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