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dnsmills
08-29-2012, 12:27 PM
I've read a lot about how much people just :worship: the Dole Whip. I've had 2 WDW trips and one DLR trip but have yet to try one. I've read a bit about them and see that there you can get just ice cream, a float with pinapple juice and several other options. What is the BEST way to get one? I'm bound & determined to have one on our upcoming trip and want to make sure I do it right.:thumbsup2 Someone please set me straight!

sephorachick
08-29-2012, 12:31 PM
most people love the pineapple float but I opt for just the ice cream myself. :lovestruc

GovieMom
08-29-2012, 12:37 PM
While most rave about the soft-serve Dole Whip, DH and I both found it to be too tart. Had to (gasp!) trash ours.

mich723
08-29-2012, 12:54 PM
On my recent trip, I tried a dole whip...and I thought it was just ok. If you like pineapple, you'll probably like it, but I found it underwhelming compared to the hype it gets.
To each his own.

POOHsie
08-29-2012, 12:55 PM
FYI, it's not ice cream. It's a lactose-free dry mix that is fat free and cholesterol free. http://www.precisionfoods.com/foodservice/bnd_products_details.cfm?skuid=10922&id=103

grrrlennyl
08-29-2012, 01:01 PM
FYI, it's not ice cream. It's a lactose-free dry mix that is fat free and cholesterol free. http://www.precisionfoods.com/foodservice/bnd_products_details.cfm?skuid=10922&id=103

AWESOME information! Thanks!

sweeteypie1118
08-29-2012, 01:03 PM
I know that I am in the minority, but tried them twice and just didnt care for them :blush:

ttintagel
08-29-2012, 01:10 PM
I love the classic soft-serve, but my sister swears by the pineapple float.

smallworldnh
08-29-2012, 01:14 PM
I'm a Dole Float fan myself, but I love anything pineapple! I find it delicious, refreshing (watch out for the brain freeze) and low calorie! :thumbsup2

shannonstar
08-29-2012, 01:19 PM
Citrus Swirl
http://i1.disneyfoodblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Citrus-Swirl1.jpg

Dole Whip
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cXDwJoIBmhU/SYuj_u4bMOI/AAAAAAAAAzA/Q9etJudT3i8/s400/Dole%2BWhip%2BFloat2.jpg

I'm more of a Citrus Swirl girl myself. But usually we get one of each and share.

JimmyV
08-29-2012, 01:23 PM
FYI, it's not ice cream. It's a lactose-free dry mix that is fat free and cholesterol free. http://www.precisionfoods.com/foodservice/bnd_products_details.cfm?skuid=10922&id=103

Well, when stated that way, .....

http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/funny/1/vomit.gif

KWithers
08-29-2012, 01:23 PM
The pineapple float is a MUST-DO for me! Yummmmm! I love anything pineapple. :)

Dalamara
08-29-2012, 01:28 PM
I personally really like the pineapple vanilla swirl the best, no float. I've tried the float and the pineapple juice was just a little too strong for me... Also I like that the vanilla in the swirl counters the tart of the pineapple. However I would live inside the swirl in a cup if I could. :rotfl:

SnapesGirl
08-29-2012, 01:29 PM
We tried the float in April.. and I hated it. I don't think the juice was cold enough and it was just.. ugh. But after waiting 30 minutes in line for this darn thing, my dear mother refused to throw it out and drank it. She said it wasn't horrible, but not something she would eat/drink again.

starousse
08-29-2012, 01:30 PM
Was so excited to finally try a dole whip and after two bites I threw it in the trash. I love pineapple, however this was just gross. My kids who will eat any kind of ice cream took one taste and said "eewwww". I used to love those strawberry and vanilla swirl cups.

kddisney502
08-29-2012, 01:43 PM
I really like it. I love pineapple. I also love soft serve fruit sorbets & desserts, so I really enjoyed it. I like the regular pineapple dole while. DH likes the same but as a float.

queenmum2
08-29-2012, 02:24 PM
Also, love the swirl. Hard to believe others find them vomitrocious, but to each his (or her) own.

Tracie

AlohaAnnie
08-29-2012, 02:31 PM
I really like it. I love pineapple. I also love soft serve fruit sorbets & desserts, so I really enjoyed it. I like the regular pineapple dole while. DH likes the same but as a float.

We are the same :)). We have Orange Leaf here, the pineapple flavored frozen yogurt reminds me of the Dole Whip ! :)

shannonstar
08-29-2012, 02:33 PM
Also, love the swirl. Hard to believe others find them vomitrocious, but to each his (or her) own.

Tracie

I must find a way to use that word in a sentence today. :thumbsup2

queenmum2
08-29-2012, 02:36 PM
I must find a way to use that word in a sentence today. :thumbsup2

:lmao:

jekajekalynn
08-29-2012, 02:55 PM
On my recent trip, I tried a dole whip...and I thought it was just ok. If you like pineapple, you'll probably like it, but I found it underwhelming compared to the hype it gets.
To each his own.

