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WDW with Food Allergies FAQ

Disney is very conscientious that there are guests coming with a range of dietary restrictions. From gluten sensitivity to peanut allergies, shellfish allergies to soy allergies and more, almost all Disney restaurants are able to accommodate most common and some uncommon allergy friendly requests without advanced warning. 


If you have any uncertainty or specific questions about what can be accommodated we recommend reaching out to Disney directly at Special.Diets@DisneyWorld.com. If you are at the parks, dining locations have special diets-trained Cast Members you can talk to.


What are common allergy friendly requests Disney restaurants can accommodate without advanced warning?


Most table-service and select quick-service restaurants can accommodate the following common allergy-friendly requests and intolerances without any advance notice:

  • Eggs

  • Fish

  • Milk

  • Peanuts

  • Sesame

  • Shellfish

  • Soy

  • Tree nuts

  • Wheat

What are the less common allergy friendly or intolerance requests Disney can accommodate?


Walt Disney World table-service and quick-service restaurants will do their best to accommodate you if you need meals made without a food or ingredient that is not one of the allergies the Food and Drug Administration considers most common. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Made without gluten

  • Made without lactose

  • Made without corn

  • Made without citrus

  • Made without nightshades

  • Made without MSG


When might you need to reach out to Disney directly about dietary accommodations?


If you or anyone in your party has either 4 or more allergy-friendly requests, requires pureed meals, or adheres to a medically-restrictive diet (such as very low protein), contact Special.Diets@DisneyWorld.com in advance to ask for a Special Dietary Request Form. 


You will then receive guidance on navigating the dining process and they will give advance notice to restaurants you intend to visit.


Disney suggests not reaching out more than two weeks in advance of your travel dates.


Which Disney restaurants offer allergy friendly accommodations?


Most Table Service restaurants and larger quick service locations have allergy friendly options listed on their online menus, based on common food allergens. Most other allergy friendly requests can be accommodated upon request.


Most of the smaller dining locations or kiosks cannot accommodate allergy friendly requests. They may be able to provide you with a list of ingredients for your review, but this is not always possible. 


What about if I want to order via Mobile Order?


Many quick service locations offer Mobile Order where you can order your meal via the app and skip waiting in line when it is time to dine. This is a great way to save some dining time while in the parks. Most of the restaurants that have standard allergy friendly options will have these available through the Mobile Order menu as well. Unfortunately special requests are hard to make in the app, so we recommend you consult a special diets-trained Cast Member at dining locations if it is a concern. Also, Disney recommends that guests with more than one dietary restriction should skip using Mobile Ordering and instead order at the location for safety.


How can I check what allergy friendly meals are available at restaurants before I visit?


Disney has menus posted for each of its restaurants on the website. Menus can be found on each individual restaurant’s link on the Disney Dining Page here. (https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/) If you open a menu page, and scroll down past the regular menu, you can find what allergy friendly options the selected restaurant offers, with notations for which meals are friendly for specific allergy types. 


For Example: 50’s Prime Time Allergy Friendly Menu Options:




Flame Tree Barbecue Gluten/Wheat Allergy-Friendly Menu Options:



Which Quick Service Locations in the parks have allergy-friendly options?


Magic Kingdom

  • Columbia Harbour House

  • Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café

  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

  • Pinocchio Village Haus


Epcot

  • Connections Eatery

  • Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue

  • Sunshine Seasons


Hollywood Studios

  • ABC Commissary 

  • Backlot Express

  • Catalina Eddie’s

  • Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo

  • PizzeRizzo

  • Ronto Roasters

  • Rosie’s All-American Cafe

  • Woody’s Lunch Box


Animal Kingdom

  • Flame Tree Barbecue

  • Harambe Market

  • PIzzafari

  • Restaurantosaurus

  • Satu’li Canteen



Can I bring my own food into the parks?


Yes, guests are allowed to bring their own food into the parks. However, Cast Members are prohibited from storing, preparing, cooking or reheating and food brought by Guests.


Disney Resort hotel rooms come equipped with in-room beverage chillers which are cool enough for many items but not all. If you need an actual refrigerator you can call housekeeping when you arrive and request to get a mini-fridge but it is subject to availability and not guaranteed. If you are concerned and need an actual fridge there are suite rooms you can book that have a kitchenette or full kitchen with in-room refrigerator. 


Unless they have a kitchen or kitchenette, found in suite rooms, there is not a microwave available in Disney Resort hotel rooms. You can request one, but it is subject to availability. There are microwaves in the food court, or quick service locations at the hotels. In the parks the are Baby Care Centers that have a microwave available for reheating food.


Do restaurants which are not owned by Disney at Disney Springs have allergy-friendly entrees?


Restaurants at Disney Springs which ar not owned by Disney do not necessarily have allergy-friendly entrees.  


Does Disney have Kosher dining?


Disney is able to accommodate Kosher dining. At Disney kosher meals are purchase from a kosher vendor and come to site sealed. The meal is prepared and served without breaking the seal. Individually wrapped kosher utensils will also be provided.


Kosher meals can be reserved at Table Service restaurants and should be done at least 24 hours in advance. You can make a request either at the time you make your dining reservation, or later with your dining reservation number, by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463.


Note: For buffet or family-style eating locations, where meals are generally all you can eat, guests will only receive one serving of the kosher meal but guests will be charged the regular price.


There are a handful of select restaurants around the parks that offer kosher meals without advanced notice:


Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park:

  • Satu’li Canteen

  • Tiffins

Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

  • Rosie's All-American Cafe

  • Sci-Fi Dine In Theater Restaurant

EPCOT:

  • Sunshine Seasons

  • Garden Grill Restaurant

  • Coral Reef Restaurant

Magic Kingdom Park:

  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café

  • All table-service restaurants

Disney Resort Hotels

  • Disney Resort hotel table-service and quick-service locations have kosher options, subject to availability, without advance notice.

Note: Whether you reserve a meal or visit a location that does not require advance notice, there may be a higher wait time due to the preparation needed for a kosher meal. Guests are strongly encouraged to request kosher meals at least 24 hours in advance of their visit.


What about Halal meals?


Most Disney dining locations are able to prepare a halal meal without advanced notice. However, it is recommended to make a note of your special dietary request within the reservation process and to request the halal meal at least 24 hours in advance. 


Halal meals vary from restaurant to restaurant and are subject to availability. At Disney meals may include halal protein, which is sourced from a certified halal vendor. Other meals may include a suitable seafood or plant based item.


Halal meals can be reserved at Table Service restaurants and should be done at least 24 hours in advance. You can make a request either at the time you make your dining reservation, or later with your dining reservation number, by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463.


There are a handful of select restaurants around the parks that offer halal meal requests without advanced notice:


Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park:

  • Satu’li Canteen

Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

  • ABC Commissary

  • Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant

EPCOT:

  • Sunshine Seasons

Magic Kingdom Park:

  • Tony’s Town Square Restaurant

Disney Resort Hotels

  • Disney Resort hotel table-service and quick-service locations have halal options, subject to availability, without advance notice.

Note: Whether you reserve a meal or visit a location that does not require advance notice, there may be a higher wait time due to the preparation needed for a halal meal. Guests are strongly encouraged to request halal meals at least 24 hours in advance of their visit.



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