While the Disney Wish the newest Cruise Ship in the Disney Line Up they are already on the ball with some great Gluten Free options. These options are officially labeled “Gluten Friendly” which could mean several things, so it’s important to communicate your comfort level (we’ll talk more about communication here).
There are multiple restaurants on The Disney Wish,and all of them have an Allergy Menu or the option to make Gluten Free Foods. Lets cover those in detail below and give examples of the allergy menus so you know what to expect.
Looking for pictures and a first hand account? See my First Trip Report for my September 22 Wish Cruise (Everything is gluten free). I’ve been back twice since because the service has been so good!
Does the Disney Wish have any Gluten free labeled drinks?
While many gluten free folks can have drinks made without gluten, some need the gluten free label! They did have a few drinks that are labeled gluten free.
Here’s the drinks found on the Wish that are labeled gluten free:
- Gluten Free Lager
- Rekorderlig Hard Ciders
- Truly Hard Seltzer
- White Claw
They did not have any hard liquors labeled gluten free, but had many reputable brands which gluten free folks enjoy like Titos, Bacardi, Captain Morgans etc. Full bars were plentiful, but finding a bartender who understood cross contact was less so. (Stick to the ‘fancy’ bars of The Bayou, The Rose, The Cove etc and avoid the ones on the decks.)
***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.***
Quick Links- Table of Contents
- Restaurant Options and Rotational Dining
- Preordering Food
- Rotational Dining Menus
- Quick Service Options
- Special Items not on the Menu
- Palo Fine Dining for an additional fee
Restaurant Options and Rotational Dining
Breakfast and Lunch are not rotational.
Table Service options include:
- 1923 for breakfast and lunch.
- Arendelles, Marvel and 1923 for dinner.
- Adult only Paid Options Enchante and Palo.
Quick Service includes:
- Marceline Market (Lunch option every day, but especially on opening day)
- Marceline Market Breakfast
- Mickey and Friends quick serve (did not eat here and was warned that cross contact is hard to avoid here).
- Castaway Cay (I preordered my food for the Cookies Two quick serve).
In the evenings, the dining options are chosen for you. There are three options, and you will rotate through the dining options keeping the same waitstaff and table number. On my cruise, we were table 216, and we started in the Marvel Dining room, then Arrendale, then 1923.
Breakfast and Lunch are not rotational, you can choose from Marceline’s Market, 1923 or Room Service. The last day you’ll have Breakfast in the Marvel Dining Room, or at Marceline’s Market.
💕Some notes about the menus.
- Regular Menus come with gf/df markings.
- Kids menus rarely have gf/df marked.
- Dessert is often not marked- would need an allergy menu for that. There is two or more Gluten Free Desserts at the Three Rotational Dining options.
- Menus are in the app, and allergy menus can be requested ahead of time.
💕Every restaurant has themed items but also default items like:
- Grilled Grain-fed Sirloin Steak
- Slow-roasted Breast of Chicken
- Oven-baked Fillet of Salmon
You can preorder your meals ahead of time with your waitstaff and they will give the information to the Chef. I preordered every meal, but with several allergies, mine wasn’t very quick at Dinner (much quicker at breakfast and lunch). Learn more about preordering in the Disney Cruise FAQ
If you are just Gluten Free, you will not need to preorder, but you might find that your waitstaff will want you to.
Gluten Free Rotational Dining Menus for Dinner on The Disney Wish
Curious what to say when you go to order? See Tip for Ordering with Food Restrictions on a Disney Cruise here
Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure
Every single item on the Arendelle Allergy Menu was labeled for Gluten ‘allergies’. This included the following items:
- Arendelle Kjottkake
- Oaken’s Chilled White and Green Asparagus (servers recommendation)
- Nordic Cucumber, Potato and Carrot Salad
- Parsnip and Apple Soup
- Pork tenderloin
- Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass
- Juniper spiced roasted Chicken Breast
- Garlic and Thyme Roasted Beef Rib Eye
- Seared Salmon Salad
- Apple Bread Pudding
- Carrot Cake
- Selection of Allergy Friendly Frozen Dessert
Worlds of Marvel
All of the selections here are labeled for gluten allergies.
- Hearts of Palm Ceviche
- Wakandan Soup and Salad
- Heirloom Tomato Salad
- Roasted Butternut Squash and Cauliflower Soup
Allergy Friendly Dinner Roll with Olive Spread
- Berbere Spiced Pork Chops
- Pan-seared Scallops
- Seared Turbot Fillet
- Grilled Delmonico Rib-Eye Steak
- Cumin Spiced Chicken Salad
- Chinese 5 Spice Chocolate Pudding
- Californiana Citrus Lemon Slice
- Selection of Allergy Friendly Frozen Dessert
1923 (Roy and Walt Disney resturant on the 3rd Deck)
- Porcini Spiced Ahi Tuna
- Potato Gnocchi
- Soup and Salad
- Fennel, Bartlett Pear and Tatsoi Salad
- Asparagus, Leek and Pea Soup
Allergy Friendly Bread Service Herb de Provence
- Chicken and Kale Ravioli
- Seared Verlasso Salmon Fillet
- Roasted Green Circle Chicken
- 1923 peppered Filet Mignon
- Lobster Salad
- Warm Chocolate Cookie Brownie
- California Summer Pudding
- Selection of Allergy Friendly Desserts
Gluten Free Breakfast and Lunch Menus on the Disney Wish
This includes the following:
Fruit, Goofys Get up and Go, Melon Boat, Omelets and Mickey Waffles
1923 (preferred breakfast option)
This includes the following:
Smoked Salmon Plate, Fruit Plate, Goofys Get up and Go, Melon Boat, Omelets, Southern Hash and Mickey Waffles
More on the newest Disney Cruise Ship, The Disney Wish, in this cruise guide.
Quick Service Options
There’s several Quick Service options on the Disney Wish that I highly recommend!
On Deck 11 at Mickey and Friends, you can get Gluten Free Pizza and Gluten Free Ice Cream Cones!
At Marceline’s Market, you’ll find a full Buffet Spread (and I still have them get my items from the back) AND they have at least one Gluten Free Dessert available at lunch and dinner. Typically it’s a Creme Pot or a Beet Chocolate Cake (be sure to ask for Dairy Ice Cream and not sorbet!)
Palo Fine Dining Option
Palo is one of the additional paid options you can add to your cruise, and you can get a reservation before your trip or while on board.
I did sign up the first night for dinner the last night. I let them know about my Food Allergies in addition to being Gluten Free, and there was no option to preorder.
I did not enjoy this meal, and have had many superior meals at Disney World, here were my two big takeaways.
One- with no GF menu, and no chef to talk to, my server and I literally stumbled through the menu. I would ask about an option, he would say maybe? I would ask for his recommendation, he would tell me he would have to check. Several items I wasn’t able to “have” because ‘Chef wasn’t sure if these were safe for you’. I’m not sure if the Chef was incompetent or if the Server was lying- but it was hard to have a meal where my regular counterpart got everything and I had half as much.
Second- A manager came by and said ‘no appetizer for you?’, I said, ‘no I’m gluten free’. He simply said ‘ok’. The Chef came by and asked how everything was, and I told him it was nice, but I was worried about dessert, he assured me he’d check on it. I did get a dessert BUT the server said I had to have the plant based ice cream because I was gluten free (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) which left a bad taste in my mouth as I left.
Gluten Free People I recommend you follow for your Disney Cruise
Ellen who wrote a great post on cruising while Gluten Free (no matter the ship!)
Sarah and Brandon at Gluten Free Dairy Free Disney World