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

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by danny boy, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. branv

    branv <font color=blue>The safety feature in my parents

    May 20, 2005
    OP, no harm in trying one! I love them, DH can take them or leave them (which means, when I ask him if he wants one while I'm ordering he says "no", but still eats half of mine :rolleyes1). I will advise that while I loved the Dole Whip, I agree that the Dole Float took me to the moon and back ;)

    :rotfl: Something very similar happened to me. I had read all about the Dole Whips here on the board, so our first trip after that I marched right up and asked for a Dole Whip. She said, "a what?"

    And because I hadn't learned my lesson, the next day I went to AI and asked if you could get a Dole Whip with a vanilla swirl. The lady looked all kinds of confused (different lady) and said, "you mean you want a vanilla ice cream?" So now I know...don't say Dole Whip, don't say Dole Float, say "Pineapple _____."

    I have noticed multiple times people joining in on an "I love Dole Whip" thread agreeing how great they are, how much they love their Vanilla Dole Whip....and they don't mean a pineapple-vanilla swirl. I often wonder if they ever realized most people are specifically talking about the pineapple version, so on reading here and elsewhere about the "great Dole Whips" made a point to stop in for one...and not knowing, just ordered what they always do (vanilla/chocolate).
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  3. mousebit

    mousebit DIS Veteran

    Mar 8, 2006
    The first time I tried a "Dole Whip Float" after hearing all the hype about em here on the boards i kinda thought ehh. Didn't care for the pineapple swirl. Tossed it after a couple bites/slurps.

    Then last trip I decided to try again and got the vanilla swirl with pineapple juice AND a pineapple spear! Dipped the pineapple into the swirl! Slurped up the juice Heaven! :lmao:
  4. Tricia1972

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

    Apr 5, 2006
    :rotfl: Sounds like my husband's first trip to pick up Floats for us while we were waiting for Spectro. I'd always ordered them with no problem, but when talking to him I used the dis patented "Dole Whip" to reference my Dole Whip Floats/Pineapple Float.

    He was handed every imaginable flavor of just plain soft serve. Asked the CM where the pineapple juice was, and the CM knew right away. Apparently internet slang has caused much confusion for many patrons. :lmao:
  5. scrapbooksellman

    scrapbooksellman Mouseketeer

    May 4, 2007
    Can you only get them in MK?
  6. Tricia1972

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

    Apr 5, 2006

    Floats are only available in the MK

    The soft serve is available in the MK and Captain Cook's at the Polynesian.
  7. BigTex71

    BigTex71 DIS Dad #536...... Fort Worth, Texas

    Jun 16, 2009
    I love the Pineapple Dole Whip floats at MK. I may actually try the pineapple/vanilla swirl with pineapple juice this June instead of pineapple/pineapple.
    If any of you that like the pineapple Dole Whip ever go to Oahu, Hawaii... the pineapple Dole Whips at the Dole plantation are even better than the ones at MK. And they are building the DVC resort on Oahu that will be opening soon... so you can get some Disney magic there, also!
  8. colinsdad

    colinsdad DIS Veteran

    Apr 8, 2007
    I hope this doesn't sound like a silly question, but did you have a vanilla/pineapple swirl?

    Because if you had a "vanilla whip", wouldn't that be cream?:confused3
  9. 0hLovely

    0hLovely Mouseketeer

    Jul 19, 2007
    Same here.. i personally enjoyed drinking the pineapple juice more than the ice cream. DH on the other hand looooooves them! I'd rather use my snack credit on something else :)
  10. sters

    sters <font color=red>Enjoys visiting resorts at WDW<br>

    May 24, 2003
    I, too, was underwhelmed, especially after all they hype on this board! Still, I tried it and glad I did, so I can now cross it off my list.
  11. ubermama

    ubermama Mouseketeer

    Oct 27, 2008
    We've eaten the Dole Whip right at the Dole Plantation in Hawaii and to discover that delicious whip was magnificent. It is very yummy and my mouth is watering just thinking about it. In one more month we will be there and getting a Dole Whip is a must.
  12. bangzoom6877

    bangzoom6877 DIS Veteran

    Nov 25, 2007
    We had the pineapple/vanilla swirl and it was so delicious and refreshing in the heat! Looking forward to it again on our July trip!!
  13. DrRae2B

    DrRae2B Mouseketeer

    Jul 13, 2009
    Since I started lurking on these boards a couple of years ago, I've read sooooo much about that Dole Whip thing. I'm taking my first trip in May and I can't wait to get one. .... Or two.

