Typhoon Lagoon with Food Allergies (Menus, Snacks, Photos)

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Looking for Disney Magic while staying comfortable in the heat means you need a Water Park!

Over at Typhoon Lagoon, you’ll have the Disney amenities with all the fun of a day in the water. This includes the Disney food allergy accommodations, some of the best in the Theme Park industry!

Below you’ll find the best places to eat, know what to expect, and what you might need to plan for. We’ll cover the top 9 allergens with some tips on what to do for less common allergens.

The Top 9 allergens as recognized by Disney are: Wheat/Gluten (listed together, ask in person for specifics!), Dairy/Milk, Soy (typically soy protein, sometimes leaves out lecithin and oil from menus), Egg, Peanut/Treenut (listed together, ask in person for specifics!), Fish/Shellfish (listed together, ask in person for specifics!). As of 2023, they are adding Sesame to new menus and menu updates.

Looking for *just* Gluten Free? See the Gluten Free Typhoon Lagoon Water Park Post.

And for more about the fun you can have at Typhoon Lagoon, see the 10 Tips you need to know for a Magical Day at Typhoon Lagoon

***As Always, this is my personal experience. You should check with Restaurant Staff to see if these items are available for You and Your food needs.

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Quick Note: Typhoon Lagoon is different than the Theme Parks

Because Typhoon Lagoon has lower attendance and shorter hours that the four Main Disney World Theme Parks, things are different.

For one, there is only one quick serve that is equipped to deal with Food Allergies, and no table service (sit down) options.

For two, there are snacks here, but again, they are limited and tend to sell out fast when the crowds are higher. If you need to bring Food, consider how you plan to get it there, especially if you taking Transportation. Need Specifics for how to get to Typhoon Lagoon from the Parks or Resorts? Here’s a quick Transportation Guide for Typhoon Lagoon.

For three, the options available at Typhoon Lagoon are limited simply because they don’t get as many people asking for options. Read on below to see current available options, some tips, and nearby locations you can head to! You might be wondering if Typhoon Lagoon is worth it, and you’ll find all the Pros and Cons (plus recos on what to expect) in this guide.

Quick FAQ for Typhoon Lagoon with Food Allergies

Can you bring in food to Typhoon Lagoon?

Yes, you can bring in a food to Typhoon Lagoon! It needs to be in a small bag, or a soft sided cooler with no loose ice (Disney wants you to have hard ice packs instead). You don’t need to tell them it’s for food allergies, as anyone can bring in a meal or some snacks.

Need to know what else to bring? See the Typhoon Lagoon Packing Guide in this up to date post.

Can Typhoon Lagoon accommodate Food Allergies and Gluten Free food options?

Yes. Typhoon Lagoon has one Quick Serve that has an Allergy Menu and Coordinator. The options are similar to the Park Quick Serve, and features mostly ‘fast foods’ like Sandwiches, Burgers, Rice Bowls, fruit and sides.

Does Typhoon Lagoon have a dedicated Gluten Free Fryer?

Yes! Typhoon Lagoon has a dedicated Gluten Free Fryer. It is used to make the french fries and the gluten free chicken tenders.

Are there more options than what is available on the Allergy Menus?

Yes! Even comparing the Physical Allergy Menu from the Registers with the Online Mobile Ordering App, there are discrepancies between what is offered! I do recommend talking to a Coordinator or Allergy Trained Staff to go over your options if you don’t see what you need.

***As Always, this is my personal experience. You should check with Restaurant Staff to see if these items are available for You and Your food needs.

Food Allergy options at Typhoon Lagoon

There are a LOT of places to eat at Typhoon Lagoon, but only Leaning Palms Quick Serve is equipped for food allergies/food needs. (you can try the other locations for food, but I don’t recommend it because of staff training and possible lack of ingredient lists. They will typically send you back to the Quick Serve, unless you are getting something simple like Ice Cream )

Leaning Palms is on the left side of the park.

Before crossing the Bridge over the Lazy River, take the left walkway. Follow this down about 100 steps and you’ll see Leaning Palms on the left.

Typhoon Lagoon has an Allergy Menu- here’s some of the options available:

Sides include: Cuties Mandarins, Fruit Cups, David’s Gluten Free Brownie, David’s Gluten Free Cookie, French Fries (dedicated fryer), Applesauce

Gluten/Wheat Friendly: Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Hot Dog, Impossible Burger, Caribbean Salad with Chicken, Rice Bowl, Jerk Chicken Rice Bowl, Rice Noodle Mac and Cheese, Chicken Strips, (No longer on the Menu: Pizza)

Tri-Colored Chips have corn and soy oil. Have red, yellow and blue dye. Shared wheat facility. ** Note that they are listed Friendly for wheat/gluten despite shared facility. Disney doesn’t take shared facility into account

Dairy Friendly: Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Hot Dog, Impossible Burger, Caribbean Salad with Chicken, Rice Bowl, Chicken Strips, (No longer on the Menu: Pizza)

Soy Friendly: Cheeseburger, Hamburger, Chicken Strips (contains soy oil) , Hot Dog, Pizza, Rice Mac and Cheese, Fries contain Soy Lecithin and Oil.

Egg Friendly: Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Hot Dog, Impossible Burger, Caribbean Salad with Chicken, Rice Bowl, Rice Noodle Mac and Cheese, Pizza

Fish/Shellfish: Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Hot Dog, Impossible Burger, Caribbean Salad with Chicken, Rice Bowl, Rice Noodle Mac and Cheese, Chicken Strips, Pizza,

Sesame: Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Hot Dog, Impossible Burger, Caribbean Salad with Chicken, Rice Bowl, Chicken Strips, Rice Noodle Mac and Cheese

Peanut Friendly/Tree nut Friendly: None used in their kitchen process (some cross contact risks from product manufacturing , so ask to see ingredients like usual)

Many of the Plant Based options can be made to accommodate the Top 9 Allergens.

