8 Best Shakes at Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World is home to literally hundreds of dining locations throughout the Disney Parks, Disney Resorts, water parks, and Disney Spring that each serves up unique and delicious menu options ranging from grab-and-go to signature dining experiences. With so many options to choose from, many guess who travel to the property love to indulge in amazing options that they might not necessarily have when at home. In addition to decadent meals and desserts, there is another popular indulgence that guests enjoy having when in Walt Disney World. Shakes are the perfect treat to enjoy thanks to their amazing flavors and cooling effects which are always welcome during the warmer summer months. Luckily there are plenty of amazing shake options to try throughout all of Walt Disney World that offer up unique flavors and ingredients that guests are sure to absolutely love. Here are their eight best shakes to indulge in on any Walt Disney World vacation!


1. Sea Salt Caramel Quake Shake – Ghiradelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop

Disney Springs is a very popular destination for guests to enjoy in Walt Disney World thanks to the perfect combination of amazing shopping options and countless dining options that offer up all different types of cuisine. One location that guests love to visit when looking for a sweet and refreshing treat is Ghiradelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop which serves up delicious ice cream flavors, specialty sundaes, and more. While there are several shake options at the location, one of the most delicious is the Sea Salt Caramel Quake Shake which is infused with a Ghiradelli chocolate bar and fresh banana and topped with whipped cream, seas salt, and a creamy Ghiradelli caramel.

2. Big Dipper Shake – Planet Hollywood

Also found in Disney Springs is the recently renovated and reopened Planet Hollywood which allows guests to dine on American classics among memorabilia from some of Hollywood’s most beloved actors and films. While the main courses are delicious, guests who dine at Planet Hollywood should be sure to leave room for dessert or an indulgent beverage including a special shake that is good to the last drop. The Big Dipper Shake is a hand-dipped milkshake that comes with either vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry ice cream and can be topped with whipped cream.

3. All-You-Care-To-Enjoy Milk Shake – The Plaza Restaurant

Main Street in the Magic Kingdom is home to several dining options including a full service location that brings charm and delicious cuisine to life. The Plaza Restaurant is situated on the end of Main Street facing Cinderella Castle and features classic American cuisine served in a turn-of-the-century dining room. Guests who dine at the location for lunch or dinner can indulge in the All-You-Care-To-Enjoy Milk Shake which can feature chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or mint and is topped with whipped cream and a cherry.


4. Milk Shakes – Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to several full service dining locations that each feature intricate themes that allow guests to feel as though they have traveled through time or to a different place. The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant transports guests back to the golden days when drive-ins were popular and sci-fi films and television specials were all the rage. Guests can dine inside classic cars and enjoy sci-fi snippets on the big screen while enjoying American classics paired with a delicious shake. With the Sci-Fi Specialty Shake, Oreo cookie, chocolate, or vanilla flavors available, no meal at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant is complete without one!

5. Chocolate Brownie Milk Shake – Beaches & Cream Soda Shop

Disney’s Beach Club Resort brings the charm of a seaside town to life with bright coastal colors, nautical charm, and other great details. Found at the Disney Resort is Beaches & Cream Soda Shop where American boardwalk classics are served up in a retro environment. In addition to the delicious food, the location is popular for its decadent desserts including the Chocolate Brownie Milk Shake which features chocolate ice cream, brownies, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings in a souvenir cup.

6. Strawberry Minnie Milk Shake – Beaches & Cream Soda Shop

Since Beaches & Cream Soda Shop is so incredibly popular with guests, there are plenty of indulgent treats to enjoy including a specialty milk shake that honors a beloved Disney characters. The Strawberry Minnie Milk Shake features strawberry ice cream, raspberry sauce, and whipped cream topped with a chocolate-strawberry Minnie cupcake and served in a souvenir cup.

7. Mickey Confetti Milk Shake – Beaches & Cream Soda Shop

If Minnie has her own milk shake, it is only fair that Mickey also have his own option at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, and his particular shake is so indulgent that guests are sure to love every last drop. The Mickey Confetti Cupcake features vanilla ice cream whipped cream, and rainbow sprinkles topped with a rainbow confetti cupcake and served in a souvenir cup that guests will hold onto for years to come.

8. Peanut Butter & Jelly Milk Shake – 50’s Prime Time Café

Another popular full service dining location in Disney’s Hollywood Studios transports guests back to the wholesome era of the 1950s and into a family home filled with lots of amazing details and wonderful theming. The 50’s Prime Time Café allows guests the chance to dine on favorite family recipes served up by cousins who remind them of the rules of the table including keeping their elbows down! While the menu of American classics is delicious, guests definitely want to save room for the indulgent Peanut Butter & Jelly Milk Shake which perfectly combines the classic flavors in a sweet and savory treat that is good to the last drop!

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first started visiting Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of that trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning all about the history and small details of the parks and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival each fall. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York and spends her time counting down the days to her next trip.