Awesome news for those with special diets at Disney World!!!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is continuing its status as a great park for guests with special dietary needs or restrictions introducing a brand new kiosk focused on helping us more easily navigate food choices.
The kiosk, called the Gardens, will be located on Discovery Island adjacent to Adventures Outpost.
As always, we’ve got great info for folks visiting Disney parks with special diets on our Special Diets Resources page here on DFB, so I can’t WAIT to find out more about this option.
The Gardens Special Diets Kiosk at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Opened daily from 9am until 3pm, the Gardens will be a great resource for guests seeking information about where they can dine within the park. Cast members will be able to discuss best options for guests who have a wide range food allergies or intolerances, including peanuts and tree nuts, lactose or dairy, gluten or wheat, soy, shellfish, fish, corn, and eggs.
In addition to receiving information, guests will also find a selection of pre-packaged snacks that are geared toward guests with special dietary needs. Snacks will include popcorn, chips, hummus and vegetables, granola bars, sweets — and even gluten-free beer!
BabyCakes NYC will also have a selection of vegan sweet treats here as well! And like all of BabyCakes’ baked goods, the sweets will be wheat and gluten-free, and will contain no dairy, casein, or eggs.
Look for the kiosk to open this Sunday, August 4. At this time, the Gardens kiosk is the only stand of this type located within Walt Disney World.
And note — while the staff at the kiosk will make recommendations regarding best options for dining within the park, guests will still be advised that they should still speak to a manager or chef once they are at the restaurant to ensure a safe dining experience.
Are you excited to see this special diets kiosk at Animal Kingdom? Do you think the idea should be expanded to other parks?