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Gluten Free Disney World

February 10, 2013 by  
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Christmas week at Walt Disney World in Orlando was a bit of a crazy idea, but lots of fun. I knew it would be crowded and chaotic, but from experiences at Disneyland in California and all I’ve read, I had every faith that our gluten free needs would be met – and I was right!

Before heading out, we emailed the special diet department and got our 5 page email of current gluten free offerings at all the area Disney parks and resorts. We had our diet restrictions added to all our reservations that were made over the phone, and we had our handy iphone apps locked and loaded.

We chose to buy the Disney meal plan that recommends advance reservations for your sit down restaurant meals, especially Christmas week. Each reservation notes what your dietary restrictions are. Be sure to email for the list of which are the best choices for gluten free fare. Some are better than others.

We stayed at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. We only ate breakfast there once, but they had a nice choice of several omelets and potatoes. The breakfast comes with a pastry and they really had no replacement item or gluten free choice there.  If you have the list printed out from the special diet department, you see that they have gluten free pancakes and waffles, and other choices as well. Get the list! For snacks, nothing was out in the store or restaurant that was specifically marked gluten free. After we asked, someone went back to the freezer and brought out a couple of frozen 2-packs of EnerG gluten free chocolate chip cookies.

All of the lunch places we picked (from looking at the emailed list!) were great – pizza, chicken strips, burgers with gluten free buns, brownies, cookies, root beer floats and more. The dinners were also amazing. The Yacht Club sent a chef out to discuss options with the gluten free diners at the table, as they do in all Disney-owned restaurants. They made a few things specially so we could enjoy them, and even brought out gluten free dinner rolls ahead of the meal. Epcot’s La Hacienda de San Angel had amazing appetizers, meals and desserts. We even had a great gluten free pasta meal at Portobello in Downtown Disney with Caprese salad and several good dessert choices. They had our advance reservation with dietary restrictions and were prepared with some nice options.

In the Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot, employees in each store and restaurant could discuss gluten free snack and meal options. In Animal Kingdom, we had to refer to our printout to find any gluten free information. Workers at several Animal Kingdom eateries (not all are Disney owned apparently) looked confused when we asked if they had gluten free choices. With the list from Disney’s special diet department, we were able to locate the places in Animal Kingdom that would be able to serve us, but without the list, we would have been out of luck. Hollywood Studios had really good gluten free options and kitchen managers who came to discuss orders as simple as chicken strips.

APPS:

Here are some good apps to have loaded before you head to Disney World (Click the purple titles for more information):

Find Me Gluten Free

This is my go-to app for all locations, not just a Disneyworld trip! Love the links to gluten free menus and figuring out where to go in a new town.

Gluten Free Disney and Allergy Free Orlando

Disney Wait Times, Dining and Maps

This one we mostly used to gauge which park to attend on each day, which rides to get fast passes for, and mapping out meals. We saved tons of time waiting in lines thanks to this one!

Email: Special Diets specialdiets@disneyworld.com
Call: (407) WDW-DINE

Email the special diets email address to get a current list before you go, but here’s the partial list we went with just to give you an idea of how many options there are. Remember, at any Disney owned restaurant, the kitchen manager or chef comes out to discuss your choices with you and then delivers you meal to you directly. It takes a bit longer to dine with gluten free diners for this reason, yet it’s so nice to know that someone there knows what they’re talking about and is paying attention.

The list you get through email also has all the resort gluten free options listed and you can stop by any of them for a snack, quick meal, or dinner as well.

This list also doesn’t mention OMG It’s Gluten Free cookies, which we had after many meals.

Magic Kingdom® Park

Cinderella’s Royal Table

  • White Rice Flour – Bob’s Red Mill®
  • Vanilla Cake Mix – Namaste
  • Gluten Free Waffles – Van’s™
  • White Rice Flour – Bob’s Red Mill®
  • Vanilla Ice Cream – Rice Dream®
  • Vanilla Pints – Tofutti®
  • Egg Replacement Powder – Ener-G®
  • Chocolate Cake Mix – Namaste
  • Soy Milk Chocolate – Kikkoman®
  • Dinner Roll – Udi’s®

Columbia Harbour House

  • Macaroni & Cheese – Amy’s®

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café

  • Hotdog Bun – Udi’s®
  • Dbl Choc Cookies- Enjoy Life®
  • Hamburger Bun – Udi’s®

Liberty Tree Tavern

  • Egg Replacement Powder – Ener-G®
  • Macaroni & Cheese – Amy’s®
  • Soy Milk Chocolate – Kikkoman®

