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  • On Nov 18, 2023
    Mckenna from MO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, my family struggles with intolerances to cooking oils. Is it possible to have meat cooked in butter at the restaurants in lieu of cooking oils?

    Hiya, Mckenna, and welcome to planDisney! Let's talk about one of my favorite pastimes: eating!

    As a plant-based eater, I have been impressed with how accommodating Walt Disney World Resort can be when special dietary requests are made. Let's look at how you can prepare for a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth.

    First, I suggest you contact the Special Dietary Requests team a couple of weeks before you arrive. You can email them at, and a Cast Member will respond with suggestions.

    Also, I've found that letting my server know my needs often results in a one-on-one consultation with the chef at most Disney restaurants. My niece is allergic to carrots, so we often double-check with the chefs. Again, I have found them to be very accommodating.

    There's no guarantee they'll be able to do the exact substitutions you request, but I feel confident they will offer suggestions. Typically, delicious suggestions!

    My final tip is to pack a picnic lunch with foods you know your family can enjoy. All four theme parks have areas where you can have some sit-down family time. 

    We recently discovered picnic tables behind Ye Old Christmas Shoppe in Magic Kingdom Park and had a snack break in that out-of-the-way nook. It would be the perfect spot to unpack a cooler.

    If that's what you decide, review the guidelines for what's allowed on the Property Rules page. And remember that you can also rent lockers at the theme parks.

    Mckenna, I'm sprinkling pixie dust and butter cookies so you'll have a delectable visit soon. Please stop by planDisney anytime!

    Magic awaits,
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Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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