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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Debuts Gardens Kiosk for Guests with Food Allergies and Other Dietary Restrictions

When you have a serious food allergy or dietary restrictions, a visit to a theme park can often lead to frustration and uncertainty about food safety. But Disney is working to make dining out with food allergies easier for guests.

Disney's Animal Kingdom recently opened a kiosk to help guests with food allergies, intolerances, and other issues. The kiosk - called Gardens - is located on Discovery Island adjacent to Adventures Outpost.

Food News In and Around Walt Disney World

Food at Disney World is an attraction in and of itself for many guests; here are some food news tidbits from around WDW.

First up are snacks. It looks like fans of the sweet cream cheese-filled pretzel can now get their fix at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The pretzels can be found on the Streets of America at the Pretzel Garden. Next, guests can use a Disney Dining Plan snack credit (or pay $3.19) to grab a Citrus Swirl. This sweet twist of vanilla soft-serve ice cream and frozen orange juice can be found in the Magic Kigndom's Sunshine Tree Terrace.

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The New Gasparilla Island Grill Still Stuns With Sweet Cupcakes

The Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has reopened after after a bit of refurbishment, and guests can delight in a brand new menu with artisanal ingredients and elevated flavors. A whole team of culinary stars collaborated on the relaunch, including James Beard nominee and Grand Floridian Executive Chef, Scott Hunnel, Grand Floridian Executive Pastry Chef, Erich Herbitschek and Chef Noah Estabrook.

Grab A Quick Bite At Sunshine Seasons In Epcot

There's one restaurant at Epcot that I never plan on eating at, but somehow always end up at - Sunshine Seasons. Located on the lower level of Epcot's Land Pavilion, Sunshine Seasons is a food court style quick serve location that is always bustling with energy. Whether you're looking for a hearty lunch, or just a quick snack to grab and go, there's sure to be something waiting for you at Sunshine Seasons.

Checking In On Aloha Isle For A Dole Whip

I have, on more than one occasion, been called a Disney purist. So when Disney announced that my beloved Sunshine Tree Terrace was trading places with Aloha Isle in 2015, I was less than thrilled. Last month I finally had the opportunity to stop in while at the Magic Kingdom and see what I thought of it for myself. Let's take a look at the new location Adventureland's Aloha Isle.

Check Out The 2016 Disney Food Blog Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks

As if I wasn't excited enough about getting the new 'DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2016' E-book, our friends over at the DFB have published another one of my must have tools for Disney vacation planning! Say hello to the all new Disney Food Blog Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks.

The New Harambe Market At Disney's Animal Kingdom

I'm always excited to hear about new dining coming anywhere in Walt Disney World, but fun new food to try in the Theme Parks always make me exceptionally giddy. A brand new themed food court has opened in one of my favorite sections of Disney's Animal Kingdom. To me, the Harambe Village often feels like the living breathing heart of Disney's Animal Kingdom. It oozes community, with music and drumming, the theater and restaurants, artisans carving their wares in booths. Now added to this bustling area of the Park is the Harambe Market.

Cupcakes Channel The Force At Star Wars Weekends

Disney's wonderfully themed cupcakes have become a highlight of seasonal celebrations all year long. Star Wars Weekends is no different, and Guests can look forward to channeling their sweet side with small cakes with the force of light or dark. However, as you can see demonstrated in the video below, you may want to think carefully about which side you choose.

Enjoy a Citrus Swirl at the Sunshine Tree Terrace in the Magic Kingdom

Imagine the scene: it's a hot and steamy summer day at the Magic Kingdom and it feels like the soles of your shoes are melting into the pavement. You're wishing you had your own Olaf-style personal flurry to keep cool. And then you see it, an oasis off as you enter Adventureland. The Sunshine Tree Terrace, home of the famous Citrus Swirl.

Spiced Bacon Popcorn Crunch At Fort Wilderness

I love Popcorn! And March 12th, 2015 is National Popcorn Day, so why not celebrate with a look at one of our favorite Disney Popcorn Treats. Located at an unassuming little cart across the path from Pioneer Hall in Disney's Ft. Wilderness Resort, Spiced Bacon Popcorn Crunch caught my eye one evening while heading to the Hoop-Dee-Doo. With a good half hour before the show, I figured a little appetizer could hold us over to until the show.

Left-over Snack Credits Are Great For Snacky Souvenirs

I love the Deluxe Disney Plan; however frequently on the last day of my Walt Disney World vacations I find myself standing in the hotel lobby wondering what to do with a handful of leftover snack credits. This dilemma has given way to one of my family's Disney traditions, the snack haul. Unwilling to let those extra credits go to waste I head to the hotel gift shop just before I have to hop on the Magical Express and spend them on delicious pre-packaged snacks for the folks back home.

Bringing Food into Walt Disney World Theme Parks

Even if you aren't traveling to the Walt Disney World theme parks with a baby who needs baby food, you might consider bringing your own food into the parks.

This decision might be due to the fact that you want to save money or snack credits or maybe someone in your traveling party has food allergies and they need their own food. Or maybe you don't want to spend the money on bottle water.

No matter the reason, guests often wonder if bringing food into the Disney World theme parks is allowed and the simple answer is yes.