Ample Hills Creamery - Creator of the Star Wars Ice Cream coming to Disney's BoardWalk?

Feb 24, 2016 in "Seashore Sweets"

A tiny Brooklyn based ice-cream shop that is taking the ice-cream world by storm might just be heading to Walt Disney World.


If you haven't heard the story, 2015 was a big year for the husband and wife team that created the Ample Hills Creamery in 2011.

Bob Iger himself became a big fan of their ice cream, and became a mentor and advisor. Leveraging that relationship, Ample Hills secured a license to produce a Star Wars Ice Cream, in two varieties - the Dark Side (an ultra-dark chocolate ice cream with espresso fudge brownies, cocoa crispies, and white chocolate pearls to represent the light still hiding in the dark, waiting to burst through) and Light Side (a bright marshmallow ice cream with homemade crispie clusters, as well as a smattering of handmade cocoa crispies to represent the dark side still lurking within the light).

With all that success and the Bob Iger connection, we've heard strong speculation that a new ice cream store being built on Disney's BoardWalk to replace Seashore Sweets will feature Ample Hills Creamery products.

Ample Hills Creamery ice cream is made by hand, using grass fed cows milk with organic cane sugar, and even the mix-ins are made in-house from scratch - very much like a bakery. The new BoardWalk ice cream offering should mark a considerable upgrade from what was served at the old Seashore Sweets.

The new ice cream store is being built in the space that was previously the ESPN Club arcade, next-door to the BoardWalk Bakery. Disney has not yet made any announcements, and so this should be treated as speculation until confirmed.

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Article Posted: Feb 24, 2016 / 11:25am EST
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wdwmagicMar 17, 2020

Yeah their problems began before Coronavirus

RobWDW1971Mar 17, 2020

I wonder how that will impact their copyright suit with that strip club in Detroit.

Andrew CMar 17, 2020

So...the bankruptcy doesn't necessarily mean all stores will shudder. Although combining this with the virus....geeezz...

wdwmagicMar 17, 2020

Yes Ample Hills Creamery files for bankruptcy

wendysueMar 17, 2020

Aren't they now filing for bankruptcy? Thought I saw that somewhere.

disneyC97Mar 17, 2020

They are really delicious. I go to the ones in New York all the time. I really hope they figure this out and stick around.

wdwmagicMar 16, 2020

yes. very little has happened inside at Disney Springs as this has been on the cards for some time.

danlb_2000Mar 16, 2020

Wonder if this will impact the one under construction at Disney Springs.

TrainChasersMar 16, 2020

I am too but Salt & Straw allows flavor trying and they still move the lines much better out in Anaheim and Portland.

Andrew CMar 16, 2020

I am against flavor trying....

TrainChasersMar 16, 2020

They would probably double the sales if they sped up the line. It’s literally the slowest ice cream line I’ve ever stood in. And that’s not just at Disney, it’s actuallt even SLOWER in the NYC stores that I’ve visited.

the.dreamfinderMar 16, 2020

https://ny.eater.com/2020/3/16/21181870/ample-hills-ice-cream-bankruptcy-nyc

JenniferSSep 29, 2016

Hubby was addicted to this ice cream during our most recent vacation. Three visits in five days. He was sad that I hadn't introduced Ample Hills to him earlier in our trip. I thought it was excellent, although I can take or leave hard ice cream generally. We went whole hog, and paid OOP for the cookie cones the first time. After that, we just used snack credits. Hubby loooooooved the cookie cone. It was just way too much for me.

hakunamatataSep 29, 2016

Some election year product from AH. http://fxn.ws/2dlytEb