I’m so excited to finally share this post about our spring-break vacation. We went to Disney World! I have to say that one week didn’t feel like long enough and if you’re planning a trip to Disney World I would highly recommend spending a little more than a week and at a less busy time than spring break, if you can swing it. That said, we had a blast!
Before we left, we had to pack for our trip. I'm so glad I wrote everything down in a blog I wrote a few months ago because it made packing for this trip SO much easier (and the FRIO case I mention in that post made keeping our EpiPen at the right temperature so easy).
If you have only a peanut & tree nut allergy, I did a guest post about snacks we found that were safe for you on Disney Food Blog. In this post though, I thought I would share with you the safe snacks or treats we found around the parks for my daughter with a peanut & tree nut allergy AND a gluten intolerance.
Allergy-Friendly Snacks at Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom has a lovely main street filled with nostalgic shops and picturesque buildings. The food shops include the Main Street Bakery (operated by Starbucks), a Confectionary and Ice Cream Shop. Unfortunately, none of these seemed to have safe snacks for our allergies. In fact, we didn’t find any baked goods at any snack stand in any of the parks that were safe for peanut or tree nut allergy except for churros and pretzels. And unfortunately, neither of these were safe for gluten intolerance. So what did we find? Read on!
Lemonade Slushy at Cheshire Cafe
We often find that fancy drinks are the way to go when we’re looking for a safe treat with these allergies and intolerance and this one was so refreshing and cool! Both of my daughters LOVED slurping this lemonade up! We found it at the Cheshire Cafe.
Day 2 at the Magic Kingdom we found a Disney classic: Dole Whip from Aloha Isle. Yes, it’s peanut, tree nut & gluten free, YAY! My daughter LOVES this stuff, but if you find the pineapple too strong (this is me), there is a vanilla/pineapple swirl version at this location too.
Rootbeer Float at Hollywood Studios
Again, the treat this day was a drink. Honestly, these cool drinks are so refreshing and well-deserved after all the walking (we walked between 10 - 14.2 km each day!) This time we found a root beer float with safe soft serve ice cream from Oasis Canteen.
We were actually talking about root beer floats recently so my daughter was really excited to find a safe one at the park.
Pork Taco at Epcot
Epcot is known for its culinary treasures. On this day we found a savoury taco snack from Jardin De Fiestas (near the Mexican pavilion). This stand is one of the outdoor kitchens featured for the annual International Flower and Garden Festival (going on until May 28, 2018). Given the higher end ingredients like goat cheese and apple relish, I was a little worried it wouldn’t appeal to a nine-year-old’s taste buds. But was I wrong. Both my daughters declared this to be the best taco they had ever had and insisted on having another for her lunch. That was easy!
Mickey Ice Cream Bar at Animal Kingdom
These little goodies were found everywhere in all the parks. The classic Mickey Ice Cream Bar. These are peanut, tree nut and gluten-free and have a thick and creamy chocolate crust surrounding a rich vanilla centre. Perfect for the hot day we spent at the Animal Kingdom.
Writing this post has been fun because I was able to re-live our week at Disney World. If you go, you’ll have a great time. *Just remember to ask for the handy allergy binder at every food station before you order since ingredients can change at any time.
Have you been to Disney World? What were your favourite allergy-friendly snacks?
PS: For those friends who have other allergies, I apologize that I wasn’t able to research more snacks specifically for you. I had full intentions of doing so, but the parks were SO BUSY that I wasn’t able to spend the time looking through the allergy binders for each allergy or wait in line at additional food stands. I think this means we should go back and do more research soon, no? Or if you go, let us know what you find in the comments!
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