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Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop

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Downtown Disney, Marketplace, 1710 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830
(407) 934-8855
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9:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An ice cream fan's dream!

As a lover of both ice cream and chocolate, this was a combination dream come true. Spotted whilst walking around Downtown Disney, we decided to go in and grab a sundae. I chose a hot fudge sundae with whipped cream. It was absolutely divine! Plus if you head into the shop attached to the soda... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

As a lover of both ice cream and chocolate, this was a combination dream come true. Spotted whilst walking around Downtown Disney, we decided to go in and grab a sundae. I chose a hot fudge sundae with whipped cream. It was absolutely divine! Plus if you head into the shop attached to the soda fountain, you can pick up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We underestimated the size of the sundaes. Brownie, hot fudge, salted caramel, banana split....all are great and all are huge.

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Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The items were delicious, and a large serving. That kind of makes up for the prices. My husband and I always split something from here after we eat at Paradiso or Fultons. Our kids go crazy for this place.

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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

...but that being said, if you're a chocoholic, it would be justified! Maybe share items though. They are so rich, it's hard to finish. Spent 30.00 on three items and none of us could finish them. So keep that in mind but it's a definite must do while in DTD!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Love it here! Was our first visit and we often popped into the shop, mainly for free chocolate samples they hand out :p Great selection of chocolate to take home if you can get it anywhere without melting lol. Also visited the ice cream parlour part of the shop and enjoyed a massive strawberry sundae covered in hot chocolate fudge... More 

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Surf City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We travel to Orlando every year and this is our go to place for ice cream dessert. This year was different because it is now a long trek from the new parking deck with all of the development at Downtown Disney-and it was hot and crowded after 9 pm. I had the dark chocolate hot fudge sundae-OMG it was solidly... More 

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Dieppe, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We walked in with the intention of buying some chocolates as people were just raving about them, but once inside we decided to order a banana split. Simply amazing! We had to share it as it was too big for just one person. It was very enjoyable and refreshing right down to the last bite

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I've been here twice and one time it was great, the other time it was just okay. I had the treasure island which is a brownie & caramel & vanilla ice cream. I felt like it was too much chocolate and caramel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

First, it's not cheap. Second, good quality ice cream usually isn't. This was a nice stop on a hot day and we might do it again. With that being said, I've had better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Yummy but expensive and crowded!!! Expect to wait for your order and a table but it is worth it. If you have an annual pass you do get a discount.

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Additional Information about Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop

Address: Downtown Disney, Marketplace, 1710 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830
Phone Number: (407) 934-8855
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 9:30 am - 12:00 am

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Downtown Disney, Marketplace, 1710 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: (407) 934-8855

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 12:00 am

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