For some time, Disney has been a leader in the hospitality industry when it comes to serving guests with food allergies and sensitivities. Today, we’re learning that they’re offering options that will hopefully continue to make Disney visits more enjoyable and worry-free for guests who live with allergies.
After previously piloting Allergy-Friendly Menus at a number of venues, Disney has announced they will roll out Allergy-Friendly Menus to around 120 restaurants. The menus will be available at both counter service and table service locations throughout Walt Disney World and Disneyland parks and resorts. The move will include venues at Disney water parks and Downtown Disney restaurants as well.
The goal is to provide a convenient way for guests to manage their food allergies while dining at Disney restaurants, and to provide more food options that are readily available.
The allergy-friendly menus will focus on the most common allergens: gluten/wheat, milk, peanut, tree nut, and fish. The menus will list allergen content for each menu items — and will include appetizers, entrees, side items, desserts, and kids’ meals.
The menus began appearing at signature restaurants on April 14, and rollout will continue to other table service and counter service locations through September.
Want to see a sample? Check out the Allergy-Friendly menu for one of our favorite dining spots, Jiko. Beneath each item, you’ll see which allergies the dish is specifically created for. Just click each photo to see a larger view.
Disney will continue to offer guests the opportunity to speak to the chef or another trained cast member about menu options. Guests are also still encouraged to mention dietary restrictions when they make Advance Dining Reservations and/or when they arrive for a meal.
Now let’s hear from all of you! What do you think of the Allergy-Friendly menu rollout at more Disney restaurants? Leave a comment and join the conversation!