• On Sep 5, 2019
    Emma 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.

    I'm doing the Dopey Challenge in January, and have previously carb-loaded at AoA create your own pasta station. I can't see that option on their current menus. Has it now been replaced with set pasta dishes? And do these have a gluten free option?

    Hello, Emma! I see you have a marathon of a vacation planned in a few months! The Dopey Challenge is the pinnacle for any serious runDisney fan. Nearly 45,000 Dopey Challengers have signed up over the years, but the 48.6 miles of legwork isn't the hardest part...it's the four days of early morning wake-up calls! 

    I spoke with Guest Services at Disney's Art of Animation Resort today, and unfortunately, the "Create Your Own Pasta" station is no longer being offered at the resort's Landscape of Flavors; however, it's always possible that they'll bring it back in time for the 2020 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. You certainly won't be the only Guest hoping to do some carb-loading that weekend! I'm not sure if their current pasta entrees, like the Pomodoro Pasta, can be made gluten-free, but I do know in the past, they've been able to make pizzas with a rice-based crust. They also have a fabulous Tandoori Chicken dish that's served with Basmati Rice, which would be my personal pick. Many of the items on the breakfast menu, such as the Character-shaped Waffles, can be made gluten-free as well. I'd suggest reaching out to the Special Diets Team at (407) 824-5967 or Special.Diets@DisneyWorld.com  to discuss allergy friendly options prior to your trip.

    Best of luck to you, Emma! It's not every day that you earn six magical medals. Make sure to sport your bling in the Parks for the ultimate post-race celebration!

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