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Posted on: Sun, 11/12/2000 - 7:12am
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We just got back from Walt Disney World. If you are traveling there with food allergies and make a meal priority seating, you can call the restaurant 24 hours in advance and ask to speak to the chef about your meal. I highly recommend doing this to avoid any problems.

I had a great experience with The Crystal Palace at the Magic Kingdom--the chef came to our table and walked us through the buffet. He offered to make something for my son if he wanted to eat something else. The chef at the Hoop De Doo Revue made my PA/egg/nut mustard son a special meal, and was also very accommodating.

We had a disappointing experience at Tony's at the Magic Kingdom. We hadn't called 24 hours in advance about the allergies (although we gave the information when we made our priority seating reservation and they input it in our reservation) and after waiting 45 minutes to talk to the chef, it turned out he didn't know what was in the food. Needless to say, we didn't eat there.

We also made out just fine at Restaurantasaurus at the Animal Kingdom.

Posted on: Wed, 07/18/2001 - 9:41pm
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HOPEFULLY WE ARE GOING TO DISNEY, HOWEVER, SEEM TO BE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE AIRLINE. THEY SAY IF MY SON, ADAM, AGED 5, HAS AN ALLERGY TO THE PEANUT DUST THEN THE AIRLINES CAN REFUSE TO TAKE US. HAVE YOU HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH AIRLINES? WE ARE FROM SCOTLAND. I WOULD BE GRATEFULL FOR ANY HELP.

Posted on: Wed, 07/25/2001 - 9:26am
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Dear Adams Mum,
my daughter Cheryl(now aged 3) has a nut allergy, and has been to Disney from Scotland with no problems.
We were very careful with the airlines and only used them if they never served peanuts or used nuts as ingredients. We have travelled 4 times with Airtours - they met our criteria above, and made multiple announcements during the flight asking that no one eat nuts on the plane.
The UK Anaphylaxis Campaign produced a newsletter last year with details on the major airlines. But we wrote to Airtours customer services, had it on the travel agent booking, had the travel agent confirm with airtours, contacted airtours before we went on holiday, and finally spoke to the cabin supervisor on the plane. You can never be too carefull if you are hours from the nearest hospital
We also took a dust mask (in case of peanut dust), piriton, and a large number of epipens. We finally wiped down the area where we would be sitting in case of contamination from the previous occupant.
A problem on our last flight was children playing with Cheryl who were eating chocolate that we knew was suspect.
None of our family eat food supplied by Airtours. We only eat food that we had brought ourselves that Cheryl had eat in the past with no problems.
You will have a great time at Disney - there are multiple discussions in these boards (just do a search on Disney). We always spoke to the chef and asked them to make food especially for Cheryl and show us what food we should avoid on buffets. Basically if you don't feel 100% sure - go elsewhere
If you have any further questions, please feel free to email me direct
Rgds,
Paul Docherty
Quote:Originally posted by adams mum:
[b]HOPEFULLY WE ARE GOING TO DISNEY, HOWEVER, SEEM TO BE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE AIRLINE. THEY SAY IF MY SON, ADAM, AGED 5, HAS AN ALLERGY TO THE PEANUT DUST THEN THE AIRLINES CAN REFUSE TO TAKE US. HAVE YOU HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH AIRLINES? WE ARE FROM SCOTLAND. I WOULD BE GRATEFULL FOR ANY HELP.[/b]
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Posted on: Mon, 01/14/2002 - 3:44am
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We have carried Kate and Joseph, who are both allergic to peanuts, to Disney World twice. Each time we flew and had very good experiences with the airline and Disney World as a whole. We definetly experienced the magic!!

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