Planning a trip to Disney World? While you hear a lot about ice cream and turkey legs, there are actually plenty of great places to eat animal free. The trick is to plan ahead. Keep in mind that you aren't likely to get all healthy food while in Disney World, but you can stick to vegan eats.
First, keep in mind that you can bring snacks into the parks. I recommend this if you are with young kids, because they may not be able to wait for you to find suitable food. Carry some veggie chips, granola bars or something similar with you for eating emergencies.
If you are going to a sit down meal, keep in mind that you can ask for a menu with the vegan meals marked. Most place will also make adjustments as needed to provide you with specific meals for your needs.
Snacks are really easy to find. The popcorn throughout the parks is vegan, even though it looks covered in butter. Soft pretzels are also vegan.
You can find fruit salads throughout Disney World, as well. These make great healthy snacks for kids and adults.
If you have a big breakfast in the morning, you may not need to eat a big meal while at the park. In this case, a vegan burrito (skip the sour cream) at Tortuga Tavern or a Garden Salad without chicken at a variety of restaurants will tide you over. Cosmic Ray's also have veggie sandwiches, though you'll need to check that the bread is vegan.
In Epcot, you can enjoy some chips and guacamole in Mexico, or an Iceberg Wedge salad at Liberty Inn.
If you're pretty hungry, you'll need something a bit more substantial. Fortunately, you have some options! In any buffet, you can call ahead with your dietary specifications. A chef will take you through the offerings to let you know which options are vegan. This may be your best bet if you want to enjoy a bigger meal with characters.
In the Magic Kingdom, you can get veggie burgers at Cosmic Ray's or Starlight Cafe. Just ask about the bread. Epcot's Sunshine Seasons has several vegetarian options that can be customized. The Vegetable Noodle Bowl here is also vegan. The Falafel on the veggie plate in Tangierine Cafe at Epcot is a good option, as well.
Hollywood Studios also offers a Grilled Vegetable Sandwich at the Backlot Express and a Vegetarian Cheeseburger at Rosie's All-American Cafe, both of which can be ordered without the cheese and sides.
When in doubt, ask! Cast members should be more than happy to give you the ingredient list for any meal or let you know which meals are completely animal product free.
You should be able to call ahead to find out what the vegan options are in any given restaurant. If you are making reservations, this will work very well. You can also get more ideas from vegan Disney forums, from people who have just return from the parks.