Every Dole Whip In Disney World, Ranked And Where To Find Them

Walt Disney World is magical for so many reasons, from Cinderella's Castle in the Magic Kingdom to the Tower of Terror in Hollywood Studios, festivals at Epcot, and the safari at Animal Kingdom. But for many people, it's not the characters, shows, or even the rides that are the highlight of a Disney World trip — it's the food. And there's so much food to be had. The Disney World snacks are iconic and beloved as a food group, including Mickey ice cream bars and ice cream sandwiches, Mickey-shaped pretzels, turkey legs, Minnie cupcakes, churros, popcorn (and the coveted buckets they come in), and all of the flavors of Dole Whips.

Dole Whips are classically made of frozen pineapple soft-serve, originally launched in Walt Disney World in 1984. In the heat of the Florida summer, we think there are few things as satisfying as an icy cold tropical Dole Whip, and we know we aren't the only ones. But this coveted Disney World treat isn't available everywhere. It can only be found in some of the parks, as well as a few of the resorts which you might have to go out of your way to find. According to the official Disney Parks Blog, Dole Whips are also served at Disneyland in California, aboard Disney Cruises, and at Disney's Aulani resort in Hawaii. But the highest concentration and largest variety of Dole Whips are available on the Walt Disney World campus. Here's how they rank, and where you can find them.

18. Watermelon

In the summertime, the elusive and magical watermelon flavor emerges from the Dole Whip vaults and makes its appearance for a few short sweltering months, before disappearing again for the winter. If you happened to be in Disney Springs over the summertime, you may have gotten a bite of the watermelon Dole Whip served two ways. The first way was dispensed directly into a carved out slice of fresh watermelon and topped with a few chocolate chips to mimic watermelon seeds. The second was in a cup over a base of lime custard and served with a Mickey-shaped watermelon pop. The watermelon Dole Whip itself is very mild and delicately sweet, much like actual watermelon, but just as refreshing on a sweltering day in the heat. Unfortunately, the watermelon Dole Whip was finished come labor day, leaving watermelon fans to wait and see where the flavor might appear next. There's a good chance you'll have to wait until summertime to see this flavor again, and there's no telling where it might turn up.

17. Coconut-Lime

The newest Dole Whip flavor involves two Dole Whip flavors that have been mixed together to create a new flavor, instead of simply being swirled together. In December of 2021, the Coconut-Lime Dole Whip was released at the Refreshment Outpost in Epcot, in all its bright green glory, and served in a cup. "Both the coconut and lime flavors are present," wrote WDW News Today. "Neither flavor overpowers the other, but the lime is tart so we almost wanted a bit more sweetness with it. It was described to us as a sour taste but it's more tart than sour, which threw us off. It wasn't bad, just different." 

While we're big fans of the coconut Dole Whip, and enjoy the lime Dole Whip in float form, we're not entirely sold on this new addition. For the time being, the coconut-lime Dole Whip is only available in Epcot, and will likely cycle out as the seasons and festivals in the park change. With that said, if you're a Dole Whip fan and find yourself craving a frosty treat in Epcot, this might just hold you over till you can make it to the Magic Kingdom or Animal Kingdom.

16. Lemon

Lemon Dole Whip was made for those people who really like sweet and sour candy, but it's probably not going to appeal to everyone. It's got plenty of frozen lemonade appeal, and we like the creamy and smooth texture that we've come to love from the other Dole Whip flavors. The sour side of the lemon Dole Whip isn't as strong as a lemon Sour Patch Kid, but more on par with a lemon Starburst — still plenty sweet. Disney World currently has the lemon Dole Whip dressed up to appeal to Disney Princess fans and is served at Storybook Treats as the Snow White Cone. The light yellow Dole Whip is served in a blue cone and garnished with a tiny red bow and cartoon bird, which is admittedly adorable. The nostalgic cuteness is what would prompt us to buy one of these cones, but afterward, we'd probably stick with one of the pineapple Dole Whips for the flavor. The lemon flavor is also available at the Pineapple Lanai at the Polynesian Resort, as one of the daily rotating Dole Whip flavors.

15. Mango

Mango is also one of the more fleeting flavors in the Dole Whip lineup in Disney World — although you're likely to find it readily available in Disneyland or the Aulani resort in Hawaii. It's one of the most subtle Dole Whip flavors, with mango being sweeter and less acidic than the popular pineapple or orange flavors and less bold than the strawberry or raspberry flavors. 

