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Posted on: Mon, 04/10/2006 - 3:55am
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My husband and I took our 2 year old PA son to disney world back in October 2005. We chose to stay off site at the Holiday Inn Nick Hotel ([url]http://www.nickhotel.com[/url]) because we wanted a room with a kitchen and it was less expensive then staying on property at a resort with a kitchen. Anyway, we ate breakfast and dinner in our room and took our lunch and snacks with us to the parks. It really worked out well. We went grocery shopping the day we arrived and something that worked great for us was I took my crockpot and when we got back to the room in the evening after being at the parks all day dinner was ready for us. That was really nice after a long day of playing!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] We had a great time! The PA is still new to us so we don't venture too much in eating out. It sounds from everyone else's posts that disney really is accomadating to the allergies though. Maybe next time we will be a little more adventurous to eat out especially as he gets older. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 04/30/2006 - 4:54am
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We returned from our first family vacation ever at Disneyworld and I was very impressed. My 4-year old son is PA, and I held off on the travel because of it. We flew United -TED, which was great -- they served no peanuts, and their snacks (both the complimentary and purchased) had warning labels that they may contain peanut traces if they did.
We stayed at Wilderness resort and the staff was knowledgeable -- checked the ingredient lists in the Roaring Forks snack bar. At dinner in the rest. in the resort, the chef came to our table, asked my son what he wanted to eat, and made his dinner (hot dog and fries)especially for him, and delivered it himself. When you make reservations or check in to any resteraunt there, the staff writes on the slip for the waitstaff to "see chef" regarding the allergy. The chef then comes right to the table.
We had the same service at Cinderella's table (in the castle-the character meal), the crystal palace (the pooh character meal), Mickey's sci-fi rest. in MGM.
We ordered pizza from room service and the order-taker also checked with the chef on the pizza.
All in all I was thrilled with the importance they place on his allergy, and felt secure during the whole vacation. Very happy!
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Mary K Dunne

Posted on: Sun, 04/30/2006 - 3:26pm
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Quote:Originally posted by dmkdunne:
[b]We returned from our first family vacation ever at Disneyworld and I was very impressed. My 4-year old son is PA, and I held off on the travel because of it. We flew United -TED, which was great -- they served no peanuts, and their snacks (both the complimentary and purchased) had warning labels that they may contain peanut traces if they did.
We stayed at Wilderness resort and the staff was knowledgeable -- checked the ingredient lists in the Roaring Forks snack bar. At dinner in the rest. in the resort, the chef came to our table, asked my son what he wanted to eat, and made his dinner (hot dog and fries)especially for him, and delivered it himself. When you make reservations or check in to any resteraunt there, the staff writes on the slip for the waitstaff to "see chef" regarding the allergy. The chef then comes right to the table.
We had the same service at Cinderella's table (in the castle-the character meal), the crystal palace (the pooh character meal), Mickey's sci-fi rest. in MGM.
We ordered pizza from room service and the order-taker also checked with the chef on the pizza.
All in all I was thrilled with the importance they place on his allergy, and felt secure during the whole vacation. Very happy!
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Thanks for the update. I'm glad you had such a good time. We're leaving next Sunday for a week at Disney and are flying Ted as well. We had a great experience 2 years ago at Disney and that's one of the reasons we chose to go again this year.

Posted on: Mon, 05/08/2006 - 9:44am
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reraising for gvmom.

Posted on: Tue, 05/09/2006 - 4:21am
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Do the ice cream treats, like Mickey bars, have better labeling under the new regulations? They used to be manufactured in a facility that contains nuts but were not labelled that way, although the binders that the ice cream cart managers had would say they were not peanut allergy friendly foods. My son actually had a mild reaction to a Mickey ear bar.
If you have a question about about any food sold by a vendor, they can and will either get the manager to come over or call the manager on the walkie talkie.
My kids love the steaks at the Canadian sit down restaurant, and they make fries in a separate pan for safe eating.

Posted on: Wed, 05/24/2006 - 6:09am
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my sister in law was a pastery chef in a resturant there. she says if you call ahead and tell them about the alergies in your family the chef will come out and go over the menu or walk you through a buffet line with you and in fact if there is a dairy allergy they will have dairy free ice cream for you ...
we are going at the end of august this year and i cant wait...

Posted on: Sun, 01/29/2006 - 11:14pm
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We stayed at the Coronado last January. It was beautiful. The older kids loved the pool and play area. We paid for the fridge in the room so we could do cereal, fruit, breakfast bars for breakfast. We used the food court at the hotel for sandwiches a couple of times without a problem.
The Hoop-Dee-Doo Review was great-booked ahead and discussed the peanut, treenut, and egg allergies-dessert was a go-strawberry shortcake- they brought a special fruit plate for my daughter (egg allergy). No problems there. We had steak at Le Cellier (sp) in Epcot-too expensive, small portions, and the bread was off-limits according to the chef. The Liberty Tree Tavern was fabulous with the characters. Its family style turkey dinner only the bread was an issue again. The chef came out and they had it noted about the allergy-booked ahead and called day before to remind them.
We ate lunch in the parks asking to see ingredients at the counters or registers-they all had 3-ring binders with info. to check. We had burgers, pizza(Pizza Planet in MGM as in Toy Story), hot dogs, sandwiches, etc. We were able to have novelty ice cream- they have ingredients on the labels.
Disney really makes it easy to check ingredients and the phone calls we made to restaurants were taken seriously and remembered.
Have a wonderful trip we can't wait to go back. Here's a couple of pics of hotel and the restaurants I mentioned.
HoopDeeDoo Review
[img]http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b72/chemchick22/hoop20dee20doo20review12.jpg[/img]
Liberty Tree Tavern
[img]http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b72/chemchick22/Kids20with20Goofy12.jpg[/img]
Pool at the Coronado
[img]http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b72/chemchick22/Pool20at20hotel20312.jpg[/img]
View at the Coronado
[img]http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b72/chemchick22/View20at20hotel12.jpg[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 01/30/2006 - 10:03am
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Hey, Janey L,
Thanks so much for the info! I love the pictures. Your kids look like they are all having a great time. What a great picture of that pool! We are definately looking forward to checking out that slide!
My husband said that he heard that the Hoopdee Doo Review was a good one too. I'll have to check that out. I just can't get past the name, LOL!
Now our only issue is that we booked our flights on USAir with frequent flyer miles (so that all four of us could fly for free!). But I just read here that they merged with America West and are now serving peanuts. UGH! I hope that they can at least not serve them on our flights (here we go again!).

