Mom And Son Red Car Trolly; mickey balloons; Main Street; mother and son;
  • On Aug 11, 2015
    Lisa from BC 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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    My son has ASD & celiac disease. I'm worried if I make a reservation ahead of time for gfree restauants because he may need a break or be having a meltdown and be unable to attend at the chosen time. Is it possible to get gfree options with pre booki

    Hello Lisa!

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I hope you are having a magical week.

    My youngest is also gluten free and autistic. We very seldom make reservations ahead of time for the very reason you stated. I just never know if we should grab something quick or if he’ll want a long relaxing break.

    You can make any special dietary request when making dining reservations ahead of time or when you walk up. Just let the cast member know your needs and they can help you choose various food options.

    During our last Disneyland Park visit, I made a reservation at the Plaza Inn for a fun character breakfast. My son loved meeting a few of his favorite characters and was excited when his gluten free Mickey waffle looked the same as his brother’s waffles! I didn’t even know that was an option until I spoke with the chef. Making the reservation for first thing in the morning worked perfectly as it really helped kick start our day.

    Over at Disney California Adventure Park, Cars Land is our favorite so we decided to eat at Flo's V8 Café. After speaking to a cast member, they gave us a few different options for our meal and once again my son was happy as could be eating his lunch while sitting outside watching the Radiator Springs Racers zoom by. No reservation needed.

    Just about any dining location within both parks should be able to accommodate you and a lot of places we didn’t need to make advance reservations. Just check in with a cast member when you arrive to make sure they can assist you.

    I hope this helps! See you real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Emily, Colorado

I’m a wife and mom to three boys, ages 15, 10 and 6. My youngest is autistic so I love helping other special needs families plan Disney vacations and show them that they, too, can have a magical time together. In addition to being a total Disney fanatic, I am also a blogger who enjoys fashion, shopping and knitting. Learn More About Emily

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