• On May 19, 2017
    Brad from MI 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.

    Our special needs daughter is 8 and has a problem at times with textures in foods. We have the Deluxe Dining Plan but she doesn't like a lot of the usual "kiddy" foods. Should I contact them ahead of time?

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

    I’m thrilled to hear you’ll be visiting Walt Disney World Resort, where as a Disney Resort hotel Guest, you’ll have access to unique benefits and conveniences. The Deluxe Dining Plan is my favorite Disney Dining Plan package, which will afford you great flexibility at over 150 dining venues Resort-wide!

    Brad, I would recommend referring to Special Dietary Requests and contact the Special Diets Team by email at Special Diets for requests related to any possible food allergies, intolerances and/or preferences. Upon your arrival at the restaurants please inform your server of any dietary concerns and wishes and the server will arrange for the chef to speak directly with you to accommodate your daughter.

    If you make your Advanced Dining Reservations online, please indicate intolerances and all food allergies at the time of booking. If reserving by telephone at (407) 939-3463, please inform the Cast Member of any dietary needs.

    Mom’s Tip: Brad, may I offer Disney’s Services for Guests with Disabilities for consideration towards your planning?

    We hope this information is helpful, Brad, we wish you a magical vacation, enjoyable dining experience and we would be honored to assist you in the near future with your Disney vacation planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello, I'm Jacqueline from Canada! I am a former band and visual arts teacher, now, home full-time to my two adult children, one of whom has autism. I love reading, watching historical dramas, with a new interest in knitting and crochet. 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, and walking in Walt's footsteps at Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Jacqueline

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