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  • On Jan 23, 2012
    Kate from WV 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 in Oct. My son has a severe gluten allergy. I know Disney is great at working with food allergies, but do they have a gluten free kids menu? I want to know if its okay to get the dining plan or should I pay out of pocket for meals? Thanks a bunch!

    Hi there Kate! I've traveled to Walt Disney World with dietary restrictions in my own family and been amazed by our positive experiences!

    While there aren't specific gluten-free kids' menus at this time, rest assured that Disney works diligently to accommodate the special dietary needs of their guests. Therefore, the decision regarding adding the Disney Dining Plan to the Magic Your Way Vacation Package really comes down to personal preference.

    For table-service meals, simply call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463 and have the cast member note your son's gluten allergy on your dining reservations. If booking online, select "I have special requests or a food allergy" and then, Wheat (Gluten). Check out this list of quick-service locations at the theme parks that, upon request, may accommodate guests' common food allergy or intolerance requirements.

    During your vacation, you may wish to check out Babycakes in Downtown Disney for some delicious gluten-free dessert items, many of which now qualify as snack items on the 2012 Disney Dining Plans! The Babycake Bakery recently started offering special dietary cakes that serve 8-10 people and can be ordered to coincide with your already booked Advance Dining Reservation at a Walt Disney World restaurant. Just call the bakery at 407-938-9044 with at least a week’s notice and have your restaurant confirmation number, date, and reservation time handy. What a wonderful surprise for your son to have a cake that the entire family can enjoy delivered to your table at the end of the meal!

    May your Disney vacation be practically perfect in every way!
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Meet the Panelist: Kim, North Carolina

I am a wife and mom of 2. I have some unique Disney planning experiences related to special diets, touring with a preschooler and teenager at the same time, and meeting mobility needs. I look forward to helping you plan the vacation of your life! Learn More About Kim

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