Planning a Trip to Walt Disney World with a Special Diet

Published date on November 17, 2015

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Does having an allergy mean that you have to prepare your own food when you travel? Not if you’re heading to Disney World.

Many restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort offer culinary options for Guests with food allergies or dietary requirements.

The dining staff is constantly developing recipes for their guests who cannot consume specific foods.

At a rate of 7000+ meals a month, Disney accommodates dieters who have to avoid a gamut of foods as well as those who are on low-sodium and Kosher diets.

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Think your little one has to forego those irresistible Mickey Waffles because he’s allergic to wheat? The Disney chefs have prepared a special batter so that almost anyone can enjoy them.

Any of the Disney restaurants that accepts reservations (including the buffets) can prepare a menu to address your needs.

When making your booking, let the Cast Member know which foods need to be avoided and the dining staff will be alerted. When you arrive at the restaurant, remind them of your needs and they’ll take it from there.

At the counter service venues, you’ll need to use the same cautions you would at home. Fortunately, Disney now has many choices not found at your average fast food spot. Veggies and dip, grilled chicken, salads, fruit are among the options that can be selected when you need to avoid wheat, eggs, nuts, etc.

With a little advance planning you can fully enjoy all of the terrific restaurants that Disney is known for.


All of the Disney Table Service Restaurants which accept reservations can accommodate dietary needs when advised 72 hours (3 Days), in advance.

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The Walt Disney World food and beverage team strives to accommodate guests with special diets. In three easy steps, you can dine knowing that all reasonable efforts will be made to address your concerns.

Make your Advance Dining Reservations and note your special diet on each reservation.

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Email the Special Diets department —; or call them at (407) 824-5967

Talk to the Chef or Restaurant Manager when you arrive the restaurant.

Start out by reading the appropriate sections below, and checking out Disney’s official special diets website area.