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  • On Mar 25, 2013
    Melanie from PA Asked

    We are DVC members, and considering spending Thanksgiving in Disney. We have heard it is amazing -however, my huge concern is that my 3 year old and myself require a gluten free diet due to being a Celiac and Gluten Intolerant. Advise please!

    Hi Melanie,

    Thanksgiving is such a nice time of year to visit Walt Disney World.  The weather is lovely, and typically the holiday decorations are in place.  I think that it's a great time of year to use your Disney Vacation Club Membership!

    I have many friends who are gluten intolerant or have Celiac disease.  The good news for you is that Walt Disney World is incredibly helpful in working with food allergies.  Start by looking at the site for special dietary requests at Walt Disney World for some basic information on how food allergies are accommodated at Walt Disney World.  I also recommend e-mailing Special.Diets@DisneyWorld.com and explaining your needs for more information.  Whenever you book a dining reservation at a Walt Disney World restaurant, be sure to mention your need.  This will be noted on the reservation.  You should also mention it to your server at the beginning of meals.  Typically, a chef will come out to speak with you to be sure that they can accommodate your need.  For further information in your planning, visit the unofficial site allergyfreemouse.com, which offers information about many top allergens and how they are accommodated at Walt Disney World.  For a special treat, try BabyCakes at Downtown Disney, which specializes in allergen-free baked goods.

    I hope that this information helps, Melanie!  Have a great time planning your trip, and please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I'm a Director at the University of Maryland, wife, and mother. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your trip!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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