Disney

Nancy - posted on 05/07/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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We just got back for WDW and had an awesome time. My favorite thing about Disney is the fact that my 9 year old eats better there than at home. It amazes me how accommodating they are. The chefs are so knowledgeable and were great with my dd who has social anxiety and has issues with speaking up for herself. Most of the places have a separate Mickey shaped waffle iron just for allergy food foods. It is just such a break for me to not have to cook and prepare her food and to know that she actually eats it there. Just thought I'd share another great experience.
Nancy

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Amanda - posted on 07/25/2009

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Outback Steakhouse also has a Gluten free menu. Also they are very flexible with special orders. If you want something that's not anywhere close to what's on the menu the manager will come out and find out what is in it, the basics of how it's made and if they have what it needs they'll make it. I used to work there and have seen this first hand. It's also a very kid friendly restaurant.

User - posted on 07/09/2009

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We just got back to, when I asked a waitress at one of the sit down table service resturants about their GF menu she went and got the head chef who then rattled off 6 or so Amy's GF meals my DD could have. He also went through each of the desserts and told me exactly how they could be served GF. It was one of the first dinning experiences at a resturant that DD could eat the whole meal and I didn't feel like I was getting ripped off because she couldn't eat half the meal. They also had GF Ham and Hot Dog roles!!!! It was fantastic!!!!!

Sandy - posted on 06/03/2009

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Disney is awesome about this. We went two summers ago and I had called ahead and talked to a managing chef. They told me to ask for the restaurant manager at each meal and explain what we needed. We found a little burger place that had tapioca buns for my son and gluten free fries. They were awesome - he got to eat the same thing as the rest of us. Disney I think has been the easiest vacation ever with him. Over the years (4) of traveling the U.S. with him, we have found that "home style" food restaurants have the best options. 1. They speak English. 2. Usually you can get a plain piece of meat with steamed veggies. We even found a sandwich shop that when we explained what we needed they made our son up a special plate, melted the cheese on his meat and made carrot and celery sticks with a special dip (GF) and let him pick some chips he could have. Also, when we travel we carry Wal-mart brand (Great Value) Vienna sausages. They are marked Gluten free and are a quick meal/snack if necessary. For reference the Texas Roadhouse has a gluten free menu as does On The Border. Check out your favorite restaurants websites for information and you can always call ahead and talk to a chef, this usually works best if done between the noon rush and dinner rush.

User - posted on 06/02/2009

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We will be heading to disney in July I am curious how this worked. I was told that all the resturants had GF menus, was this true? How did you find this info? Did you call the special diet hotline?

Wendy - posted on 05/19/2009

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I have been so afraid to travel with my little one for just that reason, afraid that she will want things that she can't have. I saw something on TV that they had a gluten free menu at a restaurant or two is it true? Can we go there and not have to worry about bringing our own foods?

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