Gluten free eating at Disneyland

by Pat
(Vallejo, CA)

My family and I recently took a trip to Disneyland, we had great experiences with 3 restaurants while there. 

The first night there we went to the jungle themed, Rainforest Cafe in Downtown Disneyland. We told our server about our special dietary needs and asked to speak with a chef. A few minutes later a chef came out and told us what we could eat that was Gluten Free. There were several selections and the food was fantastic.

Next, we went to the underwater themed, Ariel's Grotto in California Adventures. Again we asked to speak with a chef and one came out. Once again the selections were there and the food was again fantastic.

Plus this is a highlight for little girls, as the Princesses come to every table so you can take photographs. It was even a highlight for my grand-daughters who are 17 and 22, as they still love the Disney Princesses! 

The one downfall to both of these restaurants is that they are pretty expensive. But the food is really good.

For our last night there we dined on American comfort food at the little Carnation Restaurant on Main St. (the one that is between the shops on Main Street, not the larger one down by the Castle). We followed the same procedure and the food was also really good.

We were certain that nothing had been contaminated because my daughter will get an immediate reaction if she eats anything with gluten in it.

Overall, our experience was good.

When you arrive at Disneyland you need to go into City Hall on Main Street, first. They will be able to provide a list of the restaurants and cafes that offer Gluten free items on their menu as well as answering any other questions you might have.

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by: Anonymous

Thank you for sharing your experience of eating out at Disneyland, Pat. I have two nieces who are looking forward to going there next year. They do not need a gluten free diet but their mother, my sister-in-law, does.

The information you provided about first visiting City Hall was very welcome. I will be sure to pass this on, as I am sure it will make life easier for the family.

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