WDW with MFA - YES!

Posted on: Sun, 04/15/2007 - 1:02am
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Just got back from week @ WDW with 2 teens with very severe allergies to milk,egg,peanut. Here is our food journal from beginning to end.
First, I contacted [email]Brenda.Bennett@disney.com[/email] who sent me detailed info. regarding our allergies and where to eat.
AirTran from BWI to Orlando. They served individually wrapped cookie called Biscoff which was safe and the return trip they served sm.bag pretzels.
Coronado Springs WDW - Pepper Market - Chef Andrew came to our table and then prepared two special meals for our kids - spaghetti with corn pasta (regular had egg warning), marinara, and shrimp. Our son enjoyed a steak and separately prepared fries and broccoli. Wonderful!
MGM - turkey legs, frozen lemonade, popcorn,ABC Commissary's fish & chips and burgers & fries - SAFE - no dairy,egg,nuts,dedicated fryer for fries,precautions for cross contam. (chef/manager handled everything)
Epcot - Garden Grill - (chef came to table again)We had turkey, beef, special fries, fresh vegetable medley (delicious), dinner rolls, and s specially ordered cake that I had ordered beforehand for my husband's bday and was arranged thru the very helpful staff @ disney. The packaging and ingredients were e-mailed to me from special diets @ disney. Another day at Epcot we had fish & chips from UK. We also had soft pretzels.
Magic Kingdom - ribs and baked beans and fruit from Flame Tree Barbecue (chef spoke to us here as well) Also at Magic Kingdom we had burgers & fries @ Cosmic Ray's also handled by the manager/chef. Ice cream parlor on Main St. serves Tofutti that is hand dipped in a separate area with safety procedures in place. We also had several bags of Divvies caramel corn, choc.chip cookies purchased at Main St Confectionary.
Maya Grill @ Coronado Springs - My teens had their first restaurant pancakes! The chef prepared milk,egg, & nut-free Mickey pancakes and they had sausage/bacon, outmeal, fruit. This was a first for us!

Orlando airport - good ol' McDonald's

So, I would like to let people with food allergies to milk,egg,and peanuts know that YES! You can eat in Disney World! We ate so much more than we thought we would. Everyone there is helpful and knowledgable with detailed ingredients and with a detailed plan to prepare and serve safe meals. It was a real vacation for our whole family, and I would highly recommend this as a vacation destination for people with milk,egg,and pn allergies.

Posted on: Sun, 04/15/2007 - 12:41pm
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Sounds like a great trip!!!!! I'm glad you had a great time!!! Disney is one of the only places we really feel safe travelling with my pna/tna son (the other is my parents house at the beach). We try to go twice a year!! Love it there!! Thanks for the report!!

Posted on: Tue, 05/08/2007 - 1:44am
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thanks for the info-emailed brenda just now..we are going in October...DD PA 3.8 yrs old!!!!! awesome!

Posted on: Thu, 08/09/2007 - 4:43am
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Which restaurant did you get the peanut egg free Micky waffles from? We will be going to Disney in April 08.

Posted on: Thu, 08/09/2007 - 9:52am
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We had peanut and egg-free waffles at Crystal Palace. I don't remember them being in the shape of Mickey though. The chef brought them directly to our table. FYI for those with soy allergy: The mix they use had soy in it when we were there in May 2006.

Posted on: Thu, 08/09/2007 - 10:11am
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Thank you for your response. That is so cool. I went there in 2004 but we went for lunch because I didn't think they would have any breakfast food he would like to eat like pancakes and waffles that would be not only peanut free but egg free. That is great news.
Right now Im planning on going to the Crystal palace for not only dinner but breakfast too. I also plan on going to Chef Micky's. If you have any suggestions I would love the info. Last time we went to something "Tavern" cant think if name at the Magic Kingdom which I enjoyed but my husband wasn't to keene on the food.

Posted on: Fri, 08/10/2007 - 3:14am
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Quote:Originally posted by CarsonsMom:
[b]Thank you for your response. That is so cool. I went there in 2004 but we went for lunch because I didn't think they would have any breakfast food he would like to eat like pancakes and waffles that would be not only peanut free but egg free. That is great news.
Right now Im planning on going to the Crystal palace for not only dinner but breakfast too. I also plan on going to Chef Micky's. If you have any suggestions I would love the info. Last time we went to something "Tavern" cant think if name at the Magic Kingdom which I enjoyed but my husband wasn't to keene on the food. [/b]
We've had breakfast at Crystal Palace both of the times we've gone to Disney (2004 and 2006) and had a great time. We found the chef's there great about walking us through the buffet and letting us know what was safe.
We've also been to Chef Mickey's for dinner both times we've gone and were also able to eat safely there as well. We also had great experiences with very food allergy-aware chefs when we ate there.
We also ate at Boma, Brown Derby, California Grille, Sci-Fi Dine-In, Rainforest Cafe, Earl of Sandwich. We also ate a several counter service places: Flame Tree, Toluca Turkey Co., Casey's (hot dogs), Toy Story Pizza Planet; all had books with the ingredients so that you could read them.

Posted on: Fri, 08/10/2007 - 3:30am
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Thank you again for the info.

Posted on: Fri, 10/05/2007 - 11:05am
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Originally Posted By: MOTMaya Grill @ Coronado Springs - My teens had their first restaurant pancakes! The chef prepared milk,egg, & nut-free Mickey pancakes and they had sausage/bacon, outmeal, fruit. This was a first for us!
We spent a week at the Coronado Springs Resort and they emphatically told us that we should not eat there!!!! We basically lived at the McDonalds down the street. What a pain.
I cruised the other restaurant next to the Mayan Grill and they were loaded with all kinds of nuts. The employees of these restaurants were pretty cluelesss about FA.
PP

Posted on: Fri, 11/02/2007 - 9:10am
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We went in February with 4yo PA/TNA DD. We found the dining experience to be fabulous! We had e-mailed WDW before we went and found that you can call to make reservations at restaraunts and they will note that you have a FA. We always spoke to the head chef when we went in and they were all so accomodating. We really liked the Rain Forest Cafe. The head chef made her mac & cheese himself :) Even the food courts at the Carribean Beach were great. They all had a book of what food allergens were in everything they served.

Posted on: Fri, 11/02/2007 - 9:50am
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I found the same thing! when we were there is July! I went on a Disney Cruise a couple of years ago with DS and they were fabulous as well!
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