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Heartbroken Fan Laments: “Disney Is No Longer Gluten Friendly at All”

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This news could be earth-shattering for many fans.

Gluten sensitivity and intolerance have become increasingly prevalent in recent years, leading to more and more people opting for gluten-free diets. Luckily, for those Disney enthusiasts who are gluten-free, Disney Parks offers a wide range of dining options to cater to their dietary needs. From themed restaurants to quick-service joints, the gluten-free options at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, and even on the Disney Cruise Line are nothing short of exceptional.

However, this may no longer be the case.

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Should Gluten Free Guests Be Concerned?

For people who have Celiac disease, eating gluten-free can be a matter of life or death. The number of Guests who identify as gluten-free continues to grow, making it necessary for Disney to evolve.

In the past, Disney has been praised for its exceptional assortment of gluten-free options. Not only does Disney have gluten-free menu items, but the Resorts also offer gluten-free versions of popular menu items like the Mickey-shaped waffles.

Their commitment to providing Guests with these options has made families who have celiac family members feel comfortable, relaxed, and enjoy life while vacationing at Disney- a luxury these families often do not have.

That’s why fans were shocked to hear reports that “Disney is no longer gluten friendly at all.”

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Celiac Guest Speaks Out Against Disney

After visiting both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, one Guest was so disturbed by the lack of Gluten-free options that they decided to post a complaint about it. They said;

“Heartbroken to say, Disney is no longer gluten friendly at all.

I have mild to medium celiac, and in the past I’ve always found a great variety of things to eat here in California on both DL side as well as DCA.

Currently on day 3 of our family trip, and on top of them making it harder to order GF through the app there have been big changes to all the menus. I’m lucky to find 1 or 2 options at all, some places have zero choices that can be made GF now.

So essentially, moving forward I’m going to have to pack in all my own meals if we come back here. In a lot of ways, though, this has felt like a last Disney trip. I don’t see myself coming back anytime soon like we have been at least once every year. Not only prices going up, but a lot has just really gone downhill.”

Heartbroken to say, Disney is no longer gluten friendly at all
by u/Kokodhem in Disneyland

While some people disagree with the poster, others commiserate in the comment section, agreeing that they have also noticed the decline. This kind of accusation is not a good look for Disney. Denying Guests the gluten-free food that they have proudly offered for years is not going to help boost their public perception.

Hopefully, Disney will listen to this feedback and amend the issue right away.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.