Main Street, USA

  • Vanilla Ice Cream – Rice Dream®
  • Vanilla Honey Graham Cookies- Enjoy Life®
  • Caramel Popcorn – Rocky Mountain Popcorn ®
  • Dbl Choc Cookies- Enjoy Life®
  • Choc Chip Cookies – Enjoy Life®
  • Hamburger Bun – Udi’s®
  • Sugar Crisp Cookies- Enjoy Life®
  • Snickerdoodle Cookies – Enjoy Life®
  • Vanilla Pints – Tofutti®
  • Hotdog Bun – Udi’s®
  • Lively Lemon Cookies – Enjoy Life®
  • Happy Apple Cookies – Enjoy Life®
  • Soy Milk Chocolate – Kikkoman®

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café

  • Lively Lemon Cookies – Enjoy Life®
  • Happy Apple Cookies – Enjoy Life®
  • Hamburger Bun – Udi’s®

Pinocchio Village Haus

  • Macaroni & Cheese – Amy’s®
  • Pizza, OG, Cheese, Rice Crust – Amy’s®
  • Soy American Cheese – Tofutti®

The Crystal Palace

  • Gluten Free Brownie Mix – Bob’s Red Mill®
  • Macaroni & Cheese – Amy’s®
  • Soy Milk Chocolate – Kikkoman®
  • Gluten Free Blueberry Muffin – Udi’s®
  • Tamari, WF and Red. Sodium – San-J
  • Dinner Roll – Udi’s®
  • Gluten Free Waffles – Van’s™
  • Vanilla Ice Cream – Rice Dream®
  • Gluten Free Vanilla Glazed Donuts – Kinnikinnick®
  • Vanilla Pints – Tofutti®
  • Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Donuts – Kinnikinnick®
  • Pizza, OG, Cheese, Rice Crust – Amy’s®
  • Waffle & Pancake Mix – Namaste
  • Rice Milk – Pacific Natural Foods®
  • Soy Milk Chocolate – Kikkoman®

The Plaza Restaurant

  • Hamburger Bun – Udi’s®
  • Caramel Popcorn – Rocky Mountain Popcorn ®

Tony’s Town Square Restaurant

  • Dinner Roll – Udi’s®
  • Vanilla Pints – Tofutti®
  • Whole Grain Bread Crumbs
  • Vanilla Ice Cream – Rice Dream®

Downtown Disney® Area

Pleasure Island

  • Choc Chip Cookies – Enjoy Life®
  • Pizza, OG, Cheese, Rice Crust – Amy’s®
  • Soy Milk Chocolate – Kikkoman®
  • Hamburger Bun – Udi’s®
  • Vanilla Pints – Tofutti®
  • Quiona Pasta, GF, Elbows – Ancient Harvest®

Epcot®

America

  • Hamburger Bun – Udi’s®
  • Hotdog Bun – Udi’s®
  • Macaroni & Cheese – Amy’s®

Canada

  • Dinner Roll – Udi’s®

Catering & Conventions

  • Hotdog Bun – Udi’s®
  • Lively Lemon Cookies – Enjoy Life®
  • Macaroni & Cheese – Amy’s®
  • Happy Apple Cookies – Enjoy Life®
  • Hamburger Bun – Udi’s®
  • Sugar Crisp Cookies- Enjoy Life®
  • Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Donuts – Kinnikinnick®
  • Vanilla Honey Graham Cookies- Enjoy Life®
  • White Bread – Udi’s®
  • Choc Chip Cookies – Enjoy Life®
  • Gluten Free Whole Grain Bread – Udi’s®
  • Dbl Choc Cookies- Enjoy Life®
  • Pizza, OG, Cheese, Rice Crust – Amy’s®
  • Egg Replacement Powder – Ener-G®
  • Chocolate Cake Mix – Namaste
  • Pizza Shell – Udi’s®
  • Snickerdoodle Cookies – Enjoy Life®
  • Gluten Free Baking Flour – Bob’s Red Mill®

Coral Reef Restaurant

  • Crispy Rice Bar (Chocolate) – Nature’s Path
  • Soy Milk Chocolate – Kikkoman®
  • Rice Crispy Milk Chocolate Bar – Enjoy Life®
  • Crispy Rice Bar (Berry) – Nature’s Path
  • White Bread – Udi’s®
  • Pizza, OG, Cheese, Rice Crust – Amy’s®
  • Vanilla Pints – Tofutti®

Electric Umbrella Restaurant

  • Hamburger Bun – Udi’s®
  • Macaroni & Cheese – Amy’s®

Fountain View Ice Cream

  • Vanilla Ice Cream – Rice Dream®
  • Vanilla Pints – Tofutti®

Germany

  • Rice Crispy Milk Chocolate Bar – Enjoy Life®

Sunshine Seasons

  • Caramel Popcorn – Rocky Mountain Popcorn ®
  • Dbl Choc Cookies- Enjoy Life®
  • Happy Apple Cookies – Enjoy Life®
  • Choc Chip Cookies – Enjoy Life®
  • Rice Crispy Milk Chocolate Bar – Enjoy Life®
  • Soy Milk Chocolate – Kikkoman®

