Is Aloha Isle all it's Whipped Up to be?

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  1. danny boy

    danny boy Earning My Ears

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    We've read so many positive comments about Dole Whip treats at Aloha Isle. . . Which treats are the best there? We want to know what to look forward to!:confused3:love::hug:
     
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  3. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    Yes, you must try a Dole Whip.

    You can have it as soft serve ice cream or as a float. I have not had a float. As for ice cream, you can order it as pineapple only; pineapple and vanilla swirl; orange only; or orange and vanilla swirl. I like the pineapple and vanilla swirl. DW said that orange and vanilla swirl tastes like a dream-cycle.
     
  4. TillyMarigold

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    I'm sure the Dole Whips are lovely, but there's something about walking around the Magic Kingdom with a giant pineapple spear to snack on, so that's the only thing I've ever gotten there.
     
  5. HunnyJar

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    We always stop here each and every trip for a Dole Whip Float and a pineapple spear. SO good! :love:
     
  6. koolaidmoms

    koolaidmoms DIS Veteran

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    I am what seems one of the few who think Dole Whips are disgusting. :confused3 I think it is purely a matter of taste. I thought it was a bit bitter and not a pleasant sweet pineapple taste that I was hoping for.

    My children had the citrus swirls and loved them but I thought they tasted exactly like St. Joseph's Baby Aspirin from the '70s that my mom used to give us when we were sick.

    I am glad I tried one but there is no way I am doing that again. :)
     
  7. B-Ride

    B-Ride Getting My Disney Fix

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    We always make a point of getting some pineapple Dole Whips. Tried the float once but it was just too much pineapple juice for our taste.
     
  8. MissionMouse

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    Best to just put it on your list of things to do and experience it yourself. If with a group, buy one and sample it. Going beyond this leads to overplanning where you start to create expectations that may not be met....many examples on the DIS boards.
     
  9. doclegler

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    All 5 of us in my family LOVE the pineapple dole whip floats. You do have to be sure to mix the ice cream with the pineapple juice though, since it may get a little strong towards the bottom.
    We make sure to have a treat each time we go - its really yummy!!:thumbsup2
     
  10. disneygrl2014

    disneygrl2014 Earning My Ears

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    deff have the float!!:woohoo: I have had just the ice cream and the float. The float just made it so much better.:thumbsup2 I mean, pinapple juice, with pinapple ice cream. It is ooo so good:worship:
     
  11. Pumbaa_

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    My DH tried the orange whip with the pineapple juice - it was better than my float! :worship:

    Thought is would be unpleasant but i was wrong! Nice blend of flavors - now if we could n=only get the adult beverage version :banana:
     
  12. treehugnmama

    treehugnmama <font color=blue>I am soo excited i just have a pr

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    putting my flame suit on ;) I tried them last trip after all the hype but I wouldn't buy one again. to each is own
     
  13. henrylovespooh

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    I like the pineapple and vanilla swirl. My DD got the orange and vanilla swirl and didn't like it. I tried it, and thought it tasted more like old fashioned children's Bayer orange chewable aspirin than a dreamsicle.
     
  14. DonaldDoleWhip

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    Love the pineapple...but hate orange. I literally had to spit the orange one into a napkin.
     
  15. Tricia1972

    Tricia1972 <font color=green>I love late night snacks<br><fon Moderator

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    I am in love with the Pineapple Float (called a Dole Whip Float on here, but the menu says Pineapple Float. I confused a CM asking for a dole whip float, so I took a good look at the menu)

    I get mine with the pineapple and vanilla swirl soft serve, and fresh pineapple juice. I haven't gotten a pineapple spear there yet, but I think I'll give it a shot next time we are down there. :thumbsup2
     
  16. colinsdad

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    I think the Dole Whip is worth the hype. :thumbsup2

    So much so that I organized (with a little help from a fellow Dis'er) a Spectromagic Dole Whip DisMeet in May of last year.

    The turnout was tremendous! And I have many new Dis friends on this board because of it.

    What other dessert can do that! :banana:
     
  17. DonaldDoleWhip

    DonaldDoleWhip DIS Veteran

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    A thread like this should have a picture to go along with it, so here's the Pineapple Float:

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  18. CindyIsMyFave

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    DH adores the pineapple float. To me the whips are just . . . ice cream. I had a vanilla whip for the first time at NYE . . . it was good, but not "drool-worthy." :)

    I think the general consensus is to try one though!
     
  19. dtaylor98

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    We love the floats.
     
  20. SuzieN

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    :goodvibesMmmmm.....Pineapple Float...one of my favorite treats at WDW!!!!!
     
  21. DreamingOfTheMouse

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    I liked the pineapple vanilla swirl. Tried the float once, and thought it was too much sweet/pineapple. Possibly there was too much build up becuase nothing at Aloha Isle lived up to my expectations.
     

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