Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Nov 28, 2015
    Tiffany from OK Asked

    Both of my little girls are allergic to a number of common food items: gluten, wheat, bananas, red meat, grapes, milk, chocolate, eggs, and peanuts. Is there any online menu to look at possible meals for them ahead of time to know if I need to bring food?

    Hi Tiffany!

    Since my son has multiple food allergies, I can tell you that Walt Disney World Resort has done a fantastic job of accommodating his Special Diet so that he can have a tasty and safe vacation. As you are accommodating multiple food allergies, I first recommend that you contact the Special Diets Team at Special.Diets@DisneyWorld.com at least two weeks prior to your trip. They will be able to give you more detailed information about accommodating your daughters' specific allergies at the restaurants you will be enjoying. In my experience, I have found that chefs at table service restaurants have all gone above and beyond to make sure my son has incredible meals. My little guy was thrilled with some of the amazing plates they brought out for him!

    While Walt Disney World Resort now has allergy-friendly menus at quick service and table service restaurants throughout the resort, I have found that they are focused on allergies to the "top 8" allergens and these menus are also not published online. Even though my son can usually find safe options, I always bring a few safe foods with me for my son, just in case. He will have one of my snacks at the start of the meal when the bread is not safe. Also, safe treats can be difficult to find. So I try to bring some safe treats along with me, such as safe fruit snacks or candy that he does not get at home, so he can feel special during our vacation too. Keep an eye out for the new Snacks with Character treats. My little guys loved the Enjoy Life Sugar Cookies!

    Please let me know if you have any other questions! T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!
     
    ~Crystal B.
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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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