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  • On Feb 28, 2024
    Brad from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can someone share some of the food items that are made with coconut oil / coconut at the WDW parks? I have heard Dole Whip and the popcorn may be. Have a teen with allergies to coconut. Just looking for some stay away from items. Thank you

    Hi there, Brad, and welcome to planDisney! Your vacation is coming up so quickly, and I'd bet you and your family are so excited! Have you started packing your suitcase yet? Springtime is a super fun time to visit Walt Disney World Resort - beautiful, colorful blooms are all around and the weather should still be fairly mild!

    When I'm planning a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, I make a "bucket list" of all of the food and beverage items I'd like to try or revisit. That way, I can check off the items as I go, and make sure I don't miss anything. It's always a mix of old favorites and new offerings. Since food and beverage offerings can change, and often do change seasonally, I like to do my research ahead of time - just like you are doing! Do keep an eye on the operating hours of any of your bucket list dining locations, so you don't unintentionally miss out on a favorite snack at a place like Golden Oak Outpost, which tends to only be open for a few hours each afternoon. 

    Since you have a family member with a food allergy, you'll be happy to know that Walt Disney World Resort is especially good at accommodating dietary restrictions. Cast Members, servers, and chefs at individual dining locations are happy to answer any questions you have about ingredients and allergens in the food and beverage items. I recommend visiting the Special Dietary Requests website for lots of information on how to plan a safe and enjoyable vacation. Since you're hoping to avoid coconut, some of the more popular food items that you might want to stay away from are:

    • Popcorn at the snack carts
    • DOLE Whip frozen pineapple treat
    • Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar
    Brad, did you know that you're welcome to bring snacks with you into the Disney Theme Parks? I always carry a couple of my kids' favorite items into the parks with us, like granola bars and fruit snacks. If you place a Mobile Food & Beverage Order within the My Disney Experience Mobile App, many locations will have a special section for Allergy-Friendly offerings. Just look for the icon at the top of the menu! And when you're ready to have a meal at a Walt Disney World Resort Table Service Restaurant, you can ask for the allergy-friendly menus that are readily available for your reference. 

    My fellow planDisney panelist, Brent H., also has a little one with a dietary restriction. He recommends empowering your kiddo with the correct language and confidence to ask a Cast Member whenever they're unsure about whether an item is safe to eat, especially if there's a time that you might not be together when ordering meals or snacks. Like I said before, Cast Members will be delighted to assist and keep everyone safe!

    I hope that you and your family have a wonderful time during your upcoming vacation! Be sure to stop by the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival to see hand-crafted topiaries of your favorite Disney characters, like Groot and Buzz Lightyear, and try unique offerings from the outdoor kitchens. It's a feast for all of the senses!

    See you real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Georgia

Hi friends, I’m Jennifer! I live in Georgia with my handsome Prince Charming and our three awesome Mouseketeers. My Disney favorites are food, princesses, holidays, and festivals. I thrive on logistics and details, so I love all of the intricate plans that go into making a perfect Disney vacation. So let’s get started, because tomorrow is just a dream away! Learn More About Jennifer

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