About Sarah

Sarah at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Sarah is a self-proclaimed Disney junkie, whose love of Disney began at 2 1/2 years old. Disney became Sarah’s top vacation spot and eventually became a local favorite, as she relocated from Michigan to Florida in 2011. Now that she lives closer to the magic, Sarah provides frequent dining reviews, regular meet-ups, and even special events at the Walt Disney World Resort.

As a librarian by day, Sarah knows the best research tips and utilizes those skills to help provide Disney guests with the tips, tricks, and resources to help them have the best possible vacation experience with a special diet.

Her background in public relations and marketing help her create unique special events at the Walt Disney World Resort, as well as frequent meet-ups in the parks & resorts.

She is a foodie who loves fine dining, as well as quick service fare, and is not afraid to share her love of allergy friendly Mickey waffles or allergy friendly chicken tenders. Her dietary restrictions include gluten, due to celiac disease, and dairy along with some other special considerations related to Crohn’s disease, which she was diagnosed with in 2009. You can frequently find her scouring the parks for the latest special diets Disney dining news and enjoying a safe and delicious meal.

You can find out where Sarah is on her Facebook page and Twitter. You can also find frequent updates of her food explorations on Pinterest and Instagram. You can also find occasional videos on YouTube.

For more information about Sarah, you can visit the blog’s About page or contact her via email.


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11 Comment

  1. […] top 10 Gluten Free Food Finds at Walt Disney World webinar conducted by Sarah Norris and moderated by me (Krista Joy) will happen on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. […]

  2. risha says: Reply

    Hello Sarah, are family is traveling to Disney world this may. My daughter and I have celiac and I was wondering if you have any info about dining or list of places. thank you risha.

    1. Sarah says: Reply

      Hi Risha! You can find loads of reviews and information about dining gluten free here on the website! Hope that helps! 🙂

  3. C.T. says: Reply

    Sarah, do you need to worry about cross-contamination? Your reviews are great, but I do not see much about CC in them. My fiancée has celiac, so we must be very careful.

    1. Sarah says: Reply

      Hi C.T. Yes, I do have to be very careful about cc. I do discuss cross contamination actually a fair amount in my posts (I’m writing about cc in a review right now, in fact). I have been glutened at places at Disney and I do note on a review when that happens. Disney is one of the very few places I eat out because they are so good with cross contamination.

    2. Sarah says: Reply

      Hi C.T. Yes, I do have to be very careful about cc. I also discuss cross contamination actually a fair amount in my posts (I’m writing about cc in a review right now, in fact). I have been glutened at places at Disney and I do note on a review when that happens. Disney is one of the very few places I eat out because they are so good with cross contamination.

  4. C.T. says: Reply

    Fantastic! I may have overlooked those portions. Sorry about that. This website is so great, as my fiancée must adhere to a strict GF/DF diet as well. I’ve read around the internet that alerting restaurants in advance of your allergy is the best course of action. Is this what you do as well?

    1. Sarah says: Reply

      Yes, you’ll want to make a note about GFDF on the reservations (you can do this online or via telephone), and I also recommend contacting Disney’s Special Diets Department ahead of time (special.diets@disneyworld.com) for additional assistance!

  5. Whitney says: Reply

    Hi Sarah,

    I am also gluten-free and dairy-free (100% on both!), and wondered if you have been to St. Augustine yet? We will be visiting my cousin there and she has no idea where my son and I can eat at safely.

    Could you make any recommendations? I heard about Columbia Restaurant, and it’d be great to find 1-2 other places so that I don’t have to cook too much since this is our family vacation!

    Thank you so much in advance for any recommendations you can give me!
    Whitney

    1. Sarah says: Reply

      Hi Whitney! I haven’t been to St. Augustine, but I do know that there are some good options there (PDX Miamian has a blog with some posts about it). Columbia Restaurant is good. I’ve been to that chain at a variety of locations & have had good luck! Hope that helps!

  6. A'anna O'Reilly says: Reply

    Thank you for this. I love Disney too! Gluten free and dairy-free it a combo I am very familiar with! I need all the help I can get.

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