Ample Hills expected to permanently close at Disney's Boardwalk Resort and to cancel Disney Springs location

Jul 22, 2020 in "BoardWalk Ice Cream"

Posted: Wednesday July 22, 2020 8:34am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Following Ample Hills bankruptcy, new owners are attempting to bring the brand back to life and reopening its New York area stores. Unfortunately, it appears that the Walt Disney World locations are not in the future plans.

The company had operated a location at Disney's BoardWalk Resort for the last 5 years, and was in the early construction phases of opening a location at Disney Springs on the West Side.

Despite construction walls going up for a new Ample Hills Disney Springs location, we understand that very little work has actually taken place inside. 

Disney is yet to make any announcement on what will happen to either location.

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ThelazerJun 25, 2021

Salt And Straw... man can't wait!

jt04Jun 24, 2021

A gelato on the beach in Gela in July. Priceless.

TJ VazquezJun 24, 2021

True. Like I said I am not the person to go to for ice cream recommendations :D I didn't even hear about that listeria recall. We usually only get ice cream or gelato at Epcot for some reason. We did enjoy Italy's gelato. 👍

Kevin_WJun 24, 2021

I think Jeni's is a bit overrated (and quite overpriced) and I'm not sure how they survived the Listeria recall and associated shutdown. (I'm sure that listeria problem tainted my view of the company.)

jt04Jun 23, 2021

Love Ghirardelli but Disney Springs could use another dedicated ice cream venue. And competition is always good for the customers. 🍨

Magic FeatherJun 23, 2021

In general, I believe that most Springs retailers are not subject to Disney Look.

TJ VazquezJun 22, 2021

Ah interesting, thanks for that info.

TrainChasersJun 22, 2021

Extreme hair color, face piercings, tattoos (although tattoos are Disney look now).

TJ VazquezJun 22, 2021

Good to know, I've never had salt and straw, so I for sure try it. Just curious, what does "non-Disney looks mean?

TrainChasersJun 22, 2021

Jeni’s is very good. I think you’ll find salt and straw just as good. They both rate way over Ample Hills in my book. Oh fun fact - if it’s the same agreement as California expect to see “non-Disney” looks from the salt and straw scoopers.

TJ VazquezJun 22, 2021

I wish it wasn't. I'm not a huge ice cream person but Jeni's is something I would seek out. SO GOOD.

the.dreamfinderJun 21, 2021

That was a joke.

wdwmagicJun 21, 2021

Not happening

the.dreamfinderJun 21, 2021

What if Jeni’s swoops in at the last minute?