Disney World and Disneyland to have allergy-friendly menus

Starting on April 14, Disney World and Disneyland will have allergy-friendly menus.

The open kitchen at Flying Fish Cafe at Disney's BoardWalk Inn and Villas

Flying Fish Cafe kitchen

Roughly 120 quick-service and table-service locations will now offer allergy-friendly menus. These will provide guests with allergies and intolerance a more convenience option for guests with special dietary requests.

According to Disney Parks Blog, more than 650,000 special dietary requests were made in 2013. We can only imagine how that continues to grow! These new menus will offer guests with another way to find out which menu items are safe for them when dining. Disney is hoping that guests will special diets will have a better dining experience.

The new allergy-friendly menus provide allergen content for each menu item. This will make for a more convenient and safe alternative to speaking directly with the restaurant chef (which will still be available for those who need it). The menus will includes appetizers, entrées, side items, desserts and kids’ meals. They’ll focus on the most common allergens: gluten/wheat, milk, peanut, tree nut and fish.

These menus are first being launched in Signature Dining restaurants and will then be introduced to other quick-service and table-service restaurants. The rollout is expected to be completed by the end of Sep. 2015. Disney World guests will be happy to hear that this will also include the water parks, resorts and Downtown Disney.

Want to know what the menus look like? Take a look at the allergy-friendly menu for Jiko – The Cooking Place!

Even with these new menus, guests should still make sure to note their dietary restrictions on their reservations, as well as make the Cast Members aware of food allergies. This will help guarantee that your food is properly prepared and that there is less chance of any allergen coming in contact with your food.

For more information on special dietary restrictions, visit out Allergies and Intolerances page!

Does this make planning your dining at the Disney Parks easier? We want to know about your experiences with special diet dining at Disney!




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