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Dole Whip at California Adventure | Why You Won't Find It Here!

Dole Whip and Churros are two of the most popular treats that come to mind when you think of sweets available at Disneyland.

But one of these treats isn't even available just a short walk away from Disneyland at California Adventure!

Our Dole Whip at California Adventure Guide details if you can expect to ever find Dole Whip at California Adventure as well as some potential reasons why the treat is constantly missing from the park! 

Questions We'll Answer About Dole Whip At California Adventure:

  • Is Dole Whip Available At California Adventure?
  • Why Isn't Dole Whip Sold At California Adventure?


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Is Dole Whip Available At California Adventure?

While Dole Whip is available at Disneyland and at some of the Disneyland Resort Hotels, Dole Whip isn't currently served at California Adventure. 

It's one of the most popular treats at Disneyland, so it's quite surprising to see you won't be able to get Dole Whip here, even though it's available right across the esplanade at Disneyland!

If Dole Whip does appear at California Adventure, then we'll be sure to update this guide with details on where you can find it.

For now though, this begs the question... why is Dole Whip available at Disneyland and the Disneyland Hotels, but not at California Adventure?

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Why Isn't Dole Whip Sold At California Adventure?

While we can't 100% confirm why Dole Whip isn't sold at California Adventure, our research has led us to one major reason we believe might explain Dole Whip's absence. 

Ghirardelli is a major name in the chocolate and ice cream industry and they have a huge partnership with Disney and a large location inside California Adventure.

In fact, Ghirardelli is one of the most popular food locations in all of California Adventure, of course, due to their delicious sweet treats. 

It's not cheap to have property inside a Disney theme park and likely we suspect that because Ghirardelli is paying a large sum of money to have their store in California Adventure, there may be some exclusivity deals at work here.

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While Disney is allowed to sell standard ice cream throughout their parks, Dole Whip is such a big and popular name that Disney may have agreed to keep the treat outside of California Adventure as part of their deal with Ghirardelli. 

Again, we don't know this for sure, but exclusivity deals in the food business aren't uncommon at all with many venues and restaurants having contracts to only serve specific brands.

This is why you only see Coke products at Disney parks and not Pepsi!

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We do know that Disney sells soft serve and ice cream in other areas of the park that aren't tied to Ghirardelli, but these ice cream brands aren't as heavily publicized or branded as Dole Whip always is! 

It's unlikely Disney ever confirms why Dole Whip isn't available at California Adventure, so the most we can do for now is speculate... and some sort of exclusivity agreement is a probable reason Dole Whip is missing!



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