Disney’s Animal Kingdom Debuts Kiosk for Guests with Dietary Restrictions and Food Allergies

For people with serious food allergies or dietary restrictions, visiting a theme park can often lead to questions and uncertainty about the safety of many food items.

In an effort to make things a bit easier, Disney’s Animal Kingdom has recently opened a kiosk to help guests with food allergies, intolerances, and other issues. The kiosk – called Gardens – is located on Discovery Island adjacent to Adventures Outpost.

Guests with dietary questions can stop and talk with cast members about food allergies such as gluten or wheat, lactose or dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, soy, fish, eggs, and corn. Cast members will be able to guide guests to the best restaurants that will be able to accommodate their needs.

There will be “safe” snacks to purchase at the Gardens kiosk including popcorn, desserts, hummus with vegetables, chips, granola bars, and gluten-free beer. BabyCakes NYC will also have a selection of vegan treats that are wheat and gluten-free and contain no dairy, casein, or eggs.

Park guests with food allergies or intolerances are always encouraged to speak with a manager or chef at the restaurant of their choice, and the chef will do their best to accommodate the dietary needs. Guests can send special dietary requests 14 days prior to their visit to [email protected]. And make sure to check out the Disney Food Blog’s Special Diets Resource page.

The Gardens kiosk is the only stand of its kind at the Walt Disney World Resort.