The Arr-cade was minding it’s own business on the day they came. They showed a piece of paper saying eminent domain. They built an ice cream shop saying iPads were to blame. So after Ralph got mad, he got hungry and he ordered Gelato scoop by Gelato Scoop to welcome Vanellope Von Schweetz to the Disney Dream.
During the Disney Dream’s 2015 dry dock, Vanellope’s Sweets and Treats was added replacing the former Arr-cade on the starboard side, aft area near Cabanas on deck 11. There is an entrance inside Cabanas as well as on the pool deck just outside the door to Cabanas.
Next to the go-kart stands King Candy on the winner podium waving a checkered flag.
Below is a video walkthrough of Vanellope’s Sweets and Treats to help you get the lay of the land… Oops, I meant Sugar Rush. If you get tired of watching the video make sure you at least watch the scenes with the gum-ball machines for a nice surprise.
Vanellope’s Sweets and Treats Menu
Now that we’ve covered the design of the space, lets move along to the sweets and treats. Vanellope’s Sweets and Treats as the name implies offers a variety of options including sugary snacks similar to those you’d find around Walk Disney World, bulk candy, pre-packaged Disney candy, macaroons and many different flavors of gelato. There are three display screens above the display cases which display the menu and a leaderboard.
The leaderboard is dynamic and will adjust based on sales of the particular artisan sundaes.
There are smaller menus available on the top of the display cases to make it easier to read over the artisan sundae selections.
The five scoop Ralph’s Family Challenge sundae comes in a trophy souvenir cup while the three scoop Vanellope’s Go-Kart Sunday arrives in a go-kart. After two full cruises since opening there are none on eBay. I am shocked. Why didn’t I corner the Vanellope’s market on eBay?
The other sundaes are either $4.95 or $5.95. The gelato and ice cream is the available by the scoop with the ice cream slightly cheaper than the gelato.
Vanellope’s Ice Cream – Frozen Yogurt – Sorbet Selection
Vanellope’s ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet selections varied by day during our 4-night cruise. I’m sure there will be standards that are always available along with guest favorites in addition to a rotation selection of seasonal or lets try this flavor. Below are photos of all the flavors we saw along with listing of Vanellope’s ice cream flavors.
- Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
- French Vanilla Ice Cream
- Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
- King Candy Ice Cream
- Salted Carmel Ice Cream
- Peaches ’N’ Cream Ice Cream
- Belgian Chocolate Ice Cream
- No Sugar Added Vanilla Chocolate Ice Cream
- Strawberry Cheesecake Chunk Ice Cream
- Midnight Cookies ’N’ Cream Ice Cream
- Dulce De Leche Ice Cream
- Strawberry Cheesecake Chunk Ice Cream
- Cookie Dough Dynamo Ice Cream
- Mango Citrus Sorbet
- Raspberry Sorbet
- Black Cherry Frozen Yogurt
Vanellope’s Gelato Selection
The gelato selections varied by day during our 4-night cruise. I’m sure there will be standards that are always available along with guest favorites in addition to a rotation selection of seasonal or lets try this flavor. Below are photos of all the flavors we saw along with listing of Vanellope’s gelato flavors. (No, you are not going crazy, I used the same paragraph from the ice cream section.)
- Red Velvet ’N’ Cookies Gelato
- Amarena – Cherry Gelato
- Oreo Cookie ’N’ Cream Gelato
- Key Lime Pie Gelato
- Blueberry – Lemon Zest Gelato
- Tiramisu Gelato
- Candy Explosion Gelato
- Strawberry Gelato
- Cupcake Gelato
- Cappuccino Gelato
- Pistachio Variegate Gelato
- Hazelnut Gelato
- Mascarpone Cheese and Raspberry Gelato
- Cherry Chocolate Chip Gelato
- Mango Swirl Cheesecake Gelato
- Pina Colada Gelato
- Candy Cane Gelato
- Pumpkin Gelato
- White Chocolate and Roasted Almond Gelato
- Mixed Berries Gelato
There is a toppings bar to enhance your gelato and ice cream. Sorry, this is not self service.
There are two display cabinets just inside the door if you entered from inside of Cabanas filled with cookies, character apples, fudge, rice crispy treats, cupcakes, chocolate bars, macaroons, truffles among other treats.
Vanellope’s Sweets (Mostly Bulk Candy)
Located on the exterior wall you will find a selection of bulk candy for $9.95 per pound. The selection included the following:
- Crazy Bananas Candy
- Hot Tamales
- Milk Chocolate Raisins
- Mini Jawbreakers
- Reese’s Pieces
- Jelly Belly Jelly Beans (49 Assorted Flavor Mix)
- Cry Baby Tears
- Licorice Pastels
- Sour Balls (Assorted)
- Mike and Ike
- Dark Chocolate Almonds
- Tootsie Roll
- Warheads Extreme Sour Candy
- Gummy Sea Critters
- Sour Patch Kids
- Caramel Creams
- Mini Dark Chocolate Rainbow Nonpareils
- Chocolate Double Dipped Peanuts
- Salt Water Taffy (Assorted Flavors)
- Atomic Fireballs
- Lemon Heads
In addition to the bulk candy you can purchase Selma’s rice crisp treats, cotton candy and prepackaged Disney branded treats.
The three large gum ball machines in the center of Vanellope’s contain pre-packaged Disney branded ChocolateEARS, Chip and Dale Snack Mixes, lollipops and other sweet and savory treats you can find around Walt Disney World.
Oh, one last tidbit related to Vanellope’s. The soft serve Eye Scream remains available those that have been asking if this was going to disappear.
Overall, I thought Vanellope’s was well executed and themed. I just wish there was a full size Ralph next to Vanellope’s go-kart. Even if you are not interested in making a purchase it is well worth the visit to see the space. Make sure you take a minute to hang out around the red gum ball machine for a little interactive surprise. I thought the prices were not bad for the gelato (one scoop for $2.95), but the macaroon for $2.00 was not worth it considering my wife thought it was previously frozen (not to mention TINY). Just for the sake of comparison we judge all macaroons based on the ones you can get at the France Pavilion at Epcot. Those are good; these are not. The bulk candy is just that — bulk candy. It is $9.95/pound & the variety was decent and may be a place to stop before heading to the Buena Vista Theatre for a movie. With so many included food and dessert options onboard the Disney Dream, I do not see myself spending all that much money at Vanellope’s aside from an artisan sundae or a scoop of ice cream or gelato from time to time depending on the flavors. Just like the Arr-cade, you may want to discuss charging privileges to those you authorize to charge to the stateroom. Also, If you want to avoid or keep those hungry eyes off of Vanellope’s Sweets and Treats limit your walking to the port side of deck 11 you will never see the new venue.