Celiac Summer, Part 1:Plan a Fun and Gluten-Free Disney Vacation

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Planning a fun-filled family vacation this summer? There’s no better place than Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, especially if some of your family members have celiac disease or gluten intolerance.  Disneyland and Disney World offer spectacular food options for guests with special dietary needs, including gluten-free meals, snacks and confections at their many eateries, bistros, and cafeterias.  Make your dinner reservations at the Blue Bayou, which overlooks the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. A chef will personally come to your table to help you order your celiac-approved dinner.  The only catch is that you need to call them twenty-four hours ahead of time.

Cinderella’s Castle,  Now Serving Celiacs

Contact the Disneyland Resort, or email them directly at specialdiets@disneyworld.com to receive a form that you can fill out to notify them of your arrival date.  Visit the Disney website for more info on their commitment to food allergies and special dietary needs.

Why does Disney  bother to go above and beyond to meet your gluten-free needs?  The Walt Disney parks pride themselves on accommodating to all special needs, including gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, peanutfree, lactose-intolerant, kosher, and autism diet requirements.  There are plenty of on-the-spot gluten-free fast food items available in various locations around all the Disney resorts and parks- you just have to know where to look.  Stop at Main Street to pick up a list of all gluten-free food items that are available throughout the park.

Disneyland and Disney World Gluten-Free Menu Items:

Disneyland, California

Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port: Gluten-free pizza & gluten-free pasta

Club Buzz: Hamburger on a gluten-free Kinnikinnick bun

Taste Pilot’s Grill: Hamburger & french fries

Coke Corner Main St: Hot dogs with gluten-free tapioca buns

Big Thunder Ranch BBQ: Most, but not all, menu items

The Plaza Inn: Gluten-free pancakes

Misc. vendor stands: Cotton candy, Dole pineapple treats

Main St. Candy Shoppes: English toffee

Walt Disney World, Florida

Magic Kingdom

Pecos Bill’s: Sandwiches on gluten-free bun, gluten-free french fries

Tony’s Town Square: Rice pasta, gluten-free rolls, vegetarian side dishes

Pinocchio Village Haus: Gluten-free pizza, gluten-free baked french fries, yogurt

Cinderella’s Royal Table: Gluten-free versions of menu items

Columbia Harbor House: Gluten-free fried chicken, french fried, macaroni & cheese, and giant chocolate chip cookie

Cosmic Ray’s: Gluten-free chicken salad, chocolate chip cookies

Crystal Palace: Gluten-free pancakes, tapioca dinner rolls

Disney Hollywood Studios

Hollywood & Vine: Buffet including some gluten-free options

ABC Commissary: Chicken Cordon Bleu on gluten-free bun

Backlot Express: Grilled chicken salad, fruit bowl


Tangierine Cafe: Morrocan cuisine, gluten-free buns and hummus

Le Cellier: NY Strip Steak, Kansas City Strip Steak, GF mashed potatoes, gluten-free rolls, and Crème Brulee

Garden Grill: Separately prepared gluten-free versions of regular menu items, such as meat & potatoes, salad, and warm gluten-free rolls

Cantina de San Angel: Chicken tacos in GF corn tortillas

Animal Kingdom

Flame Tree BBQ: Beef ribs, chicken and gluten-free baked beans.  GF brownie for dessert

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