Guest Post by Nina Fabinski, Mom of 2 Food Allergy Kiddos & Disney Vacation Planner
When I found out my son (now 2) was allergic to dairy (and now eggs and peanuts), I thought the world was gonna end. I didn't know where to start. I decided the whole house would be dairy-free, and I went Vegan. I later discovered that my daughter also had food allergies. Needless to say, I totally freaked. I needed a vacation to help deal with all this new stress. But where does one go when life with food allergies seems to be taking over?
Disney is the Most Magical Place on Earth. And when it comes to food allergies, this is especially true. Disney prides itself on being awesome with food allergies, and it's the one place at which I feel comfortable vacationing and dining with my family.
Between both my kids' various allergies and my personal decision to be vegan, Disney is the only place that allows all of us to relax, eat together, and enjoy. It’s the only time I don’t have to cook or stress over FOOD. And it’s the one place my kids can be like all the other kids...sitting at a restaurant, eating normal, delicious food, and even enjoying dessert.
Disney takes the time to train all their staff on food allergies, especially the wonderful chefs. They take food allergies very seriously. When dining Disney, all you have to do is list your allergies at reservation, and then ask for the chef at mealtime. The chef will come out and discus your food options and return with the most wonderful meal ever…safe, yummy, and completely special.
Disney is often the first time a food allergy person can experience a safe doughnut, cupcake, or even pizza. The looks on my kids' faces when the chef comes out with dairy-free, egg-free, and gluten-free Mickey Waffles melts my heart.
Disney has Food Allergy Kiosks at Animal Kingdom that sell safe food AND provide information about the safe restaurants throughout the park.
As a Disney Vacation Planner, I know the in's and out's of booking Disney vacations. I pair my clients up with the best resort package for their family's needs and find the best deals. With my personal knowledge of food allergies, I can help people feel safe and comfortable when dining at the parks or on a cruise. I have countless tips and advice for people dealing with food allergies, including a list of all the quick service restaurants that are better at accommodating food allergies. I also provide tip cards that help you plan out your days based on crowd levels and hours. I give out free gifts, and my company has a referral program for spreading the word.
If you’re considering a Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or Disney Cruise Line Vacation, I can help walk you through the steps to ensure that your vacation is food-safe and magical in every way. I can’t tell you how many times I hear how wonderful the chefs were, how accommodating the staff was, and how the food was so delicious. But the best is hearing from parents that their food allergy child was so happy at Disney.
My Disney vacation planning services are actually FREE. If you would like more information about planning an allergy-safe Disney vacation, please contact me. I can’t wait to help you plan the most magical vacation ever.
Nina Fabinski – TMC (The Mouse Connection) Travel
About Nina: Nina has been planning Disney vacations for a few years for family, friends and friends of friends (word spreads). She just recently started officially working for a travel agency that is Disney-oriented. Her Disney obsession started long before food allergies, during her honeymoon at "The World". Before food allergies, she was helping guests with other dietary needs like veganism and paleo. She has now visited Disney with her own food allergy family three times so far. This winter they plan to return to Disney with all their new food allergies, and she is looking forward to another fun and safe trip.