Eating in Disney World with a special diet just got a little easier!
I was at Walt Disney World last weekend participating in the marathon festivities. I completed the 1/2 marathon, my first distance race ever. Whoooooot!
We stayed at the Beach Club resort. As a little post race reward, I stopped in at the Marketplace for something sweet. It’s OK to carbo load after the race too, right? While checking out the offerings in the bakery case, I noticed a little booklet hanging on a hook attached to the case.
This turned out to be a collection of laminated cards listing the ingredients found in every Disney-baked item in the store, both those in the regular bakery case and those in the refrigerator case.
Items with ingredient cards included muffins, brownies, cupcakes, cannolis, carrot cake, caramel pretzels, cheesecake, cookies, bagels, croissants, and much more — over 30 items in all. Here are just a few. You can see the rest of the Beach Club ingredients lists on our Special Diets Pages!
The easy availability of the cards means that many guests with food allergies or intolerances will not need to ask for cast member assistance when choosing a snack. While not all nutritional information is on the cards, with the ingredients listed, many of the basic questions are answered.
I can’t recall having seen any similar, openly available, ingredient lists posted at other market or quick service locations at Walt Disney World. Have you? Is this the beginning of a trend?
If you have experience with food allergies, would you find this helpful, or is it not enough information? Please let us know in the comments below.