As a child, my dad played an April Fool’s trick on me where he pretended that I won a Publisher’s Clearinghouse sweepstakes. My two prize options were one million dollars or a trip to Disney World. I forfeited the money in the prank and my love for Disney World hasn’t changed much since!
I was lucky enough to spend last week with Mickey. Disney parks and properties do a great job accommodating food allergies, but after some deliberation, I chose not to change my stance about food allergies and restaurants. If you have less severe allergies, I encourage you to read about Disney’s food allergy policies here.
One great thing about Disney World is that they let you bring food into the parks. My strategy was simple; pack a snack and lunch in a small insulated bag and keep it cool with a frozen water bottle. It worked wonderfully!
Here’s what I packed each day at the parks.
- Turkey and cheese roll ups (Hormel’s prepackaged turkey with cracked pepper says GF on the label)
- Lay’s plain potato chips
- Frozen Yoplait Go-Gurt
Because I didn’t want to carry around my dinner too, we got to the park opening (or rope drop as the Disney fanatics call it) and took a break around 4 p.m. so I could have dinner and then we returned in the evening for fireworks. The strategy worked great and I highly recommend it whether you chose to eat at the parks or not.
I’d love to hear about how you safely eat at Disney. Please leave comments below about restaurants you trust or snacks you like to pack.