Mom And Daughter Sailing Ship Columbia; In costume as captain hook and Peter Pan
  • On Sep 24, 2013
    Sasha from MB Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We LOVE icecream and i see there are lots of icecream places in DL and DCA.!!!! Please recommend your favorite place to get icecream in both DL and DCA.... ane what item is a must try for kids ( 9 -10) as well as must try for adults. thanks.

    Hi, Sasha!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thanks for your question. I also have a sweet tooth and enjoy ice cream desserts during every visit to the Disneyland Resort!

    My go-to spot when I’m craving a sweet treat in Disney California Adventure Park is the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop. My dessert of choice is The Gold Rush, a sundae with fresh hot fudge and melted peanut butter. Your kids might enjoy The Cable Car, a rocky road sundae with creamy marshmallow topping that’s finished off with a cherry and Ghirardelli Squares milk chocolate. Another great choice for kids is a Hand-Dipped Ice Cream Bar from Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream. You start by choosing an ice cream flavor (vanilla bean, chocolate or berry sorbet) and then select your dip (dark or milk chocolate). The topping selections include chocolate chips, confetti Mickeys, rainbow sprinkles and blue raspberry bursts. To try a mix of all the toppings, order “The Whole Herd!”

    In Disneyland Park, Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor is a good place to get your sugar fix. I like the Chocolate Chip Cookie Hot Fudge Sundae. It has two scoops of vanilla ice cream and two freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, topped with hot fudge. Your kids can get a classic root beer float, or switch it up and try a Coca-Cola or Fanta Orange float! Another favorite I have to mention (even though it’s not technically ice cream) is the pineapple-flavored Dole Whip, a dairy-free soft-serve frozen dessert that’s become a mainstay of Adventureland at the Tiki Juice Bar! My favorite is the Dole Whip Float, a generous helping of Dole Whip served atop pineapple juice…delicious and refreshing! 

    I hope this helps, Sasha, and that you have a wonderfully pixie-dusted visit to the Disneyland Resort. Please write back with more questions as your planning continues!

    Wishing you magic,

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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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