacation complete without enjoying an iconic Pineapple DOLE Whip? The answer is very much no. The Pineapple DOLE Whip Cup is an ice-cold treat that can be found at Aloha Isle in the Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland which features soft-serve pineapple ice cream in a signature twisted pattern. Guests can also enjoy their DOLE Whip in a vanilla flavor, as a swirl of vanilla and pineapple. Guests can even make it a Pineapple Float by adding pineapple juice to the soft serve.
No Way Jose – Beaches & Cream Soda Shop
Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at Disney’s Beach Club Resort whisks Guests back to the charm of the Atlantic seaside at the turn of the century with pastel colors, classic diner options, and totally decadent ice cream delights that are sure to cool Guests off any day. A favorite ice cream creation to enjoy at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop is the No Way Jose, which tops chocolate and vanilla ice cream with peanut butter, hot fudge, peanut butter morsels, chocolate chips, whipped cream, and a cherry on top.
Kakigori – Kabuki Café
EPCOT’s World Showcase offers Guests the chance to sample delicious cuisine from around the world throughout its eleven unique pavilions. The Japan Pavilion is home to several popular dining spots, including Kabuki Café, a quick-service outdoor location near the front of the pavilion overlooking the World Showcase Lagoon. Guests who stop by Kabuki Café on a hot day can enjoy the Kakigori, a refreshing treat of Japanese shaved ice that is available with strawberry, melon, cherry, tangerine, blue raspberry, and rainbow flavors. Guests can even opt to add a sweet milk topping to their Kakigori for an added tough of flavor.
Chocolate Gooey Brownie Ice Cream – Salt & Straw
Salt & Straw is an extremely popular quick-service location in the West Side of Disney Springs that serves up an interesting menu of ice cream flavors in unique and creative flavors that Guests probably have never had before. In addition to options like Strawberry Honey Balsamic with Black Pepper, Panther Coffee Chocolate, Tres Leches, Double Fold Vanilla, Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons, and Honey Lavender, Guests are sure to love the Chocolate Gooey Brownie flavor, which mixes decadent bites of soft fudge brownies into an intense chocolate ice cream for the ultimate bite.
Macaron – L’Artisan des Glaces
Another ice cream delight that is a wonderful option on a hot day can be found at L’Artisan des Glaces in the France Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase. This charming ice cream shop evokes the elegance of storefronts in the French countryside and features a variety of flavors and treats to enjoy. The Macaron is a delightful snack for a hot day in EPCOT which allows Guests to choose a flavor of macaron that is then sandwiched around a fresh scoop of ice cream with flavor options including Mint-Chocolate, Caramelized Pecan, Cinnamon Caramel Apple, and Caramel Fleur de Sel.
Cold Brew – Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew
Some of the most extravagant and indulgent donuts around can be found on the West Side of Disney Springs at Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew. This quick-service shop serves up massive donuts in totally over the top flavors and is also known for its smooth and flavorful Cold Brew, which is always refreshing on a hot day and can be customized with creamer, sweetener, or syrup. Guests who are looking to cool down while also digging into a donut can opt for one of the special Topper menu choices, which takes a Cold Brew or other cold coffee creation and tops them with a specialty donut.
Brownie Sundae – Hollywood Scoops
Sunset Boulevard in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is always busy thanks to popular attractions like The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, and there are several quick-service locations in the area, including Hollywood Scoops. This counter service ice cream location features an array of refreshing treats for a hot day and Guests are sure to enjoy the Brownie Sundae, which tops a house-made brownie with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, and whipped cream.
Original Banana Split – The Plaza Restaurant
Main Street, U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom is home to several dining locations, including The Plaza Restaurant which is situated at the end of the street facing Cinderella Castle and brings Guests back to the turn of the century to enjoy an elegant interior with delicious food. Open daily for lunch and dinner, the entrées are always delicious, but it’s the dessert that is the star at The Plaza Restaurant. The Original Banana Split is the perfect option on a hot day in the Magic Kingdom and tops vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice creams with a banana, hot fudge, strawberry sauce, crushed pineapple, chopped nuts, whipped cream, and a cherry.
Salted Caramel Brownie Sundae – Lands End – Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop
The perfect spot to enjoy a cool and refreshing ice cream treat in the Marketplace area of Disney Springs is Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop, a quick-service location that serves up the famous delicacies from the San Francisco-based company. In addition to chocolates and candies, Guests can indulge in some serious ice cream sandwiches, including the Salted Caramel Brownie Sundae – Lands End. This over the top creation features vanilla ice cream, fresh brownie, caramel sauce, sea salt, hot fudge, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and a cherry for the perfect ice cream indulgence.
Night Blossom – Pongu Pongu
The final snack that is a perfect option to cool off with on a hot day at the Walt Disney World Resort can be found in Pandora – The World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Pongu Pongu is a small quick-service location in the rear of the area across from Satu’li Canteen that serves up a limited menu of snacks and beverages throughout each day, including a cold and vibrant drink. The Night Blossom features bright green and purple layers of Apple and Desert Pear Limeade topped with boba balls for a refreshing sip that is almost too good to enjoy!