Headed to Disney World with Food Allergies or Food Restrictions? You’ve come to the right place! Let’s talk about the Allergy Binders at Disney World, and where you’ll find them on vacation.
Since your here, please see the Disney World Food Allergy FAQ to help you get started on planning a safe vacation, and this Restaurant Skip List for places that are not recommended.
Does Disney World have an Allergy Binder to check Ingredients?
Yes! You’ll find an Ingredient Binder at 90% of the food carts and quick service locations. Most of these are updated, but please check the date it was last updated to make sure it’s current. See examples of the binders below.
What happens if there’s not a binder or the ipad is out of battery? Ask the Coordinator or Manager if they can help you with the ingredients by bringing out the products or direct you to another location that can help.
⭐ If this is your First Time to Disney World, you’ll want all the insider tips and done for you plans found in the Food Allergies at Disney World Made Easy Guide , If you’ve been here before and just need the best places to eat and snacks, see the Touring Plan and Snack Guide. Just Gluten Free? There’s a guide for that too!
***As Always, please speak to a qualified restaurant employee when ordering food. In order to see the most accurate ingredients and risk assessment, you will need to confirm allergy safety in real-time. This is my personal experience, I am not employed or endorsed by companies or brands mentioned.***
Why is it so hard to find Examples of the Allergy Binder
There’s a few reasons it’s hard to find these examples online.
For one, there’s the risk that if I share something, it might hurt someone else. That’s never what any of us want to do, and so the community is cautious.
For two, Disney has asked us not to share these allergy guides online, and so I’m trying to do this in an educational kinda way. Some people previously shared it in a “yes you can eat this because the allergy binder says its safe” kinda way and it ended up being a mess.
You must double check all items for your own comfort level.
For three, these allergy binders are *not* consistent and I catch one that is wrong every few weeks. There’s so many styles it can be hard to keep up with! I’ll show multiple examples below so you can understand what I mean.
***note*** Here’s some encouragement for you to watch my 30 second video below, to better understand my stance on sharing these allergen binders online.
How Do I ask for the Allergen Binder at Disney World?
You’ll want to say something like “Hi, I have Allergies, do you have a list of ingredients?”.
You might also need to ask for someone else, like a Coordinator or Manager. I find going when there is a lower line helps with finding the ingredients and making things go smoother (as people tend to rush and make mistakes when there is a longer line!)
Most of the time they hand you the binder, other times they might need to find it.
Examples of Allergy Binder
For more extensive examples and explanations, please see this guide for Food Allergies at Disney World.
You’ll find Allergy Binders in an actual Binder, you’ll find them on laminated sheets, and you’ll also find them on iphones/tablets (we won’t talk about the one time I was handed ingredients on a napkin).
A few things to note:
- With Supply Chain issues, the ingredients in the binder might not be correct. Please confirm with a Coordinator or Manager that the product is still the same.
- The nifty “yellow” lettering or ‘allergy bars’ on the sheet are sometimes incorrect. I’d say 80% correct and 20% not correct. Always read the ingredients. (and sometimes they are black and white)
***Examples For Educational Purposes Only***
First up we’ve got the ‘printed version’ of the Allergy Binder. This is in Black and White, but it’s best viewed with color to see the allergy warnings.
The Allergens listed at the top are the ones that this item contains.
Next we’ve got a version in full color so you can see how the allergens are labeled in yellow. This is very helpful but also can be an issue. Allergens are still missed, so it’s best practice to scan and check the ingredients too.
With this sheet, I complained that this item should not be listed under Gluten Mobile Ordering because of the Cross Contact Issue. But that’s why everything is Friendly and not Free-From.
Then we have a simple Ingredient Sheet. I do enjoy these as they are straightforward.
Last up is the Ipad Example. Note a few things…
One: The Juice Poppers ingredient label cuts off any ‘gluten free’ labeling OR may contain warnings. This isn’t consistent, as sometimes they include warnings, other times they are left off.
Two: There is a date at the bottom that tells you when this was last updated.
Three: Labels of exact ingredients like ‘Piknik’ White Vinegar are misleading, as supply chain issues and distribution changes (And inflation costs) change what raw ingredients Disney Chefs use for food production. Ask about any ingredients to make sure they are safe for you.
That’s all for Allergy Binder Examples
Binders are just one part of the Allergy Planning for Disney World! See more at the FAQ’s below.
Everyone should eat well on vacation! Learn more common questions and concerns in the Food Allergy FAQ or the Gluten Free Disney FAQ.
Plus the latest Disney News when it comes to Food Restrictions, eats, and offerings. Connect with the MouseEarMemory Allergy Community at the socials listed below or @Mouse.Ear.Memories