It seems like every couple of weeks, we hear about new treats and eats making their debuts at the Disney parks — and you know what? I’m not even mad about it. I could read about whimsically-themed food items all day and never get bored. That is why I am very much here for the new themed ice cream cones Disney World just launched at the Magic Kingdom: They’re beautiful; they’re probably delicious, and one of them even looks like Hei Hei from Moana.
The Hei Hei Cone
Where to get it: Aloha Isle, Adventureland.
Not going to lie: This one is my favorite. I feel a deep affinity with Hei Hei; despite the fact that I am often very type A, which Moana’s idiotic rooster most definitely is not, he absolutely represents how I usually feel during periods of extreme stress: Like I have NO IDEA WHAT I’M DOING. What’s more, in practice, they Hei Hei cone is really weird-looking, and I love it.
Anyway, the cone itself is blue — just like Hei Hei’s body — and topped with pineapple Dole Whip and raspberry soft serve. Two googly eyes made completely of sugar are then slapped on either side of the soft serve, while a sour belt gives the rooster-shaped treat his comb. According to reviews, it melts fast, but tastes terrific; WDW News Today praised the mix of pineapple and raspberry, noting that the treat was particularly refreshing in the humid Florida heat. Find Aloha Isle opposite the Magic Carpets of Aladdin.
The Lost Princess Cone
Where to get it: Storybook Treats, Fantasyland.
Named for Tangled’s Rapunzel — who, you’ll recall, was known in the Kingdom of Corona as the Lost Princess for the 17 or 18 years she spent trapped in Mother Gothel’s tower — the cone here is purple, while the soft serve is lemon; the ice cream is then finished off by edible flowers (they look like pansies to me, but correct me if I’m wrong, botanist, horticulturists, and other people with green thumbs). I kind of dig how the swirled, golden ice cream dotted with flowers apes the look of Rapunzel’s hair after she’s had it braided for her in Corona’s market square.
The Adventure Is Out There Cone
Where to get it: Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies, Tomorrowland.
Is Up your jam? This treat’s for you. Like the Hei Hei cone, the Adventure Is Out There cone is blue — but the soft serve is delightfully unexpected: It’s mango. Heck yes. Meanwhile, a bunch of candy balloons, which the Disney Food Blog notes is made of “lots of mini chocolate candy ‘balloons’…joined together by one large piece of white chocolate,” plastered to the side of the frozen treat recalls Carl’s flying house.
The mango flavor of the soft serve is apparently quite pronounced; according to the Disney Food Blog, it’s “even MORE potent than the pineapple flavor of the pineapple Dole Whip” — but not unpleasantly so. Indeed, Disney Tourist Blog called it “excellent,” proclaiming it to be their “second favorite Dole Whip-style treat in Magic Kingdom.” Find Auntie Gravity’s near the Merchant of Venus souvenir shop.