Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Oct 20, 2009
    Barbara from MA 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.

    Going to Spirit of Aloha. Need vegetarian meal. Do we contact them ahead of time with request & how do we do that? Also, I think there is a vegetarian version of the cheddar cheese soup at LeCellier. Who do we contact to request it & how far in adv

    Any time you need a special meal at WDW, you should arrange for it at least 48 hours (preferably more) in advance. Your first step is to call Disney Dining at 407-WDW-DINE and have them make a note on all your table service reservations that there is a vegetarian in your party. If you can, I suggest you call before October 27, as the phone lines will likely be busy for a while after that.

    Several of the Moms Panelist are vegetarians or have vegetarian family members. You can read some dining suggestions HERE, HERE, and HERE.

    You should also know that there is an entire department at Disney Dining dedicated to helping guests with food preferences, allergies, or intolerances, and religious-based food requirements. Just send an email describing your situation (at least 14 days in advance of your trip) to A cast member will get back to you with the information you need to make sure that you have a safe, and delicious, visit to WDW.

    Another great resource for you is a book called PassPorter's Open Mouse for WaltDisney World and the Disney Cruise Line. This sells for approximately $20 and is available through and many larger bookstores. Open Mouse gives incredibly detailed information for Disney guests with any sort of issue, from anxiety to vegetarianism  and everything in between.

    Good luck and have a great trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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