What is Dole Whip? Everything To Know About the Fan-Favorite Treat in Disney Parks

Disney parks offer something different for anyone. Whether you go for the rides, relaxation, or to try out new foods, everyone can find something to make them enjoy their stay. One thing that everyone seems to agree on, however, is what’s considered a Disney park delicacy: Dole Whip.

Whether you’re already a Dole Whip fan or have never heard of it, there’s a lot to know about the fan-favorite treat. 

Dole Whip in Magic Kingdom

Dole Whip | Chelsea Leary/The Cheat Sheet

What is Dole Whip?

Dole Whip may appear to be a simple snack, but only once you try it for yourself will you understand its magical powers. It’s a non-dairy, pineapple-flavored soft serve that you can find across the Disney parks.

According to the Disney Wiki page, it may have the consistency of soft serve ice cream, but the texture is actually the result of ordinary food thickeners.

What ingredients are in Dole Whip?

Luckily, you can know exactly what you’ll be intaking while enjoying your Dole Whip. Per the Disney Wiki page, the ingredients list includes:

  • Sugar
  • Dextrose
  • Coconut Oil
  • Stabilizers (Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Locust Bean Gum, Karaya Gum, Pectin)
  • Maltodextrin
  • Citric Acid
  • Natural and Artificial Flavor (contains Pineapple Juice), Modified Food Starch, Malic Acid, Artificial Color (Yellow 5 & 6)
  • Mono and Diglycerides
  • Less Than 2% Silicon Dioxide (Anti-caking)

Plus, according to MyFitnessPal, one serving of Dole Whip only contains 90 calories. So you can go ahead and indulge in your favorite treat as many times as your heart desires throughout your stay.

Are there multiple Dole Whip options?

While some fans of Dole Whip prefer it on its own, the Disney parks offer a variety of options for the treat. You can upgrade your Dole Whip to a float, which often includes a maraschino cherry and paper umbrella.

Disney now even offers alcoholic versions of the delicacy, which combines Dole Whip and rum.

Dole Whip

Dole Whip | Disney

Where can you find it in the parks?

Whether you’re visiting Disneyland in California or Walt Disney World in Florida, you can rest assured that you’ll be able to try this refreshing treat. In Disneyland, you can line up for Dole Whip at the Enchanted Tiki Room in Adventureland. If you’re looking for the version containing alcohol, however, you can find it at The Coffee House in the Disneyland Hotel.

At Walt Disney World, Dole Whip is available at Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland, as well as Captain Cook’s at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. The rum option is only available at Animal Kingdom’s Tamu Tamu Refreshments, where you can actually choose between dark rum or coconut rum.

It’s also available at the Drop Off Pool Bar or Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

Why is it a fan-favorite treat?

From Dole Whip-themed apparel to appearances all over Instagram, it’s clear just how beloved the treat is by Disney park-goers. But what makes it so special, anyway?

Well, nothing quite hits the spot like a Dole Whip after walking around in the sweltering heat all day. Its lack of dairy and light pineapple flavor makes it unbelievably refreshing, and it tastes just as good in the morning, afternoon, or evening.