Sarah's first trip to Disney

“It all began with a mouse…”

I am a self-proclaimed Disney junkie, whose love of Disney began at 2 ½ years old. With my family, I’ve been traveling to WDW for many years. We love food, and we love food at WDW even more. The highlighs of trips included great meals at places like ‘Ohana, Boma, and California Grill. In 2009, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, and I found myself facing dietary restrictions including the exclusion of gluten and dairy. Later, I was also diagnosed with celiac disease. In August 2009, I had my first post-diagnosis & special diets trip to WDW. I was very nervous, but with the help of reviews from my fellow Disney fans at sites like the Disboards, Passporter Boards, and Walt Disney World’s Special Diets Department, I was armed with the knowledge that I would be able to eat at WDW…and eat I did! I was amazed at the level of professionalism, compassion, and..well, pure Disney magic that I experienced on that trip. It reminded me that I could visit my favorite place on earth and still eat great, tasty food and not get sick. I could enjoy a turkey leg or even have a frozen treat. And now, my love of Disney has grown even more. I began taking multiple yearly trips to WDW, and in 2011, I relocated from Michigan to Florida and now live a short drive from WDW. Now, I have even more opportunities to eat at WDW and share my experiences with you. And that’s where this site comes in…

“If you can dream it; then you can do it…”

I created Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW in 2009 around the time I first went to WDW with dietary restrictions. If you’re like me, I’m a planner, especially when it comes to WDW vacations. There are always loads of Disney food pictures and reviews out there, but I wanted to find honest reviews that could address my dietary needs. Sure, I knew certain places could provide something gluten and dairy free, but what exactly would I get to eat? And even more important what did it look like?!

This site offers just a taste of what is available to eat at WDW with dietary restrictions, and my personal reviews typically only cover gluten and dairy free menu items. I also include reviews from guests with other dietary needs — from peanut free to vegan. I’m always looking to include information about various special diets. This site also includes special diets menus, references sheets and more.

To get up-to-date options and information, always contact Walt Disney World Special Diets Department.

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