Thursday, March 1, 2007

Traveling with a child with dietary restrictions

So, we leave for our trip to Disneyland in two days (yipee!!). This will be our first trip away, since Parker has been diagnosed with CD. I should re-phrase that. We have gone down to Cali and stayed at my mom's house, but never have yet had to do the hotel/multiple days thing. I took for granted how easy it was to travel, prior to our "new life". Now, meals have to be planned, prepped, and thought carefully through. Shopping has to be done, and food brought with us...WHAT A PAIN!!!

We are going to Disneyland. Supposedly, the "Happiest Gluten-Free place on Earth". I have spoken to "Disney Dining" twice. I have permission to bring as much food as necessary into the park, plus I was told that "City Hall" on Main St. will provide me a complete list of the restaurants within Disneyland and CA Adventure with gluten free choices, and who to speak to at each place to ensure that there is no cross contamination. It is nice to know that we will have some dinner options, but we will still bring all of Parker's lunches and snacks into the parks, as well as breakfasts at the hotel.

I can't wait to let you know all about our trip.


Lyns said...

Wow, wow, wow!! That's just amazing that Disney is so accommodating! I am so impressed! I wish you all the best w/everything while you're there. You know I am completely jealous of your time there.. I want to go so badly :0P And one of these times, we really need to try to meet up there. It was so fun going w/the Nichols last year, Im sure everyone would have fun! Have fun this time though.. enjoy a lil bit of it for me :0)
Safe travels,

SkinCareMom said...

What an exciting trip this time! And to be able to accomodate for Parker's needs on top of that!WAHOO!!!!

Matthew said...

Emilie and Matt,

I am happy to hear that you have found what has been causing so many issues with Parker. I hope your trip was fun, and you all had a great time in Disneyland.

M. Cunningham

Shopoholic said...

Have a blast! We did Disney with Abby and they are VERY accomidating with food allergies. I hope your trip is full of fun and NO STRESS!!

Love to you all!

Lyns said...

{drumming fingers} Ya back yet?? ;0)