We don't think its subtlety is a bad thing, it's just not as impressive as some of the bolder flavors. But if you're a mango lover, you're likely to really enjoy the mango Dole Whip when you find it. Mango Dole Whip makes a rare appearance, swirled together with vanilla soft-serve and served over pineapple juice as a float at Aloha Aisle in the Magic Kindgom, under the name "Showtime with Jose". But if you want to try it on its own, you can also find the mango Dole Whip on the daily rotating flavor menu at the Polynesian Resort's Pineapple Lanai. Even still, it's not served every day, and it shares the stage with pineapple, lemon, lime, strawberry, and raspberry. So unless you're staying at the Polynesian Resort you may not see it at all. The mango Dole Whip flavor has made appearances in limited edition cones in the past, like the "Adventure is Out There" Up-themed cone served at Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies in Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom — so there's a good chance it'll come back around again.

14. I Lava You Float

The "I Lava You Float" made its first appearance at the Sunshine Tree Terrace in the Magic Kingdom 2019, according to WDW News Today, and has been such a hit that it's stuck around. You may not recognize the reference, but the float is actually named after the Pixar short film "Lava", in which two volcanoes fall in love and move towards each other over millions of years. But you don't need to have seen the movie to enjoy this wild float. 

The float is made with orange Dole Whip, floating over a base of fiery red strawberry Fanta that's been flavored with passion fruit for an extra tropical kick. And finally, the float is topped with popping candy for a little explosive effect. Just about anything that involves strawberry Fanta is bound to be very sweet, but the addition of orange and passion fruit makes it playfully tropical as well. When you need a mid-afternoon pick-me-up to keep yourself going, the I Lava You Float is bound to give you the sugar rush you're looking for. There are currently no Dole Whips available in Disney's Hollywood Studios park, but we think this one could be a perfect fit for the park, since it's the home of many of the Pixar-themed rides and parades. 

13. Lime

Lime, much like lemon, is one of those flavors that you're either going to love or hate. But given that lime Dole Whip tends to make more appearances on the menu than lemon, we can assume that it's the more approachable of the two options. You can definitely expect the lime to be more sweet than astringent, but it's got a citrus kick that comes on a little stronger than it does in the orange Dole Whip. At Storybook Treats in the Magic Kingdom, you're welcome to order the lime Dole Whip by itself, but it's also offered as a float paired with Sprite and topped with a little red chocolate feather, paying homage to our favorite dreamer, Peter Pan. 

We think the sweet bubbly lemon-lime soda balanced the tartness of the lime Dole Whip well, and looks good doing it. Even though there's obviously still plenty of sugar in this treat, the acidity takes the stage and leaves us feeling more refreshed than sugar-boosted. Lime is also available as one of the rotating daily flavors at the Pineapple Lanai at the Polynesian Resort.

12. Strawberry

Strawberry is one of the Dole Whip flavors you can almost always find it on the menu at the Sunshine Tree Terrace in the Magic Kingdom. The strawberry soft-serve is appropriately pink and tastes like sweet and ripe summer strawberries, or at least ripe strawberry candy. The most popular way to enjoy the strawberry Dole Whip is in the Fanta Strawberry Float, for the ultimate chilly and bubbly strawberry dessert. Occasionally the float is dressed-up for special occasions, like the limited Pirates of the Caribbean release of the "Redd's Revenge Float" in 2019, and the "Headless Horseman Rides Again" release that included a special straw and headless horseman charm for Halloween of 2020. 

You can also have a strawberry Dole Whip float made with Sprite or even Mountain Berry Blast POWERADE at the Sunshine Tree Terrace if that's more your taste. For special holidays like Mother's Day and Valentine's Day, a Strawberry-Chocolate swirl Dole Whip is available at Disney Springs. The regular strawberry Dole Whip also makes its way through the rotation of daily Dole Whip flavors at the Pineapple Lanai at the Polynesian Village Resort.

11. Scar's Lair

Disney went out on a limb to create the Scar's Lair Dole Whip, which includes a generous serving of the classic pineapple Dole Whip, paired with green sour apple syrup. For those feeling a little adventurous, you're in for a sweet and sour treat that won't overwhelm you in either direction. It's served in a cup that's typically reserved for floats, but without the float, so you're getting a lot of Dole Whip. You're welcome. The biggest issue is that you've got to stir the soft-serve all the way down to the bottom where most of the sour apple syrup has pooled to get a taste of all of it together. But once you do, we think it'll be worth the effort. This particular themed dessert doesn't have as many bells and whistles as some of the others, but it's got a secret weapon that those over 21 will enjoy. It's also available with coconut rum, and is appropriately called the "Lion's Lair". You won't find this exact combination anywhere else, so if you're in the Animal Kingdom, grab one while you can.

10. Orange

Next to pineapple Dole Whip, orange is one of the most popular Dole Whip flavors, and has been around for just about as long. Originally created as a partnership with the Florida Citrus Commission in the early 1970s, the iconic Orange Bird remains the adorable mascot of the Sunshine Tree Terrace quick-service location and a symbol for the incredibly popular orange Dole Whips you'll find there. The orange Dole Whip is sweet, but not overwhelmingly so, and with just enough acidity to be refreshing on a hot day. And after all, you're in Florida, which makes reaching for an orange Dole Whip a natural choice since Florida produces more than 70% of the nation's orange juice (via Visit Florida). Since it's such a popular flavor you'd think that it would be available everywhere, but most of the time it's only available at the Sunshine Tree Terrace in the Magic Kingdom.

