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
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.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party is the place to trick-or-treat! The 2012 parties bring 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.
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.
AllergyEats offers further information on allergy friendly restaurants at Walt Disney World.
Allergy and Celiac Convention Announced: Visit Disney World and attend an amazing expo. The very first Food Allergy and Celiac Convention will be held on Nov. 22, 2014 at Coronado Springs Resort & Convention Center, located inside Disney World. Source: Allergic Living
Gluten Free and Dairy Free
Dining with diabetes at Walt Disney World requires bringing a carb guide with you. Sugar-free desserts are available.
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 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
Gluten Free Items at the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
Gluten Free and Dairy Free
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!
For diets with sugar restrictions, we share how to find sugar-free treats in WDW.
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.
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.
Downtown Disney’s BabyCakes NYC takes cake orders that will be delivered to the restaurant in which you hold an Advance Dining Reservation. Cakes are offered as two-layer, 6-inch versions that serve 8-10 people.
BabyCakes caters to special diets including refined sugar-free, gluten-free, wheat-free, soy-free, casein-free, egg-free, vegan, and Kosher items!
Cake flavors: Vanilla, Vanilla Chocolate Chip, Chocolate, Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Carrot, Lemon, Banana, and Pumpkin with a frosting choice of Vanilla, Chocolate, or Mint. Vanilla frosting can be colored either pink, purple, green, yellow, or white if desired.
Call the bakery at 407-938-9044 with at least a week’s notice and have your restaurant confirmation number, date, and reservation time handy. Your delicious cake will be served right after your meal.
For additional information
A food allergy information kiosk will open August 4, 2013 in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. As a resource for guests with special diets including food allergies, cast members will be available to answer dining questions from 9am-3pm. In addition, pre-packaged snacks (hummus vegetables, granola bars, chips, popcorn) and gluten-free beer will be sold.
Email SpecialDiets@DisneyWorld.com or call (407) 824-5967
Animal Kingdom: WDWAKSpecialDiets@email.disney.com, or (407) 824-5967
Hollywood Studios: WDWSTSpecialDiets@email.disney.com, or (407) 824-5967
Epcot: WDWECSpecialDiets@email.disney.com, (407) 824-5967
Magic Kingdom: WDWMKSpecialDiets@email.disney.com, or (407) 824-5967
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.
For more Disney dining information, including details on dining discounts, restaurants, dining plans, menus, and more, visit our Disney Dining Reference Page.