questions to ask at disney

Posted on: Wed, 08/11/2004 - 3:17pm
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we are travelling to disneyworld in October. My ds age 7 is PA. We have never eaten at a restaurant, always unsure just how accurate and exact their label reading is. We stick to McDonald and Dominos Pizza (we are Canadian eh!). Just what questions do you ask the chef to be sure they fully understand the seriousness of PA. Glad to hear all the positive experiences at disney.

Posted on: Wed, 08/11/2004 - 11:26pm
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We have been to Disney two times and have had a wonderful and safe vacation. This is how we handled it and hope that some of these ideas work for you as well.
1- We bring a cooler (you can rent a fridge) and purchase breakfast and lunch items from the grocery store. We eat breakfast in our hotel room. Sometimes we came back to the room for lunch and other times we packed a back-pack (filled a one gallon freezer bag with ice, put it inside of a two gallon freezer bag and wrapped it with a hotel handtowel) and took to the park. this was also a way to keep meds cool.
2-We looked on the web and and found restaraunts that we were interested in dining in. We called ahead and reserved seating and advised of the peanut allergy. The chef's came out at most of the restaraunts and advised which items they did not recommend and/or we told them what DS wanted and they advised if it was ok. We ate at the SciFi(MGM), Rainforest Cafe(Animal Kingdom), Tony's Tavern (Magic Kingdom), The german buffet and the coral reef at Epcot.
As far as questions to the chef we simply said DS had a life threatening allergy to peanuts and we needed to be sure his food was free of peanuts, peanut products and cross contamination.
Good Luck and enjoy!!!

Posted on: Wed, 08/11/2004 - 11:27pm
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Call and get priority seating and make sure you tell that person about your child's food allergy. Remind the hostess when you arrive and the chef will come to your table. I was often told to avoid the bread and pastries as they were concerned about peanut flour traces from the bakery. If it is a buffet, the chef will point out all foods that are safe for your child and will often specially prepare new ones in the kitchen. They take food allergies very seriously at DisneyWorld and were very knowledgable.
Hope that helps,
Jaime

Posted on: Mon, 08/16/2004 - 10:07am
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Hey Kimberely,
We are heading to disney in october too, when are you going? what days?
Linda
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Posted on: Mon, 08/16/2004 - 1:55pm
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WE ARRIVE JUST IN TIME TO TRICK OR TREAT ( AND A LOT OF INGREDIENT READING!!!) ON OCTOBER 31.
I AM STARTING TO FEEL MORE RELAXED ABOUT THE VACATION THANKS TO ALL THE POSTINGS I HAVE READ.

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