Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2001 - 11:29am
mummajea's picture
Joined: 03/27/2001 - 09:00

pI am new here and have read some of the comments about WDW resturants and have some questions./p
pHere it is. We are suprising our DD (6) with a trip to WDW this summer. She is very very good about not eating ANYTHING that she isn't positive is "safe". SHe has a paenut and tree nut allergy. One of the things we wanted to treat her to was the Wonderland Tea Party. They specifically say that "heart shaped PBJ's are servered" as well as ham or turkey sandwiches. I called the PS at disney and they noted that DD had severe allergies. Since this meal is for children only,and we won't be able to stay with her, should I trust that the food they will prepare for her is "safe" or should I cancel the ressies? We want our DD to have lots of fun on this trip since it is a very special one that won't be repeated for a long time. She is also at the age where WDW is still MAGICAL! I don't want her to be miserable at the TEa Party because she is afraid to eat anything, or worse yet have the rest of the day at tha emergency room. M/p
pMy insticts say cancel the ressies and find some other neat things where she can have some special times. PLEASE any comments and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!!br /

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2001 - 1:33pm
California Mom's picture
Joined: 07/14/2000 - 09:00

If I were in your shoes, I think I would skip the tea party. I wouldn't feel comfortable with my 6 year old eating in a public place without me there. I'm so surprised that they even have something like that at WDW; a meal for children without parents. I think that there are so many other incredibly fun things to do at WDW, that she will not notice the absense of the tea party. I hope you have a great trip!

Posted on: Wed, 03/28/2001 - 3:44am
mom2two's picture
Joined: 06/09/2000 - 09:00

there are a lot of character meals you can go to with your child. We just got back from WDW a few weeks ago. I had never even heard of the tea party meal till I read your post on the other WDW group (hi [img][/img] )
I didn't realize there that your daughter is only 6. No way would I let my 5.5 year old eat there, not that she would want to anyway, she is a VERY clingy kid!! I have enough trouble getting her to go to school without me LOL!!
If she doesn't know about the lunch already, don't even tell her, she won't miss it, believe me. I felt bad that I couldn't get reservations at Cinderella's Palace for my daughter. Well you know what? When we were there I overheard the reservationist at the desk of the Palace mention there were vacancies as we were walking by but my daughter was too into going to ToonTown for autographs she didn't even want to stop (she got a lot of princesses autographs by then anayway!)
In addition, its YOUR vacation too, why fret and worry about the tea party.

Posted on: Wed, 03/28/2001 - 7:48am
Joanne's picture
Joined: 02/22/1999 - 09:00

The Crystal Palace has a great character lunch with Winnie the Pooh characters. They stop at every table so you can get some great pictures. The lunch is a buffet. The chef came out and walked us through the buffet, telling us what was okay for my multiple food allergic son. I highly recommend this and felt very comfortable eating there. The kids loved it and we have some great pictures too! We ate lunch on the late side and were in a perfect place to run out and catch the 3pm parade after lunch.
We also had a great experience with the Hoop de Doop Musical Review at Fort Wilderness. The chef there made a special meal for my son.
Definitely call the restaurant the day before you go and talk to the chef, and then talk to the chef again when you get there.
Good luck. My only regret is that we didn't eat out more while we were there.

Posted on: Wed, 03/28/2001 - 7:54am
mom2two's picture
Joined: 06/09/2000 - 09:00

don't forget Chef Mickey's in the Contemporary Resort, theres Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Chip & Dale and Pluto!!
I have heard the breakfast at ANimal Kingdom is good too!

Posted on: Wed, 03/28/2001 - 10:55pm
mummajea's picture
Joined: 03/27/2001 - 09:00

THNAKS SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR ADVISE!!!! We have decided to cancel the Tea Party ressies. I was uncomfortable with the whole idea of leaving DD anyways, and this just confirms everything. She doesn't even know about the trip yet, we are trying to make it a suprise, you know pull up to the gates and here we are>>>. so missing the tea Party won''t be a big deal.
I was wondering if anyone knows how I would go about contacting WDW Guest relations. I want to at least give them my 2 cents worth of opinion. WHY do they have to serve PB&J's why not just jelly sandwiches. It's not as if WDW follows USDA food guide lines for nutrition. and this is also promoted as a "tea" not a meal. I just thought I could say something...not that it will make a difference but sometimes one squeaky wheel can get some attention! [img][/img]
Thanks again for all your help!!!
Thanks mom2mom for leading me here!!!

Posted on: Thu, 03/29/2001 - 2:17am
mom2two's picture
Joined: 06/09/2000 - 09:00

Unfortunately for our kids, MOST kids, especially those preschool and elementary school kids, LOVE pb&j. I know I did as a kid (well, actually I didn't like the j, just the pb with butter, talk about hardening your arteries!)
Thats why they serve it as part of kids meals all over the place. You will find that some of the restaurants, like Crystal Palace, have peanut butter in their buffet. But if you call ahead the chef can prepare meals from off the buffet or show you what is safe and what isn't. Chef Mickey's doesn't I know but there are nuts in the ice-cream buffet there in the toppings.
It can't hurt to call guest services, you will probably be more successful getting a number on the other wdw for them than here though.
Are you staying on site? We had no problems at all at WDW, I too was a bit worried before we left. It really was lots of fun and your daughter is going to be SOOOOO thrilled.
The best part this trip for my 5.5 year old daughter was getting her an official disney world autograph book and one of the THICK pens when we got there and she basically wanted to spend ALL her time getting character autographs. ITs a great age for that, you may want to get those for your daughter as well. They sell them at each theme park when you get in and at the resorts. You need the thick pens as the characters costumes make it hard for them to hold regular size pens!
Have fun!!!

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