9. Raspberry

We get it, pineapple isn't for everyone. Some people lean more into the berry-flavored desserts than they do the tropical desserts, and there's a Dole Whip that's absolutely going to delight those people as well. The raspberry Dole Whip makes a strong case for itself with an intense berry flavor and a lovely magenta color. It tastes like your favorite berry candy, but also kinda like lightweight raspberry sorbet. Unfortunately, the only place to get the raspberry Dole Whip regularly at the moment is at Aloha Isle in the Magic Kingdom, although you can occasionally find it in the daily rotation at Pineapple Lanai at the Polynesian Resort. You can order it by itself in a cup, or swirled with pineapple Dole Whip as a float over pineapple juice. If you're wary about wading into the pineapple-laden world of Dole Whips, we think the raspberry-pineapple swirl is the best way to get started.

8. Frozen Lime Dole Whip Margarita

While the lime Dole Whip served in the Magic Kingdom is cute, it's not something we'd seek out very often. There are also very few alcoholic beverages to be found in the Magic Kingdom, which makes sense as it's the park most geared towards children in the entire Walt Disney World complex. But a frozen margarita made with lime Dole Whip is another matter entirely, and we'd go well out of our way to enjoy this drink as often as possible. And it's likely that you'll have to go out of your way to get it unless you're already staying at the Polynesian Resort in Disney World. What we'd recommend is making a lunch or dinner reservation at one of the Polynesian restaurants, then head over to the Barefoot Pool Bar and grab this margarita for dessert, or stop by if you've planned a rest day into your trip's itinerary. The margarita blends Corazón Blanco Tequila into the lime Dole Whip, and rims the cup with a delightful chili-lime seasoning. Paradise is truly a frozen adult drink made with Dole Whip.

7. Pinapple Dole Whip with rum

There are a lot of ways to enjoy pineapple Dole Whip. Whether by itself, in float form, swirled with another flavor, or turned into a themed tropical treat, the pineapple Dole Whip has proven to be the most essential and versatile Dole Whip flavor. And when spiked with rum for a more grown-up treat, the pineapple Dole Whip reaches all new heights. The first place you can find a boozy Dole Whip is at the Barefoot Pool Bar, located in the Polynesian Resort. It's a little bit of a hike if you aren't staying at the resort, but if you're already there having lunch or dinner, we can't recommend stopping by the pool bar enough. Simply order the "Frosty Pineapple" and you'll be served a pineapple Dole whip with a shot of Captain Morgan Private Stock Rum.

If you're in the mood for a boozy Dole Whip, but can't make it over to the Polynesian Resort, make sure to stop by Tamu Tamu Refreshments in the Animal Kingdom, and try the Dole Whip Pineapple Float with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum. This version is more like a pina colada than the dark rum version served at the resort, but just as delicious. If you want less pineapple juice, you can also order a cup of the pineapple Dole Whip with a shot of rum, and pass on the extra pineapple juice.

6. Pineapple Raspberry swirl

Everyone knows that Aloha Isle in the Magic Kingdom is the home base for all things pineapple Dole Whip. But it also happens to be where you can find the best flavors that pair with pineapple. There are currently three options available for pairing with your pineapple, and they include vanilla soft-serve, coconut Dole Whip, and raspberry Dole Whip. The raspberry Dole Whip's got a lot going for it in the flavor department already, bringing a stronger berry flavor than the strawberry, and of course a deeper pink color that's absolutely delightful to look at. The strength of the raspberry flavor stands up well to the acidic flavor of the pineapple Dole Whip, bringing out the sweet and tart flavors in each other nicely. Not to mention the pink and yellow swirled together look absolutely amazing together. You have the option to order this swirl in a cup, or make it a float over pineapple juice, which we think is the best move.

5. Simba Sunset/King's Cooler

It's not surprising that there would be several Lion King-themed treats in the Animal Kingdom. And because of the popularity of both the movies and the pineapple Dole Whip, it's only natural that they'd come together to make a Lion King styled Dole Whip dessert. The Simba Sunset is available at Tamu Tamu Refreshments and is made with a pineapple Dole Whip base and has watermelon, strawberry, and coconut-flavor syrups drizzled all over it. It's very sweet and a little bitter, and comes with a substantial amount of Dole Whip. It's served in the same cup used for floats, but isn't a float, so you're getting about double the amount of Dole Whip (we aren't complaining). Share, or don't — no judgment. 

