REVIEW: Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwich at Animal Kingdom

by | Nov 10, 2020 | Animal Kingdom, WDW Blog, WDW Food, WDW News

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Disney recently announced holiday treats available at Disney World this year, but not many have debuted yet at Animal Kingdom. Look forward to more wild treats in the future, but for now, the Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwich is a fall snack available only in November.

Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwich

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Dino-Bite Snacks at Animal Kingdom. Photo by Cliff Wang

What is it? Two big pumpkin cookies that sandwich in a heapin’ helpin’ of vanilla ice cream

Cost: $6.99

Location: Dino-Bite Snacks in Dino Land, USA at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Availability: Just for a limited time, from November 1st to 3rd.

This snack review is part of our full coverage of 2020 Christmas Snacks at Disney World

Worth the Price?

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A talented CM adds essential sprinkles. Photo by Rain Blanken

Serving Size

This ice cream sandwich was clearly made to serve to the dinosaurs that inhabit Dinoland because it is huge! This thing is larger than a quarter-pound cheeseburger and certainly stands as tall.

Make sure you have a buddy (or two) to help you finish this snack. I was really happy with this portion size since this is one of the pricier holiday treats available right now. It felt like we got our money’s worth in sugary goodness.

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The Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwich is Dino-sized! Photo by Rain Blanken

Taste

The flavors in this sandwich have been cleverly balanced. The vanilla ice cream has a distinct vanilla taste, so it isn’t too bland. But at the same time, it’s not too sweet either.

On the day we were at Animal Kingdom, it was rather hot out, so the lightness of the vanilla offered some refreshment.

The pumpkin cookies, while rich, had a decent bite of holiday spice to them to cut the sweetness. There are actually little chunks of sugar dotting the surface of the cookie.

Balance out your bites with vanilla ice cream, because a lot of this cookie at once could overload your sugar senses.

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It takes two hands to pull this sandwich open! Photo by Rain Blanken

Texture

Those little fall leaf sprinkles aren’t just for show! We really appreciated the crunch that the offered.

When compared to the mushy-ness of the ice cream and soft cookie, those sprinkles are working overtime to balance the texture of this snack.

Final Thoughts

With the, honestly, huge portion size and delightful pumpkin flavor, we think that you’re going to get exactly what you’re looking for when you see this treat on the menu.

Definitely recommended, but don’t attempt this one alone! Use the buddy system.


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Written by Rain Blanken

Written by Rain Blanken

Rain Blanken is the frying pan-wielding editorial director for WDW Magazine. She is a published author who has been working in digital media for 15 years. She is a DVC Member, WDW Annual Pass holder, former Disney Vacation Planner, and would live inside Boma if they would just stop checking under the tables at night. Did you like this article? Tip Rain in tartar sauce...