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PHOTOS, REVIEW: “BoardWalk Ice Cream” Opens with Shoreside Sundae & Thundering Surf Peanut Butter and Chocolate Sundae

After discovering the new shop’s name and menu this morning, we stopped by Disney’s BoardWalk again to check out the new Boardwalk Ice Cream parlor when it opened this afternoon. Since this morning, the menu had a few changes, and the physical distancing markers were moved from three feet to six feet apart.

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The shop is very similar to the former Ample Hills Creamery, which closed over a year ago. Disney has taken over the space for the time being.

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The same digital menu boards are used.

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Physical distancing markers are now six feet apart in the queue.

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Bottled Coca-Cola products are available.

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Only one counter was in use when we entered.

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Plexiglass barriers are installed at the counters.

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Let’s take a peek inside the ice cream cases.

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A toppings station is set up on the back counter where sundaes are prepared.

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Numbers on the floor show guests where to stand.

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BoardWalk Ice Cream Menu

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Ice Cream Flavors

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Strawberry
  • Butter Pecan
  • Cookies ‘N Cream
  • Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Rainbow Sherbet
  • Coffee
  • No Sugar Added Chocolate-Vanilla Swirl

The Classic Wave Two-Scoop cup is $5.49.

Ice Cream Sundaes

  • Ride the Wave – $5.99: Two scoops of ice cream topped with whipped cream, toasted almonds, a cherry, and one topping of your choice.
  • Surf’s Up Sundae – $6.99: Three scoops of ice cream topped with whipped cream, toasted almonds, a cherry, and one topping of your choice.
  • Shoreside Sundae – $7.49: Three scoops of vanilla ice cream with hot fudge, marshmallow topping, and SNICKERS bar pieces topped with whipped cream, chopped peanuts, and a cherry.
  • Thundering Surf Peanut Butter and Chocolate Sundae – $7.49: Chocolate and vanilla ice cream with peanut butter and chocolate morsels, topped with whipped cream and a cherry.
  • Bayside Brownie À la Mode – $6.99: Brownie with hot fudge and vanilla ice cream, topped with whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles, and a cherry.
  • Strawberry Splash Shortcake – $6.99: Vanilla shortcake with vanilla ice cream, strawberry compote, and whipped cream.
  • Kids’ Mickey Mouse Sundae – $4.49: One scoop of ice cream with chocolate cookies and a cherry.

Additional toppings are available for $1 each.

Toppings

  • Marshmallow
  • Strawberry
  • Pineapple
  • Peanut butter
  • Hot fudge
  • Caramel
  • Chocolate syrup

Shoreside Sundae – $7.49

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The individual components of the sundae were good. However, we couldn’t taste the marshmallow at all.

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We have no complaints, but overall, this sundae is very basic. There’s nothing special about it. We could have made it at home with grocery store ingredients, and that’s what it tastes like.

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In favor of something more interesting, we would not order this again.

Thundering Surf Peanut Butter and Chocolate Sundae – $7.49

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The presentation of the Thundering Surf sundae is much nicer than the Shoreside Sundae.

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Again, the ingredients were basic, but the peanut butter really takes this sundae to another level. It’s basically a tiny version of our beloved “No Way Jose” from Beaches and Cream Soda Shop.

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The warm peanut butter sauce was creamy and tied the whole sundae together.

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If we came back to BoardWalk Ice Cream, we would order this again.

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Overall, we definitely preferred the Thundering Surf Peanut Butter and Chocolate Sundae over the Shoreside Sundae, but neither were anything exciting. BoardWalk Ice Cream would make a nice cold treat for walking around the BoardWalk, but with the wide assortment of ice cream treats available at Walt Disney World, we wouldn’t make a special trip for this. Obviously, this is a downgrade from Ample Hills, but we really wish Disney would outsource this location again, preferably to Salt & Straw, who operates a location at Disneyland Resort and now have Florida locations in Miami.

Will you try anything off the menu at BoardWalk Ice Cream? Let us know in the comments!

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Cindy Kopf
Cindy Kopf
2 months ago

Menu looks boring, three spots in the ice cream display for vanilla. Walk a bit and go to beaches and cream; in my opinion.

Prince Naveen
Prince Naveen
2 months ago

“Boardwalk Ice Cream” – really??? Don’t kill yourselves, Disney, to come up with some unique name and theming. It’s not like we’re paying you for that.