Disney theme parks to offer hundreds of vegan meals

More than 400 plant-based dishes will be available at parks in Florida and California

Lovers of plant-based food rejoice! The happiest place in the world might become even happier as Disney announced it will be introducing plant-based food options on menus at every dining location in its theme parks. In total, there will be more than 400 options available in more than 602 places. 

In early October this year, new options will be added at quick-service and table-service restaurants in Orlando, Florida and followed by the Anaheim, California theme park in spring 2020. What’s more, even the 36 hotels inside the Orlando theme park and three hotels in the Anaheim park will also have plant-based options.

Disney parks in Florida and California will offer more than 400 plant-based dishes — Vegan Disney World / Facebook
Disney parks in Florida and California will offer more than 400 plant-based dishes — Vegan Disney World / Facebook
 

“Vegans and those seeking plant-based options are in seventh heaven with all the good news and awareness,” said Eric Brent, founder of the vegan dining guide HappyCow. 

“We’re certain Disney’s recent increase in offerings will be well received, and hopefully we’ll soon see a day when they go fully compassionate regarding their food options.”

Options will include Star Wars-inspired meal, carrot gnocchi, and cauliflower tacos

Visitors will be able to enjoy meals such as the Star Wars-inspired Tatooine Two Suns Hummus in Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, or Le Fou Festin at the Be Our Guest Restaurant at Orlando’s Disney’s Magic Kingdom.  

Places such as The Turf Club Bar and Grill at the Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa will offer Carrot Gnocchi and The Wave of American Flavors at Disney’s Contemporary Resort will serve Cauliflower Tacos.

Rather than referring to the new options as vegan, Disney calls them plant-based, supposedly to avoid confusion of what defines a vegan meal.

Disney will mark each plant-based food option with a green leaf mark to help customers find it on the menu. It marks meals that are free from eg animal products, such as milk, eggs, and honey.