Yup — I mean what I type and I type what I mean. It was the sweetest monorail crawl in Disney history, and no I am not referring to CJ. (Insert laughter.) This mini monorail adventure left us both in a bit of a sugar coma like only Disney can provide you! We hit up the three monorail loop resorts, the Contemporary, the Polynesian, and the Grand Floridian, to pick out some of the cutest and tastiest treats we could find! Not only did we have an awesome time doing so, but it kept us out of the blazing afternoon heat. So, it’s a great option for your next trip when you need a little rest and relaxation from the Florida sun! Simply head out of Magic Kingdom to the resort monorail and jump off at the next stop!
The Grand Floridian:
Our first stop was the Grand Floridian, and CJ knew exactly where to go: Gasparilla Island Grill, a quick service option located near the Grand’s marina!
I had never really explored the Grand Floridian before, so it was awesome to get to look around and soak in the Victorian feel. To be honest, the Grand Floridian might be one of my favorite resorts visually! Although I have yet to stay, I am hoping it won’t disappoint!
This quick service location is something I can only describe as pretty and polished. (Two of my favorite things!) After looking over the selection of baked treats, we settled on the lemon blueberry cupcake. It was $5.49 before tax, $5.85 after tax. Like most other Disney cupcakes, this guy is huge!! The cupcake base was like a sponge cake filled with blueberry filling in the center. The frosting was lemon based, and it was pretty strong! The cupcake was topped with one blueberry and one lemon hard candy.
I would give this cupcake 3 stars out of 5. It was really good, but I am not the biggest lemon fan at all! If you love lemon this pretty cupcake is for you! I thought it might be nice with a cup of coffee on the way to the parks, though — just to help cut the sweet lemon flavoring.
Our next stop was the Contemporary resort! And my pick was initially a little biased. I saw the macaron on top of this treat and, well, it was over. I grabbed a Coke, and headed over to taste test our next selection. We had grabbed the tropical iridescent macaroon cupcake from Contempo Cafe. The cupcake was $5.49 before tax, and $5.89 after tax. The actual cupcake was a basic white cake, filled with a pineapple center. It was frosted with orange butter cream, and topped with a pink raspberry filled macaron.
The tropical iridescent macaron cupcake gets only 1 star out of 5. It was a lot of different flavor pairings for one cupcake. While is was a great value for its size and the fact that it had a mini treat on top, it was not a home run for me. The macaron tasted like it had been hanging around the Contemporary a little past its welcome as well. But, I have never met a macaron I didn’t like, so I can easily overlook that. Unfortunately, our second treat was a bit of a bust. So, in search of redemption, we head to the Polynesian. And there was only one place I wanted to go, but CJ had other plans.
CJ headed straight towards Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, a mini food service window outside of the pool that connects directly to Trader Sams. Unfortunately, when we arrived, it wasn’t quite open yet. CJ casually suggested we snag a Dole Whip as our
last treat, and I immediately responded with a “YES!” We were off to the Pineapple Lanai, located just steps away. I am all too familiar with the Polynesian Resort and this is my favorite quick service on Disney property.
We both snagged Dole Whip swirl cups, and were in heaven…. well, I was. And since I am writing this, CJ was too.
FIVE STARS OUT OF FIVE STARS. Thus, proving the FACT that the Dole Whip is the best sweet treat in all if Disney World. Don’t believe us? Try for yourself! Or comment your favorite sweet Disney desserts below! And you never know, our next sweet trip might be inspired by you!