Top 6 Food-Allergy Friendly Amusement Parks

 
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Going to an amusement park is a summer staple. Going with food allergies? It's absolutely possible with the right preparation. Guests with food allergies are protected under ADA regulations and may be eligible for accommodations. Some parks explicitly allow people with food allergies to bring in outside food, but there are some parks doing so much more. 

From big names like Disney to independent parks tucked away in the Midwest, we gathered the spots Spokin users love the most. So before you plan your next adventure, check out our list of the 6 most food allergy-friendly theme parks. 


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1. Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom

Location: Orlando, Florida
Park Dates: Year-Round

"The happiest place on Earth can still be that place with allergies. At their restaurants in the park they have allergy friendly menus and everyone is educated about allergies and is happily willing to work with you. Always amazed when I go."

-Spokin user amandamouse123, a teen who manages a peanut allergy


2. Walt Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Location: Orlando, Florida
Park Dates: Year-Round

"I was happy to see many snacks that were safe for my kids. We brought food for them into the park, but they were able to  enjoy the popcorn and the Minute Maid frozen lemonade. The staff was extremely accommodating when I asked for allergy info!"

Spokin user safemom, a parent of a food allergic elementary school child, and a food allergic middle school child who manages almond, brazil nut, cashew, chickpea, coconut, egg, grass, hazelnut, macadamia nut, mustard, peanut, pecan, pine nut, pistachio, sesame, and walnut allergies 


3. Universal Orlando Resort

Location: Orlando, Florida
Park Dates: Year-Round

"Really love universal! One of my all time favorite parks and they are very knowledgeable about allergies and will gladly help you with whatever questions you have."

Spokin user diver96, a young adult who manages almond, brazil nut, cashew, hazelnut, macadamia nut, peanut, pecan, pine nut, pistachio, and walnut allergies


4. Great Wolf Lodge

Location: Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Park Dates: Indoor, Year-Round; Outdoor, 

"Amazing with food allergies. The chefs at every restaurant come out and prepare a special meal according to your allergies. Staff is knowledgeable and they carry many allergy friendly treats!"

- Spokin user nfa123, a parent of a food allergic elementary school child who manages chickpea, egg, green pea, hazelnut, lentil, pea, peanut, and sesame allergies


5. Six Flags Great America

Location: Gurnee, Illinois
Park Dates: Now-August 31, 2018. Open periodically September 2018-December 2018. 

"We found this park very doable. We ate at a burger place, Jonny Rockets I think, that was super helpful. We also found several snacks for her that we felt comfortable with like the big shaved flavored ice."

-Spokin user susie, a parent of a food allergic middle school child who manages tree nut and peanut allergies


6. Universal's Islands of Adventure

Location: Orlando, Florida
Park Dates: Year-Round

"This place was great...due to my child's mustard allergies we opted to bring in our own food into the park. They were accommodating to us when we did that."

- Spokin user safemom, a parent of a food allergic elementary school child, and a food allergic middle school child who manages almond, brazil nut, cashew, chickpea, coconut, egg, grass, hazelnut, macadamia nut, mustard, peanut, pecan, pine nut, pistachio, sesame, and walnut allergies