• On Feb 23, 2016
    Sharon 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.

    The family is anxiously anticipating our plans to have dinner at O'Hana during our upcoming trip. However my adult son has a shrimp allergy. Will O'Hana be accommodating to not let any shrimp touch is food? TIA

    Hello Sharon, 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us another question.

    ‘Ohana is one of my family’s favourite dining experiences at Walt Disney World Resort… and that includes my husband, who has a severe shellfish allergy! We’ve never had a problem dining at ‘Ohana, provided you make sure to tell the Cast Member at the podium when you check in that your son has a shrimp allergy, as well as your server. 

    Because the meal is served family style, what we usually do in order to avoid cross-contamination is make sure that my husband serves himself first whenever new bowls of yummy goodness get put onto the table. Because, let’s face it, it’s next to impossible not to have several helpings at ‘Ohana, we ask our server to bring him a clean set of serving utensils for him to use to avoid any cross-contamination and to make sure he doesn’t touch the handles of the utensils that are on the table. Finally, when a stray shrimp shell once made its way into what was left of the noodles/veggies, we asked for a new bowl to be brought to my husband. A few moments later, more broccoli and noodles than he could possibly eat appeared in front of him! 

    I hope these tips will help you during your upcoming visit. If you have any other allergy-related concerns, please visit the Special Dietary Requests page for more information. And please don’t hesitate to come back and visit us if you have any other questions!

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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