• On Jun 29, 2016
    Valerie from NC 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.

    Traveling to Disney World in Dec 2016 so dining reservations were just made last week. This week, my 19 year old daughter was diagnosed with diabetes. Is it possible to add dietary restrictions to existing dining reservations?

    Hi Valerie! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    You will be traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort during my favorite time of the year! The Holiday Season is always extra magical. I love how beautiful the Theme Parks and the Resort hotels look with all of the seasonal decorations.  One of my “must do’s” is visit Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. I love looking at all of the detail that goes into the life size Gingerbread House. Make sure if you stop in to get a gingerbread cookie!

    As a person who lived with a family member that had Type 1 diabetes, I know just how stressful meal time can be…especially when traveling. One of the things that I love the most about Disney is how accommodating they are when it comes to making sure guests can enjoy their vacation when they have special dietary needs. Even though you have already made your dining reservations there is still plenty of time to put in dietary requests. You can email Special.Diets@DisneyWorld.com at least 14 days prior to your visit to Disney. They do their absolute best to accommodate special dietary requests. Also whenever you are at any restaurant even a Quick-Service restaurant you can always ask to speak to the chef on duty. I know from personal experience that the Chef’s tend to go above and beyond to help families with special needs!

    I hope that you have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

I am a mom, wife, oncology  nurse, daydreamer, and wannabe Disney Princess. I am always dreaming about and planning my next Walt Disney World vacation. I have experiencing navigating the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, multigenerational groups, as well as with special needs and food allergies. I love helping others plan their vacations and I am here to help make all of your dreams come true! Learn More About Heather

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