A look at Salt and Straw construction progress at Disney Springs

Mar 25, 2022 in "Salt and Straw Disney Springs"

Salt and Straw Disney Springs construction - March 14 2022
Posted: Friday March 25, 2022 9:19am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Work continues inside and out at Salt and Straw on the West Side at Disney Springs.

The new ice cream store is expected to open soon as crews finish off the interior and prep the outside for its new look.

Salt and Straw is also in the process of recruiting staff members and is holding a job fair today, March 25, from 9am to 4pm at 1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL.

Salt and Straw's arrival at Disney Springs was announced in June 2021, and will replace Walt Disney World's previous premium ice cream store, Ample Hills. The Disney Springs Ample Hills location never opened, and the BoardWalk location closed.

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LAKid53Apr 25, 2022

I'm in total agreement. Their black cherry amaretto gelato is the bomb.

nickysApr 24, 2022

You do realise not all of us live in the US? Over here there is definitely a difference between ice cream and gelato. In fact many Italian restaurants have both on the menu, because they are different. Just because “most people” can’t tell the difference doesn’t mean there isn’t a difference. Some people refer to Dole Whips as ice cream too, which is just as incorrect as saying gelato is the same as ice cream. And it seems you’ve just contradicted yourself with the final sentence of this post, when earlier you said you couldn’t understand why people would rather go to one than the other.

UNCgolfApr 24, 2022

It doesn't? I said most people can't tell a difference, although I suppose I really meant that the difference is so small that most people don't care, along with the fact that in some cases there is literally no difference at all. My point was that most people are only concerned with the overall quality when choosing because they're so similar. I'm not sure I've ever met someone who said they wanted ice cream and then was upset if they got gelato instead, or vice versa. Of course there are always exceptions, but there aren't many people that would rather have, say, Breyers ice cream over high quality gelato, or cheap low quality gelato over high quality ice cream. It's nice to have numerous options at Disney Springs to spread out crowds.

Swarls BarkleyApr 24, 2022

Sorry it upsets you so that people may prefer ice cream to gelato. They must be as uneducated as me . Have a nice day .

Californian ElitistApr 24, 2022

Best vanilla ice cream I’ve ever had.

UNCgolfApr 24, 2022

It says it every time the word "gelato" appears, as you just admitted. Gelato isn't always different from American ice cream. Traditional gelato has minor differences from American ice cream (gelato tends to be richer/more flavorful, which is why I generally prefer it), but those lines have become heavily blurred. There is gelato that is made with eggs and the same fat content as American ice cream, to the point that they are the exact same product. And there are plenty of places selling American ice cream that call it gelato because they think it sounds fancier. Regardless, even traditional gelato and American ice cream are so similar that most people don't know which one they're eating. I'm not sure why you're trying to die on this hill, other than you just feel like trolling.

Swarls BarkleyApr 24, 2022

If you can show me on their menu where it says "ice cream". I am aware of what gelato means and how it is produced ( different from ice cream).

UNCgolfApr 24, 2022

Gelato literally means ice cream, so yes, they do.

Swarls BarkleyApr 24, 2022

So you are one of the ones who (by your own admission) can't tell the difference between ice cream and gelato as Vivoli IL Gelato doesn't sell ice cream.

UNCgolfApr 24, 2022

So anyways, the best ice cream at Disney Springs is at Vivoli il Gelato, but Salt and Straw is a good option for people who want unique flavors.

Swarls BarkleyApr 24, 2022

Nope.

UNCgolfApr 24, 2022

I think you are and you just don't want to admit you're wrong. But if you want to believe gelato and ice cream are dramatically different things, then you do you.

Swarls BarkleyApr 24, 2022

Nope.

UNCgolfApr 24, 2022

Are you confusing gelato with sorbet/Italian ice? Ice cream and gelato are almost identical (gelato actually just means ice cream in Italian). There are some differences, but not enough for most people to notice it. And even the differences aren't always there; eggs are sometimes included in gelato.