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Aug 18

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Debuts Gardens Kiosk for Guests With Special Dietary Needs

GardensKioskDisney is known for trying to accommodate all of its guests needs while they’re visiting the parks. And earlier this month, Disney added a new element for those guests with special dietary needs or restrictions. Disney’s Animal Kingdom  debuted a new food kiosk called Gardens kiosk to accommodate those guests with food allergies and intolerances. Guests with special dietary restrictions will now have an easy way to learn about meal options in the Disney parks that can accommodate dietary restrictions, in addition to being able to pick up some healthful, prepackaged snacks.

The kiosk is located on Discovery Island next to Adventurers Outpost. Guests can stop and chat about food allergies or intolerances such as gluten or wheat, lactose or dairy, peanuts and tree nuts, shellfish, soy, fish, eggs and corn. And while you’ll be directed to the best restaurants to accommodate your needs, it’s important to still speak with a manager or chef at the restaurant – but you’ll already know exactly what the restaurant can accommodate before you begin your meal.

You can also pick up snacks at the Gardens, including popcorn, desserts, chips, hummus with vegetables, granola bars and a gluten-free beer. Vegan sweets from Baby Cakes also will be offered – all-natural, organic goodies that are made without wheat, gluten, dairy, casein and eggs.

The Gardens is open daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

While this is the only park with a kiosk, guests with food allergy concerns can always speak with a manager or chef at many Walt Disney World Resort restaurants, who will do their best to accommodate those needs. For more information, visit Disneyworld.com to review special dietary requests, or send an email 14 days prior to your visit with specific needs to special.diets@disneyworld.com.

This is just one more service that Disney has added to try and meet the needs of all of its guests to ensure that you have a magical vacation, no matter what your needs may be! Have you stopped by the new Gardens kiosk at Disney’s Animal Kingdom recently? If so, let us know what you thought!

 

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