Thankfully things have changed for the better at America’s Most Popular Theme Park and we’ve got the full scoop for you below to make planning your gluten free adventures at magic kingdom.
While your planning the best Restaurants for Gluten Free Dining at Magic Kingdom , it’s also important to note what snacks are available! Especially since you’ll likely be in the parks all day long, and it’s a great time to snack while your on vacation!
If you don’t find what you are looking for, remember that you can catch a monorail from Magic Kingdom to check out the other allergy friendly without needing to stay at the resorts. This allows you some eats that are close by (and some you can walk to!). It’s often easier to stay inside the park and check out one of these yummy places for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a tasty snack!
Planning to head to the other parks on your trip? Find more info about eating Gluten Free across the entire Walt Disney World Resort. (and consider the Food and Wine Festival if your here before November 20, 2021!)
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Best Gluten Free Quick Serve at Magic Kingdom
There are a number of quick service options at Magic Kingdom, and these can fluctuate depending on the season. It’s important to note that quick service is like fast food, and does not require a reservation. To learn more about the restaurants that require a reservation and their gluten free offerings head over to this Gluten Free Disney World Guide.
Top 5 Quick Serve at Magic Kingdom for gluten free offerings
- Peco Bills (Protein+ Rice Bowls)
- Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe (Burger/Salad)
- Pinocchio Village Haus (Pizza, Chicken Strips)
- Columbia Harbour House (Fish, Chicken Nuggets)
Be Our Guestnow requires reservation
My favorite sit down at Magic Kingdom (especially when I have my food allergy babies with me!) is Jungle Navigation Skipper Canteen. They have Gluten Free Fried Chicken!
Another great sit down option is Tony’s at the front of the park. Tony’s gets less than stellar reviews from regular folks because it’s very similar to Olive Garden, but since I can’t enjoy most regular Italian places (but can enjoy the gluten free noodles and bread from Tony’s!) it’s different for us with gluten allergies.
Best Gluten Free Snacks at Magic Kingdom
There are quite a few delicious snacks at Magic Kingdom, and a number of them are safe for those of us with intolerances and celiac! But for starters, the popular Rice Krispie Mickey Heads are generally not safe, and you can read all about why these yummy mickey krispies didn’t make the cut.
We’re glass half full people around here and that means it’s time to dream about those gluten free goodies we can have!
- Fresh Popcorn/Bagged Popcorn
- *some* Dole Whips
- *some* Turkey Leg Brands
- Pickles (as seen at the liberty tree snack station)
- Enjoy Life Bars, Protein Balls, Cookies (found at the confectionary)
- *most* French Fries in Dedicated Fryers
- *most* Bagged Chips
- Starbucks Rice Krispies, Assorted Nuts, Chips and Fruit
- David’s Brownies (found in most quick serves)
- Sweet Street Brownies (found in most quick serves)
It’s super important to note that not all options above will always be gluten free. We learned this the hard way when we had a different brand of turkey leg that was actually *not* gluten free. You always want to check these things, and I cover this and more important details inside the Beginner’s Allergy Book for Disney World.
One example of this is the Lime Dole Whip used for the Peter Pan Float. It has a gluten free warning- something not found on the Pineapple Dole Whips that you can get at Aloha Isle.
Another example would be the turkey legs. While it seems like they would be safe (and some brands are safe!) the suppliers are rotated based on what’s in stock. You must check the allergy binder in real time to confirm that the options available to you *that day* are safe.
This also means that you’ll need to check on the first day, and the second day, and the third day (not necessarily the dole whip, or the enjoy life products, but things like the turkey leg and mickey waffles change frequently!)
Please also consider bringing in your own snacks. We do the non-chocolate versions of Lara Bars, ONE bars, and GoMacro Bars when we head to the parks! Disney has a really great policy for bringing in food (with or without an allergy!) but you need to make sure it won’t melt! Melted bars are not ideal for vacation.
Items we always bring with us!
We are huge fans of Disney World, but between the reservations and lines, it can sometimes get a little hairy for food.
So we always bring three things with us!
Our Clevermade Cooler– it’s collapsible and insulates really well! We bring it with some snacks, or we bring it empty so that way we can grab snacks all at once and save them for later. It comes in a few colors (we grabbed blue as it’s easy to spot!) Best part is folding it up super small for when you don’t need it.
Stainless Steel Water Bottles– you can absolutely bring in plastic bottles if you prefer. We just don’t like the way it tastes. Please note that glass isn’t allowed!
Snacks galore!- I mentioned this above, but we always bring snacks in. Yes you can fill up on popcorn and ice cream- but we prefer a bit more balance in our diets. Our favorite items we always bring are goMacro bars as they don’t melt, and we also bring in electrolyte powder so we don’t need to grab gatorade.
FAQ for wheat free and gluten free
Are there Gluten Free Beignets at Magic Kingdom?
No, Magic Kingdom does not offer Gluten Free Beignets. If you are interested in these, you’ll need to travel to a resort located ten minutes away. In Scat Cat’s Cafe, at the Port Orleans Resort, you can request Gluten Free Beignets.
Read the full review for Disney Worlds Allergy Friendly Beignets and why it’s a can’t miss for those of us with food restrictions.
Does Magic Kingdom offer Gluten Free Breakfast?
There are a few places you can get a gluten free breakfast at Magic Kingdom, but it’s recommended to eat before you get to the park because of limited availability. The Plaza Restaurant, The Crystal Palace, and Be Our Guest all have a gluten free option in the morning.
Are you also Dairy Free?
Here is the guide for a Dairy Free Magic Kingdom adventure!