Dining With A Special Diet in Disney World and Disneyland

Walt Disney World Special Diets

The Walt Disney World food and beverage team strives to accommodate guests with special diets. In three easy steps, you can dine knowing that all reasonable efforts will be made to address your concerns.

  1. Make your Advance Dining Reservations and note your special diet on each reservation
  2. Email the Special Diets department — SpecialDiets@DisneyWorld.com; or call them at (407) 824-5967
  3. Talk to the Chef or Restaurant Manager when you arrive the restaurant

Reservations
When making your Advance Dining Reservation (ADR) for a table-service restaurant, specify your dietary requirements and have them noted on your ADR. Be adamant that you want your special diet noted on your reservation and request a consultation with a chef, if needed! Call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463.

Special Events
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party is the place to trick-or-treat! The parties have a new option to guests with dietary restrictions! After the fun of trick-or-treating around the Magic Kingdom, exchange your sweets for healthier options at City Hall. Sugar-free candy, treats without nuts and/or other healthy options will be available.

Start out by reading the appropriate sections below, and checking out Disney’s official special diets website area.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie

Allergies and Intolerances
Food allergies and intolerances (gluten, wheat, shellfish, soy, lactose, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, fish or eggs) can usually be accommodated at table service restaurants with at least 14 days advance notice. Contact a representative at SpecialDiets@DisneyWorld.com after booking your ADR. Feel free to speak with the Chef or Restaurant Manager when you arrive the restaurant.

There are allergy-friendly Walt Disney World menus at about 120 dining locations, including both quick service and table service restaurants. The menus specify the allergen content of each item to help you make choices in line with your family’s needs.

Check out a sample allergy-friendly menu from Jiko: The Cooking Place.

AllergyEats offers further information on allergy friendly restaurants at Walt Disney World.

Dairy Free
Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Diabetic
Dining with diabetes at Walt Disney World requires bringing a carb guide with you. Sugar-free desserts are available.

Gluten Free
Worry-free gluten free dining in Walt Disney World includes snacks such as Minnie’s Bake Shop Gluten Free cookies sold in 7.2 oz. packages.
Eating Gluten Free in Disney World
Eating Gluten Free in Disneyland
Gluten Free Items at the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
AllergyEats
Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Healthy Eating
You can eat healthy in Walt Disney World!
Tips for Eating Healthy in Walt Disney World

Kosher
Table Service
Kosher Meals can be accommodated at most WDW table service restaurants. With at least 2 business days advance notice, call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463 for your kosher needs. A credit card guarantee is required to place your order. Your card will only be charged if you fail to cancel with at least 24 hours advance notice or in the event your party is a no-show.

South Beach Diet and Low Carb Eating
Visit our resource page for following the South Beach Diet and low carb eating in Disney World!

Sugar Free
For diets with sugar restrictions, we share how to find sugar-free treats in WDW.

Vegan
Yes, vegans can eat well in WDW too, however it seems much easier to do so at table service rather than counter service meals. When making your ADRS, clearly note your restrictions (no eggs, no meat, no dairy, etc). For snacks, try popcorn (butter flavoring is reportedly animal-free), fruit cups, carrots, celery and pretzels.

Vegan Dining in Disney World

Vegetarian
Vegetarians find eating in WDW to be easy and plentiful. If you don’t see an option on the menu, just ask your server or the counter-service cast member for assistance. Often, they’ll readily give you a list of items that aren’t noted on the menu.

A Vegetarian in Disney – Tips from an Expert
Best Disney World Restaurants for Vegetarians

Specialty Cakes

Celebrating a special event at Walt Disney World? Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC at Disney Springs delivers gluten-free and vegan cakes to most table-service spots on property! Call ahead to place your order by phone; they ask that orders be placed at least one week prior to your reservation.

Contact Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC at 855-GOBABYCAKES (462-2292) to order a specialty cake. Hours are Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m. – 11 p.m., and Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

When you’re visiting Disney Springs, you can stop by Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC for vegan and gluten-free cupcakes, donuts, bagels, cookies and other treats. The menu also includes coffee, tea, and lemonade, along with iced coffee.

You can also find pre-packaged versions of their gluten-free, vegan and kosher desserts at several locations around Walt Disney World, including:

The Beach Club Marketplace at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
The Boardwalk Bakery at Disney’s Boardwalk
Terra Treats at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
The Mara at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Everything Pop at Disney’s Pop Century Resort

For additional information

Animal Kingdom
Terra Treats at Disney’s Animal Kingdom offers allergy-friendly snacks like hummus and vegetables, buffalo chicken wings, rice chips, and gluten-free beer for guests with special diets. Cast members can also help answer allergy-friendly dining questions.

Contact Information
Walt Disney World’s Special Diets team provides Guests with personalized service as they plan dining experiences at any of the Theme Parks and Resort Hotels. If you need assistance, you can contact the team by email or phone at the following:

Email: SpecialDiets@DisneyWorld.com
Phone: (407) 824-5967

Business hours:
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Reference Documents
Food Ingredient Lists – Beach Club Marketplace (1-13-12)
Special Dietary Requests
Disney Special Diets Information Letter, including lists of restaurants where special diets can be accommodated most easily
Food Allergy Dietary Reference Sheet (Updated 10-29-09)
Guest Allergy-Dietary Request Form (Updated 6-04-2009)

Disneyland Special Diets

To request help planning for Disneyland meals if you have special diets in your party, contact Disneyland Dining at (714) 781-DINE (3463). Please request special meals at least 24 hours in advance.

Eating Gluten Free in Disneyland
Eating Vegetarian in Disneyland

For more Disney dining information, including details on dining discounts, restaurants, dining plans, menus, and more, visit our Disney Dining Reference Page.