    (or three or four!.... :thumbsup2)
  14. MeRSiamese

    MeRSiamese Earning My Ears

    May 18, 2010
    For us, a trip to the Tikki Room just isn't the same without having our pineapple whip beforehand! We LOVE them!!:love:
    Now.. the ONLY thing that would be better, is if they offered them in coconut flavor!! I would be ecstatic about that!!!! :cheer2:
  15. PoohsFan1

    PoohsFan1 DIS Veteran

    Feb 19, 2007
    - I have to have the pineapple Dole Whip Float

    - DD11 has to have the regular pineapple Dole Whip

    - DD8 has to either have the orange/vanilla swirl ice cream :sick: (reminds me of children's Tylenol taste) or chocolate/vanilla swirl ice cream, but she recently liked trying her sister's pineapple dole whip, so she may be a converter :goodvibes

    - DH loves himself a Root Beer Float with vanilla ice cream
  16. thelionqueen

    thelionqueen DIS Veteran<br><font color=green>The Tag Fairy thr

    Jun 7, 2005
    Simply put..YES it is INCREDIBLE!! And only 4 places in the US you can get one. I'm a pineapple float girl. Only complaint is that it is served hollow in the middle of the swirl, and in the heat it can melt INCREDIBLY fast which makes a mess.
  17. Jedana

    Jedana <font color=blue>Have to learn to budget somehow.

    Feb 27, 2011
    I lurv the pineapple/vanilla swirl w/pineapple juice. Sooo refreshing, and the vanilla helps push off some of the tartness.

  18. FilmProf

    FilmProf Mouseketeer

    May 10, 2012
    The Dole Whip Float is fantabulous. If you want to have a little fun, I dare to make a suggestion (I hesitate because it's sort of against MK rules, but they mentioned it on the wdw today podcast so...). So what I'll do is slip my handy dandy old fashioned hip flask, filled to the brim with Mount Gay rum, into the pocket of my Japants. Once in the park, I'll order the float with my GF and split the nip of rum between us into the float - talk about some adult deliciousness when it's really needed.

    Of course, you could always do it by the rules and get a dole whip at the PR and just construct the adult float with stuff from Captain Jacks.
  19. JCH

    JCH DIS Veteran

    Aug 11, 2011
    I'm not the biggest pineapple fan, but I love a Pineapple Float with orange/vanilla swirl Dole Whip. Mmmm.
  20. mcgill93

    mcgill93 Mouseketeer

    Apr 8, 2006
    Everyone in our family LOVES Aloha Isle - we always get the same thing...
    One pineapple soft serve "Dole whip" in a cup (for the dh) and one pineapple Dole whip float. My daughter drinks all the pineapple juice in the float, and I eat the ice cream - so it works out perfectly! I am sure the pineapple spears are great, but I can get those anywhere! Nothing like sitting in Adventureland as the sun goes down enjoying a nice Dole whip! I am sure you will love it! :)
  21. MrsLS

    MrsLS DIS Veteran

    Jan 10, 2005
    I'm glad that I had tried the dole whip float after so much praise on here, with that said, I though it was horrible and have no idea why people like it so much. I had tried a swirl (pineapple & vanilla the trip before and it was rather bland, so I figured I'd go all pineapple out the next time)...We (my DH & I) liked the orange & vanilla swirl since it tasted like a push pop that we use to eat as kids, but the dolewhip, I never want to eat again :lmao:

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