Mom With Kids After RunDisney; Mickey Fantasia Hat; Donald Duck Hat; Goofy Hat
  • On Jul 15, 2015
    Leila from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    My grandson has food allergies and cannot eat dairy, eggs or nuts. Do dining plans have food allergy alternatives?

    Hi Leila!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! As a mom to a little Mouseketeer with multiple food allergies, our family has found that the Chefs and Cast Members at Walt Disney World Resort have really done a fantastic job making sure my son feels safe and included with meals that he loves during our trip. Special Dietary Requests are taken very seriously at Walt Disney World Resort and a little planning and preparation will go a long way to making sure your family's trip is fun, tasty and safe. I like to use the Walt Disney World Resort section of to help me decide what restaurants may be able to best accommodate our family. When dining at table-service locations, you will want to note your grandson's allergy on your reservation. Because you are accommodating multiple allergies, you can coordinate your trip with the Special Diets Team by emailing them at prior to your trip. Be sure to do this once you have already made your reservations. They will be able help you work with the Chefs at each restaurant where you will be dining prior to your trip so they are prepared to accommodate your grandson's needs. When you get to the restaurant, notify the server of the allergies and that you will be utilizing the dining plan and you will be able to speak directly to the Chef at your table to finalize your grandson's meal.

    We have not used the Disney Dining Plan while accommodating my son's food allergies, but I did a little bit of research and found out that as long as the restaurant you are dining at accepts the dining plan, your grandson's meal will be covered by his dining plan, even if it is not a meal on the traditional "kids' menu". Please let me know if you have any additional questions as you prepare for your trip! 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 three 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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