The monorail resorts are a popular option for visitors and guests because it’s connected to the most popular theme park in the world… Magic Kingdom!
We love being able to spend the day at Magic Kingdom, while also hopping on the monorail to grab a bite to eat at one of the other very close options.
Let’s look at what you can eat when you have dietary needs and how to make it work if you are staying at the resorts, or just visiting Magic Kingdom for the day!
What’s the best Monorail resort for Food Allergies?
If an easy breakfast, lunch and dinner is what you need, The Polynesian is the best for ease of access and reservations. The Poly really has the best no fuss options and easiest to get to restaurants. No matter where you stay though, you can always hop on the monorail to head to the other resorts in the loop.
***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.***
The Polynesian (gluten free, dairy free, soy free, egg free, nut free, fish/shellfish free)
If you park at the Ticket and Transportation Center (where you park for Magic Kingdom!), you can easily walk to the Polynesian!
Or you can catch the monorail, as The Poly is the first stop on the monorail resort loop (there’s two monorails, one for the parks, one for the resorts. Both go to Magic Kingdom- be sure to grab the right one for your touring needs!)
At the Polynesian you’ll find lots of tropical vibes and tropical based eats.
The quick service here is Captain Cooks. The claim to fame here is the wings! They have wings that come in all different blends, many of them allergy friendly.
The table service, Kona Cafe, is upstairs next to the character meal, ‘Ohana’s. Both are Favorites for our food allergies and our community as a whole! Those who have sesame allergies will want to take some extra care at Dinner Time.
Kona Cafe is home to this amazing allergy friendly Tonga Toast! They also have some really great lunch and dinner options.
‘Ohana is my favorite character meal (No characters still) if I’m headed to Magic Kingdom. It’s a very simple low fuss meal, with allergy friendly mickey waffles, sausage/bacon, potatoes, eggs, Erin Mckenna’s Allergy Friendly Donuts, other random items depending on what’s available like udi’s muffins, and fruit!
Last but not least… Dole Whip! Dole Whip does contain corn and coconut (and some varieties have dairy!). You can find Dole Whip at the Pineapple Lanai downstairs.
Next lets head to the Grand Floridian!
Food Allergy Eats at the Grand Floridian (gluten free, dairy free, soy free, egg free, nut free, fish/shellfish free)
Next on the resort crawl is the beautiful and quaint Grand Floridian!
Here you’ll find a well stocked quick serve that has a number of easy to grab snacks, with many common brands like Larabar, and Surf Sweets, plus a ton of fruit options! The claim to fame here are the pressed allergy friendly sandwiches, and the gluten free (but has other allergens!) handmade mac and cheese.
The Grand Floridian Cafe is a big favorite for the allergy community, and I was surprised at how much they truly had to offer! Highly recommend.
While 1900 Park Fare Character Meal, Narcoossee’s, Victoria and Alberts is still closed, as well as the afternoon tea, many other options are open! You can find availability at Citricos and Enchanted Rose for afternoon and evening drinks.
Then comes Magic Kingdom
On the monorail crawl, you’ll have a stop at Magic Kingdom. See the full allergy guide for this popular park here!
Last on the loop is The Contemporary!
Food Allergy options for The Contemporary (gluten free, dairy free, soy free, egg free, nut free, fish/shellfish free)
Chef Mickeys is arguably the most popular character meal, and that is up and running (modified!) and waiting for guests to return!
The Contempo Cafe is the quick serve here, and features a lot of options. Things like allergy friendly mickey waffles, breakfast bowls, allergy friendly bread, fruit for breakfast. And then Burgers, Sandwiches, Salads, Pizza, Chicken strips etc for lunch and dinner. The claim to fame here is the Salad offerings as they are more of a full meal!
Last but not least is the California Grill. They have updated their menu to feature a special 50th anniversary celebration
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
This resort offers some really good table service options… but the quick serve is rather limited in what they can offer. This is likely because this is a DVC resort and they don’t get as much traffic (as shown but just how small the quick serve is!)
I do like recommend eating at Whispering Canyon Cafe, they have many many allergy friendly options to choose from and they can make a lot of modifications.
The Story Book Dining with Snow White is also an option, and they have less modifications available, but it’s still a memorable resort if your party has a Snow White Fan.