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  • On Dec 5, 2023
    Chris from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My son is allergic to pea protein which is an odd allergen and not one of the top ones typically labeled for. Has anyone had any experience working with the food teams in controlling for this allergen and could share any tips?

    Hey there, hi there, ho there, Chris!

    Thank you for stopping by with your excellent Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning question. You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney! It's great to hear you're planning ahead to make your son's Walt Disney World Resort vacation as seamless as possible. I'd be happy to help you prepare for a magical and memorable visit!

    Chris, though I don't have specific experiences to share about navigating dining at the Walt Disney World Resort with a pea protein allergy in particular, I've had years of experience dealing with several more common food allergies while visiting Disney Destinations. In my experience, the Walt Disney World Resort is one of the most accommodating places in the world for folks with food allergies and intolerances! The phenomenal Cast Members and chefs do everything they can to accommodate all special dietary requests. I'm happy to inform you that Walt Disney World Resort restaurants will do their best to accommodate Guests who require meals made without certain ingredients - even those that are not considered the most common by the Food and Drug Administration. Chris, I highly recommend you request to speak with a special diets-trained Cast Member at each restaurant, as they should be able to help guide you toward appropriate menu options for your son! You could also request ingredient lists, as these are available for the menu options at most dining locations. Another option available to you would be to reach out to the Special Diets team via email within 14 days of your planned arrival. This dynamic team will be able to assist you in navigating the dining process with your son's specific food allergy and can provide recommendations on suitable dining locations and/or menu options!

    If you'd prefer, you're welcome to bring your own food into the theme parks, Chris. If you'll be staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you may have an in-room refrigerator to store cold items. (If not, you're welcome to request one from the front desk, pending availability.) When my son was an infant with milk and soy intolerances, we always had special grocery orders delivered to us at our Disney Resort hotels. If you choose to receive a grocery order at your Resort hotel, be sure your order details contain the primary Guest's name and arrival date, as well as the word "GUEST." It's important to note that orders received and delivered to you by Bell Services will incur a small handling fee. Alternatively, you could meet your delivery driver at the lobby and receive your groceries personally, free of charge!

    Chris, I hope you've found these recommendations helpful. I'm optimistic that you'll be pleasantly surprised by the abundance of options and accommodations available for your son's pea protein allergy during your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! If you have any additional planning questions, feel free to stop back by planDisney anytime. We're all ears!

    See ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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