Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Mar 15, 2015
    Alicia from LA 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.

    I was just wondering if food substitutions are available at Disney World Restaurants. Example: Be Our Guest (shrimp and scallops- substitute for shrimp no scallops) or instead of fries with a meal substitute with a side salad. Thank you.

    Hi, Alicia!  In my experience, the possibility of doing this depends on the restaurant and the way the meal is prepared.  In some cases, I have seen them substitute a salad for fries or a piece of fruit or yogurt for dessert.  I personally have gotten the shrimp and scallops with puff pastry without the shrimp - all scallops - so I know it's possible there.

    Some meals, however, are cooked in such a way that the prep work has already included the food item you may not want.  In cases such as those, they can't make any changes to the meal.  If you are on the dining plan, there are also instances where they won't make substitutes for things like dessert.

    It never hurts to ask, just be prepared for your answers to vary, again, based on what you're ordering and the restaurant's ability to provide the requested substitute.  Hopefully, you'll be pleasantly surprised with most of your meals!

    Have a great vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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