/ Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

by Peyton Spear

The best way to end an eventful day at Disney World is to grab a sweet treat.

Mickey Ice Cream BarIn particular, the Magic Kingdom offers a variety of desserts such as the famous Mickey’s Ice Cream bar from a cart vendor, refreshing swirls of Dole Whip, and “Plaza” ice cream sundaes from the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor, just to name a few.

While all of these desserts are essential to try at some point during your visit, I find that by the end of the night, you can encounter long lines as people try and get some great hand-scooped ice cream.

Conveniently, Plaza Ice Cream Parlor is located on the end corner of Main Street facing the castle. As the Magic Kingdom displays their fireworks show near closing time, the area on Main Street can become very crowded causing the parlor to become crowded as well.

Since cart vendors tend to close early on occasion and long lines form on Main Street, my family has learned to head back to our hotel where we can enjoy the same desserts.

Most recently staying at the All-Star Sports resort, we learned that the End Zone Food Court is open until midnight throughout the entire week.

Offering hand-scooped ice cream, delicious milkshakes, and a variety of warm cookies and brownies, you won’t be missing out on what the parks have to offer. They also have the Mickey’s ice cream bars located in the freezers next to the bottled drinks.

Since the Magic Kingdom is the last park to close on most nights around 11 PM, this feature offers an extra hour to beat the lines and grab your sweet treat before heading to bed.

What resorts have you guys been to that offer the same service? What is your favorite dessert at the Disney parks?

Peyton is currently a student at the University of Mississippi majoring in Journalism with an emphasis in print. Growing up in Los Angeles and most recently moving to Atlanta, he has seen and experienced the best of both Disneyland and Disney World. Making his first visit to Disney World at the age of 5, he has never looked back as he entered the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.



5 thoughts on “Adventure Into The World of Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy: Tip #1”

  1. Kristin says:

    Pop Century and Wilderness Lodge have a freezer of treats too! Gotta go with the classic Mickey ears premium bar as a favorite 🙂

  2. Smcass says:

    Every trip to Disney deserves at least one “Mickey Ear” bar. My favorite!

  3. Kendall Foreman (MoretotheWorld) says:

    Get your Dole Whip at Captain Cooke’s at the Polynesian. When you purchase it there, you are able to fill your own cup, so you can have as much as you can cram in and a precariously balaced spiral as high as you can make it. I’ve seen people walk away with foot tall dishes of Dole Whip!

  4. Blake says:

    We meant to get some goodies at Big Top Treats in Storybook Circus but ended up forgetting. To our pleasant surprise, the next day we found a lot of the exact same selection at Goofy’s Candy Company at Downtown Disney the next day. Butterfinger chocolate Mickey-shaped rice crispie… incredible!!

  5. Shannon G. says:

    I totally agree! Nothing like an ice cream treat at the end of a Disney day…especially at the end of a hot day. On my last trip to Disney World in February I discovered a new favorite ice cream spot. While exploring the Boardwalk area and resorts my friend and I were able to get a late night table at Beaches and Cream for hot dogs and sundaes. The sundaes were SO good and huge! So many ice cream options are available here and there’s also the walk up counter. The atmosphere is super fun too!