Disneyland/Legoland CA vacation

Posted on: Tue, 06/11/2002 - 6:18am
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pI know there is a thread w/ some info from 2000 about the "safety" of Disneyland restaurants, but wanted to know if any of you have recently been to either of these or surrounding areas. Any advice as to "safe" restaurants, etc.? Thanks, everyone!/p
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Posted on: Tue, 06/11/2002 - 2:21pm
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Fran,
We went to Legoland last summer, and we all enjoyed it. The boys had a BLAST! We begged the issue of restaurants by taking our own "safe" food. No one questioned us, despite the stated policy of "No outside food." We DID buy sodas, so we supported them in a way we felt was "safe." Enjoy your trip! Kristi

Posted on: Wed, 06/12/2002 - 4:06am
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Thanks,Kristi! We did the same on our last trip. Thought maybe someone might have found a place to actually dine. I know I've seen lots of good feedback here on Disney World (FL), but not on Disney Land (CA).
Looking forward to our trip, thanks for your well-wishes! Also, we are camping in our travel trailer and I usually just cook our meals there for safety purposes (and it's fun, too!).
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Fran

Posted on: Sat, 06/22/2002 - 11:40am
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We just went to Disneyland earlier this month. We did not have any problems at any Disneyland Restaurants and everyone was always very helpful. Some of the workers said that Disney is very aware of the allergy and is trying to keep things safe. You do have to aviod the ice cream store on Main Street--It is full of peanuts.
The Rainforest Cafe in Downtown Disney said the Chicken Nuggets were cooked in Peanut Oil which we had ordered for Kelly. So she had a hot dog instead. They said the french fries were not cooked in Peanut oil.
Have fun.

Posted on: Sun, 07/21/2002 - 2:10pm
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Fran,
If you go to Legoland there is a Pat & Oscar's right across the street (by Costco). they are very allergy aware. Also the hot dogs and pizza are good at the takeout window of Costco. Some of our Costco's have started with Pecan Sundaes so I don't know if that is a problem or not.
TgI Fridays and Islands are also right by Legoland. We go to Islands a lot but have never been to Friday's. The Carlsbad Company stores is an outlet mall right by Legoland and they have a Ruby's. We have always had good luck there too. All of these are right on Palomar Airport Road which borders the south side of Legoland.
Across I-5 also on Palomar Airport Road is In N Out Burgers an absolute must for anyone when visiting So. California. Everything is safe and freshly made on the premises!
Also you can buy safe Hostess snacks in the stores (If I remember right your son loves the hostess treats- unless i am confusing my Fran's) Anyway all the donuts, twinkies, ding dongs, chocolate cupcakes (not Golden), HO HO's, Chocodiles are safe. Let me know if you have questions about others.
Where are you staying in your camper?
Linda

Posted on: Mon, 07/22/2002 - 2:45am
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We went on this trip over the 4th of July holiday & had a great (& safe!) time. Kelly's Mom -- I agree. Everyone at Disneyland was very helpful. We went to a Mexican Restaurant in Disneyland and also a pizza restaurant there. In both restaurants the Chef met with us at length. They are very allergy aware & did not use any peanut products.
We never managed to get to Legoland, Linda, but will use your advice on our next trip. Actually it is my PA daughter, but thanks for the Hostess snacks info anyway!
We went to the beach in San Diego (Carlsbad) and also went to The San Diego Wild Animal Park (a must!). We brought our own food to both of these places.
Had to cut our trip short since one of our 5 pets got really ill (my Mom pet-sits for us at our house). The sad news was that "Scruffy" our beloved 14 1/2 year old dog had to be put to sleep when we returned. I held her (like I have any of the others we've had to put down). For you pet lovers our there, you know how terribly hard this is (they're like our kids), but at least she died in my arms with lots of love and the last voice she heard was mine as she died with dignity and went peacefully/painlessly. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor/stomach cancer. We had a great life with her -- found her when she was just 7 mos. old. All of our pets are formerly abused rescues...but this is another thread.
In any case, we stayed in a remote campground about 2 1/2 hours from Disneyland, in Shelter Valley, 16 miles southeast of Julian in southern California.
Thanks for all the info everyone!
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Stay Safe,
Fran

Posted on: Wed, 09/18/2002 - 3:00am
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Our daughter is peanut and tree nut allergic. We went to San Diego this summer including Legoland and SeaWorld and had an exceptional experience. Kristina Trozzi in the Food & Beverage Dept at Legoland went completely out of her way to make us feel safe eating their delicious food even cooking it in one restuarant and delivering it to another so my son could eat at his first choice restuarant. She can be reached at [email]kristina.trozzi@america.lego.com[/email]
SeaWorld contact is Jerry Dollar and he can be reached at [email]Jerry.Dollar@SeaWorld.com[/email] They too went out of their way and cooked our daughter's food separately. Of course, I emailed and wrote ahead of time but a little bit of planning makes an enormous difference. Also for restaurants in the area Karl Strauss Breweries can not be beat. We contacted them ahead of time and felt like royalty from the corporate level right down to our waitress. The manager tore the label off the oil (for the french fries) and brought it to our table just for us to double check! You can contact [email]LouisJ@karlstrauss.com[/email] to make arrangements. They have 4 or 5 restuarants - one in LaJolla where we ate but also one near Legoland in Carlsbad. We can't wait to go back.

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