For those who live with dietary restrictions such as food allergies, the world is a dramatically different place. Traveling to Disneyland and Disney World may be a scary prospect, rather than seeming like the ‘happiest place on Earth.’ Thankfully, Disney goes to great lengths to make sure that each park is safe for those with food restrictions. In fact, many vacationers have found Walt Disney World Resort to be one of the safest places in the world when it comes to food allergies. Disney famously goes to great lengths to accommodate guests, and this service extends to the foods served, according toUSA Today.
If you’re considering a Disney vacation, your first step should be a call to the Disney Dining hotline. You’ll reach a cast member who assures callers that all the chefs have been trained about allergens, and can prepare special menu items in an allergen-free kitchen, eliminating the risk of cross-contamination with your plate.
Planning to partake in any of Disney’s fine dining opportunities? When you make Advance Dining Reservations, notify them of any food allergies at your table. Mention the same to your host once you are seated at your table, and ask to speak with a manager or chef. Each Disney dining location welcomes diners who wish to speak to the chef about food options.
At sit-down, table service restaurants, they will let you know which menu items to avoid and which are safe. They will also give you options of sides and desserts that will work for you. If you are at a buffet, the chef will personally walk you through the buffet line to discuss your food options. At counter-service spots within the park, speak to any cast member near the cash register. They will bring out a binder with full ingredient lists of every food available, which will then be prepared especially for you to avoid cross-contamination.
No matter which Disney park you visit, you shouldn’t feel limited in your food selection. With the magic of Disney, anything is possible.