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  • On Feb 24, 2024
    Robbin from MO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    i have a special needs son who needs certain foods available how do i get help

    Hello Robbin, welcome back to planDisney!

    While our family is in a different situation than yours, we also have to be mindful of what our son eats when visiting Walt Disney World, as he has a severe allergy. I certainly appreciate being proactive with your planning and think that you will find that Cast Members and Chefs will be patient and accommodating with any questions or requests you may have to ensure the health and safety of your son.

    Not knowing the specific dietary needs of your child, I can’t be too much help with dissecting menu options and giving you some recommendations, but I can point you in the direction of the Special Dietary team.  Guests that have Special Dietary Requests should contact, but no sooner than 14 days before your arrival, so the Special Diets team can assist you with your dining planning options throughout your vacation.

    Robbin, I do want to mention that you are free to bring food into Walt Disney World theme parks, the only restriction being that they cannot be in glass containers and that Cast Members cannot assist with storing or reheating items brought to the parks by guests. For our son, we like to pack snacks to keep on hand throughout the day that we know are safe for him to eat. We find this super helpful for the random cravings but also for when we go to a quick-service or table-service restaurant and can’t find something on the menu that he would like (very rare). 

    I hope this helps point you in the right direction, Robbin. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any follow-up questions or want to provide more specific dietary restrictions so I can provide some recommendations.

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Meet the Panelist: Brent, Maryland

Welcome to planDisney! I'm Brent, a husband, father, coach, and dog dad from Annapolis, MD, with a mind on a permanent Disney vacation! I specialize in crafting unforgettable trips to the Walt Disney World Resort but when it's my turn to vacation, you can catch me indulging in the food options of EPCOT's World Showcase, ascending Disney Mountains, and lounging poolside at Stormalong Bay with a delicious treat from Beaches & Cream Soda Shop! Learn More About Brent

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