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Posted on: Wed, 02/01/2006 - 4:23am
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Quote:Originally posted by JaneyL:
[b]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?)
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absolutely. Fort Wilderness Campground is a Disney Resort. And honestly? the guest service there was phenominal. [i]Magical even.[/i] They were pretty free with the "comps" IMO. (Individual Mileage May Vary). I still have 5 park hopper passes.
and yes, personally, we found ourselves running to the front of the non-existant lines during "Magic Hours". (We were there in April) but, IMMV.
Personally? I view "Fort Wilderness" as one of the best kept secrets. But again, maybe that's not everyone's opinion. But there are quite a few "resort guests" who bring $200,000 + plus digs to eat, relax, and sleep in. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
I mean, I'm sure they are no stranger to "guest service".
and we get to see the water light parade and fireworks from the beach at night, even when we don't feel like taking the boat to Magic Kingdom. BTW, I thought the food at "Trail's End" was probably some of the best and most relaxing in Disney. Again, individual tastes, preferences, experiences may vary, but we've been quite satisfied.
A few times, hubby and I snuggled up in Davey Crocket's or sipped a cool one on the porch of Davey Crocket's in the rocking chairs) after the cubs were out cold from the day's activities and Grandma kept an eye on things at the "camper". I mean, sometimes we didn't take the golfcart, we just had a [i]long, slow, stroll home.[/i]
and I do say "home". I mean, we brought one with us. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
but shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. don't want too many [i]interlopers[/i] from the other resorts. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Some links to Disney's "Fort Wilderness Campground [b]Resort[/b]"
[url="http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/wdw/resorts/resortLanding?id=FortWildernessCampgroundResortLandingPage"]http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/wdw/res...sortLandingPage[/url]
[url="http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/wdw/resorts/roomsDetail?id=FortWildernessCampgroundResortGuestRoomsListingPage"]http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/wdw/res...oomsListingPage[/url]
I mean, we could never tolerate 18 days in *any* Disney Hotel. As luxurious as some may be. KWIM? I mean, it was sooooooooooo relaxing. The cubs truly have had some of the best times of their young lives there. Food Allergies or not, *I've only lasted 1-2 days, tops, in hotels. Even *the best* ones. But that might just be me.
General Disclaimer: I am not offering advice in any manner or form. Just speaking personally. I could be way off. I do not guarantee the accuracy, currentness, or content of the links in this post. IMMV [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by MommaBear (edited February 01, 2006).]

Posted on: Wed, 02/01/2006 - 7:17am
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Thanks Mommabear and Janey L.,
The pictures really say it all! I read about Mickey's backyard BBQ and thought that this sounded good too. Between that and the Hoopdee Doo Review (there's that name again!), we should should be set for scheduled afairs. Although we may add one more formal night. We'll see.
As you said, J.L., we don't want to schedule too many things because then we might feel tied down.
We were actually at Disney 4 years ago and did Chef's Mickey's and (I can't remember the name of the other one) a 50's diner in MGM. Anyway, both were great but I must say, we had to stay away from everything near the PB pizza. That being said, we didn't let them know ahead of time about my son's peanut allergy. He was fine nevertheless and was happy to have the Mickey waffles which were served in a different area. Glad to know that they can get those ice cream things. We avoided them last time since we didn't know.
Being able to take advantage of "Magic Hours" and park hopper passes is actually why we decided to stay on Disney property. We thought about staying off property because we also are going to Universal for two days but decided that it's not really worth it.
In regards to the USAir thing, I think I'll add to Robin LP's thread about the status of that issue.
Thanks for all the info from both of you and I absolutely LOVE the pictures!!! They are so great!

Posted on: Fri, 03/24/2006 - 3:14am
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Posted on: Fri, 03/24/2006 - 3:35am
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[quote]Originally posted by MimiM:
[B]Thanks Mommabear and Janey L.,
In regards to the USAir thing, I think I'll add to Robin LP's thread about the status of that issue.
Please see my post below in the travel section. We must notify not only Disneyworld but the cruise lines of the problem with airlines. That will make an impact. No way will we be able to do it through the airlines alone. Look at the responses we are getting. A Review is under way or we are currently looking at our policy on serving peants. Well if they heard from those mentioned above (Cruise line, Disney) we may get someplace. Please help me get the word out. Thanks. "United we stand, Divided we Fall"

Posted on: Fri, 03/24/2006 - 5:38am
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We just booked, too. 11/4 - 11/10. We're staying at a Beach Club Villa.
Julie

Posted on: Mon, 03/27/2006 - 3:14am
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We just returned from another great (and safe) trip to Disney with our 6 year old PA DD!
I would recommend the Crystal Palace character dinner with the Winnie the Pooh characters (they do lunch and breakfast too). The chef came to our table, walked us around the entire buffet, and was very serious about what was safe and what to avoid. He baked some fresh rolls just for us because he wasn't certain about the safety of those on the buffet. He also baked my daughter her own brownie because he said to avoid all of the desserts on the buffet. She ate little bits of the chicken fingers, roast turkey, rotisserie chicken, and potatoes as well as some fresh fruit and salad without dressing.
Another tip. All cashiers at the counter-service restaurants now have binders in a drawer below their registers that list out the ingredients of all of the food served at that particular restaurant. Therefore, it was easy to verify the type of oil used for frying, etc., etc. Also, tell the cashier when you order that you have a food allergy and this gets printed onto the slip that they see in the kitchen. They will take extra precautions when preparing your order.

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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