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Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Receives Honors for Allergy-Friendly Fare

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

Earlier this month, the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) recognized Walt Disney Parks and Resorts as an industry leader in providing safe, quality dining experiences to guests with allergies and special diets at the 20th annual Food Allergy Ball in New York City.

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by FARE for our efforts to make our dining experiences enjoyable for all our Guests,” said Mandy Bond, Director of Food & Beverage Strategies and Standards, who accepted the award on behalf of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “We truly appreciate having FARE as a partner to educate and inform us as we evolve our allergy efforts and resources so we can continue to deliver excellent offerings for our guests with food allergies.”

Here at Disney Parks, we are proud to serve up magical meals for every guest, whether they are enjoying a five-star dining experience or a quick-service option. Each year, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts serves more than 700,000 meals at over 650 Disney dining locations to guests with food allergies and special diets. Guests from all over the world, including those with food allergies, can dine with confidence at Disney dining locations across our Parks and Resorts with allergy-friendly menus and snack options, as well as easy to note special dietary needs during the booking and ordering process.

Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Receives Honors for Allergy-Friendly Fare

FARE works to improve the health and quality of life for the 15 million Americans with food allergies and gives them hope through research and treatment options. Click here to learn more about FARE.


  • Well Deserved Disney 😊😊😊 I always said how amazing and accommodating Disney was with my sons food allergies. It is so nice to go on vacation and not have to worry if my son is safe when we eat . My son has a severe life threatening peanut allergy and every time we go to Disney world which we have been many times since he was two now 13 , I never have to worry the chef comes right to the table or walks us around the buffet table and instructs us on what to stay away from and will actually make something special if needed. When my son was a little younger he was allergic to everything dairy, eggs, nuts and they had a huge assortment of safe desserts for him to enjoy which was so amazing he feels left out sometimes because of his food allergies and Disney world always keeps it safe so he never feels different or excluded. We are going again in a month and can’t wait to enjoy all of the delicious foods Disney world has to offer without worrying about an anaphylactic reaction . Thank you so much Disney for making our favorite places our home away from home food allergy safe

  • The Disneyparks and resorts not only deliver exceptional allergen friendly delicious menu items as mentioned in above article, but the kitchen staff and wait service are equally exceptional in their guest service, being educated to the many different allergies and food sensitivities, and making guest feel at ease comfortable and assured that requests are of no trouble and welcomed. Many other establishments in guest services could benefit from following Disney approach.

  • I have a mild food allergy, and have a family that can be particular about how food is prepared, and it never ceases to amaze me how accommodating and gracious Disney chefs/restaurants are. It’s no surprise then that Disney wins awards for their allergy responsiveness. But that shouldn’t take away how awesome Disney is, the food is just one of the many things that keeps us coming back!

  • One of the reasons we frequent WDW for vacations is the ease at which we can find foods to accommodate our Allergies. I hope they continue to add more Allergy friendly options.

  • I’m vegan and the food I get to enjoy at Disney World is SPECTACULAR! I’m never hungry and have never had a bad meal at the parks or at our resort. They are always so accommodating and ensure that I have a dining experience that is just as magical (if not even more!) as my family. We’ve enjoyed everything from fine dining to grab-and-go snacks and I’ve never not been able to have plenty to eat. It’s one of the many reasons Disney World is my second home!

  • We have stayed at Disney Resort hotels in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, and have NEVER had a bad meal! I don’t ahve any food allergies, thank heaven, but my husband is diabetic so needs to watch what he eats and we have never had an issue with Disney!

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