Good evening and happy #tastytuesday everyone! Today, I wanted to cover a topic that I haven’t yet before: allergy friendly in-room dining at Walt Disney World. The following resorts have the option of in-room dining:
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Disney’s Beach Club Resort
- Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
- Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
As you can see, all of these options are Deluxe Resorts, with the one exception of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, which is considered a Moderate Resort. You can get food delivered to your room, such as pizza, at other resorts, but a full in-room dining/room service menu will not be available anywhere else other than these resorts. (Side note: you can also get food delivered to you resort outside of the hotel, such a pizza in good ole Orlando, so that can be a fun option as well!)
All of the resorts do accept the Disney Dining Plan (DDP), again with the exception of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, which does not accept the DDP for in-room dining. In-room dining counts for 2 credits on the DDP, which may or may not be a worthwhile option for a family who is on the standard DDP and only gets 1 meal credit per day. However, if you are on the Deluxe DDP, this may be a worthwhile option for you.
On our last trip, my mom and I were on the Deluxe DDP, and so we worked in-room dining into our travel plan because we knew that there was one early morning where we would not be able to stop for breakfast. Since we were staying at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, specifically Disney’s Beach Club Villas, we were able to take advantage of the in-room dining option. The night before, we made a call to the number in the in-room dining brochure.
I spoke the cast member and asked for our breakfast to be delivered at 6:30am. He let me know that the meal could be delivered between 6:30am-7:00am, which worked out ok for our schedule. I then took a quick look at the breakfast menu (even though I already knew what I wanted to order) and I asked for two orders of the allergy friendly Mickey waffles (dairy, gluten, and egg free!) with sausage. Although not pictured, there was a full menu with lunch, dinner, appetizer, dessert, and beverage options that I could pick from as well.
The cast member asked about my food allergies, which I let him know were milk, eggs, and wheat. He then asked about what beverage we wanted, and so I ordered coffee for both me and my mom. He asked me if I wanted cream, and then remembered my dairy allergy, but I told him that it was ok to bring cream for my mom, who wanted some for her coffee. I also asked if it was possible to add fruit to the meal, as I was unsure if it would be included under the DDP credits. He said he was unsure if he could bring us fruit, but that he would see what he could do. Lastly, he confirmed whether or not we would like a phone call before the food was brought to our room, which I opted yes to.
At around 6:40am the next morning, my mom and I received a phone call that our food was ready and coming up to our room. I spoke to a different cast member this time, who asked me if I would like a cream substitute for my coffee, and so I opted for the soy milk option. When the cast member brought the food to our room, he made up the table that we had (above), and set everything up for us. The cast members made some magic happen and were able to get us some fruit with our breakfast, which was awesome. It was a very formal and fun experience!
As always, the allergy friendly Mickey waffles were excellent. I also really enjoyed the sausages, as they were real sausages and not the ones that you typically find a breakfast buffets throughout Walt Disney World. The fruit was also very fresh. The two aspects I loved the most about this experience were that the cast member mentioned that the maple syrup (pictured above) was fresh from Vermont and that the cast members took the time to add little Mickeys to the butter before serving it (pictured below). Obviously I did not eat the butter, but it was so cute to look at!
All in all, we enjoyed our experience getting in-room dining at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. The food was awesome and timely, and the cast members were great to interact with! My only comment for you, my followers, would be to specify that you are on the DDP early on in the conversation if you are using it to pay for your in-room dining experience. The cast member did not ask me if I was on the DDP during our conversation, and that has also happened before when my husband and I ordered in-room dining at a different resort and so we ended up paying out of pocket the first time. As long as you mention it early on in the conversation, you should be good to go, just like we were this second time!
Here’s to living our best and most delicious Disney lives! <3
Meagan has been living with many food allergies and sensitivities since she was 19 years old. She is currently a Personal Vacation Advisor for Magical Vacation Planner, specializing in helping her guests book trips to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort. Meagan enjoys researching fitness and nutrition and has taken a special interest in finding allergy friendly options at Walt Disney World.
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