Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop

Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop can be a wonderful conclusion to a long day traipsing about Walt Disney World. San Francisco's Ghirardelli is America's oldest chocolate maker and the Downtown Disney location is one of just three of their soda fountains east of Las Vegas. A wide variety of sundaes are available, with everything from just one scoop to giants suitable for a whole family. Even if you don't get any ice cream, walk through the store for a free sample of chocolate.

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  • Location: Across from the waterside stage in Downtown Disney Marketplace
  • Date Opened:
  • Seating: Indoor and outdoor tables
  • Service Type: Counter service
  • Children's Meals: No
  • Vegetarian Options: Yes
  • Annual Pass Discount: 10% discount on all chocolate purchases and fountain treats.
  • Reservations: No
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A sample soda fountain menu can be found at the Ghirardelli page here.

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Average Reviewer Rating: 3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5
Number of Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop Reviews: 7
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4.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.0   May 5-13, 2007-3 separate visits
Reviewer: tjrj Durango CO     May 21, 2007
I'm submitting this review on behalf of ds 20. He is a big time coffee/chocolate snob. So he was beyond happy when he saw Ghiradrdelli's deep dark drinking chocolate on the menu. He had it each time we were at DTD. I sampled it and must admit that it was delicious. Place was a zoo-especially on Saturday and Sunday nights(not a surprise). You can get it "to go" and enjoy as you walk DTD.
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4.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.0   Oct 05
Reviewer: TinaMouse Farmington, MN     September 10, 2006
The smell alone will entice you through the doors. The soda shop is connected to the chocolate shop. While the prices were a bit steep, the quality was very good.

We have been here for snacks both times we hit DD. I will say that we do "budget" ahead or share snacks as you can't get a family of 4 out the door for less than $20. The coffee is excellent, as are the shakes. I like the sundaes.

The service staff was indifferent to us, and we were the only ones in the shop at the time. They attended to us, weren't rude, but just didn't seem interested in making the experience stellar.

I would certainly return here for our next trip in October 07. It has become tradition.
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2.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.0   July 2002
Reviewer: rbaadmin Elwood, IL     June 25, 2006
This is probably my first and last time eating at Ghirardelli's. My hot fudge sundae with whipped cream tasted very good, but that was the end of the enjoyment. Within ten minutes of consumption, I began to feel extremely sick. My wife and I quickly boarded a bus to get back to our hotel, but we were not quick enough. Without saying more, I was extremely glad I purchased something earlier that day because the bag came in handy on the bus ride. I barely had the strength to make it from the bus to the hotel room and went to bed at 7:00 p.m. and did not wake until the next morning. Upon further examination, watch out for bad whipped cream -- it's a doozy!!
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