• On Mar 8, 2016
    Janet from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is the best way to alert the restaurants ahead of time of dietary restrictions? The reservation system did not allow me to specify the type of restriction.

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Janet!

    I have travelled many times to Walt Disney World Resort with my son with multiple food allergies, including to foods that are not "common" allergens, we have always had wonderful experiences where the Chefs and Cast Members have worked so hard to make sure he has tasty and safe meals! When adding special dietary requests to a reservation, the online system will allow you to select options that must be avoided during your meal. If you need to add additional dietary requirements, you can do so by calling the dining reservations hotline at (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463 and they can add those to your reservation. If you are accommodating a metabolic disorder, multiple food allergies or allergies that are not on the "common" allergen list, you can contact the Special Dietary Requests team at Special.Diets@DisneyWorld.com at least 14 days prior to your trip so they can provide you with additional assistance for your dining plans during your trip. They are also an extremely useful resource to help you understand how your specific dietary restrictions can be accommodated during your vacation!

    If you have any other questions as you continue to plan your magical trip, please let us know! T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

    ~Crystal B.
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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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