A Picky Eaters Guide To DVC Resorts

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Embarking on a Disney adventure is a thrilling experience filled with magical moments, featuring rides, characters, and food. However, if you are traveling with picky eaters, it may seem daunting to think about food options. Fear not, Disney’s culinary offerings cater to a wide array of tastes and preferences. In this post, we’ll explore how to navigate picky eating at Disney Vacation Club (DVC) resorts, ensuring everyone enjoys their dining experience.

Diverse Dining Options

One of the fantastic aspects of DVC resorts is the diverse range of dining options available. From quick-service eateries to signature restaurants, each resort offers a variety of culinary experiences to suit different tastes. Explore your resort’s dining guide to discover the wealth of options available.

Olivia's Cafe
Olivia’s Cafe at Old Key West. Photo: Emily Murray.

In-Room Dining Options

One of the best parts of a DVC resort is the fact that the rooms have multiple options for dining. Microwaves can be found in all DVC rooms, additionally, those staying in one or two bedrooms can expect a full kitchen. Giving guests the option to cook their go-to meals on a stove. DVC resorts also carry a plethora of food options for this in their gift shops. Refrigerators carry frozen pizzas, frozen meals, deli meat, and more. There are also chips, bread, and various beverages. The selection does vary with each resort, but this can be a perfect option if your picky eater needs a favorite food item.

Microwave at Disney’s Hilton Head Resort. Photo: Emily Murray.

Special Dietary Requests

If you have specific dietary concerns or allergies, Disney’s culinary team is well-equipped to address them. Whether it’s gluten-free, vegetarian, or any other dietary request, communicate your needs to the restaurant staff. They will provide you with options that meet your requirements while ensuring a delightful dining experience.

When using mobile ordering there is an option to check for allergy choices. You can use this for some allergies, but it may be best to speak directly to a chef.

Allergy-Friendly Kid's Menu - Whispering Canyon Cafe
Allergy-Friendly Kid’s Menu – Whispering Canyon Cafe

Mobile Ordering

Save time and streamline your dining experience by utilizing Disney’s Mobile Ordering. Many quick-service locations allow you to order and pay for your meals via the My Disney Experience app, minimizing wait times and providing a convenient solution for picky eaters.

Mobile Order Ready thumbnail
Mobile Order Ready thumbnail


For picky eaters who prefer a quicker dining experience or have specific cravings, the quick-service options at DVC Resorts are a fantastic solution. From classic burgers and pizzas to customizable salads, these convenient eateries offer a variety of familiar and comforting choices.

If you enjoy traditional breakfast options such as eggs, bacon, or fruit then you may want to check out Contempo Café at the Contemporary, Beach Club Marketplace at Beach Club Resort, or Capt. Cook’s at the Polynesian.

For lunch and dinner options check out Roaring Fork at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge with menu options such as chicken quesadillas, macaroni & cheese, and chicken strips. You can also visit Mara at the Animal Kingdom Lodge which has menu options such as chicken strips, cheese pizza, and French fries.

Capt. Cooks
Capt. Cooks. Photo: Emily Murray.


There are many options for those seeking a table-service dining experience. DVC resorts go above and beyond to make the experience magical. At Topolino’s Terrace at Riviera Resort, you can find entrée options such as eggs, roasted potatoes, and bacon for breakfast. At Kona Café inside the Polynesian you can find French toast, oatmeal, and pancakes for breakfast. The dinner buffet at Chef Mickey’s inside the Contemporary showcases baked macaroni & cheese, grilled vegetables, and other classic favorites. DVC resorts masterfully curate their table-service offerings, ensuring that every dish caters to diverse palates, elevating the overall dining experience to a level of pure culinary delight.

Disney's Chef Mickey's
Meet classic Disney characters while you enjoy breakfast!

Child-Friendly Options

Disney is renowned for its family-friendly atmosphere, and this extends to the dining options. Resorts and parks offer a plethora of child-friendly menu items, making it easier for families with picky eaters to find meals that suit everyone’s tastes. These options are also very customizable, giving a choice of fruit or fries and what to drink.

Mickey Pretzel
Mickey Pretzel. Photo: Emily Murray.

Picky eating at Disney Vacation Club resorts doesn’t have to be a challenge. With a plethora of dining options, customizable menus, and a commitment to accommodating dietary needs, Disney ensures that every guest has a magical and delicious experience. Whether you’re savoring familiar flavors or exploring new culinary horizons, your Disney Vacation Club dining journey is bound to be a palate-pleasing adventure!

Written by

Marissa Coffta

Marissa’s lifelong enchantment with Disney magic began in her childhood and has continued to flourish. She is a mom to 3, who frequently embarks on solo or family adventures to Disney World. Currently living out of state, she takes many modes of transportation to experience the wonder of Disney firsthand. Her fervent passion for writing fuels her with the hopes of bringing the world of Disney to life, making the magic a part of her world.

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