Best ice cream places at Walt Disney World ranked

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3. Sunshine Tree Terrace

A mainstay of the Magic Kingdom since it opened in 1971, the Sunshine Tree Terrace offers one of the most unique treats around. The Orange Bird has been a rite of passage for Disney parkgoers for over 50 years, the lovely mix of float and ice cream also coming with the Orange Bird mascot doll. Even if you don’t want that, there’s a wide selection of floats of all flavors, from DOLE Whip to root beer and some nice soft serve cups. It’s little wonder this place remains busy all these decades later. 

2. Beaches and Cream Soda Shop

Yes, it has actual meals like burgers and sandwiches, but this Beach Club spot also has some of the best ice cream offerings around. You can get just regular scoops if you want, yet that’s only scratching the surface. There’s a plethora of sundae options in a varying number of scoops, added treats like Snickers bars and a fudge mudslide.

There are two special items here that set it apart. First, the No Way Jose, a peanut butter and hot fudge delight with some nice scoops. Then, the Kitchen Sink, a massive mix of flavors, hot fudge, peanut butter, brownie and more that can feed four. It’s little wonder this place is so fitting for the Beach Club.

1. L’ Artisan des Glaces

Epcot’s France pavilion has some very tasty spots, so it’s no surprise they also have an upscale ice cream parlor. As you can imagine, it’s no ordinary ice cream either. The Croque Glacé is your choice of ice cream flavor in a warm homemade brioche bun with your choice of sauce on top. There’s also the Macron sandwich and Coupe du Dimanche, which is two scoops in a homemade waffle bowl. All this plus some nice scoops of ice creams of all flavors, done in a French style that add to France’s amazing eating options.