Citrus Swirl Quietly Removed from the Sunshine Tree Terrace Menu in the Magic Kingdom

Dole Whips are among the most popular and most iconic Walt Disney World snacks, with pineapple floats, vanilla swirls, and of course, Citrus Swirls being a priority for many foodies and Disney fans visiting the Magic Kingdom. Inspired by Orange Bird, the Citrus Swirl has a massive following of fans who prefer this cool treat to its pineapple counterpart, but this week it seems like some feathers are ruffled by its disappearance from the menu (pun intended.)

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The Citrus Swirl has come and gone over the years at Walt Disney World. This classic ice cream was a staple in Adventureland throughout the 70s, and it has been back on the menu at the Sunshine Tree Terrace for a number of years now.

This week, the Citrus Swirl has all but disappeared. The iconic blend of frozen orange juice and vanilla soft serve has been removed from the menu at Sunshine Tree Terrace, both in person at the Magic Kingdom and for mobile order on the My Disney Experience app.

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Orange Bird himself has been rising in popularity in recent years, even becoming the mascot of sorts for the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. And, while it is no replacement for the traditional Citrus Swirl, there are some orange-flavored treats to be had at this year’s festival if you are missing the Citrus Swirl and visiting EPCOT. Guests can head over to the Citrus Blossom outdoor kitchen and find the Orange-Lemon Smoothie that even comes in a souvenir Orange Bird sipper, as well as an Orange Sunshine Wine Slushy.

Dole Whips are still readily available in Adventureland at Aloha Isle and numerous other locations around Walt Disney World, including at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, at Tamu Tamu Refreshments in Disney’s Animal Kingdom (where Guests can order a Dole Whip spiked with rum), and at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival.

Dole Whip

Shipping delays and shortages have certainly caused problems for inventory for all kinds of products at nearly any type of business throughout the pandemic, so it is possible that the removal of the Citrus Swirl is very temporary and we will see it back in Adventureland soon (and we hope that’s the case) The Citrus Swirl was off the menu briefly in September and it came back quickly, so fingers crossed!

We will keep you updated here on Disney Fanatic if we have additional news to share on the disappearance (and hopeful return) of the Citrus Swirl.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."

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