Guest Review: Disney World Snack Adventures With Peanut and Tree Nut Allergies

Join me in welcoming guest reviewer, Corinna. Corinna is a Food Allergy Consultant and mother of 2 beautiful girls who both have severe food allergies. She loves to travel with her family and Disney has been a big part of her travels for many years from Disneyland to Walt Disney World to Adventures by Disney. This post was inspired by her most recent visit to Disney World in April 2018. Read on…

Disney World Snack Adventures with Peanut & Tree Nut Allergies

We were able to do a dream trip to the Walt Disney World Parks for spring break. Let’s just say it was a busy week, but oh so awesome! Our family of four had the time of our lives discovering the happy Disney atmosphere, the rides, and of course the FOOD.

In our family, we LOVE Disney because they are really good about offering safe options for those with food allergies. In this post, I thought I would share some of the absolutely delicious snacks we found that are safe for peanut and tree nut allergies.

Cinderella Castle

Cinderella Castle

Keep in mind that you should always check whether a snack continues to be safe and if it’s safe for your allergies, because things can change at any time. Disney provides an “allergy binder” or “allergy menu” at every food station that shows the ingredients of every item and what the allergens are. We got used to asking to see the allergy binder before we bought & ate anything.

First of all when you’re at Disney, you won’t find many baked goods that are safe for peanut and tree nut allergies.  But fear not, there are lots of other goodies that will fill your sweet snacking tooth! Here are a few of them…

Churros at Magic Kingdom

Even though baked goods safe for guests with peanut and tree nut allergies are not plentiful, this one makes up for it by itself! The flavor of cinnamon and sugar surround a crisp, cake-like batter. You can find churros at several of the small food stands scattered throughout the Parks. Yum!

Additional churros can be found these Walt Disney World locations: Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe, Dino Diner, Anaheim Produce, Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies, Cool Ship, Storybook Circus Pretzel Cart, and The Lunching Pad.

Churros

Churros

Funnel Cakes with Ice Cream at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

So what’s better than a baked good? A baked good with ice cream! Safe ice cream can be difficult to find for people with peanut and tree nut allergies in general, which is why this treat is so special. It combines two hard-to-find goodies into one over-the-top treat. This goodie is especially perfect to cool you down in the heat of the day, and you can find it at Oasis Canteen.

If you’re touring other areas of Walt Disney World, you’ll find more funnel cakes on the menu at the Funnel Cake Stand in Epcot’s American Adventure Pavilion, Sleepy Hollow Refreshments, and the Funnel Cake Kiosk along Disney’s BoardWalk.

Funnel Cakes

Funnel Cakes

Violet Lemonade at Epcot

We were lucky to be at Disney during Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival which runs until May 28, 2018. During this time there are additional “outdoor kitchens” throughout World Showcase. One of the outdoor kitchens we visited was Pineapple Promenade.

Epcot Outdoor Kitchen Pineapple Promenade

Epcot Outdoor Kitchen Pineapple Promenade

Not only could you get Dole Whip here but they also had a selection of unique and refreshing drinks. We opted for the allergy-friendly violet lemonade. Complete with a gorgeous and edible violet right on top!

Epcot Lemonade

Violet Lemonade at Epcot

Dole Whip at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

In our family, a vacation to Disney isn’t complete without consuming copious amounts of Dole Whip. My kids were talking about it for quite awhile before we went. Which is why Tamu Tamu Refreshments in the Africa area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom was such a welcome sight for us. It was an easy decision; Dole Whip it is!

Need more Dole Whip? This tasty treat can also be found around Walt Disney World at Aloha Isle, Pineapple Lanai, Barefoot Pool Bar (served with rum), Marketplace Snacks, and Everything Pop food court.

Dole Whip at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Dole Whip at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

What delicious goodies have you found at Walt Disney World that are safe for peanut and tree nut allergies?

Corinna Meckelborg is a Food Allergy Consultant from Calgary, AB, Canada who loves to travel with her hubby and two kids.  Check out her blog about food allergy mom life at www.friendlypantry.com

Further information on dining at Walt Disney World with special diets can be found on DFB’s Special Diet page.

Plus, check out our DFB Guide to Walt Disney Dining for more information on Special Diets at Walt Disney World. Note that Disney Food Blog is not liable for issues encountered with allergies in Disney World. Please do your research and due diligence.

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Comments

  1. Kendall says

    Thank you guys so much for sharing this! My boyfriend has severe but allergies (as well as many others), so it is always great to see people trying to make others more aware. Especially in the Disney parks!

  2. Kim says

    I have peanut allergies, but it’s not as severe as other might be. I can usually eat cakes and pastries as long as they aren’t made with peanuts. (Being made in the same kitchen isn’t an issue for me). I do research and ask for ingredient info when I feel like I need to.

    I love the beignets at Port Orleans French Quarter and I know they have Gluten Free ones on request.

  3. Kim says

    Thanks, Kendall! Every little tidbit that can help fellow Disney diners is important to us.

  4. says

    A quick search of the Dole Whip ingredients shows it contains Coconut Oil.
    Would this be an issue for tree nut allergies?

  5. Breffney says

    In many sit down restaurants they had ice cream sundaes that were safe for nut allergies!

  6. Lisa says

    Thanks for the article on nut free snacks at. WDW. The one I didn’t know about was the funnel cake with ice cream. Do you by chance know what’s what brand of ice cream it was that was safe? Was it soft serve?

    Thanks so much!

  7. Amie says

    Thank you for sharing this. My daughters are allergic to pn and tn and we are visiting WDW this summer. I’m trying to get an idea of what snacks are safe (I’m compiling quite a list!). Curious about where the author purchased her churros. Reading that some are safe and some not (depending on where you purchase). That would be a neat snack for my kids.— would love to add to my list!

  8. Amie says

    Also, I haven’t visited WDW since before having kiddos with food allergies so I can’t say that I have visually confirmed or even talked to managers…. but I have read every allergy/Disney blog known to man and have discovered the following snacks to possibly be pn/tn safe (I’ll check them out this summer during our visit):
    Slushes at Cheshire Cafe (MK), cupcakes and cream puffs at Be Our Guest, cotton candy at Main St Confectionery, Dole Whip, cinnamon rolls & LeFou’s Brew at Gaston’s Tavern, soft serve at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies, possibly Mickey-shaped pretzels. Hope to discover that these are all safe!

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