How Do You Plan?

We often see people asking about calling ahead to restaurants before their ADR (advance dining reservation). We want to know how you let restaurants know about your diet so they can accommodate you. Personally we just mark ‘allergies’ when booking our ADR’s and have never called ahead. When marking allergies we also tell the host about our diet so she makes sure that we will talk to a chef upon being seated.


Feel free to comment about any experiences you have had from no warning to calling ahead.

Melissa & Corey

Author: Melissa Kramer

Back in 2014 I created Vegan Disney World after going to Walt Disney World several times and finding no resource for vegan options. Corey and I began this blog from our trips and have now moved closer to the mouse to eat around the parks on a weekly basis. Since the blog started we have cruised on Disney Cruise Line, gone to Tokyo Disneyland and to Disneyland in California!

4 thoughts

  1. If I had the Restaurants direct contact info…I probably would call some, but so far never have. Would love a list…perhaps we should start one. Some places are better than others…some it depends on the chef of the day. Still un-clear as too how far in advance the chefs even look at the ADR’s and upcoming dietary needs. I always contact special diets and give a heads-up that way too…of course we are actually dealing with food allergies…so it’s more crucial that we know where we can eat, safely.

    1. I feel like they already stock the dietary needed items so I have never called. That being said, I plan on calling Kona Cafe two days before our ADR to try to get vegan tonga toast!


      1. I will be doing the same for Kona…of course I am staying at that resort, so I just need to walk by. How do you plan on getting the phone number? I feel the correct numbers are a close guarded secret and I would love to have them 🙂

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