Disney Dining with a Shellfish Allergy
Author: Aspiring Diva
Everyone raves about dining at Walt Disney World and I’m no different. I love the variety and quality of food available at the Disney parks and resorts. However, having a serious shellfish allergy, I’ve always played it safe and avoided some of the more obvious restaurants that feature seafood.
It’s hard on my husband and my littlest, who love seafood.
Currently, I’m still not brave enough to try the major seafood establishments like Flying Fish Café or Fulton’s Crab House. I am tempted to try The Coral Reef Restaurant, just for the underwater view of The Living Seas aquarium. But I’m scared because all of the appetizers at Coral Reef (except salad), feature seafood (the entrees do include chicken, beef, and a vegetarian dish).
This time around I decided to be brave and venture into the fringes of seafood land. We’ve made reservations at the Kona Cafe for appetizers & dessert.
So I called 407-WDW-DINE and asked the Cast Member on the phone to note the allergies on our reservation. They were already noted! The Cast Member on the phone shared her personal experiences at Teppan Edo in the Japan Pavilion. She said that a Guest at her table had a shellfish allergy so that while she was able to enjoy the hibachi cooking at the table, her meal was prepared separately in the kitchen to avoid contamination.
Wow! Now I need to make more reservations…
So if you are dealing with a shelfish allergy, never fear! You CAN enjoy a Disney Vacation. Just be sure to plan ahead.