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We are planning to take our daughter to Disney next month. I am new to the gluten free diet, and I'm wondering how difficult it will be to travel to a place like Disney. Any tips or suggestions?

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Disney is a gluten free wonderland! When you go in, go to the visitor center in the "City Hall". They have a list of what each place has that is gluten-free. They have dedicated fryers and gluten-free buns. They have someone trained to keep the allergy/ gluten-free food safe.

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Wow! That is such a relief! I was worried I might accidentally have gluten and spend the trip miserable

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Disney is a wondeful gluten-free haven. But you need to do your homework first , AHEAD of time so you are not wasting precious time trying to find places to eat...think about this: would you rather be on a ride or fussings about the next meal!

The dining plan is great & a good deal for gluten-free food...

We go for a full week , use the dining plan, book our dinners ahead of time, call early to remind the restaurant we will be having gluten-free at such a time. That way you are not waitng around & again wasting time.. For the quick lunches go before noon or after 1:30 when it is not so busy. If you have regular eaters have them go through the order line but for gluten-free , go straight to the counter & ask for a manager for gluten-free... gluten-free food does take longer to prepare & the manager usually takes care of it so no issues with it coming in contact with regular foods. It is cooked separaretly ... This way everyone in your party can eat all at the same time.. If you wait in the regular line & order gluten-free at that time the others will be done eating & the gluten-free person will still be waiting on their food....

With the dining plan you get snacks, quick lunches & full dinners....At the end of your visit you may find you have unused snacks or quick lunches.. You can order to go , use up what you paid for & take it home with you... ie: brownies, cookies, turkey legs.....

The Boma is great for gluten-free dinner as well as so many others. The Grand Floridian is another but again so many to choose...

The character breakfast is always a good time with lots of gluten-free options.....

Have a full size plan before you go, book ahead for restaurants & enjoy the fun...We lost no down time on gluten-free food searches as we did it all before going to Disnay..

Have fun

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Last time we went to Disney, my younger son decided the night before we went that he was "never eating gluten again." Our home had  already been gluten free for a couple of years, and he was starting to suspect he had an intolerance and it was confirmed the first couple days of our vacation when he was out eating "normal" food.  He was really depressed about spending his first gluten-free day at Disney but it worked out great. We were able to get pizza and burgers and fries and stuff. He has been to Disney again since then, without me, and again had a great experience in terms of food.

 

We didn't really do much in terms of "homework." We were only there one day, though. I called ahead of time and they said that gluten-free was becoming such a common request that almost any restaurant would have something I could eat (at the time of course I didn't know my son would be eating gluten-free too). 

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We are planning to take our daughter to Disney next month. I am new to the gluten free diet, and I'm wondering how difficult it will be to travel to a place like Disney. Any tips or suggestions?

I cannot stress enough...DISNEY IS THE BEST BEST BEST PLACE TO GO WHILE gluten-free!!!!

 

Every single restaurant I went to, the chef personal;y came to talk to me and personally delivered my food! They walked me through the buffets too! For quick service, the manager will come over and tell you what you can have...they are great. But be warned, for quick service (counter service) your food will take a little longer, but its worth it!!

The food court Chefs at the place I stayed were great too! They made me gluten-free chicken fingers, waffles, pizza, etc! Just always always always ask to talk to the chef. ALWAYS!

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