Disney is always an experience, even down to the restaurants and the food they serve. Having food allergies, eating out is always a gamble for me. Unfortunately, food sensitivities and allergies are becoming very common. Disney World is one of the few places I can go and confidently know that if I am allergic or sensitive to an ingredient or food, my food will be completely safe.
There are tons of reviews of Disney restaurants out there, but my restaurant reviews will a little different. They will be from the point of view of a special diet eater to benefit all the parents out there with little ones that are allergic like me. I am allergic to tree nuts, peanuts, and shellfish.
My first is my family’s personal favorite, the Supercalifraglistic Breakfast at 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian Resort. We have done this breakfast four times now!
You have the option to take a party photo that is not included in the price of the buffet before you are seated or pass and be seated immediately.
The breakfast is a Disney deal! You get to greet five characters and they spend plenty of time at each table. Since the restaurant is rather small compared to other character dining experiences, often times the characters can visit twice. Every time we’ve been, Pooh, Tigger, Mary Poppins, Alice, and the Mad Hatter have visited our table. I’ve heard rumors that sometimes Bert and some penguins show up, so if you get them, feel special!
As far as the breakfast is concerned with my allergens, it’s pretty safe for me. Due to possible contamination issues, I am steered clear of the baked goods like muffins, bagels, and the sweets on the morning buffet. Also there is a Lobster Benedict on the buffet, which I haven’t seen other places. While my family raves about it, I stay away from it. It is by hash browns and bacon on one side, so I usually ask for a personal portion of either of those to steer clear of spoon contamination.
Breakfast is typically a safe meal for me as a shellfish/nut allergen person. I can imagine if you are allergic or sensitive to eggs, gluten, or milk the breakfast would be difficult. Your only options would be the meats (bacon or sausage) and fruit (assorted melons, gapes, and strawberries).
As far as chefs are concerned, I’ve had some amazing ones and good ones. All of them come to the table, go over my options with me just to make sure I’m comfortable, as chefs with special diet diners are supposed to do. One chef specifically stands out in my mind. This is what he created for me when we were celebrating with my cousins in May of 2013.
This is why I say I’ve have good chefs and amazing chefs.
Overall I would give the Supercalifraglistic breakfast good marks for special diet eaters allergic to anything but milk or gluten. The chefs I’ve had were all great at the jobs and took care of me and will take care of other special diet eaters too!
Have questions about this experience and how it would work for your special diet needs? Ask me questions! I love to help.