Thursday, January 7, 2016

AMC Dine-In Theatres - Disney Springs

Over Christmas break, we saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the AMC Dine-In Theatres in Disney Springs.

Our previous dining experience at Fork & Screen a few years ago was not good, so we did not plan on having dinner there while watching the movie.  I ordered the smoked brisket quesadillas with corn tortillas, but after taking a few bites in the dark movie theater, and finding the taste unpleasant, I took them out in the hall to take a good look at them, and saw that they were more fat than meat, so I sent them back, and did not order anything else.

Even though we did not plan on eating, I bought tickets to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the AMC Dine-In Theatres, because you get to pick your seats ahead of time, and they are larger and more comfortable than a regular theater.

My husband asked our server if they had any gluten free options, because I have blog readers who have asked me what they can eat at the Fork & Screen theaters.  Our server dropped off this handwritten list, which I could barely read, and he did not come back before the movie started, so I did not have a chance to ask him any questions.

Earlier this week, this menu from the AMC Dine-In Theatres at Disney Springs was posted on Gluten Free Disney Dining's Facebook page.  A big thank you to Dave from Gluten Free Disney Dining for allowing me to share it with you.  I am not sure why it is not intended for guest view.  I think it would be way safer to have a printed list of options for gluten free diners.

Fries, tater tots, and brussel sprouts showed up on my handwritten list of gluten free options, but this menu clearly states that they are "fried in the same oil as non-gluten free items," so they are not safe for people with celiac.  A couple of days ago, a member of my private Facebook group Gluten Free in Orlando posted that she spoke to a chef at the theater, who told her that everything has flour, and nothing is safe for celiacs.  When I stopped in a few weeks before we saw Star Wars to ask about gluten free options, a server told me that they do bread their chicken tenders with flour, and that there could be flour in the air, which is true of many restaurants.  I am wondering if this chef who said everything has flour was just not willing to take extra precautions for a celiac that day, or maybe someone was recently glutened there, and they are nervous about serving people who might become sick from their food.

I know that some of my blog readers have had good experiences dining at the AMC Dine-In Theatres in Disney Springs, which are not owned or operated by Disney, but I felt much safer sticking with buttered popcorn during the movie, and going to Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe for dinner after we saw Star Wars, where the food is great, and the first thing their servers ask you is if you have any food allergies.

What has been your experience dining gluten free at the AMC Dine-In Theatres in Disney Springs?


  1. We used to love the AMC Dine-In choices... but they've recently changed their menu offerings and it's pitiful now. What we did receive on our first visit after they'd made the change, made me sick. We haven't been back since and I would not recommend it for those with allergies.

  2. I also went there over Christmas break to see Star Wars and was largely disappointed in the selection. A member showed me the same card stating however they were supposed to tell us not actually show us the card. I stuck with popcorn and a Coke

  3. We too went over break to see Star Wars. I called ahead because online I couldn't find much information pertaining to allergies they informed me to ask to speak to a manager and find an employee. When we got seated I went to an employee and he showed me the same red card stating he didn't think he was actually supposed to show me but simply tell me. However after reading it I opted to stick with popcorn and a Coke.