Thinking About Booking a Trip to Disney

Posted on: Mon, 08/06/2001 - 1:18am
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First of all, I don't have to tell you guys what a huge amount of courage this is going to take for me and my husband to take my PA (who will be 3 when we go)son on a trip like this. So right now, even though we're just thinking about it, I have knots in my stomach.

What airlines do you guys recommend? US Air since their "no peanut policy" of March 2001? Obviously, I would pay more money for a peanut free flight than struggle with an airline just to get a good deal. Any help, suggestions, advice would be appreciated.

Posted on: Mon, 08/06/2001 - 5:10am
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Hi Heather,
I'm taking Joe to Disney for his birthday next Tuesday. I'll be staying with my family who lives outside of Orlando.
I've traveled to Orlando 2 times already. I traveled Delta Express twice. I have had nothing but Great experiences with them. They have always called me over their intercom at the gate and confirmed that no peanuts will be served. Actually, they have always stated that they do not serve peanuts anymore-period. Other people on this website have had problems though.
This time we will be flying American Airlines. They also have a peanut policy in place (you can find it on their website). They won't be serving any peanuts or snacks because we will be on their early morning flight (back and forth) and they will only serve breakfast. This might be something you may want to consider.
And make sure you get a signed note from your son's doctor stating that you must carry his epi pen at all times. Joe's allergist says there is a chance their confiscate it at the security gate. Both times I flew, they never even noticed it was in my purse.
I can't wait to go to Disney. The last time I was there was in 1983, I think. My mother says a lot has changed (mainly the prices! LOL) I know there's several topics on Disney in the travel forum. I plan on reading all of them to get a feel of what he can and can't eat while there.
Good luck and have fun!!
Jennifer

Posted on: Mon, 08/06/2001 - 7:32am
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Thanks Jennifer. I'll be eager to hear how your trip was! I hope you guys have a great time!

Posted on: Mon, 08/06/2001 - 12:55pm
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Heather, I just returned from a trip to DisneyWorld with my PA son and TNA sister. I flew US Air which does not serve any more peanuts HOWEVER they do serve SkyMix and granola bars which are labeled as being produced in a facility that processes peanuts...so beware! On the other hand, Disney was wonderful. The servers in restaurants all sent a chef to our table and went over all food items with us. At 1900 Park Fare in the Grand Floridian the Chef had a binder with all recipes and labels from all food items used in preparation. We spent 12 days at Disney with no problems.

Posted on: Mon, 05/13/2002 - 12:52pm
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We have travelled to Disney several times as well as gone on the Disney Cruise. They have always bent over backwards to ensure our kids safety. On the planes be aware even if you request a peanut free meal sometimes they mess up - ie we received granola bars in ours a few years ago - I think it was United - it comes back to the may contain and always, always reading the labels.

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