This was my experience. After eating a few bites my reaction was, "Ummm..ok?? This is just a pineapple sorbet." heh

HeathieFeather
08-29-2012, 03:01 PM
I've been to Disney over 20 times and I have yet to hear of this?! Where can you buy them. I wanna try the pineapple.

KWithers
08-29-2012, 04:19 PM
I've been to Disney over 20 times and I have yet to hear of this?! Where can you buy them. I wanna try the pineapple.

At MK just inside Adventureland!

ErinsMommy
08-29-2012, 04:23 PM
Does anyone here remember Orange Julius?? Just the thought of that with a orange swirl ice cream -- Disney needs some of those instead of the Dole Whips. ::yes::

vicki_c
08-29-2012, 05:44 PM
Does anyone here remember Orange Julius?? Just the thought of that with a orange swirl ice cream -- Disney needs some of those instead of the Dole Whips. ::yes::

We still have Orange Julius in the mall. It's combined with something else now, but I can't think right now what other restaurant it is (like the KFC/Taco Bell combinations).

tarheelmjfan
08-29-2012, 07:03 PM
We tried the float in April.. and I hated it. I don't think the juice was cold enough and it was just.. ugh. But after waiting 30 minutes in line for this darn thing, my dear mother refused to throw it out and drank it. She said it wasn't horrible, but not something she would eat/drink again.

This was my problem with it too. The room temp. juice made it undrinkable. We threw it away. I may try a swirl some day, but we though the float was horrible. It may have been good, if the juice was chilled.

nebdisneyfan
08-29-2012, 08:10 PM
Love, love, love the Dole whip! I've had just the cone before and then the float. I think both are really good. I love the sweet and tart. Can't wait to get one during our October trip. The only problem I've had is how fast they melt on hot days. You'd better get them down fast on those days. If not, your hands get all sticky.

nanienamou
08-29-2012, 08:23 PM
Love the Dole Whip float! I actually can't eat full fat ice cream because of stomach/digestive issues, but I have no problem with the Dole whip. And I like that it's not too sweet. :)

hidmickey:myantidrug
08-29-2012, 08:48 PM
We still have Orange Julius in the mall. It's combined with something else now, but I can't think right now what other restaurant it is (like the KFC/Taco Bell combinations).

Dairy Queen? That's what ours are combined with here.

I've only had the dole whip once, and it was pineapple/vanilla swirl in the pineapple juice. First couple bites, I thought it was okay but I was judging the people here on the Dis a bit for being so gaga. A few more bites of the pineapple "ice cream" and I got it. When I get it again I will absolutely not get the twist because that was odd to me. My verdict is still out on the float situation, as the pineapple juice was too sweet when I got it on the spoon, but it made for a delicious (albeit not cold, as other posters have mentioned) drink after the frozen treat was gone. Just hit on a different part of the tongue, I guess. I would definitely recommend that you try it, but with all the different options on how to get it, you may need to experiment a bit to see what exactly--if anything--you like.

Celidh
08-29-2012, 09:13 PM
FYI, it's not ice cream. It's a lactose-free dry mix that is fat free and cholesterol free. http://www.precisionfoods.com/foodservice/bnd_products_details.cfm?skuid=10922&id=103

Hmm, lactose free, I wasn't aware of that. This means i don't have to share one to prevent a belly ache or worse in the happiest place on earth. Just don't look too closely at the sugar content on the nutritional info. ;)

OP, I have only had it once and it was the pineapple float. I really enjoyed it and found it refreshing on a very hot early Sept. day. My partner and I will be back at WDW in 31 days and fully intend on getting another one.

keishashadow
08-29-2012, 09:30 PM
Citrus Swirl
http://i1.disneyfoodblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Citrus-Swirl1.jpg

Dole Whip
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cXDwJoIBmhU/SYuj_u4bMOI/AAAAAAAAAzA/Q9etJudT3i8/s400/Dole%2BWhip%2BFloat2.jpg

I'm more of a Citrus Swirl girl myself. But usually we get one of each and share.

#1 for DH and #2 for me. imo the secret is to let the 'ice cream' melt just a bit...perfection! I'm usually a cheescake dessert gal, but only like it in a few restaurants @ WDW so I save the calories for MK!

CaptainKat
08-29-2012, 09:44 PM
I'm definitely a float girl myself. I usually get it with just the vanilla because I'm worried it'll end up too overwhelmingly pineapple, but after reading some of these, I may try it with the swirl on our next trip in December!

The rest of my family, like other posters here, aren't as fond of them as many DISers. They like them, but Don't go out of their way to get one; they have other treats that are their favs. To each his/her own, as we've said. I think it's definitely worth trying one, though!

scrappymel
08-29-2012, 09:47 PM
I love the soft serve straight up. ;)

baler31
08-29-2012, 11:50 PM
For PP who asked where. The soft serve is also available at Capt. Cooks in the Poly. I don't know if the float is available there as we just get the soft serve.

