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.
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.