Teens enjoying a Dole Whip
  • On Apr 13, 2021
    Tiffany from GA Asked

    My daughter has a unusual diet due to allergies, if we fly in and take the magical express, we won’t have a car to go to the store for groceries. How does someone get groceries without a car?

    Hi Tiffany!

    Welcome to planDisney!

    I am delighted to hEAR that you all are planning a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort! One of our girls has pretty significant food allergies, so we always bring snacks with us and, on our most recent trip, ordered from Garden Grocer. You could also ship a box to your resort, just follow the mailing instructions. If ordering from a grocery delivery service, remember that they may charge a delivery fee. So, plan accordingly and try to order what you need with one order keeping in mind the size of the in-room refrigerator.

    Given your daughter's food allergies, I also suggest that you make advanced dining reservations. Every time we visit, at each restaurant a chef comes out to speak with our daughter about her allergies. The chef tells her what modifications they can make to the menu items to accommodate her allergies. She feels so reassured with this process!

    We also take some time to review the menus before our visit. One of our favorite restaurants is Be Our Guest Restaurant. If you look at their lunch menu, for example, you will see allergy friendly options towards the bottom of the menu. To see restaurant menus, go to the home page of each restaurant and click on View Menu.

    If you run out of a critical item and need to get to a grocery store, keep in mind that you can use a ride share service like Uber or Lyft. I had to take a Lyft on our last visit to pick up a prescription. It was convenient and quick. 

    As you continue to plan, consider your best option for getting groceries to your room. No matter what, our daughter always has snacks packed in her carry-on luggage just in case a checked bag gets lost or we have to wait a little while before our grocery delivery arrives to the resort hotel. Be sure to also review the information for Special Dietary Requests.

    Tiffany, sending you a little pixie dust as you plan for your next visit!

    Magic and memories,
    Donyell

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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