Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Apr 17, 2011
    Sheri from RI 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, this panel has been so helpful towards my planning of our trip to Disney in May. 20 more days! My son has a tree nut/peanut allergy. I was wondering if anyone knew if the beignets from PO French Qtr are safe for nut allergies? Or any ice cream?

    Hi Sheri! I have good news for you straight from the chefs at the Port Orleans -- the beignets are safe for those with peanut and tree nut allergies! (Of course, as ingredients are always subject to change, you should verify this information again prior to ordering a beignet.)

    You'll also be able to find ice cream that does not contain nuts throughout the Disney parks and resorts. However, even though many varieties of ice cream do not contain nuts, they are made in a facility that also processes nuts. When your son wants ice cream, the restaurant or quick-service location can provide you with a list of ingredients and more information so you can make an informed decision.

    Also, if you're planning to visit the Animal Kingdom, you should know that the animal keepers have nuts in their pockets to use with the birds throughout the park, and these keepers may have nut oil or remnants on their hands and clothing. 

    Did you know that Walt Disney World has a Special Diets department to assist guests with food allergies? If you email in advance of your trip, they will send you a form to complete about your son's allergy and the restaurants in which you plan to dine. They will then make sure that each table-service restaurant has the information about your son's nut allergy so that they can prepare a nut-free meal for him. Also, when you arrive at each restaurant, ask to speak with a chef who can tell you which items on the menu or buffet are nut-free. The Special Diets department can also provide you with ingredient information for the foods at the various restaurants. (They were very helpful to me in obtaining the answer about the beignets!)

    Come visit us again at the Moms Panel if you have more questions!
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I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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