Posted on: Tue, 01/31/2006 - 1:03am
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Quote:Originally posted by JaneyL:
[b]We stayed at the Coronado last January. It was beautiful. [/b]
this is where we are staying this year:
[url="http://www.forestriverinc.com/nd/default22.asp?page=virtual&choice=sand&nav=rec"]http://www.forestriverinc.com/nd/default22.asp?page=virtual&choice=sand&nav=rec[/url]
except we are getting a bunk house with double slides and a slide in the living room. Still bringing the golf cart, Fort Wilderness Campground is huge and we make tracks. Although you can rent them (golf carts) by the day at Fort Wilderness Campgrounds. ($$)
last year, Fort Wilderness (home to the "Hoop De Doo" and "Mickey's Back Yard Barbeque")
[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/trainspotr/FortWildernessatDisney.jpg[/img]
Quote:[b]The Hoop-Dee-Doo Review was great-booked ahead and discussed the peanut, treenut, and egg allergies-dessert was a go-strawberry shortcake- they brought a special fruit plate for my daughter (egg allergy). No problems there. [/b]
similiar experience here. we are booking as early in advance as we can. (it will be our 3rd time)
Have you ever done "Mickey's Back Yard Barbeque"? (drool)
We ate extensively (with advance notice and always a head's up to the head chef) at Trails End in Fort Wilderness. We ordered take out on occassion from Davey Crocket's. (I thought it was reasonable too) (All that way to Florida and the cubs still hanker for [i]pizza[/i])Every morning, we took the golf cart down to Trail's end (or one of the "outpost" gift shops and filled our endless mugs for free. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]) Stopped by the beach, checked out a spot at the pool and planned our day. On occassion, we ended up at the campfire roasting weenies and marshmellows in anticipation of the evening outdoor movie looking over our loot for the day. We even caught the evening hayride a few times.
Quote:[b]The Liberty Tree Tavern was fabulous with the characters. Its family style turkey dinner only the bread was an issue again. The chef came out and they had it noted about the allergy-booked ahead and called day before to remind them.[/b]
I'd like to try this. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Quote:[b] We were able to have novelty ice cream- [/b]
same here.
[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/trainspotr/nibblenibblelikeamouse.jpg[/img]
Quote:[b]Here's a couple of pics of hotel and the restaurants I mentioned.[/b]
Chef Mickey's:
donald was *GREAT*. (grandma in picture with cubs and hubby)
[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/trainspotr/donald.jpg[/img]
[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/trainspotr/signontheline.jpg[/img]
we stayed 18 days. Any longer and we might not have been able to reassimiliate into "everyday" society again. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
General Disclaimer: I am not offering advice in any manner or form. What works for my family may not work for anyone else. I could be taking some chances. I do not guarantee the accuracy, currentness or content of the links in this post. Individual Mileage May Vary.
(shhhhhhhhhhhh. hats.)
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Posted on: Wed, 02/01/2006 - 3:11am
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MimiM,
The flying issue is one we've put on hold. I hate flying-having only done it twice and plan on never doing it again. Our allergist asked me about it once-looking to give advice and knowledge and I told him it was a moot point. My son will have to deal with it in his own way as an adult.
We took the autotrain from Virginia. Left around 4pm, had dinner, slept, and woke up in Florida. We paid to bring our minivan also with all our luggage, stroller, food, and kids things. It was great but about the cost of flying-(but didn't need to rent a car).
It's great staying in Disney resorts because of all the "Magic Hours". Special times when only resort guests can use the parks. Either before or after the regular park hours. My kids rode some rides over and over without waiting!!! It was terrific!! They gave us all the info. when we checked in so we planned which parks accordingly. We also paid extra for the 'park hopper' privileges so you can go from one park to another in the same day. Definitely worth the upgrade!! Ask questions of staff-everyone wanted to help us and gave us great tips!!(Mommabear-do the Disney camping parks have these perks?)
Mickey's Backyard Barbecue and Chef Mickey's looked great Mamabear. We were afraid to book too many things-we wanted to be free to be as spontaneous as you can be with a 2 year old who still takes naps. Those will be at the top of our list next time along with Cinderella's breakfast (which I tried for days to book-never got through).
Here's a picture after a day of "park hopping"-my little girl even slept through a bath after the picture was taken.
[img]http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b72/chemchick22/Disneyexhaustion.jpg[/img]

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