As someone with food intolerances, I was extremely thrilled to hear the news that a new food allergy information kiosk will be opening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on August 4, 2013. Called the “Garden Kiosk,” this will serve as an information center where guests can speak with Disney Cast Members who will help guests with food allergies and intolerances make safe dining decisions. The kiosk will be located in a former snack kiosk location just outside the Adventurers Outpost meet and greet on Discovery Island and will be open daily from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Guests will still be able to consult with chefs and managers at specific restaurants; however, this kiosk will serve as an important resource for guests with special diets at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
In addition to information resources, guests will also be able to purchase pre-packaged snacks for various special dietary needs. At this time, snacks like hummus, vegetables, granola bars, chips, popcorn and gluten free beer have been mentioned as potential snack options. This will likely become a centralized location for special diets snacks for guests, which can often be difficult to find in various kiosks and quick service locations.
While no additional information has been released, I expect that this information kiosk will serve as the first in a series of kiosks that will be added to the parks. I will be there for the opening on August 4 and will be reporting all the latest special diets news. You’ll find the latest information here on Chip & Co and on Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW.
Do you have a special diet? Are you excited to see this kiosk open?
When Sarah isn’t sharing planning tips about the Walt Disney World Resort, you can find her at the Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW Blog where she writes dining reviews and shares tips and tricks about dining at Disney with a special diet.