Disney on ice is coming...nuts are sold there would you??

Posted on: Mon, 06/28/2004 - 2:53am
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Disneys Nemo on Ice goes on sale here in Florida in a couple of weeks.. My son wants to go.. They always sell peanuts in the shell and almonds, and pecans that they honey roast in the lobby and throughout the show come around to sell. I'm not real keen on the idea but my husband thinks it will be alright if we try to get seats up close and away from everyone.. Always feel like I'm the downer in these things sort of like Mother Doom but what would you do?? Thanks for any advice,,Kathy Ann

Posted on: Mon, 06/28/2004 - 3:25am
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Hi Kathyann:
When my son w/PA was really young we definately avoided situations like this. However, once he got old enough to really express things that he wanted to do (ie, ballgames, etc) we tried to learn how to manage those situations w/PA.
We have attended ballgames w/my son. We sit him in between us, make sure that he either wears long pants and/or we drape a jacket over his seat. If someone is eating peanuts really close to us (and sort of leaning/infringing on our space) we have asked them to be careful (as opposed to asking them to stop eating them) and usually they stop eating them anyway.
Go with whatever makes you comfortable, but I wanted you to know that we have attended things in these types of situations and our son has okay.
Kelly

Posted on: Mon, 06/28/2004 - 4:49am
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I'm pretty sure that I've posted about this before, but a few months after we found out that my son was PA, we went to see Toy Story on Ice at the Fleet Center in Boston. It hadn't occured to me that there would be a problem with peanuts.
There was an extended family sitting behind us, and during the intermission, dh and my non-PA son went to the bathroom, leaving me and my PA son behind. Well, a member of the family behind us returned to his seat -- right behind my PA son -- and started shelling and eating his peanuts. No problem. I moved my son to a different seat in our group of 4, as far away as possible from the man eating the peanuts. As my husband and non-PA son returned, so did the rest of the family behind us, and it turned out that they had 4 or 5 bags of peanuts, and all started eating them.
The paper and dust from the peanut shells were getting all over our coats (slung on the backs of our chairs) and to a lesser extent getting on us, too, although my PA son was not having any symptoms.
I turned around to the man behind us and explained about my son's PA, and asked if he could be extra careful not to let the peanut debris fall onto us any more. The man was so kind, that he not only put away his peanuts, but he insisted that everyone else in his family stop eating theirs, too. I thinked him a few times, and he just told me that my son's health was more important than them eating their nuts at that exact minute. They'd eat them later, after the show.
I never forgot that man's kindness, but I don't think it's realistic to expect to encounter that type of response very often.
So it's been our policy since then to not go to events such as that where peanuts will be around.
YMMV, of course.
--Debbie

Posted on: Mon, 06/28/2004 - 4:58am
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We went to Monsters inc on Ice at the fleet center (Hi Deb!)
We had no problem with the girls being there... Didnt notice any peanuts.
And when we went thru security, I put my backpack down and they opened it up, saw clothes on top and told us to move along...
What they didnt see under the extra set of clothes,was the med kit (benadryl, epi, etc..) But I wasnt concerned about them finding that.. I was concerned about them going FURTHER in the bag, and finding sandwiches, juice boxes, and home made popcorn (and snacks) that we confiscated in (shh...). I'm sure it wouldnt have been much of a stink, but I wasnt gonna pay $5 for cotton candy there! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
And the girls enjoyed themselves... I'll have to keep an eye open for Nemo on Ice [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Jason

Posted on: Mon, 06/28/2004 - 6:15am
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We have been to several Disney on Ice performances - all which have been wonderful - and have never had a problem. Our venue sold these neat sno cones in souvenir Disney cups and that's all the kids I saw wanted. We too ate one with no problems. We live in the Dallas area and also attend Maverick, Cowboy and Texas Ranger games and have never had a problem in those situations either. I just go in prepared as always and feel that IF a problem arises we will deal with it as it happens. You could mention it to the ticket person when ordering your tickets and see if they have any suggestions. Have fun! I'm sure the Nemo one will be just as cute as all the others.
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Posted on: Mon, 06/28/2004 - 12:06pm
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Well, I'm reasoning that Disney lays claim to being so allergy-aware at Disneyland and Disneyworld, why don't they ask the venues for their shows to avoid selling peanuts/nuts and obvious peanut/nut products? Maybe there's an opportunity, here, to effect some change. Let's contact them and the arenas that host them.

Posted on: Mon, 06/28/2004 - 9:45pm
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We have been to many events at Madison Sq. Garden and Continental Arena including Disney on Ice. We have had no problems with peanuts. i just wipe off seats and anything my son could touch, plus check the floor.
Of course, i always have a lot of benadryl and epis ready in case.

Posted on: Mon, 06/28/2004 - 10:24pm
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Thanks so much for all of your replies. I agree with all of you but I worry most about the honey roasted nuts that they make right there. Don't I have to worry about the smell since James reaction to peanuts the first time was through just touching peanut butter.They actually mix and make them while you wait. thanks again, Kathy Ann

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