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I looked back at a thread in August, but it really didn't have any info on Disneyland. We are going there in June with our 20 month old Celiac daughter. Can anyone give me options of where to take her, or how I would find out who to talk to for a gluten-free character breakfast? Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

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Disney is one of the BEST places to be gluten-free. You should contact them now and discuss your options. From what I have been told and have read they will help you out a lot.

Look for their numbers on-line.

Good luck!

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Yes, Disney may be not only the happiest place on earth but also the most celiac-friendly. Like MySuicidalTurtle said, it's still best to have some plans with them ahead of time but for me, part of the fun is being able to walk in most anywhere at Disney and have gluten-free food. I used to know a few chefs who worked at Disney and they were all trained in celiac disease (and just about every other thing with dietary restrictions), they have nutrionists on staff, and they take cross-contamination seriously.

But when I've made plans with them ahead of time, I got the red-carpet treatment, which is also nice.

Hope your family has a great trip.

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Find their dining number and call. And just do a simple search of the Internet. You'll find tons of stuff. Dinseyworld and Disneyland are among the easiest places to eat gluten-free.

richard

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I just went to Disney World in November ~ a restaurant at MGM was awesome. The chef made me brown rice pasta! It was GREAT!! Yes, Disney World was a wonderful experience. I don't remember the name of the restaurant, but it was an italian restaurant ~ starts with an "M"!! :)

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Thank you for the replies! I am sitting here crying (happy tears) imagining the first time my daughter can eat off of a plate in a restaurant, with food that has been prepared especially for her. I am afraid the first time that happens, I may have to hug the server...hopefully I will be able to refrain myself from embarrassing my family! I have found the number...(714) 781-3463...in case anyone else is traveling to the happiest place on earth!

Thanks!

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Thank you for the replies! I am sitting here crying (happy tears) imagining the first time my daughter can eat off of a plate in a restaurant, with food that has been prepared especially for her. I am afraid the first time that happens, I may have to hug the server...hopefully I will be able to refrain myself from embarrassing my family! I have found the number...(714) 781-3463...in case anyone else is traveling to the happiest place on earth!

Thanks!

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The Cinderella Breakfast in the Castle can be really hard to get into from what I have seen in the travel guide books. However, breakfast with Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet at the Crystal Palace (right on Main Street) was a great way to get things started with my 5 year old grandson (Tyler), who had a phobia about characters....but "eating at Pooh's house" was an okay idea. We've just learned that Tyler is gluten intolerant, like his Nonny (tyki), so he is still adjusting to not getting McDonald's cheeseburgers and pizza, so a gluten-free trip for him was a bit of a challenge because he's not used to eating gluten-free yet.

The Priority Seating allowed us to get in the gate at opening, and walk to the Crystal Palace, and we were taken to our table as soon as we got there. The Priority Seating card already noted we had dietary concerns and the Chef was notified we had arrived. While our server got us some juice, Chef Joseph came out and got the details on our dietary restrictions, and told Tyler he could fix him some "panacakes" and filled us in on everything that was okay on the buffet line. All the "bread products" were on a seperate serving bar, which helped minimize that cross-contamination issue with buffets. The Winnie the Pooh characters were a great way to break the ice with the character phobia as well.

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