Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jul 4, 2010
    Jo from England Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi. Planning holiday for 2011. We have an autistic son who has issues around food (the way it's cooked, presented). Hope to stay in a cabin so we can cater for him however, it would be nice to have some meals out & have his needs catered. Any suggestio

    Hi Jo!

    How smart of you to start planning now for your 2011 vacation!  I have a son that has very similar issues with food, so I can understand your concerns.  For us, the stress of traveling can exacerbate many of his issues, so I always try to make sure that I bring familiar things from home to help him.  For our son a particular cup was his main 'comfort item' while eating.  We brought 3 of them with us on our trips so we'd always have one available.

    I also make sure that we have food on hand that I know he'll eat.  We schedule a grocery stop for a nearby store to pick up what we need.  You could also pack non-perishable things with you.  Luckily, you'll have the benefit of staying in a cabin where you can prep at least some of his meals there for him! 

    As far as restaurants at Walt Disney World, I've not had an issue with them making accommodations.  Between my son's food issues and my food allergy, everyone's always been super helpful.  Here's some information to help you with the transition.

    Have a Magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Texas

I am a former Kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home Mom to my 2 boys and daughter.  I've been married to my High School sweetheart since 2000, and we consider ourselves experienced Walt Disney World travelers with little ones. Learn More About Amanda

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