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  • On Jul 7, 2022
    Jamie from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there! We will be traveling to Aulani this fall. My son has sever food allergies. What type of oil is the food at Aulani fried in?

    Aloha, Jamie! Welcome to planDisney and mahalo for stopping by with your very important vacation planning question. I am more than happy to help!

    Before you know it, you'll be stepping into the gorgeous, grand lobby at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, feeling the warm, tropical breeze, hearing ukulele music and the waves lapping the shoreline, tasting that first sip of a mai tai and knowing that your magical vacation in paradise has just begun. How exciting! Of course, before any parent can relax and enjoy a vacation, they must know that their kiddos are safe and healthy, so, let's chat about how you can ensure a safe, magical and delicious time for your ohana. Then, you can sit back, relax and start your countdown to your pixie-dusted paradise!

    I spoke with a helpful Cast Member at the front desk at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, and unfortunately, she was unable to find out what type of oil is used for frying at the restaurants. But Hakuna Matata! It means "no worries!" Disney chefs at Aulani can accommodate common food allergies and can substitute different ingredients and/or offer alternative options for Guests with special dietary needs.

    I recommend sending an email to an Aulani Cast Member at to see if they have more information about the oil and to let them know exactly what your son's needs are. Also, when you are making your dining reservations, be sure to note the specific food allergy. Once you are at Aulani, you will also have the opportunity to consult with the chef or a diets-trained Cast Member to discuss any dietary restrictions or needs, and since the allergy is severe, I suggest requesting this at every dining location

    I hope this was helpful, Jamie, and I hope you and your family have a magical, delicious and healthy fall vacation in paradise! Please stop by any time with any planning questions you may have along the way. You've got a friend in me!

    A hui hou (Until we meet again),

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