Ariel2983
08-30-2012, 03:33 AM
:rotfl2: that takes the fun right out of it doesnt it! lol Well, when stated that way, .....

http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/funny/1/vomit.gif

ErinsMommy
08-30-2012, 09:25 AM
We still have Orange Julius in the mall. It's combined with something else now, but I can't think right now what other restaurant it is (like the KFC/Taco Bell combinations).

I haven't seen it in my area at all. Since I'll be off next week I'll be heading to one of the busier malls I usually avoid -- maybe it'll be there!! :hyper: Thank you. :)

MHSweb79
08-30-2012, 01:07 PM
I know that I am in the minority, but tried them twice and just didnt care for them

Me too, except that I only tried it once. And I love pineapple! If I were ever moved to try it again, I would get the pineapple juice float.

Of course, I didn't like the Mickey ice cream bar either - I thought the chocolate tasted artificial and gummy. Once I picked off the chocolatey coating I did eat the ice cream inside, which was OK.

HeathieFeather
08-30-2012, 02:44 PM
At MK just inside Adventureland!

Thanks!

P00H1010
08-30-2012, 03:02 PM
I've read a lot about how much people just :worship: the Dole Whip. I've had 2 WDW trips and one DLR trip but have yet to try one. I've read a bit about them and see that there you can get just ice cream, a float with pinapple juice and several other options. What is the BEST way to get one? I'm bound & determined to have one on our upcoming trip and want to make sure I do it right.:thumbsup2 Someone please set me straight!

Everyone has their own opinion but this is mine....if it is your 1st Dole Whip, I feel you should go with the classic regular Pineapple Dole Whip in a cup. I have also had the Vanilla/Pineapple swirl and DH has tried the float....all were very good. But for your first one, go with the classic :thumbsup2!

psac
08-30-2012, 03:14 PM
Way overrated. The orange creamsicle with vanilla ice cream combo is decent, but the pinapple is not good.

Sorry DW lovers! :)

Littlenemo
08-30-2012, 03:26 PM
Wow they look so good!!

Hope to try one in a few weeks!

MelMeg
08-30-2012, 03:52 PM
Can you get the citrus swirl where they sell the dole whips?

AshleyD1983
08-30-2012, 03:57 PM
Since we stayed at the Polynesian, we decided to try the Dole Whip soft serve... slightly over-hyped in my opinion. From all of the things I had read I was dying to try one. I love love love pineapple, but just was not that impressed. I am thinking next time I might try the float version. :)

Luvamouse
08-30-2012, 06:14 PM
Completely addicted to Dole Whips. Not the swirls or floats though. I get one almost everyday at the Poly. Well, when we are in WDW.

That said, I LOVE pineapple, sorbet and sherbet, I am not a big fan of ice cream unless it is fruit or dark chocolate, maybe mint chocolate. Not too sweet. So for me, it does not get better than the smooth, cold, tart pineapple Dole Whip. Sigh... 4 mths to go. If those flavors/elements aren't your thing, find something that you think you will love!

*TheWigs*
08-30-2012, 07:22 PM
We don't care much for the "float" part, but will stand in a Looooong line for the soft serve!! ;)

CindyIsMyFave
08-30-2012, 10:28 PM
Can you get the citrus swirl where they sell the dole whips?

Citrus swirl is next to Aladdin in Adventureland at Sunshine Tree Terrace. Dole whips are next to the treehouse in Adventureland at Aloha Isle.

CindyIsMyFave
08-30-2012, 10:31 PM
My DH adores the pineapple float with vanilla soft serve. I finally tried one in April - yuck. I don't love pineapple, so I wasn't sure I'd like it. DH loves pineapple, but will only get the float. The soft serve isn't enough of a treat for him.

I'm hoping that the Citrus Swirl will be more up my alley!

MelMeg
08-31-2012, 12:00 AM
Thanks for the info, always get the dole whip but want to try the citrus swirl.

dnsmills
09-01-2012, 08:56 PM
I think I'll get a float and get my DW a swirl so we can share and see which one we like better.

staceywj
09-02-2012, 12:01 AM
Just wondering if I could ask for a sample just to try a bite or is there a kids cup option available?

goofyintoronto
09-02-2012, 01:42 AM
On my recent trip, I tried a dole whip...and I thought it was just ok. If you like pineapple, you'll probably like it, but I found it underwhelming compared to the hype it gets.
To each his own.

I agree. its good but not to die for. I wouldnt go out of my way for it. I just got back from disney today, 9 day trip and i didnt have it once.

Personally i like the orange/vanilla swirl way better. with or without pineapple juice. Yummy!


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chartle
09-02-2012, 08:15 AM
Just wondering if I could ask for a sample just to try a bite or is there a kids cup option available?

I don't think so.