Disney updates menus to accommodate new allergy-friendly options
Disneyland and Walt Disney World will be rolling out new allergy-friendly menus to accommodate those with special allergic needs.
A total of 120 quick-service and table-service locations will be receiving the new menus throughout Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
“Over the years, the number of guests with food allergies and intolerances has continued to grow. In 2013 alone, our cast members assisted with more than 650,000 special dietary requests. These new allergy menus are another way in which we can provide high-quality, safe and more accessible alternatives, and the best possible dining experience for guests with specific dietary needs,” says Gary Jones, chef and culinary dietary specialist for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
The menus contain specific allergen content for each guest to make their own decision based upon their specific allergenic needs. Disney said they focused on the most common food allergies, including gluten/wheat, milk, peanut, tree nut and fish.
If guests are still not comfortable with just looking at the menu, they are encouraged to speak directly with a restaurant chef or special diets trained cast member that will accommodate them further.
The menus are first being made available at signature restaurants beginning April 14, then after that they will slowly be rolled out to quick service and other dining areas through September 2015. This includes Walt Disney World water parks, Downtown Disney and resort hotels.
Click here for a sample menu that shows the new layout.