PHOTOS - A look at the new Pineapple Lanai Dole Whip kiosk at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Aug 29, 2014 in "Pineapple Lanai"

Posted: Friday August 29, 2014 4:17pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Hot on the heels of the reopening of the new Captain Cook's at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort comes the Pineapple Lanai - the new home of the Dole Whip at the Polynesian.

The kiosk is located just outside the entrance to the pool area, taking up some of the space of the former Wyland Gallery. An exterior wall has been removed to provide a covered seating area, with six tables and seating for 24 guests.

The menu is all Dole Whip, with options of soft serve, a swirl, or a float. All can be served in a souvenir Tiki Bowl or Sipper. Unlike when the Dole Whip was served in Captain Cook's, it is no longer self service - so the super-sized creations are no longer possible.

Look for the Pineapple Lanai to open tomorrow, August 30 2014.

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disney4life2008Sep 04, 2014

Lets be real here: They put a RFID chip on all resort beverage stations to prevent those from "stealing soda". Wasnt it pretty obvious that an "open - make your own" dole whip station at a resort would eventually be taken away? Just saying.

righttrackSep 02, 2014


tikimanSep 02, 2014

The abuse of either piling on way too much or just taking it for free (as some told me they use to do) was not the main issue. On days where dispensing was heavy or people were running the dispenser for a long time the lines would freeze up and the machine would go down. They decided it needed to be controlled by staff and also have a better way to service the machine. I can’t say that I think the theming is very well done but technically they did not just cut a hole in the wall, they built that wall. Even more reason to make it look better than it does. That use to be the inside of Wyland Gallery where the tables are. The hours are noon to an hour after fireworks.

rob0519Sep 02, 2014

Probably the same rubes who kept bringing back the same refillable mugs for a decade.

worldfanaticSep 01, 2014

All you can pour Dole Whips was an annoying sloppy mess. If even a few undisciplined slobs boycott the Poly now......all the better.

BoarderPhreakSep 01, 2014

The end of an era, this. :(

dreamscometrueSep 01, 2014

That's what she said. ;)

Justinj2Sep 01, 2014

From what I asked it's 12 to 11 PM.

Monkee GirlSep 01, 2014

I was wondering the same thing too. I we come home from the park after the 1am-3am closings, a nice Dole Whip was a cool snack to eat while walking up to our room. It would be sad if they closed by 11am or so. either way, I kinda like the idea of a private section for the Doles. It clears up space from Captain Cook's and keeps the area clean. And though it's none of my business, it was kind of annoying seeing people take such large portions. I experienced it first hand last year. Do people really eat it all or do they just take it because they can, take pictures, and then throw half of it away? When I saw this late one night, the lady laughed as she walked away from the machine. I looked at the CM at the register and she knew what I was thinking. So she said 'I've seen worse." To me, that's not right. I get that guests want what they pay for Anyway, I may have a different opinion when I check it out in April, but as of right now, it's the least offensive Poly changes to me.

MarkTwainAug 31, 2014

Any word on hours? Other MK employees and I really enjoyed our quick trips to the Poly at 1am after a long shift and getting our Dole Whip fix. I'll miss the 24 access if it's gone.

xdan0920Aug 31, 2014

Maybe if rubes weren't stealing Dole Whip.....

Mouse_TrapAug 30, 2014

Going to have to save a lot of whip to justify manning the stall all day. I would have thought in the region of 50 servings need to saved an hour before you cover the cost of the employee. Of course, since they seem more concerned about possible revenue loss rather than cost, the Disney way of looking at it is that they only need to turn 2-3 abuses into extra purchases and it's cost neutral - any more and they increase revenue.

Texas84Aug 30, 2014

Yes, they just put the regular cup in the bowl.

DonaldDoleWhipAug 30, 2014

I'd like to think you're wrong...but you're probably not (based on souvenir cups served at other locations). :(