The Garden Grill

  • Dinner Roll – Udi’s®
  • Dbl Choc Cookies- Enjoy Life®
  • Vanilla Pints – Tofutti®
  • Vanilla Ice Cream – Rice Dream®
  • Macaroni & Cheese – Amy’s®
  • Egg Replacement Powder – Ener-G®

United Kingdom

  • Lively Lemon Cookies – Enjoy Life®
  • Sugar Crisp Cookies- Enjoy Life®
  • Gluten Free Pancake Mix – Bob’s Red Mill®
  • Dinner Roll – Udi’s®

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Flame Tree Barbecue

  • Hamburger Bun – Udi’s®
  • Dbl Choc Cookies- Enjoy Life®
  • Hotdog Bun – Udi’s®

Pizzafari

  • Pizza Shell – Udi’s®
  • Pizza, OG, Cheese, Rice Crust – Amy’s®
  • Soy Milk Chocolate – Kikkoman®
  • Macaroni & Cheese – Amy’s®

Restaurantosaurus

  • Macaroni & Cheese – Amy’s®
  • Hamburger Bun – Udi’s®
  • Hotdog Bun – Udi’s®

Tusker House Restaurant

  • Vanilla Honey Graham Cookies- Enjoy Life®
  • Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Donuts – Kinnikinnick®
  • Snickerdoodle Cookies – Enjoy Life®
  • Pizza Shell – Udi’s®
  • Gluten Free Blueberry Muffin – Udi’s®
  • Sugar Crisp Cookies- Enjoy Life®
  • Soy Milk Chocolate – Kikkoman®
  • Vanilla Ice Cream – Rice Dream®
  • Lively Lemon Cookies – Enjoy Life®
  • Happy Apple Cookies – Enjoy Life®
  • Gluten Free Whole Grain Bread – Udi’s®
  • Waffle & Pancake Mix – Namaste
  • Vanilla Pints – Tofutti®
  • Dbl Choc Cookies- Enjoy Life®
  • Choc Chip Cookies – Enjoy Life®
  • Macaroni & Cheese – Amy’s®

Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

ABC Commissary/Sci-Fi

  • Pizza Shell – Udi’s®
  • Rice Milk – Pacific Natural Foods®
  • Vanilla Ice Cream – Rice Dream®
  • Pizza, OG, Cheese, Rice Crust – Amy’s®
  • Macaroni & Cheese – Amy’s®
  • Hamburger Bun – Udi’s®
  • Vanilla Pints – Tofutti®

Backlot Express

  • Hamburger Bun – Udi’s®
  • Rice Milk – Pacific Natural Foods®
  • Vanilla Ice Cream – Rice Dream®
  • Hotdog Bun – Udi’s®
  • Gluten Free Brownie Mix – Bob’s Red Mill®
  • Gluten Free Whole Grain Bread – Udi’s®
  • Gluten Free Blueberry Muffin – Udi’s®
  • Quiona Pasta, GF, Elbows – Ancient Harvest®
  • Gluten Free Waffles – Van’s™
  • Soy Milk Chocolate – Kikkoman®
  • Vanilla Pints – Tofutti®
  • White Rice Flour – Bob’s Red Mill®
  • Dinner Roll – Udi’s®
  • Macaroni & Cheese – Amy’s®

Hollywood & Vine

  • Vanilla Cake Mix – Namaste
  • Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
  • Pizza, OG, Cheese, Rice Crust – Amy’s®
  • Choc Chip Cookies – Enjoy Life®
  • Pizza Shell – Udi’s®
  • Dinner Roll – Udi’s®
  • Vanilla Pints – Tofutti®
  • Vanilla Ice Cream – Rice Dream®
  • Dbl Choc Cookies- Enjoy Life®

Soundstage

  • Dinner Roll – Udi’s®
  • Hotdog Bun – Udi’s®

Studio Catering Co.

  • Hamburger Bun – Udi’s®
  • Vanilla Ice Cream – Rice Dream®
  • Rice Milk – Pacific Natural Foods®

Sunset Ranch Market

  • Vanilla Ice Cream – Rice Dream®
  • Vanilla Pints – Tofutti®
  • Hamburger Bun – Udi’s®
  • Hotdog Bun – Udi’s®

Email: Special Diets specialdiets@disneyworld.com
Call: (407) WDW-DINE

Have you been to Disney World while gluten free? Add your experiences below!

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2 Responses to “Gluten Free Disney World”
  1. DizneyGirl says:

    Disney is the best place to visit for food allergies or celiac. We’ve gone annually since 2007 and feel safe dining there. In fact, we are scared to go anywhere else. Our daughter cannot eat gluten and myself, welll I can’t eat food high in histamines, which is a whole other issue and is hard to deal with, except at Disney! Great article!

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