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Disney Dining Tips for Special Dietary Needs

“What are we going to eat?” is a major question for any family on vacation, but when you add in food allergies and special diets, it becomes a lot more crucial. It’s no secret that we’re devoted foodies around here, or that there are certain foods that we don’t go anywhere near. With a family of 6, Celiac Disease, nut allergy, mollusk allergy, and “I only eat these 5 foods”-itis, here are my top Disney dining tips for families with special dietary needs. There are three basic levels of Disney dining: Table Service, Quick Service, and Snacks. They’re all delicious (of course!), but they all have their quirks. I’ll show you how to navigate all three. Disney Table Service Dining with Special Diets Table service dining is the most expensive of the dining options at Walt Disney World. It includes any sit-down restaurant where a cast member comes to...
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Top 5 Surprising Disney Gluten Free & Allergy Friendly Food Finds

While I’m goofing off with Pirates and Princesses, my friend Sarah of Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW has agreed to take over my regularly scheduled Foodie Friday post – and she’s sharing her top 5 surprising Disney gluten free & allergy friendly food finds! I’m pretty much planning to eat my way through her list 🙂 — Tricia It’s no surprise that the Walt Disney World Resort is extremely accommodating for guests who special dietary needs. From the well-known food allergy friendly Mickey waffles to the much loved food allergy friendly chicken tenders, guests with special dietary needs are treated to a variety of delicious and safe food options not normally found in many restaurants, let alone a theme park! But did you know that there are some surprisingly safe and unique options for guests who are gluten free and have various other food allergies or intolerances? Here is...
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Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Dining at Disney

A good friend of mine recently asked me for advice. Her family recently started a gluten-free, casein-free (GF/CF) diet and she couldn’t imagine trying to take her family on vacation, where they would need to eat in restaurants 3 meals a day. I assured her that dining at Disney wouldn’t be a problem! Here’s my advice to Shauntelle, and anyone else worried about sticking to a GF/CF diet at Disney: Choose your hotel or resort carefully. Deluxe Villas have full kitchens in every suite, which allows you to prepare some of your meals “at #8221; If the Villas are outside your budget, consider the cabins at Ft. Wilderness which also have kitchens. If cooking isn’t your idea of a good time on vacation, consider requesting an in-room refrigerator for snacks. (There is an extra charge for this service.) If you stay off-property, call your hotel and ask if you...
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Special Diets on the Disney Dining Plan

For our family at least, Disney restaurants are a big part of the vacation. As you found out last Foodie Friday, I do love to cook! But I’ll admit, I love eating out too. It’s a huge luxury for me to sit back, relax, and let someone else handle the details – and the dishes! But like everything else, eating out isn’t exactly simple with our family. One of our boys has a nut allergy. Thankfully, his is not severe, and he can be around nuts as long as he doesn’t eat them and avoiding nuts is usually not too difficult. I still have to ask, every time we eat out, every time he has a snack at Cub Scouts, every time we eat dinner with another family – “Does anything here have nuts in it?” Usually when I ask that question in a restaurant, the server pauses for...
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