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  • On Jul 29, 2022
    Janet from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Our Disney vacation includes two T1Diabetic children. How flexible are the restaurants at Disney World to changes in their menus? Also, we need to carry insulin with ice packs. Will this be allowed through backpack security?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to planDisney, Janet. We're delighted to see you! You've come to the right place as you prepare for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. We'd love to help you plan a magical stay!

     The Walt Disney World Resort is committed to making sure that all Guests have a safe and accessible visit. I'm pleased to tell you that most dining locations make an exceptional effort to accommodate Guests with dietary concerns. At most table-service and quick-service restaurants, you can ask to speak with a chef or a Cast Member specializing in special diets. They'll be happy to assist you in selecting meals that are safe for the T1Diabetic kiddos in your travel party. If you would feel more at ease speaking with the Special Diets Team ahead of your arrival, they can be reached by emailing I encourage you to take some time to review the Special Dietary Requests page on the Walt Disney World Resort website. There you'll find tips and important information to help you navigate dining experiences during your stay.

     You can absolutely enter the theme parks with your required insulin. While your backpack or cooler will be searched when you go through the security checkpoints, rest assured that you'll have no trouble getting through with your insulin. It's important to note that loose ice is not permitted in the theme parks, so to keep your insulin nice and cool for your pixie-dusted adventures, you'll need either reusable ice packs or bagged ice (ice from your hotel's ice machine placed into a sealed bag would be just fine). 

     First Aid Centers are available at all four theme parks and Disney Springs. There you'll find medical assistance, should you need it!

     I hope this was helpful, Janet. Please let us know if you have any other questions about your upcoming Disney vacation!

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Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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