Disney Food Blog reports, "[T]he additional tropical tastes are an awesome complement. While we didn't pick up on a ton of watermelon and just a bit of strawberry, the coconut makes this whole thing taste like a pina colada ..." which sounds pretty amazing to us. Even more amazing is that you can basically turn this special Dole Whip into a pina colada by adding coconut rum. The adult version is called the "King's Cooler" and is available at the same location, only in the Animal Kingdom.

4. Coconut

The coconut Dole Whip was teased back in the Winter of 2019 with the Moana-inspired Kakamora float, which was made with coconut Dole Whip over pineapple juice and drizzled with a non-alcoholic Blue Curacao Syrup. Fans went absolutely crazy, with Disney Food Blog exclaiming, "[I]t's quickly become [one] of our favorite desserts that we've tried in Disney World!" But the float was gone after the holiday season, leaving fans wanting more. Then in 2021, coconut Dole Whip made its way back onto the menu in the Magic Kingdom at Aloha Isle. Now, it's available to order in a cup all its own, or as a float over a combination of Pineapple-Orange-Guava Juice. It's a creamy tropical delight that's as smooth as it is sweet. And it's secretly one of many people's favorite Dole Whips, even though the pineapple Dole Whip is usually in the spotlight. One key difference between the coconut Dole Whip and other flavors is that it's got some dairy in it, making it a non-vegan option.

3. Pineapple Coconut swirl

The funny thing about pineapple Dole Whip is that it tastes amazing swirled with almost every other flavor of Dole Whip. It's sharper acidity pairs well with the sweet flavors of both strawberry and raspberry, but really hits its stride next to the creamy and equally tropical coconut Dole Whip. The coconut flavor has finally been brought back as a menu staple on the Aloha Aisle menu after being teased on and off for a few seasons, and die-hard fans can't get enough of it swirled together with the pineapple Dole Whip. It's such a fantastic tropical combination that the testers over at Disney Food Blog call it the "Dole Whip swirl of our dreams", which is a pretty big endorsement with so many exciting flavors to choose from. The pineapple coconut swirl Dole Whip is only available in the Magic Kingdom at Aloha Aisle, and will hopefully be around for a long time to come.

2. Orange Cream Swirl

The Orange Cream Soft-Serve is so popular that it's considered a dessert unto itself. It's a delightful swirl of orange Dole Whip and vanilla soft-serve, for a treat that tastes exactly like an orange creamsicle. It's got a cult-like following with a little bit of controversy. The Orange Cream Soft-Serve replaced the beloved Citrus Swirl, which is just different enough to be noticeable. The original Citrus Swirl was made with frozen orange juice, while the orange Dole Whip has a few more ingredients than orange juice alone. For a while, guests were able to purchase both options, but Disney World finally made the switch permanent, offering only the Orange Cream on the menu at the Sunshine Tree Terrace. The Orange Cream soft-serve is fantastic on its own, still light enough to eat on a sweltering day, even with the addition of the vanilla soft serve. It's also been dressed up as a special float and served over sparkling apple cider and called the "Sparkling Sunshine" in honor of the Magic Kingdom's 50th anniversary. A similar previous iteration of the drink was playfully named the FOMOsa, since it's a non-alcoholic sparkling beverage.

The Orange Cream Soft-Serve has made its way over to the Animal Kingdom under the name "Trilobites Twist" — which has the same ingredients, but the vanilla soft-serve is dyed green for a slightly different effect. Adults aged 21+ are can order this fan-favorite served with vodka at Trilo-bites for a boozy orange cream experience.

1. Pineapple

It's the original, and it's been around for almost 40 years. It tastes great with everything it's paired with, and it's versatile as a dessert, drink, and adult beverage. We love it in a cup, we love it in a cone, we love it out of a pineapple. There's just nothing like the pineapple Dole Whip, and because of that, it holds the top spot sitting atop the Dole Whip throne. If you're wondering what exactly a pineapple Dole Whip tastes like, it's like someone took fresh pineapple juice and turned it into silky smooth creamy soft-serve. What many people don't know, is that most Dole Whips are vegan (dairy-free), on top of being naturally gluten-free, which helps them appeal to a wide variety of ice cream lovers. If you're one of those people that adores the sharp acidity of pineapple, the Dole Whip float is a dream come true. The Dole Whip float has creamy pineapple soft-serve floating on top of fresh pineapple juice, bringing you the best of the sweet and tart flavors.

Since it's easily the most popular flavor, you'll find it in many locations offering Dole Whips, including Aloha Isle in the Magic Kingdom, and the Pineapple Lanai at the Polynesian Resort (which is offering a special 50th Anniversary pineapple Dole Whip). It's also available at Tamu Tamu Refreshments in the Animal Kingdom, Marketplace Snacks in Disney Springs, and the Warming Hut at Disney's Blizzard Beach Waterpark.