The Disney Parks Blog announced this week that they have started offering alternative snack options for people with dietary restrictions related to allergies or lifestyle choices, called “Snacks with Character.” I saw these snacks in the parks a few weeks ago, but it looks like they are now available throughout the Disneyland Resort (as well as in Walt Disney World, the Disney Cruise Line, and Aulani). This is a fantastic decision on Disney’s part, since it can be difficult to find healthier food options and alternatives for people who are looking for a variety of choices.
According to the Disney Parks Blog, The Disney Theme Park Merchandise team worked with Ocean Spray, Enjoy Life Foods, Way Better Snacks, and WOW Baking Company to create these new options. Some of the dietary options included in the new snacks are gluten-free, nut-free, and other allergy-friendly products.
I have had experience with alternative snack options at the parks before, including their gluten-free muffins (offered at the Jolly Holiday Bakery) and their sugar-free gummies. I am particularly excited about these new offerings because I have family members with Celiac Disease and other allergies, so this will be a great option for us!
What do those of you who choose alternative snacks think? Let us know!