When making restaurant reservations, there is a place for “special dietary requests”. Pick “other”. At Table Service Restaurants, if you marked “other” on your reservation, you’ll be asked what your dining need is when you check in. If you have any questions, ask to speak to the chef. Most chefs are very accommodating when it comes to dietary restrictions.
At many Quick Service Restaurants a no sugar added option will be on the menu. If there isn’t one listed, ask when you order, there could be something off menu. If you are worried about ingredients or have questions about a food item, ask to see the manager. They may be able to answer your questions. Give yourself extra time, because special dining requests usually take longer.
If you’re still worried, you can email special diets at Special.Diets@DisneyWorld.com.
Disney does not provide nutritional information for their restaurants. Many people use Calorie King or My Fitness Pal to do carb counts. Be cautious of any carb counts published online. None are verified by Disney.
Plan your meals ahead of time. You will find menus for all the restaurants at Disney World on the My Disney Experience app. Choose the types of meals that are likely to meet your needs ahead of time. Become familiar with the restaurants that serve those meals and their locations using the map feature on the app.
Talk to the chef. At Table Service Restaurants, you can talk to a chef to find out how the food is prepared and its ingredients. This may help you determine carb counts more accurately. At Quick Service Restaurants, as to speak to a manager who will be able to help you with those same questions.
A note about carb counts: Many factors affect blood sugar levels beyond just carb counts. Other factors such as walking, excitement, anxiety, heat, adrenaline, and sleep affect blood sugars more than being off on your carb counts. Without nutritional information from Disney, it is extremely difficult to get accurate carb counts. So, do your best, but don’t go overboard trying to count every carb.
For guests that must restrict their sugar intake, you too can enjoy delicious treats at Disney! Sugar Free items are clearly marked at buffets as well as on menus. However by noting your dietary restrictions when making your Advance Dining Reservation, you’ll give the restaurant time to create a fabulous dessert for you.