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we are on a budget and are going during most expensive time of year. We will be staying at one of the all star hotels. Is one better than another or are they about the same. I know they have food courts. I can use the microwave in the food court, and get a frig for the room. I am nervous cause I always get sick on vacation for several years now. Hoping things will be better now.

I have all the problems listed below in my signature. I am also testing corn and nightshades right now. corn may be a big nono. I hope not. I have to test it again.


gluten . . . Kiss my grits!

pork and beef free- 1994

wheat free or wheat light- 2003

gluten free- January 2008

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We love Disney Florida! The hotels are Good, Better, best so for an average rating & fee you would want in the middle bracket.....

Disney does a wonderful job of serving gluten-free foods. I would suggest buying the dining pass, it saved us so much. And never were we charged more for gluten-free food. Have you gone to their site? Or you can call & talk to an operator & they are very knowledgeable about gluten-free...

We stayed in the RV Park so we could cook if we needed to!!!! We only ate breakfast twice in a week's time (7 full days)gluten-free is easy to come by .... we planned are days at which park was the least busiest (per the contact at disney) & then we made reservations at a lunch & dinner place at each park. The last couple days we hopped back & forth because the kids wanted to go back to a few things one more time... The hopper pass is also a good idea.

I think for four adults & two kids we saved over $5oo.oo or more with dining pass... It is a lunch, full course dinner & snacks, drinks, water ...you also can get a list of places that sell gluten-free food. I think water is a $1.00 a bottle & food is pricey without the Dining pass.

The Boma has a wonderful chef named TJ who made us delicious meals gluten-free. Other tables were wanting what we were given! We had gluten-free pizza, hamburgers, waffles, pancakes, yummy desserts, turkey legs , french fries, & so much more....

hth

mamaw

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Disney...I'm jealous! I've stayed at the All Star Music hotel and also all of the moderate hotels. They've all been great. From what I've heard the All Star hotels are all pretty similar. Definitely search this board for Disney information. I was there in January and as the other person said, Disney is like heaven for us gluten free folks. Even counter service restaurants can accommodate us. We did eat breakfast in the room most days just to save some money and time. The food court had milk (even soy milk), fruit, etc. If you're traveling with kids, I would definitely recommend the character breakfast at 1900 Park Fare in the Grand Floridian (a little less expensive and much less crowded then some of the others - lots of quality time with the characters) and also Liberty Tree Tavern (family style on the parade route in the Magic Kingdom - best gluten free desert I've ever had and again, lots of time with characters). We finished eating at Liberty Tree, walked outside, and had a prime spot for the nighttime spectromagic parade. And make sure you get a gluten free brownie, they're amazing. Sorry if that's more info than you wanted, I'm just a huge Disney fan. (Even had my wedding there a few years ago...) Have fun!


Gluten Free Since August 2007

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I have stayed at POP Century (a value hotel too), All Star Music and All Star Sports. All of them were wonderful! (I think I like POP the best - but all were great for gluten free vegetarian food!) My best advice is to eat in the food court at off peak hours (dinner at 4 or 5 instead of 6 or later). The chefs and staff will be able to give you more attention. The food court chefs were able to prepare homemade chicken fingers, pasta with veggies or sauce, pancakes, waffles, eggs and all sorts of great things for us right at the value resort. If you can get the disney dining plan you will really enjoy some absolutely amazing cooking! I have been to WDW 4 times with Celiac, twice on the dining plan, twice paying for each meal. I haven't gotten sick once! I am counting down the days until I get back there! Don't worry and have a great time!

Also, at any of the value resorts, have it noted on your reservation that you need a refrigerator for medically necessary food. They will not charge you the $10 per night that is normally charged. Once, the front desk charged it to my bill but I called them on it and they removed the charges.

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I also LOVE the Pop Century. The accommodations were great, and the food court was AWESOME!!! For the price, it could not be beat!!!

Have fun!


Jayhawkmom -

Mom of three....

Jay - 11

Bean - 8

Ian - 3

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Thanks. I am going in Dec/Jan, so I still have awhile. Just making plans now. It is so reassuring to know that I will be somewhere so celiac friendly. I haven't gone far since going gluten free. The last time I went anywhere was only 90 minutes away and I got so unbelievably sick. Thanks for the help. We may end up staying at a moderate hotel. One thing is the kids love to swim, does one of them have a better pool? I am so excited. Mainly because my whole family is going and we live across the country from each other. I accept all suggestions. Thanks again.


gluten . . . Kiss my grits!

pork and beef free- 1994

wheat free or wheat light- 2003

gluten free- January 2008

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Fredora,

I just got back from Disney a couple of weeks ago. Stayed at the Wilderness Lodge. Expensive but nice. My suggestion would be to call ahead to the Disney dinning hotline. I called once I got there and told them about my gluten issue. I had a chef waiting for me at my table, each time the chef and manager also came to the table to make sure everything was fine. The people around us thought we were someone special. If you call ahead to any restuarant you are planning on dinning at they will have gluten free bread available. Ener-G is the brand they had. Tasted pretty good too. I highly recomment the Hoop Dee Doo Review if you have a large and fun crowd. My gluten-free meal came out seprately to avoid contamination. The Sci Fi Cafe was another hit. They have a dedicated fryer for french fries so enjoy. They also had a gluten-free hamburger bun so I had my first burger and fries in about 7 months. The only thing missing was gluten-free beer!

My only other suggestion woudl be to make your dinner reservations as soon as they will alow you. My wife is a teacher so we had to go when school was out for passover. I called two months in advance and had a hard time getting in the restaurants that I wanted at the times I wanted.

Say hi to Mickey!

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