Disney vacation planning with gluten allergy ★★★★★

by Ejpalum - Version 2.5 - Sep 22, 2013

 This is such a fantastic resource in planning my husbands first vacation with Celiac. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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Top Notch! Lifesaver! ★★★★★

by Ghgirl89 - Version 2.5 - Sep 15, 2013

I bought this app about a month before our trip and it made the planning SO easy!!! If you have a gluten allergy in your group and are going to Disney, this app is a must!!! Thank you for the comprehensive information, it was great!!!!

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A life saver! ★★★★★

by Dnlever - Version 2.1 - Jan 8, 2013

Newly diagnosed, I was nervous about our trip to Disney. This app was invaluable when navigating all the food options. I found all the information to be spot on. The chefs at the eateries I visited were knowledgable and helpful. Thank you for this app!

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Awesome app!! ★★★★★

by Catnomnomnom -Version 2.0 -Oct 19, 2012

We used this app to help us plan our trip to Walt Disney World.It was awesome to have a heads up on what was available to us. We knew what we wanted, told the cashier or waiter and then they called the chef. We had a wonderful experience and no food reactions! I can highly recommend this app!!!

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About Me And The Creation Of This App

 

     Hello and thank you for checking out the iPhone app Gluten Free Disney Dining. To start, my name is Dave and I am the creator of Gluten Free Disney Dining. I'm not a professional app developer or web designer as I'm sure you can tell from the app and this website. I'm just a guy who goes to Disney World a lot and does not mind traveling 1200 miles a couple of times each year to do it. A few years ago my wife started having a problem with gluten in her diet. It was difficult at best to go on vacation anywhere, Disney included. Just as my wife's intolerance to wheat products was kicking into high gear, Disney was starting to really take care of those with food allergies. I think as far as gluten free dining options was concerned, more products were becoming available for Disney to serve. To this day, Disney World is the only place where she is 99.9% comfortable going on vacation. I can't recall one meal at Disney World where she has had a bad reaction due to gluten. 

     So now we're going to Disney and enjoying our dining experiences with no worries but as anyone who frequents Disney World knows, you need reservations to get into the restaurants that you want. To get those reservations, you need to call and make them 6 months in advance. It was difficult to plan this because we did not know what gluten free dining options were available at the different eating places in the parks and at the resorts. I had an iPhone so I searched for an app that would help us plan where to eat gluten free in Disney World. I found just one app at the time and to say it was bad is being kind. After a lot of research, I found an online resource that lets ordinary people with no app coding skills create an actual app. I then took several years of experience eating gluten free at Disney World as well as Disney's published documentation and created Gluten Free Disney Dining. 

     I knew that I had something when Apple actually accepted the app and allowed me to sell it through their App Store. People started buying it and sending in great reviews (except for one bad review recently). A few months later I started changing the format to allow easier updating of the menus. I found that I was updating the menus just about every night after I got home from my regular job. I also added Disneyland to the app. Now there is a menu listing for every eating place at Disney World AND Disneyland. Over 300 in all. I am proud of the app and what it is becoming. 

     Below you will find virtually every screen in the app except for the actual dining menus. I did include a sampling of menus from the app so you can see several different ways in which the information is presented to you. In the sample menus section, Crystal Palace for example has several screenshots. In the app, the menu is on one screen but you have to scroll up and down. I haven't figured out how to make one large menu screen from the app scroll on this website yet so I just made several slides for one menu. Soon though I will post a demo video. Crystal Palace is a great example of a buffet breakfast and dinner menu. I have accurate, up to date gluten free food data as well as reviews and photos from app users. I also write about some personal experience in the menu.

     The Cafe Rix menu is an example of personal knowledge. I extend this to the app user so you can make an informed decision about staying or eating there. The Whispering Canyon Cafe menu is an example of a menu which hasn't been switched over to the new format yet. You can tell by the white background. The information is good, I just haven't switched it yet. I am changing the menus in alphabetical order and I'm a slow typer. The Chef Mickey's menu is a good example of a menu where the gluten free offerings may have changed. I relay the message that this buffet has plenty of gluten free choices but I do not know the exact details yet. I do not want to publish bad information. There are only a small number of menus in the app that have a generic statement like the one you see for Chef Mickey's. The rest of the sample menu screenshots are a good representation of what's in the app. If the eating place doesn't really serve gluten free, I let you know. If it has a great gluten free menu, I let you know that too. 

The bottom line is that this is the only app in Apple's App Store that lets those that are gluten free plan their meals and make dining reservations in advance of their vacation.

     So take a look around. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me at DisneyGlutenFree@hvc.rr.com.  

Thanks again,

Dave

     

     

Screenshots from Gluten Free Disney Dining

 

Disney World Florida

Locations are at the top of each screen and anything with a Ⓢ Ⓣ Ⓠ Ⓧ (dining plan symbols) in front of it is an eating place.

 

  • Home Screen
  • Disney World Options
  • Disney World Parks
  • Magic Kingdom
  • More Magic Kingdom
  • Even More MK
  • Many MK Choices
  • EPCOT
  • More EPCOT
  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • China
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • American Adventure
  • Japan
  • Morocco
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • The Land Pavilion
  • The Seas Pavilion
  • World Showcase Others
  • Future World
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Hollywood Studios
  • More Hollywood Studios
  • Blizzard Beach
  • Typhoon Lagoon
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports
  • Resorts
  • More Resorts
  • Even MORE Resorts!
  • All Star Movies Resort
  • All Star Music Resort
  • All Star Sports Resort
  • Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Art of Animation Resort
  • Beach Club Resort
  • Boardwalk Inn Resort
  • Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Contemporary Resort
  • Coronado Springs Resort
  • Fort Wilderness Resort
  • Dolphin Resort
  • Grand Floridian Resort
  • More Grand Floridian
  • Old key West Resort
  • Polynesian Resort
  • Pop Century Resort
  • Port Orleans Resort
  • Port Orleans Resort
  • Saratoga Springs Resort
  • Swan Resort
  • Wilderness Lodge
  • Yacht Club Resort
  • Downtown Disney
  • More Downtown Disney
  • Even MORE Downtown Disney
  • Disney World Weather

 

 

Disneyland California

Everything after the Disneyland California slide is an eating place. There is no meal plan at Disneyland California.

 

  • Disneyland California
  • Disneyland Park
  • More Disneyland Park
  • Even MORE Disneyland Park!
  • Disneyland Park the end
  • California Adventure Park
  • More California Adventure Park
  • Even MORE California Adventure Park
  • Downtown Disney California
  • More Downtown Disney California
  • Disneyland Hotel
  • Grand Californian Hotel
  • Paradise Pier Hotel
  • Disneyland Weather

 

 

Sample Menus

This is a sampling of menus in the app showing gluten free options at a few restaurants. 

 

  • Crystal Palace
  • Crystal Palace 2
  • Crystal Palace 3
  • Crystal Palace 4
  • Crystal Palace 5
  • Cafe Rix
  • Cafe Rix 2
  • Afternoon Tea Party
  • Whispering Canyon Cafe
  • Chef Mickey's
  • Chef Mickey's 2
  • Steakhouse 55
  • Steakhouse 55 (2)
  • Steakhouse 55 (3)
  • Snacks
  • Stage Door Cafe
  • Tutto Italia
  • Tutto Italia 2
  • Tutto Italia

Gluten Free Disney Dining

An iPhone app showing gluten free dining options for more than 300 eating places at Disney World and Disneyland

EmailDisneyGlutenFree@hvc.rr.com