As I mentioned in yesterday’s post about my weekend in Florida, I got to try a new Disney restaurant as well as brunching at an old favorite, and indulged in Mickey treats galore throughout a day in the Magic Kingdom. This WIAW is all about my eats from midday Saturday through the same time Sunday. You can check out my past posts on eating gluten free at Disney World during the 2015 and 2016 marathon weekends, and at Disneyland during the Dumbo Double Dare here on the blog. You might recognize some of these allergy free Mickey treats if you do…
Lunch on Saturday took place at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland. Like everywhere else in Disney, they have a dedicated allergy menu, but you have to ask the cashier at the service counter. When you do, they’ll send a cast member out to take your order specially, and your food comes out on a different colored tray. You might need to wait a little extra time at a quick service place like this one – my food took 5-10 minutes longer than my boyfriend’s lunch, and his family had a similar experience waiting for allergy friendly food at Pinocchio Village Haus. But my grilled chicken sandwich on a gluten free bun, with fries from a dedicated fryer, hit the spot after a morning of darting around.
Partway through the afternoon, we stopped in at the Main Street Bakery so I could grab a decaf iced coffee. Nothing out of the ordinary here, but the Disney Starbucks are the only ones I’ve seen with lines like they have for the rides. I also enjoyed a Mickey treat from the Main Street Confectionery.
For dinner, the whole family headed to the Skipper’s Canteen, a new restaurant in Adventureland. The chef came out to speak with our group since four of six had allergies. I couldn’t eat the allergy free rolls, so the chef sent out some watermelon for me to start with, and I chose the sustainable fish with vegetables as my entree. It was tasty, but the portions are small, and that seemed to be the case for many dishes at this particular restaurant. I’d say that overall this is an allergy friendly option, but go expecting to order multiple courses or plan on having a light meal to save room for other treats in the park afterwards.
And that’s exactly what we did. Like I mentioned yesterday, we headed out in search of ice cream and wound up with free Mickey bars to celebrate! I also got a few extras at the Confectionery, and grabbed an apple at the fruit stand in Liberty Square. Whoever thought packing two apples in my backpack of snacks for the day (along with carrots, gluten free pretzels, and jerky) was enough was kidding themselves…
I knew my eats on Sunday morning would be good, because we were heading to the Captain’s Grille for brunch, where I got my allergy free Mickey waffles to refuel after the half marathon for the past two years. This time around, it was just 7 miles around the Boardwalk and the path that runs behind the Epcot area hotels, but I ended up going with the flow and ordering my waffles as part of the brunch buffet. So for me, brunch kicked off with a bowl of watermelon and cantaloupe, then moved on to some smoked salmon and grilled turkey sausage, and culminated in my Mickey waffles with scrambled eggs which I made into a waffles sundae replete with maple syrup, blueberries, and rainbow sprinkles. Ah-mazing.
I was stuffed afterwards, but I have a tendency to say I’m so full I couldn’t possibly eat another bite, and then be ravenous an hour or two later, so my boyfriend asked them to make an exception to the typical no take-out boxes at the buffet rule for the leftover allergy free waffles. Our table had put in multiple orders and there were two left, which we took along with us to the airport, on the plane, and ultimately back home. I got to enjoy another special meal and feel a little Mickey magic even back in New York 🙂
Favorite allergy free menu item at Disney?
Waffles or pancakes?
Any special treat you always look forward to on vacation?
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