• On Jan 9, 2019
    Sarah from WI 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.

    Hi! Counting down to our first trip to WDW! We have the DDP and typically unable to do desserts for medical reasons. Am I able to swap out something for the deserts such as a salad or other side? Thanks for the help and any tips!!

    Hi Sarah!

    Thank you for your excellent question. I understand how tricky it can be to navigate special diets on vacation. One of my twins is allergic to all dairy products, so I spend a lot of time searching for alternative desserts!

    We chose the Disney Dining Plan for our first family trip to Walt Disney World Resort, and it was the best choice! It allowed us to prepay for our meals and then savor Disney’s exceptional cuisine and service with “no worries for the rest of [our] days!" If you choose to swap a dessert for something else, please speak to a Cast Member at the restaurant. You might be able to exchange it for a salad, soup, or another side. Requests are not guaranteed, and they are at the discretion of the restaurant.

    When we visit, we are also able to make special dietary requests without a problem. Walt Disney World Resort is committed to offering a wide range of culinary options for their guests and is more than willing to accommodate. Please discuss your dietary requirements with your server upon arrival at any restaurant. If you wish, you can also consult with a special diets-trained Cast Member or the Chef. If you have additional questions regarding special diets, please contact Special.Diets@DisneyWorld.com. The team will help you navigate your dining process.

    I wish you a delicious vacation, sprinkled with Pixie Dust!

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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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