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The Must-Try Ice Cream Spots at Walt Disney World

Updated: Nov 26, 2023

We've got the inside scoop on the best places for ice cream treats at Walt Disney World!


The Must-Try Ice Cream Spots at Walt Disney World

From hand-scooped ice cream, specialty sundaes, to soft-serve ice cream, Walt Disney World is filled with tasty ice cream options to keep cool when the temperatures rise!


Here’s a roundup of classic options so you can pick the best ice cream at Walt Disney World for you and your crew.


The Inside Scoop On The Best Disney World Ice Cream Spots!

The Must-Try Ice Cream Spots at Walt Disney World

Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies

Looking for soft-serve ice cream at Magic Kingdom Park? Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies in Tomorrowland has soft-serve in a cone or cup, sundaes, floats, smoothies, and shakes that are out of this world.


The Must-Try Ice Cream Spots at Walt Disney World

Plus, you gotta try the Asteroid Shake. This galactic goodie is a milk shake with hot fudge, whipped cream, chocolate doughnut holes (arranged like Mickey Ears!), and graham cracker crumbs.


The Must-Try Ice Cream Spots at Walt Disney World

L’ Artisan des Glaces

If you’re traveling through EPCOT and searching for a unique ice cream sandwich option, one of the treats you must try is the Croque Glacé at L’ Artisan des Glaces located in the France Pavilion!


The Must-Try Ice Cream Spots at Walt Disney World

What is Croque Glacé you ask? Croque Glacé is similar to an ice cream sandwich, it has a scoop of ice cream pressed in a warm, homemade brioche bun with your choice of sauce. Another exquisite EPCOT ice cream option is the Macaron.


Here, this Macaron is actually an ice cream sandwich with chocolate or seasonal flavors of ice cream! L’ Artisan des Glaces in EPCOT is known for their handcrafted treats with ice cream and sorbet. As you enter, you’ll see a list of the current seasonal ice cream flavors so be sure to keep your eye out for what’s new each time you visit.


The Must-Try Ice Cream Spots at Walt Disney World

Hollywood Scoops

If you’re making your way to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, stroll down Sunset Boulevard and treat yourself like the star you are to some hand-dipped ice cream at Hollywood Scoops. Here, you’ll find a Mickey Brownie Sundae, where the brownie is not only Mickey-shaped but also house-made!


The Must-Try Ice Cream Spots at Walt Disney World

As you see in the photo above, the sundae is adorned with delicious details like hot fudge, whipped cream, Mickey-shaped sprinkles, and a cherry on top. Also, at Hollywood Scoops you’ll find a variety of ice cream flavors and plant-based options, as well as fat free, no sugar added vanilla ice cream.


The Must-Try Ice Cream Spots at Walt Disney World

Dino-Bite Snacks

When adventuring in DinoLand U.S.A. at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, you can find ice cream sandwiches, sundaes, floats and more at Dino-Bite Snacks!


The Must-Try Ice Cream Spots at Walt Disney World

This location has the option for an ice cream cookie sandwich as well, featuring vanilla ice cream served between freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.


The Must-Try Ice Cream Spots at Walt Disney WorldBeaches & Cream Soda Shop

Beaches & Cream Soda Shop

In the EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios Resort Area, Beaches & Cream located at the Boardwalk at Walt Disney World is a must visit!


Recall fond memories and make new ones as you sip on flavored sodas, malted milkshakes and more while listening to oldies on the classic jukebox.


Slide into a beach ball-bedecked booth and peruse a menu of fountain favorites, sweet surprises and all your childhood favorites plus some showstoppers, like the Snickers Sundae and the No Way José—a delectable creation with ice cream, peanut butter and hot fudge.


For the ultimate experience, get a load of the Kitchen Sink: 8 scoops of ice cream smothered in every topping you can imagine!


The Must-Try Ice Cream Spots at Walt Disney World

BoardWalk Ice Cream

Also in the EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios Resort Area, you’ll find another spot for ice cream at Disney’s BoardWalk called BoardWalk Ice Cream. This location is inspired by Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, home of the famous Kitchen Sink sundae.


The Must-Try Ice Cream Spots at Walt Disney World

At BoardWalk Ice Cream, you’ll find a similar menu to Beaches & Cream Soda Shop but with hand-scooped ice cream and sundaes to go — including the Mickey Kitchen Sink Sundae which comes in a souvenir bowl!


The Must-Try Ice Cream Spots at Walt Disney World

Happy Landings Ice Cream

Speaking of souvenirs, you won’t want to miss the exclusive sand pail bucket decorated with Disney characters and full of ice cream at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park!


The Must-Try Ice Cream Spots at Walt Disney World

The Sand Pail Sundae includes swirled soft-serve ice cream with tasty toppings and can be found in an adorable hut tucked beside Castaway Creek — Happy Landings Ice Cream. This location also has soft-serve ice cream on waffle cones, Mickey’s Ice Cream Sandwich, fruit bars, and more.


Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop Disney Springs

Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop

Celebrate a special occasion, or any fun day, with specialty sundaes or premium chocolate-inspired gifts at Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop in Disney Springs.


This is a very popular spot, and yes, it can get quite crowded. Be prepared for lines, but it's worth it, enjoy Hand Scooped Ice Cream Cones, Sundaes, Shakes, Malts and Coffee Specialties all featuring premium Ghirardelli chocolate toppings!


The Must-Try Ice Cream Spots at Walt Disney World

Located at Marketplace in Disney Springs, you gotta try the specialty sundaes like the World Famous Hot Fudge Sundae, there’s even a non-dairy version of this famous dessert, or the can’t-miss classic ice cream delight – a Banana Split with vanilla, strawberry and chocolate ice cream topped with crushed pineapple, sweetened strawberries and handmade hot fudge served with a banana, whipped cream, diced almonds and a cherry.


The Must-Try Ice Cream Spots at Walt Disney World

Plus, don’t miss the Magical Sundae at this location, topped with dipped Mickey-shaped Waffle Ears to enjoy that special Disney flair!


Salt & Straw Disney Springs

Salt & Straw

Since opening at Disney Springs in 2022, the Portland based, family run ice cream company Salt & Straw has amassed a huge following here in Orlando.


The Disney Spring's scoop shop has a pretty unique menu features 12 regular classic flavors as well as a rotating monthly menu that is always evolving offering seasonal specials that taste amazing,


The time-tested regular flavors include double-fold vanilla and chocolate brownie. You’ll also find experimental options like strawberry cilantro lime cheesecake and black olive brittle with goat cheese. Salt & Straw frequently partners with regional businesses to come up with new flavors. Oh and they and they even make their own fresh waffle cones in the scoop shop!


Vivoli il Gelato at Disney Springs

Vivoli il Gelato

Vivoli il Gelato is considered to be one of the oldest gelaterías in Florence, Italy, Vivoli’s original location began scooping out its homemade ice cream in 1930. Generations later, they’re continuing the tradition at Disney Springs—and dreaming up exciting new frozen concoctions for Guests to enjoy.


Aside from the classic gelato cone or cup, you’ll find sorbetto, assorted beverages and bakery items—plus, amazing gelato-based sundaes, shakes and floats made from seasonal ingredients.


The Must-Try Ice Cream Spots at Walt Disney World

Oh, and don't forget you can find the iconic Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar and Mickey Premium Ice Cream Sandwich at various kiosks throughout the parks, resorts, and Disney Springs!


The Must-Try Ice Cream Spots at Walt Disney World

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