nut-Free eating at Disney World

Posted on: Fri, 05/05/2006 - 10:06am
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We're going to Disney World in the fall. My 4 year old is allergic to nuts. Of course I want him to have a good time and we don't want to stress about the food issue. I realize Disney is very good about allergies if you tell them ahead of time. I was wondering however if there are any resturaunts or carts that you all have discovered at any of the parks, resorts or downtown that are nut free so that we can eat without worrying. Or, are there any specific meals/snacks/deserts for kids that are consistantly safe for nut allergic kids? I am disapointed that there seems to be very little in the way of deserts that he can enjoy. Thanks!

Posted on: Fri, 05/05/2006 - 12:25pm
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[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum20/HTML/000463.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum20/HTML/000463.html[/url]
Just linking this thread to your post- easier for you to find. There are other Disney threads you can search out too. The recent news I heard was a binder available w/ the food and ingredients. Have a great trip!

Posted on: Fri, 05/05/2006 - 1:11pm
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My friend just returned this week from WDW and had a fantastic experience. She said the chefs were extremely accommodating, preparing meals with separate utensils and cookware, and made special desserts for her son. They did eat at some of the food stands in the park with no problems. It seems they had protocols and ingredient lists on hand. Here's a link:
[url="http://www.allearsnet.com/din/guestfood.htm"]http://www.allearsnet.com/din/guestfood.htm[/url]

Posted on: Fri, 05/05/2006 - 9:51pm
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Great info! Thanks for the links. I know Disney is great about this sort of thing but I am just trying to gather all the info I can before we go. My son hasn't had a bad reaction yet but I want his disney experience to be a great one. Not one that includes going to the hospital because Mom and Dad weren't paying attention to the food.

Posted on: Sat, 05/06/2006 - 3:48am
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Hi,
Drop this lady an email: Brenda Bennet at [email]Brenda.Bennett@disney.com[/email]
She is wonderful. I believe she works for the head chef at the magic kingdom. I've written her before each trip (3 in the past 3 years, LOL) and each time she has emailed me all kinds of documents. She is super friendly and helpful, and can steer you to her counterparts in the other parks.
Have a great trip!
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Posted on: Sat, 05/06/2006 - 11:29am
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We just returned this week from Disney and had a great time. I can't say enough about the allergy awareness there. It is just amazing. My 11 and 8 year old dds felt like they were in a different world, and actually felt like they were getting paybacks for always missing out. Just let the waiters/waitresses know and check out the ingredient binders. We really felt comfortable there.

Posted on: Mon, 05/08/2006 - 7:12am
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I can't praise Disney enough. It is another world for people with food allergies, Becky could not believe how safe it was to eat there. It was a pleasure to see her eating so well and enjoying the same food as everyone else.

Posted on: Mon, 06/05/2006 - 2:15am
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We take out 7 year old to Disney every November and have an insane time down there. We rent a huge house and car and go to all the major parks each year. Renting a house is definataly a plus w/ allergies (Peanut/tree nut)for easy breakfast and dinners. The parks are really great w/ allergies (except Epcot!!! not sure why, but they are not as good as all the others(I have written and spoke to them about that)I 100% BELIEVE IT IS BETTER TO PULL YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL FOR A WEEK AND GO DOWN ON A NON-VACATION WEEK. We do this and NEVER wait in lines [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 06/05/2006 - 5:40am
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Quote:Originally posted by bostondaddy:
[b]I 100% BELIEVE IT IS BETTER TO PULL YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL FOR A WEEK AND GO DOWN ON A NON-VACATION WEEK. We do this and NEVER wait in lines [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] [/b]
h*!!, I pulled *both* my cubs out last year for [b]three weeks[/b]. We went in April.......[i]heavenly[/i]. We also stayed in our own RV (brought a golfcart) at Disney's Fortwilderness Campground and Resort (Across lake Buena Vista and on Disney Property proper.)
but no advice, just personally. I'm pulling them *both* out again this fall...........

Posted on: Tue, 06/06/2006 - 2:06am
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Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[b] I'm pulling them *both* out again this fall...........
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Same here. We already have the November trip booked. Hope you and the family have a SAFE and HAPPY trip. There is nothing better than seeing my son smile w/ excitement!!!!

Posted on: Tue, 06/06/2006 - 1:53pm
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We just returned today from Disney. It was wonderful! All the table service restaurants were great. One made special pasta for my PA & DA son, one made dairy-free pancakes just for him. They were better than the regular ones.
As for the quick-service counters we felt like we were on our own there. They were always so busy that I didn't want to ask, so we only went to those were we could order a hamburger for ds (we always pack our own bun). Perhaps if I had called that lady in the above post it would've gone smoother.
One of the Disney people said that the slow season was January thru March. Pull your kids out then! When we can afford to go again (in about 4 years), we'll go during that time! And it is SO worth it to stay at a Disney resort!
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