• On Dec 15, 2017
    Kari from NC 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! We have a child with a very specific diet, and we have to bring her food everywhere we go. We have character meals booked, but will the restaurants (Hollywood and Vine, Garden Grill, Chef Mickey's) make us still pay for her? Thanks!!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Kari, we thank you for this excellent question!

    How wonderful it is that you’ll be setting the tone of your entire year with a vacation at Walt Disney World Resort - get ready for the most magical adventures!

    Kari, booking Disney Character meals adds a fun element to your dining experience and I have often found, that, the servers are very helpful. Just let them know of your child’s situation and I am confident they will accommodate your needs. Servers can also arrange for you to discuss any dietary restrictions with a chef, or special diets-trained Cast Member at the restaurant.

    You may also wish to refer to our Special Dietary Requests resource and contact our Special Diets Team through Special.Diets@DisneyWorld.com who can assist you with the planning of special dietary needs, to perhaps lighten your duty of your own prepared foods, if you wish.

    Please keep in mind, that, if you are bringing personal food items into a Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park, to inform a Security Cast Member at bag check of your child’s food restrictions. As well, Cast Members are not allowed to store, cook, prepare or reheat any food that you may bring with you. We welcome you to our Baby Care Centers, located in all Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks, where you can reheat your child's food.

    We hope this information is helpful, Kari and we would be happy to assist you with any other Disney Vacation planning again soon.

    Best Disney Wishes!
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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello, from Ontario, Canada! I am a former band and visual arts teacher who is retired and home full-time always planning my next Disney Destination vacation. I would be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, with a few personal first-hand tips for sailing with Disney, walking in Walt's footsteps at Disneyland Resort and travelling with a special needs family member. Learn More About Jacqueline

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