Allergy-Friendly Menus Coming to Disney Parks

On April 14, Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort will begin introducing allergy-friendly menus at approximately 120 quick-service and table-service restaurants, reports the Disney Parks Blog. These new menus will provide both convenience and readily available options for guests with dietary requests.

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Guests with food allergies and intolerances has been on the rise, with more than 650,000 special dietary requests in 2013. The new menus will provide allergen information for each menu item. The menus will include appetizers (where applicable), entrées, sides, desserts and kids’ meals. The allergens focused on are  gluten/wheat, milk, peanut, tree nut and fish. Guests may also still speak to the restaurant chef or special diets-trained cast member so the culinary team can to take extra measures during preparation to prevent cross-contamination.

Signature restaurants will first see the menu menus, and then they will debut at other table-service and quick-service restaurants in the parks, water parks, Downtown Disney and resort hotels through September. You can find out more about Special Dietary Requests at the Disney website and see a sample menu here.

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2 responses to “Allergy-Friendly Menus Coming to Disney Parks

  1. It’s a great idea, and will definitely help out people with allergies! However, in the current form it is a little hard to use.

    What I want is the ability to filter the menu to hide dishes containing certain allergens. That way I know that the the menu I see contains only dishes I can eat.

    Check out https://freemymenu.com/live-demo/ – click the ‘Show Allergy/Diet Menu’ button on the menu to see what I mean.

  2. I agree – It would be great if Disney could incorporate that into an interactive iPad menu or such for guests with allergies. Do you think that maybe one of their hurdles might be the volume of guests/changing ingredient lists? If I had an allergy, I’d still definitely want to speak to a chef or at least highly trained cast member to guide me through my options. Plus, sometimes chefs are able to create something off-menu with on-hand ingredients. In all, it’s still great that Disney is taking even greater strides to accommodate more guests! 🙂