Take a deep breath! The trip of a lifetime is booked and now to handle the nuances. If you don’t already have a MyDisneyExperience.com account, sign up for one now and check out my post on the in’s and out’s of this wonderful site and app. Whether you made your reservation online, through a travel agent or on the phone, this site and app gathers everything into one neat little package. Make sure everyone in your party is linked to your account. Adults can have their own login and kids or any technically challenged persons can be created under your account.
If you didn’t already create an allergies profile when you made your reservations, you can call (407) WDW-DINE to set one up and also book any restaurant reservations. This information carries over to certain portions of your trip and while Disney is still fine tuning its use of this data, eventually it aims to be something of a personal tag for each individual linked to your magic band, where you won’t have to mention a thing in the future.
In the meantime, with every new reservation, they will continue to verify this information over the phone, at dining destinations and anywhere relevant. Which for some people, they may say it’s a waste of time to repeat over and over again, but really, its great! People’s health status can change, some people can even develop new allergies as well, it’s always better safe than sorry and never feel ashamed of it. It’s something my 6 year old is struggling with right now. He hates being singled out at the allergies kid, but he knows, this is his life.
Currently this information only carries over to dining reservations. If you’re fretting because you didn’t make any dining reservations or were unable to, not to worry they’ve got you covered for Quick Serve as well. All of the Quick Serve locations we’ve encountered in the parks, carts, food courts at resort properties have accommodations for allergies. Flame Tree BBQ at Animal Kingdom, Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe have prepared menu books with complete ingredients lists. Some restaurants like Sci-Fi Dining at Hollywood Studios has dedicated Allergy-Friendly Menus which really made this mom tear up a little. It was so nice for my Marcus, my 6 years old, to be able to order off a menu like everyone else. They’ve even got these nifty allergy sticks which you will grow to love seeing. You know that they have taken extra special care to make sure your food is safe.
In addition, Disney recently partnered with Mylan, makers of the epi-pen and epi-pen jr, to make sure epi-pen and epi-pen jr is available throughout their parks and resorts. While one never hopes to have an allergic reaction, people can develop new allergies suddenly, and things happen. Disney and Mylan have you covered.
- Create an allergies profile when making your reservations
- Alert the staff to your allergies at every dining location
You’ll find Disney to be one of the most allergy-friendly destinations, so feel SAFE and Disney ON!