• On Nov 30, 2017
    Melissa from GA 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.

    Visiting April 2018 for my son's birthday, he is 4 and has allergies to milk, soy, egg, peanut, and tree nut. Can Quick Service dining (parks and hotel)accommodate his allergies? And is it difficult to get that extra attention during peak eating times?

    Hi Melissa,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Planning a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort is exciting but I can empathize with your food allergy question. Our girls and my husband have food allergies, so we have to take care when ordering food at any restaurant.

    Many quick-service restaurants can accommodate your requests. Prior to your visit, be sure to review the information at Special Dietary Requests and email your specific needs to Special.Diets@DisneyWorld.com. We find the allergy-friendly menus to be quite helpful when making food selections. Here is a sample allergy-friendly menu from a table-service restaurant.

    In our experience, we have not been able to find allergy-friendly menus at all quick-service restaurants, so we always ask a cast member before ordering. No matter the crowds, cast members have been helpful as we have tried to navigate each restaurant. My fellow Moms Panelist Thiana also has a great answer related to food allergies and snacks.

    Melissa, since your son will be celebrating a birthday, I also suggest that you consider making a dining reservation at a special restaurant for his birthday. Our girls adore The Crystal Palace and, on our last visit, my husband received an autographed birthday card signed "Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore" although Eeyore is clearly working on his handwriting skills!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,

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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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