Dietary restrictions will not stop you from indulging in awesome meals, frozen treats, drinks, and snacks when you vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort. In fact, there are some delicious options to choose from at Disney Springs, Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom. We’ve chatted about delicious cold treats to enjoy at Walt Disney World. Now let’s dive into a list of dairy-free dining options that might surprise you. Can you believe these Disney eats and sips are dairy free?
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre in Hollywood Studios
One of my favorite things about dining at Walt Disney World is the fun atmosphere at restaurants and the story that restaurants tell. Disney goes all in on restaurant theming, so the food isn’t the only thing Guests leave excited about. One of the most immersive and fun table service eateries at Walt Disney World Resort is the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
This restaurant literally puts Guests inside a vintage convertible watching film reels at a classic 1950s drive-in. The menu is inspired by 1950s diner and drive-in food so of course, you’ll find a yummy milkshake on this menu. A dairy-free shake? Yep! You can enjoy a frosty and sweet cookie shake during a table service dining experience at the Sci-Fi Dine-In. This menu cycles out periodically, so when you visit you may see chocolate, vanilla, or another flavored shake on this menu. Regardless, there is an option to order shakes at this Disney restaurant, dairy-free.
Be sure to chat about dietary needs with your Cast Member server (drive-in car hop) to explain you want to make the shake dairy free. You’ll be provided with details about the dairy-free ice cream that will be used in the shake and any other modifications that need to be made before this frosty beverage hits your table.
Blue and Green Milk
Milk Stand in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios
Talk about an Instagrammable drink, you’ve likely all seen the Blue and Green Milk photos studding social media feeds of Guests visiting Hollywood Studios. These thick and creamy-looking beverages are as fun to drink as they are delicious. Located at the Milk Stand in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, you can purchase blue or green milk for $8.49 each. Die-hard Star Wars fans will likely want to spring for the souvenir Bubo Wamba Family Farms Cup for $13.49.
Dairy-free Guests can still enjoy green and blue milk because funny enough – this “milk” contains no dairy. The blue milk is a plant-based blend of coconut and rice milk with a delicious fruity note. The green milk is made of the same plant-based coconut and rice milk based but with an added citrus flavor.
Purple Glazed Ube Donut
Everglazed Donuts, West Side at Disney Springs
If a soft and cakey donut would hit the spot, we have a great recommendation. Everglazed Donuts at Disney Springs’ West Side is a great spot to snag a donut and cold brew during your shopping day. The Purple Glazed Ube Donut is just as fun to look at as it is to eat.
Made from the Ube purple yams, this dessert is dairy-free and vegan. Pair this pastry with a cold brew coffee, skip the whipped cream, and swap the traditional creamer for oat milk. You’ve got the makings of a delicious snack! If you are looking to stay on theme, you can buy the “Purple Topper” a combo of donut and drink from the Toppers menu. This combo comes in at $11 and consists of a Purple Glazed Ube atop a Purple Reign drink. Purple Reign is an iced chai tea with purple Ube coconut milk, coconut syrup, and a yummy Ube syrup swirl.
Carts in each Disney Park, Disney Springs, and Disney Water Parks
Nothing can compare to the scent of buttery popcorn wafting out into the air during a day in a theme park. The great news is the popcorn in all Disney Parks is dairy free! Believe it or not, the “buttery” base for this famous Park snack is actually coconut and not traditional dairy butter. This means this snack is allergen friendly and the perfect choice for a quick bite between attractions.
Gaston’s Tavern, Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom
A trip through Fantasyland is incomplete without a visit to Gaston’s Tavern. The house specialty at this spot is LeFou’s Brew. Your kids will love this cool treat as much as you do, so you might want to snag two of these brews. This drink can easily be modified to be dairy-free with the help of a Cast Member. Just ask Cast Members to hold the foam on this frozen beverage to make it dairy-free. This frozen drink tastes like an apple juice hybrid with the essence of other fresh fruit in the background. As always, feel free to ask to see an allergy menu when you arrive at the tavern if you have additional questions.
Allergy menus, also sometimes called allergen cards, are available at quick-service spots at Parks, Resorts, and across the property to detail ingredients in drinks and dishes served at Walt Disney World Resort eateries. Always check with Cast Members when ordering, as drink and food ingredient lists may have changed since the time you researched the dish. Do not be shy about asking to speak with the chef to ask questions about the allergy menu, regular menu, or potential dish modifications.
Aloha Isle and Sunshine Tree Terrace, Adventureland in Magic Kingdom
We mentioned it in our cold dairy-free Park treats article, but this eat is too popular not to mention again. Dole Whips are a must-eat on any Disney vacation. Luckily, these frosty and delicious treats are dairy-free. Stick to the original pineapple soft serve, and you are good to go. This treat delivers with big pineapple flavor. Beware that Dole Whip swirls, Dole Whip specialty menu items, and floats may have dairy in them.
Disney works to maintain transparency in its menus and allergens, so always feel free to consult a Cast Member with questions on which foods to choose or to request changes be made to a dish or drink. There is even an allergen binder available for you to review upon request if you have a severe allergy or are just serious about knowing what is going into your family’s meal.
In recent years, Disney has even worked to add allergy-friendly packaged snack options to Resort and gift shop shelves. Candy bars and sweets from the Enjoylife brand that are allergy friendly are available at hubs like Main Street Confectionery at Magic Kingdom, Disney Resorts, and Disney Water Parks just to name a few places.
As you can see, there are plenty of delicious and fun food and drink options for Disney Guests that are dairy free. This article just hit some of our favorites, but numerous other menu items can be adapted as needed to fit dietary needs.
Happy snacking and sipping!