When Captain Cook’s closed back in March of 2014, we didn’t know exactly what would happen with the space.

Now we know the answer.

Captain Cook’s is back, and basically unchanged, with one big exception: it no longer serves the ever-popular pineapple concoction called Dole Whip.

However, you don’t need to be too sad. Here is why.

Today, you can find Dole Whip in two other places on Disney World property: in the Aloha Isle quick service location in Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom, and also in Tamu Tamu Refreshments in the Africa section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Tamu Tamu Refreshments just started serving Dole Whip in May, 2014. The Animal Kingdom location adds a twist (pun intended) and allows adults to add dark rum or coconut rum. This is the same as the offering at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

Dole Whip Will Return

For those who are fans of enjoying Dole Whip in the lovely tropical environment of Disney’s Polynesian Resort, you can rest assured that Dole Whip will in all likelihood return. The now-closed Wyland Gallery, which sold expensive marine-themed art, is slated to become Trader Sam’s and will offer Dole Whip. We might even get some additional, new Polynesian-inspired ice cream treats in this location.

Beyond Ice Cream

Beyond Dole Whip, Captain Cook’s still serves up some south-seas inspired quick service food. Here are some of the more interesting items on the menu:

  • Chicken and Waffles – Crispy buffalo chicken fritters on a waffle topped with romaine and ranch dressing – $7.99
  • Fish Tacos – blackened fish of the day on a flour tortilla topped with broccoli slaw – $7.99
  • Hawaiian Flatbread – marinara, pineapple, onions, ham, mozzarella, and Parmesan – $9.99
  • Aloha Pork Sandwich – Pulled pork on a pineapple-coconut bun with cheddar, Asian slaw, cucumbers, and tomatoes – $9.49
  • Pulled Pork Nachos – topped with onions, cheese, spicy mayo, tomatoes, and pineapple salsa – $8.29

Overall, Captain Cook’s doesn’t look entirely different – just spruced up and sparkling clean.

Let’s take a look:

Welcome back Captain Cook's!

Welcome back Captain Cook’s!

The automated touch-screen ordering kiosks are now gone.

The automated touch-screen ordering kiosks are now gone.

You now place your order with a friendly Cast Member.

You now place your order with a friendly Cast Member.

The payment stations and pick up location are the same.

The payment stations and pick up location are the same.

The Dole Whip machine is gone.  A fridge with cupcakes took its place.

The Dole Whip machine is gone. A fridge with cupcakes took its place.

The dining rooms look nice but haven't changed dramatically.

The dining rooms look nice but haven’t changed dramatically.

The new posters are really cool!

The new posters are really cool!

Hawaii poster - The Enchanted Isles.

Hawaii poster – The Enchanted Isles.

Poster: Visit Bora Bora!

Poster: Visit Bora Bora!

Will you miss getting Dole Whip at Captain Cook’s?