Mom And Daughter Hammock
  • On Nov 15, 2010
    Michelle from ON Asked

    Hi Karen! We are going on our first Disney cruise this coming January 2011 and my youngest son has just been diagnosed with a severe peanut allergy. Do I need to worry about him coming into contact with any peanut products in any of the kids clubs or din

    Hi Michelle,

    Oh no!  As parents we already have plenty to worry about - I'm sorry that a severe food allergy was added to your list.

    When I was on recently on the Disney Wonder, I had the opportunity to speak with not only the executive chef onboard but the director of Youth Programming as well - and handling food allergies was one of my main topics of concern.  You'll be happy to hear that this is one topic that is taken very seriously, and there are policies and protocol that are followed to address these situations. 

    Now as a Mom, you'll want to be sure to have all your bases covered, and you can start by calling (800) 951-3532 and having this severe allergy noted on your reservation.  Then you will need to follow up by filling out a medical form, this can be downloaded by utilizing the online "my cruise plans" tool at www.disneycruise.com.  Of course I would also speak with your doctor and discuss your vacation plans with him/her and hopefully they'll have some good advice too.

    Once onboard, you will more than likely be approached by the chef the first evening to discuss the allergy - and I would request to speak with the director of Youth Programming as well to make certain they are aware of your son's condition.

    I sure this new diagnosis presents your son with enough challenges already - thankfully I think that you'll find that having FUN on a Disney Cruise isn't one of them!
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Meet the Panelist: Karen, New Hampshire

Ahoy matey!  My name is Karen and if there is such a person as the all-American Disney Mom, I'm it. I am a proud card-carrying member of Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Club and I would love to help you plan your Disney Cruise Line vacation! Learn More About Karen

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