Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Secret Dole Whip Line at Disneyland


Welcome to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail Red. Enjoy the ride as we share our favorite hidden treasures at Disney.

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There's nothing like the feeling when you first stumble upon a hidden gem. Since I went to Disney World annually as a child, there were very few corners left undiscovered. There were some Disney experiences, however, that my family never pursued, for whatever reason.

Confession: I didn't taste a Dole Whip until my Disney College Program. In fact, the first time I stumbled upon Aloha Isle at Walt Disney World, it felt like a hidden gem. It was far from it!

Disney fans on both coasts salivate over Dole Whips. It's one of the unique Disney food experiences that only Disney fans know about. For Disney fans, it's a must-do on each trip, especially under the sweltering Florida and California sunshine.

However, the lines for a Dole Whip can be as long as some attractions. On our trip last month to Disneyland there was a twenty minute wait for these delectable snacks! Twenty minutes!

Cast members were wonderful and were taking orders and credit cards for those waiting in line. Yet, there is an even better way to experience a Dole Whip at Disneyland without the wait.

The secret: Go on Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room.

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This is not a setup!

My husband getting our Dole Whips!
At Disneyland, once you enter the Enchanted Tiki Room entrance, there is a "secret" line that usually has a short (if any) wait. We tried this out during our trip and were able to skip by a massive line AND see the Tiki Room!

If you want to be a spoil sport and skip the Tiki Room, just turn around and head right out the entrance.

This is truly a hidden gem of the best kind! Tell me about your favorite hidden gem in the comments section. Have you experienced the secret Dole Whip line at Disneyland?



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20 comments:

Jodi / MagicalMouseSchoolhouse said...

Well, well, well! That's a fantastic tip to remember when I finally get to Disneyland!

DisneyDonnaKay said...

A faster way to get Dole Whips - you're going to make a lot of Disney Fans very happy!!

Maureen Litz- Diehl-Brown said...

My first Dole Whip was last August .. after years of visiting! Wondering if WDW has a secret line for Dole Whips or the Tiki Room!?

Heidi Strawser said...

I will definitely be keeping THIS hidden gem in the back of my mind for when I do finally make it out to Disneyland. Gotta get my Dole Whip fix! (We did discover that we can get them MUCH closer to home, though - at a little amusement park in Lancaster called Dutch Wonderland!)

Beth Green said...

This is a great tip! I had no idea this existed!! Is there a secret location like this at WDW?

Mickey said...

I'm not a big fan of the Dole Whip, but I am a big fan of short lines! Next time I'm at Disneyland I'll have to try that! Now, did you know you could get a Dole Whip outside of the Magic Kingdom as well?

Rosanne Mottola said...

I did know that! You can get them at Captain Cooks at the Polynesian. (I know they are the same, but they don't feel the same as they do in the parks. Yes, I know I'm crazy.)

Rosanne Mottola said...

I wish! If it does exist, somebody please let me in on the secret!

Rosanne Mottola said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I know Dutch Wonderland and now that I know they have them there, this may be problematic!

Rosanne Mottola said...

I wish! I will search high and low for it, Maureen. Thanks for stopping by!

Rosanne Mottola said...

The faster the Dole Whip is in my hand, the better!

Rosanne Mottola said...

Thanks Jodi! I hope you get there soon!

Heidi Strawser said...

You do? Have you been there? It's about 1 1/2 hours from here and we go to Lancaster a lot. Unfortunately, you have to pay to get into the park in order to get a Dole Whip. :(

Kimberly said...

I tried my first Dole Whip about 6 months ago at WDW. Oh my gosh! I can't believe I had been missing out on it all these years! They are amazing! I've heard the Dole Whips are slightly different at Disneyland. Did yours come with an umbrella and a cherry?

Lisa Cameron said...

Wow! Great tip! We must try this if we ever go to Disneyland. Do they offer the float at this station as well? I kind of like that better than the traditional whip.

JenniferLissak said...

That's a great tip! I can't imagine waiting 20 minutes for a snack, but Dole whips are super popular!

Dawn Cullo said...

Fantastic hidden treasure for sure!! How many Dole Whips have you had in your lifetime?

DIStherapy said...

This IS a gem. I'm afraid to admit it, but Dole Whips are not my favorite snack. If it is possible, I believe these lines are longer at Disneyland than Walt Disney World. I believe you just made someone's day. ;) (OK, many people's day!!)

Capturing Magical Memories said...

Love these little secrets. I am also not a Dole Whip fan but they do have vanilla and it is good too!

ReturnToDisney said...

I'll admit - I still haven't had a Dole Whip! I just wasn't willing to stand in that line for a snack. Now that I know the secret, I might just give it a try next time :)

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