I greatly apologize for not posting yesterday! I got very sick from eating something with corn in it. See, I'm corn intolerant, which impacts just about everything. One of my favorite things about Disney is how inclusive they are of food allergies! A corn intolerance is especially difficult to deal with since FDA doesn't require corn and corn products to be listed on allergy notices on foods. Disney doesn't do that, Disney considers corn a common allergy and is always prepared to deal with my allergy. Disney considers gluten or wheat, lactose or milk, peanuts and tree nuts, shellfish, soy, fish, eggs, and corn common food allergies although they can accommodate any food allergy or intolerance and well as special dietary lifestyles such as Kosher or Vegan diets. Many places offer allergy menus if you just ask one of the cast members, you can also always ask to talk to the chef. All that being said the hardest part of it is not being able to eat some of the really special Disney foods, I'm actually allergic to Mickey Pretzels, Dole Whips, and Premium Ice Cream Bars among other things. The trick is knowing what you can eat, or if you're like me and only intolerant you might try just eating a little bit of it once in a while....or just deal with the consequences which I don't recommend but do all the time.
If you want to find out more about Disney's food allergy policies check out these links:
For a Disney Parks Blog post about allergy friendly menus click here.
For Disney's list of dietary accommodations click here.
For a sample allergy menu click here.
If you have any more questions about dealing with dietary needs at Disney ask me in the comments! If not, what is your favorite Disney snack?