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Going To Disney, Need Suggestions


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#1 Karina

 
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Posted 23 August 2004 - 04:47 AM

Are there regular fast food chains in disney in Orlando, like Wendy's? I do not know what to do about food while I am there. Are there some things that are usually gluten-free at places like that? I really need some good advice. I get hungry often and need to eat, and bringing a big thing of food is not going to be realistic.
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Posted 23 August 2004 - 06:37 AM

Disney is one of the easiest places in the world to eat gluten-free. When you call the dining number for preferred seating tell them you must eat gluten-free. They will then give you another number for a chef or food manager who will talk to you. When you get to the restaurant, the chef will come out and let you know what you can eat. We even went to buffets where they brought stuff out directly to me so that it wouldn't get contaminated. This is for full-service restaurants, where you should ALWAYS call ahead for preferred seating. If you don't, you might be in line for a long time or might not get in at all.

The fast-food places also have some gluten-free selections. They have McDonald's fries. The big turkey legs are gluten-free. There are places with gluten-free barbecue. A couple of places even have gluten-free buns for sandwiches or hamburgers (one of them is in Epcot -- the Liberty Inn). If you go to a character breakfast, they will frequently have gluten-free pancakes or waffles. Ask ahead about them.

Here's a web site with more info about gluten-free dining at Disney.

http://allearsnet.co...guestceliac.htm

And at this page you can look at menus for all of the Disney restaurants. This will help give you a better idea which ones have more gluten-free offerings.

http://allearsnet.com/menu/menus.htm

We stayed on property so we often went back to the room to eat lunch or dinner. This saves money and you get some rest. You can get a small refrigerator for an extra fee. We also carried a small backpack with some water and small snacks into the parks. This is a good idea even if you didn't have celiac disease because food and drinks in the parks are expensive.

We ate at Hollywood and Vine, a character breakfast, Whispering Canyon, Liberty Inn, and Restaurant Akershus (Norweigan).

I was really relaxed while I was there. Have fun!!

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Posted 23 August 2004 - 07:34 AM

That's where we're going on our honeymoon in November (we're big kids)! I had no idea that they would cater so much to dietary concerns! That's world-class service for you. Thanks for the suggestions Richard, I'm going to have to check out their rolls & waffles!!

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Posted 23 August 2004 - 07:47 AM

i'll second what richard said. i have had nothing but awesome service at disney and not only do they check food for you and serve you special but they totally act like it's no big deal and do not make you feel bad! they are extremely nice !! enjoy
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Posted 23 August 2004 - 09:36 AM

Forgot to mention that when we went to the Liberty Inn and I ordered a snadwich on the gluten-free bun, they were out. The manager sent somebody off to get some. When it ended up taking 30 minutes he came to our table, apologized profusely, and made all our meals on the house.

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Posted 23 August 2004 - 10:41 AM

they also have pizza at the liberty inn, and the british pub in the england pavillion(rose and crown) has the best gluten-free cider: strongbow
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Posted 24 August 2004 - 07:53 AM

Wow!!! I am soooooo excited!!! I have learned how to have fun without food, if you know what I mean, and I know you do. So to hear that I am actually going to be able to eat yummy food at Disney is so very exciting to me! My kiddos are not gluten-free yet, as they have not had a confirmed diagnosis, but it is good to know that if they do have to end up going gluten-free that we can all still have a great time at Disney!
OK, I am sounding like a commercial now, but thank you thankyou thankyou for the info!!!!
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