Long days enjoying all that the Walt Disney World Resort has to offer can leave Guests feeling tired, hot, and cranky, but there are several refreshing and cold treats that can help to energize them to continue their days. Milkshakes are a perfect example, as the chilly and sweet treat features just the right amount of sugar for energy and can be customized in endless ways with different ingredients and flavors. From classic vanilla and chocolate to inventive twists with unique flavor profiles, here are the best places to find delicious milkshakes at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop
Ghirardelli is synonymous with delicious ice cream treats, and Guests who are fans of the San Francisco-based brand can find the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop in the Marketplace area of Disney Springs. In addition to traditional sundaes and chocolates, Guests can also indulge in a variety of indulgent milkshakes, including the famous Chocolate Lover’s Shake which blends chocolate ice cream with chocolate sauce for a rich and thick sip that is topped with whipped cream and mini chocolate chips.
Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop also serves up other milkshake varieties with more inventive flavor combinations like the Sea Salt Caramel Banana Shake, Nob Hill Chill with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge, and the Berry Chill with a blend of raspberry sorbet and sweetened strawberries. Guests even have the option of ordering the Create Your Own Quake Shake, where they can add in some of the famous chocolate squares and garnishes.
Beaches & Cream Soda Shop
Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at Disney’s Beach Club Resort is a table service restaurant that is well known for its over-the-top servings of diner favorites, including some unforgettable milkshakes. In addition to classic Shakes that can feature any ice cream flavor on the menu, Guests can also enjoy the Mickey Confetti Shake with a rainbow confetti cupcake on top or the Chocolate Brownie Shake with a warm and fresh brownie on top.
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Guests who are old enough can also indulge in unique combinations of alcohol and milkshakes for specialty cocktails that are totally delicious. The S’mores Shake is a can’t miss alcoholic option with a blend of chocolate and vanilla ice cream, Amarula Cream, and Crème de Cacao topped with marshmallows, chocolate sauce, and graham crackers.
The Plaza Restaurant
Main Street, U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom is home to The Plaza Restaurant, a charming table service location that evokes the opulence and beauty of the turn of the century. The menu at The Plaza Restaurant focuses on American classics, and Guests can enjoy a traditional hand-dipped Milk Shake with whipped cream and a cherry as an addition to every lunch or dinner.
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50’s Prime Time Café
The 50’s Prime Time Café in Disney’s Hollywood Studios fully immerses Guests in the charm and nostalgia of the 1950s by serving up American classics from the era inside a family home. Guests can take their meals to the next level with a classic chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry Milk Shake or order the unforgettable Peanut Butter & Jelly Milkshake which combines ice cream and the flavors of the childhood lunch favorite for a completely unique and refreshing sip.
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Some of the best burgers at the Walt Disney World Resort can be found at D-Luxe Burger, a quick service location in the Town Center area of Disney Springs that is open daily for lunch and dinner. In addition to burgers, the restaurant also serves up a variety of Artisanal Shakes with options like the Chocolate Gelato Shake, Vanilla Gelato Shake, Strawberry Gelato Shake, Cookies ‘n Cream Gelato Shake, and S’mores Gelato Shake.
D-Luxe Burger also features a duo of Artisanal Shakes with Alcohol that are the perfect option when Guests are looking to enjoy both a dessert and specialty cocktail. The Smoked Bourbon Gelato Shake blends vanilla gelato with Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon, hickory smoke, dark chocolate sauce, and bacon strip and the Bananas Foster Gelato Shake blends vanilla gelato with Bols Banana, Toasted Marshmallow Monin, caramel, whipped cream, and caramel drizzle.
Also found in the Town Center area of Disney Springs is Chicken Guy!, a quick-service restaurant run by Food Network Star Guy Fieri that features a menu of perfect chicken meals with extensive sauce options to choose from. Known for his bold personality and culinary style, Fieri also created delicious Flavortown Shakes that are the perfect treats to pair with any delicious chicken meal.
Chicken Guy! features a selection of hand-spun soft serve flavors that Guests can enjoy as shakes such as Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate, and Oreo. Guests who are looking for a more indulgent option can try the Triple Double Mint with mint chocolate soft serve, crushed Oreos, chocolate mints, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream or the Apple Cinnamon Cereal with vanilla sot serve blended with Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Apple Jacks with whipped cream.
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
One of the most immersive dining locations at the Walt Disney World Resort is the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where Guests can enjoy American classics in vintage cars while watching sci-fi clips on a large screen. The perfect addition to any burger or sandwich at the table service restaurant is a traditional Milk Shake available in vanilla, chocolate, or Oreo flavors or the plant-based Cookie Shake with a blend of plant-based milk and cookies topped with whipped cream.
Restaurantosaurus in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a quirky quick service location in Dinoland where Guests can enjoy American classics in several different rooms that are filled with artifacts and silly props left by the scientists and students from the nearby Dino Institute. Guests who enjoy lunch or dinner at Restaurantosaurus can also order the 50th Anniversary Celebration Milk Shake which pairs a vanilla milkshake with strawberry syrup, buttercream rim, and whipped cream with a sugar cookie smothered in fruit-flaked cereal on top.