Disney Announces New Plant-Based Vegan Menu Options and Menu Icon Coming This October to Walt Disney World and Spring 2020 to Disneyland

Jessica Figueroa

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Disney Announces New Plant-Based Vegan Menu Options and Menu Icon Coming This October to Walt Disney World and Spring 2020 to Disneyland

Disney has announced that soon, all of its major quick and table service restaurants will be serving up plant-based options at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort – along with a new plant-based menu icon coming to Disney dining. Guests will now be able to choose from hundreds of sweet and savory creations, including many brand-new dishes destined to become fan favorites!

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In addition to the new plant-based options, Disney will introduce a new menu icon, a green leaf, that will make it easier than ever to find these creations on menus across Disney Parks.

These fun and flavorful options are made from plant-based ingredients like vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes – and are made without animal meat, dairy, eggs or honey. From comfort-food classics to exciting new dishes for the adventurer in all of us, everyone will find something to delight their tastebuds.

On October 1 at quick service locations and October 3 at table service locations, Walt Disney World Resort will launch the plant-based menu icon and introduce new options at all theme parks and resort hotels. If you’re craving tasty plant-powered snacks and treats during your visit, you can explore more than 400 craveable dishes!

Whether you’re visiting Magic Kingdom Park, tasting your way across the globe at Epcot’s World Showcase, or grabbing a bite in a galaxy far, far away, you’re sure to find a plant-powered dish to enjoy.

At Disneyland, the new menu icon and many new plant-based options are coming in spring 2020, so guests won’t have to wait long to savor exciting new flavors. And across the world, Disney is serving up delicious plant-based cuisine, including Risotto-style Spelt with Mushrooms at Disneyland Paris, Pan-fried Vegetables with Plant-based Dumplings at Hong Kong Disneyland, or Caramel Mix Nuts Banana Cake at Shanghai Disney Resort. When sailing the high seas with Disney Cruise Line there are bites to find, from a Plant-Based Chili Dog and Plant-Based Eggs to Chocolate Truffle Cake.

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14 thoughts on “Disney Announces New Plant-Based Vegan Menu Options and Menu Icon Coming This October to Walt Disney World and Spring 2020 to Disneyland”

  1. This “plant based” stuff is a new trend that is popping up at burger king and McDonald’s…. But calling it “plant based” does NOT indicate to the consumer what they are actually eating…

    Over a decade ago McDonald’s had an item called Big and Tasty…

    People purchased it because it was much BIGGER then regular options for the purchase price…

    When it was EXPOSED that this “plant based” hamburger was made from Algy and Seaweed, purchases plumited.

    It is DECEPTIVE to call items “plant based” and not tell people just WHAT they are actually eating.

    This is another Marketing ploy which I predict will backfire.

    Things like this have little to do with providing consumers options, and are focused upon wider profit margins…

    What ever happened to offering REAL fruits and REAL vegetables instead of disguising them under an UNKNOWN lable of. “Plant Based”…?

    • I am very sad at this news now we have terrible vegan food to add to the already terrible food the kids wont eat ! How about a grilled cheese with kraft cheese or macaroni and cheese! Tired of all this weird stuff. The kids and I wont eat the “kids” healthy waffles come on disney let make the decision on what we want to eat

  2. This. Is. Awesome.

    I’m in the process of planning trips to both DL and WDW. Digging through the menus is painstaking, to say the least. Having more vegetarian/vegan options, and making it easier to identify them is greatly appreciated.

  3. As a vegetarian, I am THRILLED that I won’t have to hunt down something that is actually interesting and tastes good, and not settle for another boring same old veggie burger, caprese sandwich or side salad to be able to eat with family and friends at the Disney parks, just because I don’t want to eat a living creature. I applaud Disney for finally recognizing that many of its patrons who love the parks also have compassion towards animals and want to enjoy the same types of varieties and deliciousness that meat-eaters enjoy. THANK YOU!!!!!

  4. My whole family is Vegan and it used to be where you would have to order from the allergy menu, they would bring out a manager, it would take an extra 10 minutes or so, and it would feel like you were being a burden on the employees for doing so This makes it so much easier.

  5. so is plant based really a big.demand? The blue and green drink at SWGE it terrible, I think this move is in line with the rest of Disney’s issues right now, they are catering to a fringe few, they need to look at the Many, not the few

    • Eating plant based is a pretty big movement at this point. More and more people are choosing it for the fact that it can lessen the environmental impact of their meals. Also, Disney has come a long way from burgers and fries at all their restaurants so why not spice up the plant based offerings? Personally I eat meat, but like many people a few meals a week I eat aren’t based around animal proteins so this is a pretty solid addition. I think there are much bigger things to have an issue with than Disney trying to jazz up these offerings.

    • There are NUMEROUS dishes for the many all over the resort. Heck, we have new ones come out every week. God forbid we try to make something for those who don’t (or can’t) eat that. Maybe it’ll be a win and keep people like you away.

    • Actually, yes, there is a big plant-based demand increasing across the nation, and not being a smarta**, or offensive, but those of us who do not eat meat are not “fringe” and are appreciative that more companies and locations are recognizing and providing options that taste good and are meatless. We are also many, and although not the majority, we really do appreciate and deserve alternative options as well, which do no harm or impact anyone else in a remarkable way. Quite the opposite, and again, not to preach or be offensive, we are also, in our small way, trying to make some difference for the creatures we coexist with and wish to treat with compassion.

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