Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Jan 26, 2014
    Laurie from IL Asked

    My Husband and I with our 9 year old daughter will be staying for the first time on Disney property, any suggestions which are the best places to stay. Also, I have Celiac disease, is there any restaurants I would be able to eat at or buy food. Thank you

    Hi Laurie,

    Hooray for first stays at the Walt Disney World Resorts! I truly love staying on property and believe you can save time and money.

    There are lots of great places to stay all based on budget. Since you are not dealing with a child and stroller, you have even greater flexibility to pick a resort. (When strollers are involved, I like to recommend staying at a deluxe so that you are not always collapsing a stroller and juggling a child and stroller on the bus daily.)

    Here are my favorite resorts at every price range. Simply pick one that appeals to you:

    Deluxe - Yacht and Beach Club, Polynesian or Boardwalk Inn
    Moderate - Port Orleans Riverside or Coronado Springs
    Value - Pop Century

    As for dining, you should have lots of options at all of the Disney restaurants. When you make Advance Dining Reservations, list that you have Celiac disease so the chef can prepare something for you to eat. At the counter service restaurants, you should have options as well. Just ask a cast member if you do not see something or have them serve you a hamburger without a bun for example. There are also fresh markets that sell fruits and vegetables which should help. I will say Disney does a great accommodating guests who have special diets. Visit the site's FAQ on dietary needs for any additional questions.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
    Beth


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Meet the Panelist: Beth, New York

My name is Beth C. and I love Disney. Since I can remember Disney has been a part of my life including my first movie in the theater – "The Aristocats." Learn More About Beth

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