Planning a Disney Trip with a Special Diet: Remember the Details

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been posting a weekly Friday Trip Planning post to give you all of the ins and outs with planning a Disney Trip with a Special Diet in tow.

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Whether you have a food allergy (or multiple!), celiac disease, or other needs, we’re dishing the details to help you have a magical time while you’re at Walt Disney World.

With Spring in the air, we’re settling into our headquarters here at the Food Allergy and Celiac Convention, and have a load of announcements coming up. We’re excited to announce that our ever-loved Enjoy Life Foods is our title sponsor, with Magic Plus Platinum status for good reason: after all, they’re free of the top 8 allergens, gluten-free, and made in a dedicated facility… what else could you want?

If you’ve started planning your trip, you might want to check out our what to pack post for some pre-travel info, and our dining pre-planning post, which gives you the details on Disney Dining 101, including ADRs and an overview of how it all works.

From there, you’ll have to contact the Special Diets department, which can note all your allergy/dietary needs to ensure you’ll eat safely and have options once you arrive.

And then, you get to eat. I mean, that’s the whole point of going to Disney, right? There are plenty of options, from different Table Service restaurants, ranging from (safe!) buffets to casual dinners to finer dining, then fast food-style Quick Service locations with everything from allergy-free chicken fingers and burgers to slow smoked ribs to grilled vegetable sandwiches.

Snacks are important, too, and you’ll find loads of choices all around the park. We start to tell you about Disney snack options here, but there is plenty more where that came from–stay tuned!

Once you have the food figured out, you’ll also want to plan on where to stay. We’ve currently outlined the pros and cons–Special Diets-style–at the Value and Moderate resorts, but if you’re planning on a Deluxe location, don’t worry… we’re soon going to cover that, too.

We’ll be bringing so much to you and are excited about the convention. Remember, if you have requests, questions, comments, or want to share experiences… we’re all (Mickey Mouse!) ears!


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