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Going to disneyland is going to be my trip since my diagnosis and I have no idea how to cope. :( We heard that disney is very accomodating for people with food allergies but we still don't know completely what to do. I really have no idea how to deal while traveling so any advice is welcome, thanks.

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Going to disneyland is going to be my trip since my diagnosis and I have no idea how to cope. :( We heard that disney is very accomodating for people with food allergies but we still don't know completely what to do. I really have no idea how to deal while traveling so any advice is welcome, thanks.


We did GREAT in Disneyland in March--also our 1st trip. We made reservations and ate at the sit down places. They noted GFCFSF on all our reservations thru Disney dining. When we got to the restaurants I reminded our server and asked to speak with the chef. The chef came out at EVERY restaurant and together we figured out what we could eat. It was just fantastic! They made things off menu too. I'm a big fan of mixed greens with grilled chicken. They whipped that up for me for lunch at several places. I brought my dressing in disposable mini tupperware containers. I would grab one from the hotel fridge every morning and put it in a small thermos and toss it in the backpack. Worked super. My kids range from just gluten-free to Gluten-free Casein-free to GFCFSF. They ate stuff like pancakes, waffles, pizza, hotdogs, pasta, pineapple grilled chicken, fries, fruit, etc. The chef at Goofy's Kitchen even brought us brownies and chocolate chip cookies. Plus a take-home box full of them. My son got brownie crumbs all over the top bunk at the hotel. Ha!

Good luck. Have fun! I should also tell you that we were so pleased that we chose Disney for our cruise we just returned from a few weeks ago. The staff on the ship also took super excellent care of us. Again, nobody got sick, and nobody went hungry. We had a great time!



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We had a wonderful Disney World experience in April and I already asked them about Disneyland - should be just as detailed. There are forms online that you fill out listing allergies. We had chefs call us here at the house before we left to go over details - it was great. At least two chefs saw to it that their restaurants had my daughter's favorites (one even personally went to a grocery store to get a sweet potato for her). Both of my daughters had their scopes one week after returning from vacation and were completely clear - total remission. I did not let them eat the Rice Dream products, though. Disney serves that brand and we have definite gluten reactions to the Rice Dream ice cream! Again - the attention to detail was outstanding. I had chef emails, phone numbers, calls prior to visit, etc. NO PROBLEMS! I suggest that you go to the Disney website and search for allergen info to obtain the forms and get those in. Also print out a copy so you can take it with you to restaurants that you do not have reservations for. HAVE A BLAST! We can't wait to go back!!! Dining out was as big a deal for my girls as the rides were! It was really special (and one of my daughters has multiple severe food allergies on top of the celiac in our family).

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I should have added this to my comment - here are the details that Disneyland sent to me when I asked if they were as accommodating as Disney World:

When you come into Disneyland go to City Hall and ask them for the Gluten / Celiac list we have available.

We also have a list for Disneyland, Disney's California Adventure, Grand California Hotel, Disneyland Hotel and Paradise Pier Hotel.

On the list you will find items like gluten free hamburger buns, hot dog buns, pizza, Mexican food and lots more.

We do not email out the list because it can change.

Have a great stay.

Chef Chris


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