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Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor

Serving Dreyer's Ice Cream, Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor remains an end-of-day destination for ice cream, a sundae, or milkshake. Though the Disneyland-only fantasia flavor is no longer served, check the board every day to see what flavors are available. Don't be deterred by long lines, the staff is very efficient and the line moves quickly.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Location: Just after Carnation Café on the left side of Main Street. First of several storefront locations that share the same internal space.
  • Date Opened: 1997
  • Seating: Limited indoor tables
  • Service Type: Counter service
  • Children's Meals: No
  • Vegetarian Options: Yes
  • Annual Pass Discount: No
  • Sponsor: Dreyer's
  • Reservations: No
 
Menu Information - Hide Section

Menu as of February 2014

Specialties

Chocolate Chip Cookie Hot Fudge Sundae - Two scoops of vanilla ice cream and two freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies, with hot fudge, whipped cream, and a cherry. $6.29
Firehouse Dalmatian Mint Sundae - Two scoops of mint chocolate chip ice cream, served in a waffle cup, with hot fudge, whipped cream, and a cherry. $5.99
Strawberry Street Car Sundae - Two scoops of vanilla ice cream, served in a waffle cup, with strawberry topping, whipped cream, and a cherry. $5.99

Ice Cream Floats

Two scoops of vanilla ice cream with choice of Coca-Cola, Fanta Orange, or Barqs Root Beer. $4.69

By the Scoop (Single Scoop/Double Scoop)

Regular Cone or Cup - $3.99/$4.49
Waffle Cone or Bowl - $4.49/$5.19
Dipped Waffle Cone - Choice of chocolate or chocolate with peanuts or sprinkles. $4.99/$5.49
Add peanuts, sprinkles, strawberry topping or hot fudge. - $0.99 each

Flavors

Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Butter Pecan (no sugar added), Cookies and Cream, Mint Chocolate Chip, Mocha Almond Fudge, Rainbow Sherbet, Nestle Toll House Cookie Swirl

Drinks

Soda - Coca Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Barq's Root Beer, Minute Maid Light Lemonade, Fanta Orange. $2.99/3.49

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Average Reviewer Rating: 3.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 5
Number of Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor Reviews: 5
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2.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.0   3/21/09
Reviewer: backsthepack Litchfield Park, AZ     March 23, 2009
The place was crowded, as usual. We waited aoubt 35 minutes in line (only two registers open). We place our order and wait another 10 minutes to get our ice cream. My husband and I both got the sundae that has cookies on it. The cookies were hard as rocks...I mean you cannot bite into them hard. We discarded them. The ice cream was good, but the hot fudge was minimal. Really not worth the time or the price.
 
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2.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.02.0/5.0   8-15-08
Reviewer: mrpinknn Orange County, CA     August 16, 2008
The ice cream is great. The service is sooo slow. I am always shocked how slow the service is in the shop. I can't imagine that management can't think of a way to motivate these cast members.
 
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5.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.0   year-round, 2004
Reviewer: Megs Long Beach, California     March 07, 2005
The Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor smells LOVELY all the time! It's mouth-watering, the scents that come out of that place! I love to get a big waffle-cone of Fantasia ice cream with hot fudge...it's amazing! Fantasia is officially my favorite flavor ice cream...and I can only get it at Disneyland, darnit!
They also have Rootbeer Floats here, which is another reason I love this place!

The only thing I don't like is that it's ALWAYS crowded with tons of people...the line gets out of control during the summer months especially. But the cast members scoop as quick as they can and I appreciate them for that.
The atmosphere is gorgeous...and takes me back to a time when there actually WAS pretty parlors to eat ice cream sundaes in...not just a ratty old Baskin Robbins (although, trust me, I'm definitely not doggin' Baskin Robbins' ice cream...I love that stuff too.)
 
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History and Trivia - Hide Section
  • At this location: For the first five years of the park, this location was Puffin Bakery. In 1960, the location closed for a month and reopened as Sunkist Citrus House, where fruit juices and sandwiches were offered. In 1990 the Sunkist sponsorship ended and this location became Blue Ribbon Bakery. In 1997, the Carnation Ice Cream Parlor was reorganized into Carnation Cafe, and Blue Ribbon Bakery was moved into what had been the indoor portion of that restaurant. Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor opened at that time.
  • Other Trivia:
    • Fantasia: Until 2003, Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor was the only location in the world for Fantasia ice cream from Carnation (attempts to sell it at Walt Disney World had not succeeded). Citing the cost of producing the flavor for just Disneyland and limited demand, the flavor was discontinued in December 2004. At the same time, the ice cream served was switched from the Carnation brand to the Dreyer's brand (both owned by Nestle).


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