Peanut Allergy

Disneyland: How allergy friendly is Disneyland?

From Cori Meck
Posted December 28, 2010 at 10:13 PM
My daughter has a severe peanut allergy. How allergy friendly is Disneyland? Does anybody have any experience with travelling there with allergies?

From Anthony Murphy
Posted December 28, 2010 at 11:44 PM
I am not sure, but Disney is usually very good about these kinds of things.

I am trying to think back and I can not think of anything with peanuts in it sold at Disneyland. Then again, I could be wrong.

My best bet would be to call Disneyland. You are probably not the first guest to call about this practical, but important question. Calling them also allows them to prepare if they need to cook something special for you.

Of course, bring all important medication just in case as well!

From Hermione Potter
Posted December 29, 2010 at 7:46 PM
I've got a horrible peanut allergy and have been to disney WORLD many times with no problem. I'm pretty sure that disneyland would work the same way, but I just always make the person taking my order aware of the situation and they usually can just tell me if I shouldn't order any items.
The one thing you need to be careful of is the prepackaged snacks, like the ice cream bars especially. The mickey bars are fine, but those prepacked icecream cones off the carts have peanuts in the bottom of the cone.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted December 29, 2010 at 11:45 PM
Good point, I never thought about those!

But seriously, you can't be the first person with this concern. I bet its common!

From Cori Meck
Posted December 30, 2010 at 2:13 PM
Thanks for the tips. I think I will give them a call before we go, just to be sure. Also, it's good to know about the ice cream bars because I wouldn't want to go and purchase one and have my daughter all excited, just to take it away! Thanks again.

From M. Ryan Traylor
Posted December 31, 2010 at 9:23 AM
Call them and ask about the snacks and even which restaurants at the resort are the best for helping this allergy. Most, if not all, the restaurants should have the ability to prepare food for any allergy. You just need to notify the wait staff when they first come to the table and they will relay the information to the kitchen.

From Betty Rohrer
Posted January 1, 2011 at 8:11 AM
cant say for Disneyland but have done World. be aware that peanut oil was in some surprise items that we did not expect. chefs were good at letting us know. best advice let them know ahead of time. chefs worked very well with us.

From Bryan Fear
Posted January 5, 2011 at 12:53 PM
I went to Disneyland once with my then girlfriend, a militant vegan. ( Worst experience ever. ) I have to admit she had a point though, when it was observed that DL didn't really list on the map which places were vegan friendly, or took allergens into consideration. I understand where you're coming from and wouldn't mind seeing the theme park maps include some symbol here and there for vegan or foods for those with food-based allergies.

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