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Dole Whip & Citrus Swirl

Walt Disney World: What's the difference?

From Ben Reeves
Posted March 29, 2012 at 5:12 PM
Since i won't be returning to WDW for a while :( (Unless i end up applying for the international program next year) can someone enlighten me on the difference between a dole whip and a citrus swirl, sadly I've only had the chance to try the delicious treat known as dole whip


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From Skipper Adam
Posted March 29, 2012 at 6:20 PM
The primary differences, as far as I know are these: Dole Whip is a non-dairy frozen pineapple treat that you can get swirled with vanilla, and or on a float of pineapple juice. Citrus Swirl is frozen orange juice swirled with vanilla soft serve.

From Amy Smith
Posted March 29, 2012 at 9:07 PM
But you can get orange dole whip too, at least at Magic Kingdom. When you order a Dole Whip there they ask you "Pineapple, orange, or vanilla?" So it's just an orange dole whip then?

From James Rao
Posted March 30, 2012 at 3:16 AM
The biggest difference is the Pineapple Dole Whip FLOAT - pineapple soft serve in pineapple juice. It may be the single greatest dessert item ever concocted!

In the picture following, the Float is the one on the left:

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From Skipper Adam
Posted March 30, 2012 at 9:15 AM
I think the orange dole whip is regular orange soft serve.

From Betty Rohrer
Posted March 30, 2012 at 9:11 PM
based on what i learned in the small park i work at, both are dole whip flavors. both of the ones at the park i work at are nondairy. only the pineapple are made into floats.

From Robert Niles
Posted April 2, 2012 at 9:41 PM
Skipper has it.

BTW, here's a photo of the Citrus Swirl.

From Skipper Adam
Posted April 3, 2012 at 12:38 PM
LOL The size of my belly will tell you I am the man to know about the snacks...

From Terry O'Neal
Posted April 3, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Aren't there few places to pick up these tasty treats? From the sound of it, they aren't wide-spread. Or are they?

From Skipper Adam
Posted April 3, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Disney likes to say that there are only four places to get a Dole-whip. Adventurelands in DLR and MK, the Polynesian and Hawaii. However, Dole-whips have been popping up at fairs and carnivals. The Citrus Swirl I only know to be found in Adventureland in MK.

From Ben Reeves
Posted April 4, 2012 at 1:50 AM
ok, to be fair the citrus swirl does look pretty awesome. I can't wait to get my hands on one sooner or later!

From Dominick D
Posted April 4, 2012 at 9:07 AM
Quick Question: Where in Adventureland can I get a Citrus Swirl?

From Skipper Adam
Posted April 4, 2012 at 9:13 AM
Sunshine Tree Terrace, which is attached to the Tiki Room since it was the food booth for the Florida Citrus Growers who sponsored the Tiki Room and used the Orange Bird as the mascot.

From Skipper Adam
Posted April 4, 2012 at 10:42 AM
On that note, it's on the permanent menu now, along with some tasty and upscale quick service food items. It went from a seasonal stand to help with Dolewhip lines to being an awesome food counter of its own.

From Dominick D
Posted April 4, 2012 at 2:13 PM
Thanks Skipper. Can't wait to try it!

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