Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Feb 1, 2015
    Rbert from VA 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.

    My 4yr old is nonverbal autistic with sensory issues. She will only eat specific foods and textures. Will the resort we are staying at work with us to make meals she will eat even if it is not on the menu?

    Hello, Robert!

    As a mom to a son with special needs, I have found that the Walt Disney World Resort accommodates our needs. I believe with a little planning your family will have a wonderful vacation experience.  

    Since your daughter has specific foods and textures she prefers, I recommend that you contact the Special Dietary Requests team at least 14 days prior to your arrival. This team will be able to offer advice as to accommodations for your specific situation. You can email them at

    You may want to consider ordering specific items that your daughter prefers from a grocery delivery service like Garden Grocer or WeGoShop. Yogurt, oatmeal or macaroni and cheese cups, are nice "on the go" meals while in the park. Keep in mind that restaurants will not be able to store, cook or reheat your food. While in the parks, you can take advantage of the Baby Care Centers to heat-up a meal, go to the restroom or take a break from the busy parks. 

    I hope I have answered your question, Robert.  Please reach out to me if you have further questions! 

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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