Brands you’ll currently find at Typhoon Lagoon depending on supplier availability:

Bloomfield Farms top 9 and gluten friendly hotdog bun (plus sometimes the hamburger bun).

Daiya Cheese (free from dairy, egg, peanuts, gluten/wheat, soy)

Amy’s Rice Noodles.

Brands found before the refurbishment in 2022 which are no longer available:

Several OMG brand options, like cheese pizza, pizza crust, cookies and brownies. These are gluten free and will be free from several other allergens depending on the item.

Enjoy Life cookies which are certified top 14 free.

Amy’s Rice Noodles.

Food Allergy and Gluten Free Snacks and Dessert options at Typhoon Lagoon

Snacks are my jam, and there’s a few really good ones I’d recommend at Typhoon Lagoon.

First up, there’s several prepackaged options at the shop there. From chips and candies to They used to have several allergy friendly options, but that line has disappeared from Disney World due to supply issues. Hopefully it comes back soon!

Then there’s various Prepackaged Ice Cream/Cold items! These include items like the Mickey Ice Cream Bar (dairy, soy, coconut), and the minute maid frozen lemonade (no top 8 allergens or gluten).

And Popcorn! The Popcorn lists Coconut and Corn but no other top allergen (they do have a natural flavoring with no allergen warning) Bring your reusable buckets if this is a staple for you!

You’ll also find fruit options like grapes, watermelon, strawberries, pineapple (whatever is in season) and then cheese cups and pickles.

Next to the Ice Cream Stand is a Dippin’ Dots Stand. Several of the ingredients are made without Gluten, and one without any top allergens. They do have an Allergy Book on site, and you can also do an online search for more information. Note that this is made in a shared facility and may not be right for your needs.

There’s several places to grab a bucket of ice cream, but I recommend the location right by the Leaning Palms Quick Serve. The location is called, Happy Landings on the map.

If your over in the area you can’t miss it! Ask them to call over a Coordinator from Leaning Palms, who can help you manage your ice cream needs without the cross contamination (As the location is small!)

Last but not least are the famous Joffrey’s Coffee Mini Donuts. These are made with Pillsbury Dough in a dedicated fryer. Listed allergens are wheat, soy, egg, and milk.

Nearby Locations to Typhoon Lagoon if you need to grab food at another place

Sometimes Typhoon Lagoon doesn’t have the options you need or want, so you can hop to these nearby locations.

If you are using a vehicle, you may get turned away from some of the resorts, but parking is Free (and kinda easy) at Disney Springs.

Disney Springs Recommendations:

  • D-Luxe Burger (Disney Owned, Top 8 Free options and Gluten Free options)
  • Chicken Guy

Nearby Disney Resort options:

  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter/Port Orleans Riverside
  • Disney’s Riveria Resort
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Are these options available at Blizzard Beach too?

Typically they are, but there is some variation. Disney has been operating one park at a time since the 2020 Closure.

Recommended items you should bring with you to Typhoon Lagoon

Always, always, always bring a snack or two! You could get rained out, or the kitchen could be out of food and you’d need to find another location to serve you outside of the water park.

Bring a towel if you aren’t staying on property (or rent one there!) If you are staying on property, towels are provided.

Bring your safe sun protection like hats, sun wear/rash guards, and sunscreen you’ve already tested at home to make sure you won’t have a reaction. If you are coming in the summer, you should plan for the summer heat/crowds and for the rainy season

Consider a small neck lanyard or ankle bag for Epi Pens/epinephrine autoinjector on most of the rides, including the kiddie area, the wave pool and the lazy river. Several of the adult slides don’t allow bags, but you can put it in your pocket. Consider swim pants that have a zipper for those occasions!

There’s lots more, but that’s the bare minimum. See this list of tips and hacks for planning an awesome Typhoon Lagoon Day!

How I use Typhoon Lagoon as part of my Food Allergy Touring Strategy

Because the hours for the waters parks are generally shorter ( normally 10 am opening and 5/6pm closure on slower seasons and occasionally open later till 7 or 8 pm) it makes sense to include this as part of your day but maybe not the whole day.

For myself, when I’m visiting and not staying on property, I enjoy coming for a few hours in the afternoon to cool down and get refreshed before heading back to the parks for the evening.

For those on vacation, it’s quite fun to pair several hours at Typhoon Lagoon with other activities, like mini golf (it’s connected to Typhoon Lagoon) or head over to Disney Springs across the street by driving or taking Disney Bus Transportation.

Bonus reminder, Typhoon Lagoon is VERY close to Port Orleans French Quarter which has these allergy safe beignets. Spending a few hours at the water park, hoping on a Disney Bus to Port Orleans French Quarter for some beignets, and then coming back to close out the water park is a fun adventure (buses are free and you do not need to be staying on property to use them)

Wrap Up

Typhoon Lagoon will always have a special place in my heart- it’s true vacation with Disney Flair in a lower stress environment! While the lines can sometimes exceed 30+ minutes, most of the year (and weekdays) the lines are shorter and the fun is overflowing!

For those of us with Dietary Restrictions , consider bringing in snacks, packing a lunch from the resorts, or heading straight to Leaning Palms when they open to make sure you have a safe option.

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