The Must Try Ice Cream Spots of the Summer at Walt Disney World

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“You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!” Who doesn’t love ice cream, especially on a hot summer day in Walt Disney World? Disney has so many tasty treats, including new ones they consistently roll out.

For National Ice Cream Day on July 16, Disney released the seven must-try ice cream spots in Walt Disney World. All four Disney Parks have ice cream to offer, as well as Disney’s BoardWalk and Disney Springs. Whether you’ve had them all or none, add this cold and sweet food tour to your next Disney trip!

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Magic Kingdom

The first stop on our ice cream journey is at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies in Tomorrowland. Enjoy soft-serve ice cream sundaes, smoothies, floats, and shakes here. Enjoy any of these delicious snacks or their newest addition to the menu, the Asteroid Shake. “This galactic goodie is a milkshake with hot fudge, whipped cream, chocolate doughnut holes (arranged like Mickey Ears!), and graham cracker crumbs,” Disney details.


If you love a good ice cream sandwich, look no further than the France Pavilion. Over at Croque Glacé at L’ Artisan des Glaces is serving up Croque Glacé, which is similar to an ice cream sandwich but is pressed in a warm homemade brioche bun. If that’s not your jam, they also offer a macaron ice cream sandwich with any flavor of ice cream you desire. This location also offers seasonal ice cream, something to look out for, for a different experience each time you visit.

Hollywood Studios

You can’t enjoy ice cream at Disney World without Mickey Mouse! At Hollywood Scoops, Guests can indulge in a Mickey Brownie Sundae, featuring (of course) a Mickey-shaped brownie and your choice of toppings and ice cream. What is most unique about Hollywood Scoops is that they offer plant-based ice cream as well as sugar-free and fat-free.

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Animal Kingdom

Dino-Bite Snacks is always offering tasty snacks in DinoLand, U.S.A. Guests can choose from ice cream sandwiches, sundaes, and floats. Specifically, their ice cream sandwich is with chocolate chip cookies and vanilla ice cream, featuring a little (and edible) dinosaur on top.

Disney’s BoardWalk

Home of the infamous Kitchen Sink sundae is BoardWalk Ice Cream. Inspired by Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, this handmade ice cream joint offers the kitchen sink sundae in a souvenir cup.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

Staying on the trend of sundaes, this one at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is a classic. The Sand Pail Sundae can be found at Happy Landings Ice Cream, tucked beside Castaway Creek. The sundae comes in a pail souvenir cup, but if that isn’t your thing, they also offer fruit bars, Mickey-shaped ice cream sandwiches, and more!

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Disney Springs

If you have ever walked past Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop, you know they offer some out-of-this-world ice cream. Upon walking into the shop the smells of freshly baked sweets takes over. At Ghirardelli, Guests can enjoy specialty sundaes and shakes. One of their unique finds is the Mickey-shaped waffle ears served in their sundaes for some “Disney flair!”

Have you tried any of these ice cream treats at Disney World?

About Sarahfina LoFaso

Sarahfina is an author, and adjunct professor with a passion for writing and of course, all things Disney! Cinderella is her favorite princess and movie, both the animated and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1997 version. In close second place is Hercules, tied with Saving Mr. Banks. Sarahfina enjoys writing about the history of Walt Disney and all the parks, along with food, dining, and resorts. Her favorite ride is the Tower of Terror, and her favorite restaurant right now is the San Angel Inn, in EPCOT. Most importantly, her must-have snack every Disney trip is the controversial turkey leg, because it reminds her of her family trips as a kid with her grandparents.