Disney's iconic golden Dole Whip is getting an Instagram-worthy makeover. Now at Magic Kingdom, guests can experience the sweet treat in three new colorful flavors, each inspired by a different movie.
New Disney Dole Whip cones
New Disney Dole Whip cones
And the final cone of the new #dolewhip #disney character trio: Adventure Is Out There! 🎈 This “Up”-themed MANGO 🥭 (!!!) Dole whip cone is covered with milk chocolate 🍫 pearls held together with white chocolate! Yummmm. Are YOU up for mango dole whip???
HEI HEI 👋🏻 from #MagicKingdom! Today is the Hei Hei Cone’s first day in #disneyworld and he’s just as adorable as promised! Pineapple🍍and Raspberry #DoleWhip are piled into a blue cone — and Hei Hei’s signature comb is a sour strip! Is he a must-get for you??? #linkinbio
FINALLY! Lemon 🍋 #DoleWhip is HERE! The new Lost Princess 👑Cone from #MagicKingdom is super cute and all, but I’m ALL ABOUT lemon dole whip! Here, it’s dressed up as #Rapunzel with edible flower decorations! So let me know — are you as crazy about lemon dole whip as I am???
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The new Adventure Is Out There cone is inspired by "Up." It features a yellow color soft serve which makes it look like regular old Dole Whip, but don't be fooled — it's actually mango-flavored. It's swirled into a teal blue cone and topped with colorful milk chocolate candies made to look like balloons. You can find it at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies in Tomorrowland!
The Hei Hei Cone is inspired by the "Moana" character, Hei Hei the rooster, and you can find it at Aloha Isle Refreshments. It combines the original Dole Whip with a new pink raspberry flavor in a teal waffle cone and is topped with a red sour candy ribbon and candy eyeball (you know, like a rooster).
Finally, the Lost Princess Cone is based off of "Tangled" and is a yellow lemon Dole Whip flavor swirled in a purple waffle cone topped with edible purple and yellow flowers. You can find it at Storybook Treats.
The original Dole Whip is a dairy-free, frozen soft serve pineapple-flavored treat that you can order in a cup or as a float. Except, true Disney fans would agree that it's not ice cream, it's better.
You can find the original Dole Whip at Disneyland and Disney World, but the new cones are exclusively sold in Disney World's Magic Kingdom. See the best and worst times to visit the Disney parks to avoid the long lines here.
12 etiquette rules Disney employees must follow
12 etiquette rules Disney employees must follow
1. All the park's a stage
Disney employees aren't technically "employees"—they're "Cast Members." And no, not just the ones who play actual Disney characters. Every employee in the park, whether they operate rides, serve food, or actually put on a show, is a "Cast Member." The idea is that the entire Disney park itself is a "stage." Even Disney's career website talks about the "unique opportunities available to Cast Members."
2. Everything is Disney
And what's the most important thing a Cast Member has to do? Stay in character, of course. If you're playing a Disney character, that character's world becomes your world. You're not allowed to make references to any pop culture that exists outside of the Disney universe. From the moment you don the costume to the moment you take it off, you can't talk about anything that Snow White, Peter Pan, or whomever you're playing wouldn't know about—whether that's the latest iPhone or the Harry Potter park just across Orlando. Learn more about what it's like to work as a Disney character, straight from a woman who played Alice from Alice in Wonderland.
3. Looking the part
From hair to fingernails, Disney has lots of requirements for the physical appearances of their employees. Women's hair needs to be in a "classic" style and a natural-looking color. Women actually can have highlights, but they must be "subtle, well-blended, and be over the entire head," according to Disney's career site. As for men, their hair can't cover their ears or be long enough to reach their collars. Men are allowed to have facial hair, but it must be neat, and it can't be longer than a quarter of an inch.
There are also very specific fingernail rules for anyone working in food or merchandise. Your fingernails can't extend beyond your fingertips, and you can't wear nail polish or fake nails. Surprisingly, you can actually have a tattoo—but it has to be completely covered, whether by clothing or opaque makeup.
4. Height requirements
Just like you have to be 44 inches tall to ride Space Mountain, you have to be a certain height to portray certain Disney roles. Most notably, anyone aspiring to play a Disney princess—yes, any princess—must be between 5'4" and 5'8". If you're shorter, between 4'11" and 5'2", you can play other characters, including Alice from Alice in Wonderland and Wendy from Peter Pan.
5. Jewel rules
Women are allowed to wear one ring on each hand and only one earring in each ear. For men, the ring rule is the same, but earrings aren't allowed at all. You can have other piercings, but you have to remove them while at work. Gauges are prohibited altogether. Here are some things guests aren't allowed to bring into Disney parks.
6. First name basis
Cast Members are only known by their first names—no "Mr." or "Miss." Rumor has it that this tradition dates right back to Walt Disney himself. He always told everyone at the Disney parks to call him Walt, not Mr. Disney. Employees also wear nametags with only their first names on them. A weirder aspect of this rule? Cast Members aren't allowed to have duplicate names. Disney can still hire multiple people with the same first name, but there's no using last initials—one of the people has to choose a new name to go by while at Disney. Seems a little weird...but on the bright side, maybe they can view it as the same as being a character.
7. What's the point
Disney employees have a special way of pointing. If they're giving directions, they're not allowed to point with one finger, since it could potentially be considered rude. Instead, they employ a special Disney point, often with two fingers or sometimes even with the whole hand. Aside from being more friendly in general, it's also more kid-friendly, because it's easier for children to see. Can you guess the three things that aren't allowed in today's Disney movies?
8. Graceful garbage disposal
If a Cast Member sees a piece of trash on the ground, he or she must pick it up—litter has no place in the Happiest Place on Earth. But they can't just pick it up—Disney employees have to use a special maneuver to pick up trash. Rather than squatting down, they have to collect the trash with a graceful "swoop-and-scoop" motion. That sounds like lots of fun to practice during training.
9. Speaking in code
With lots of little kids (and animals) running around in the park, there's bound to be some unpleasant bodily-fluid-related incidents every now and then. Fortunately, Disney has a special way to identify them without grossing anyone out. Employees use "Code V" to signify a throw-up incident and "Code P" or "Code U" for urine. If a parade horse poops in the park, that's a "Code H."
10. They're all-knowing
If someone asks a Cast Member a question about the park, those three deadly words— "I don't know"— are absolutely forbidden. Even if it's true, the Cast Member must ask another employee or call a park operator until they find out the answer. Learn more about why Disney employees can't say "IDK."
11. No social media
Disney Cast Members don't have to give up social media altogether, but they're not allowed to post about their jobs. They can't even reveal what character(s) they are playing, and they can't take any pictures backstage. We wouldn't want to ruin the magic, now would we?
12. Accurate autographs
One of the most fun parts of any trip to Disney, especially for kids, is getting autographs from your favorite characters. Every character's signature is distinct and has a recognizable look—no matter who's playing that character. Regardless of what your own handwriting looks like, you're going to have to go through "autograph training" so that you know how to write like Mickey Mouse. Next, learn some surprising facts you never knew about your favorite Disney characters.