• On Apr 9, 2019
    Hannah from Lancashire 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 I am wanting to plan a visit to Walt Disney World, Florida with my family. My teenager suffers with IBS so needs to be both Gluten and Dairy Free. Is this going to cause a problem?

    Hi Hannah!

    I'm so excited to hear that you are planning a family vacation to Walt Disney World Resort! My son has multiple food allergies, so I have quite a bit of experience accommodating a special diet at the theme parks, Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs. In our experience, the Chefs and Cast Members have always done an amazing job making sure my son has been able to have safe and tasty meals with the rest of the family. In fact, we have found that our entire family has been able to experience a wide variety of tasty meals during our vacations that wouldn't be possible at other restaurants at home!

    The restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort take special care to ensure that Guests who are accommodating special diets are able to eat safely during a trip to visit Mickey Mouse. In general, all of the restaurants will be able to accommodate your teenager's gluten-free and dairy-free diet. While the restaurants offer allergy-friendly menus, they are organized by the specific food you are avoiding. So when you order at restaurants, you will need to ask to speak to a Chef or Manager to help your teen select a safe and tasty meal that they would like to enjoy.

    Be sure to add your teen's special dietary requirements when you are making your dinings reservations. Also, if you would like some additional information about accommodating your teen's specific dietary requirements throughout Walt Disney World Resort, you can contact the Special Diet Team by emailing them at Special.Diets@DisneyWorld.com.

    Come back to see us if we can help you again as you continue planning! T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

thumbnail image for Crystal

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

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.