Dining Plan for child w food issues?
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My son has SPD and has a very limited amount of the types of foods he can eat. He also has a food allergy, which while it isn't life-threatening does affect his moods and speech if he eats certain ingredients, especially the dyes that are in most kids meals including the one that makes cheese yellow.
We want to go with the basic Dining Plan but I read that children are required to order from the children's menu. I'm worried about being limited in that way and that he won't be able to eat from all of the children's menus. Will they be flexible with us?
I'm considering not getting a meal plan for him so that we can order what we need to for him. Will they let us do that, or do we all have to be on the same plan? What would you recommend?
You might consider taking a look at the children's menus on www.allearsnet.com to see what is being offered. They will probably be flexible with you at table service restaurants, but CS might be trickier. You may just be better off not doing the dining plan. You can still make ADR's without it, but you will be less limited.
WDW is very good with food allergies and intolerances. My twins have egg allergies and we have been on the DDP and pain OOP. We have never had a problem. They have even gotten special things made just for them.
Unfortunatly everyone in the same room has to be on the DDP if you want it.
Email WDW.Special.Diets@disney.com and they will be able to answer any questions you may have, send documents as which CS has what and will send you a form to fill out and send back with your TS ressie #'s and allergies/intolerances. It's always good to remind your server when you arrive as well.
My DH has an egg allergy. They were AWESOME with him. He even got to try Waffles for the first time EVER. The chefs are GREAT and will make your little one whatever they need to make to get him eating!!! Fill out the form that they send you with all of your ADR's. You will meet the chef at every meal and your little one will sure feel special!!
We haven't been yet, but my daughter has an egg and wheat allergy and they've already been great about it. I've heard so many great things about the chefs, I think it will be easier to feed here at DW than at home!
Disney will catered to children with food allergies the same way the would adults. Go ahead and book the dining plan and let them know of your child's special dietary needs. They will direct you to whom you will need to speak to. Disney is one of the best places to go with food allergies. Go, enjoy and leave your worries at home.
Hands down our most favorite place to be with food allergies/sensitivities! The chefs will do whatever they can to accommodate. We would not even dream of going to WDW without the dinning plan. We have egg, nuts, seed issues, which can make it tough sometimes to go many places, but have never had any troubles at Disney. I cannot say enough positive things about our experiences!
I have a nut allergy and as long as you note it on the reservation Disney will work with you on making sure the food that arrives on the table is allergen free. I suggest calling or emailing the restaurant managers of the table service locations you plan on going to. Counter service meals might be more of a problem.