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Old 07-24-2013, 01:04 PM   #2191
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We drive down, so we can bring a case of the baby's milk with us, it'.s a shelf stable item and she drinks a carton a day, as they are kind of small, it would have just been easier if we didn't have to do that. Her mom can avoid other items as necessary.

Luckily you guys are driving! That way you can pack lots of safe foods and snacks for the room. There are plenty of drawers to store things.

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Luckily you guys are driving! That way you can pack lots of safe foods and snacks for the room. There are plenty of drawers to store things.

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I'm not packing foods. We will bring along the baby's milk I'm sure, because she can get it here cheaper at the Commissary ($0.75 per carton vs $3.00 plus at a regular grocery store). Her mom can just avoid strawberries, shellfish and regular milk.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:45 PM   #2193
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I'm not packing foods. We will bring along the baby's milk I'm sure, because she can get it here cheaper at the Commissary ($0.75 per carton vs $3.00 plus at a regular grocery store). Her mom can just avoid strawberries, shellfish and regular milk.
I guess it just depends on how allergic she is. A good friend of mine has pretty severe food allergies. If she picked up a pair of tongs that had even brushed up against any type of food with nuts in it she'd be needing her epiPen. The CL castmembers assemble all the food trays themselves in a very small back room. I imagine there isn't space to keep the food separate from each other.
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We are staying at the WL CL next month, my friend and her baby have food/milk allergies, is this something that I also need to note for IPO for the lounge, or just for the dining reservations? I didn't know if they would be able to accommodate for those allergies or not

BTW, my friend has a milk/strawberry/shellfish allergies (can only drink soy) and the baby has milk/soy allergies, she can only have rice milk, no yogurt or anything that may have milk that isn't cooked into it.
Yes, tell the resort. It's kind of all the same, if you are having the IPO make your ADR's, then they are also going to note it for your CL stay. Another way to think about it is that the CL is food is prepared in one of main kitchens in each resort. As in, the restaurant kitchens. They are literally one and the same. Regardless, the resort will almost certainly have you talk to a chef directly at check-in to learn your specific needs. The IPO is not the same staff as the resort. Sometimes what they say is not exactly the same as what you find when you arrive. Generally the staff at the resort knows better than IPO staff, who are cautious.

Likely, the resort will be able to offer you some allergy free foods, but not necessarily the exact brand you like. Some 'allergen free foods' are bland (prepackaged brownies), others are amazing. Since you have a car, it makes sense to bring a few back -up rations. Another option is shopping near WDW. Many relatively convenient options: Publix grocery store, Walgreens (many 24hours), Walmart +, Whole Foods, Target +, WinnDixie, CVS.

DO check out the DISabilites section of the DIS. The threads there list the specific brands that WDW carries. It's always subject to change, but the threads are updated. I also suggest dinner at 1900 Park Fare. The lead specialty chef there is great. (assuming he's working on the day you are there)

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Old 07-25-2013, 12:26 PM   #2195
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I guess it just depends on how allergic she is. A good friend of mine has pretty severe food allergies. If she picked up a pair of tongs that had even brushed up against any type of food with nuts in it she'd be needing her epiPen. The CL castmembers assemble all the food trays themselves in a very small back room. I imagine there isn't space to keep the food separate from each other.
Her allergies are only when ingested, as are the baby's at this point. She avoids milk, cheese, and ice cream for herself and those plus yogurt for the baby.

We should have no problem taking a case of rice milk for the baby and I was told that Soy milk could be provided upon request, so it has been noted.

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Yes, tell the resort. It's kind of all the same, if you are having the IPO make your ADR's, then they are also going to note it for your CL stay. Another way to think about it is that the CL is food is prepared in one of main kitchens in each resort. As in, the restaurant kitchens. They are literally one and the same. Regardless, the resort will almost certainly have you talk to a chef directly at check-in to learn your specific needs. The IPO is not the same staff as the resort. Sometimes what they say is not exactly the same as what you find when you arrive. Generally the staff at the resort knows better than IPO staff, who are cautious.

Likely, the resort will be able to offer you some allergy free foods, but not necessarily the exact brand you like. Some 'allergen free foods' are bland (prepackaged brownies), others are amazing. Since you have a car, it makes sense to bring a few back -up rations. Another option is shopping near WDW. Many relatively convenient options: Publix grocery store, Walgreens (many 24hours), Walmart +, Whole Foods, Target +, WinnDixie, CVS.

DO check out the DISabilites section of the DIS. The threads there list the specific brands that WDW carries. It's always subject to change, but the threads are updated. I also suggest dinner at 1900 Park Fare. The lead specialty chef there is great. (assuming he's working on the day you are there)

Great, thank you. I will check out the Disabilities board, didn't know they had food info. It is noted on our dining reservations. We are only eating at Kona Cafe, O'hana, and Garden Grill. She has been looking at menus and the restaurants and we've chosen accordingly.

She isn't picky about brands of anything, so we are good there.
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I should add that WL is the only CL my family has not tried. I can't say exactly how they do things there. Each resort does have slightly different procedures.

At BC, we had a funny experience. We checked in a little late. Staff had us call a chef. Just after, we went to dinner at the Capt's Grill, the same chef came to our table! We all had a good chuckle.

All the places you list are great. I just point out 1900PF because the CM that works there is special. Maybe next time around.

Have a great time.
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My son was on a gluten free diet a few years ago because the doctor had diagnosed him with Celiac disease. (luckily after seeing a specialist it turned out to be IBS) We were worried about him at WDW but it turned out amazing! The restaurants were great, even the counter service places went above and beyond to make meals for him. I remember his favorites were the GF fried chicken at 50's Prime Time, and the GF macaroni and cheese at Chef Mickey's.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:15 PM   #2198
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Anyone stay at YC or BC CL with gluten allergies?

I am sure this has been addressed sorry for additional question on it but DD15 has gluten sensitivities. Does CL offer GF desserts etc. or do they not make provisions for this allergy? thanks! We stayed CL 5 years in a row so I know the standard fare with but this new allergy not sure if it is worth it for next summer>
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I am sure this has been addressed sorry for additional question on it but DD15 has gluten sensitivities. Does CL offer GF desserts etc. or do they not make provisions for this allergy? thanks! We stayed CL 5 years in a row so I know the standard fare with but this new allergy not sure if it is worth it for next summer>
I'm not really sure. The one trip we took when my son was eating GF we were staying at a DVC resort and we ordered groceries from We Go Shop. I remember the QS places all had pre-packaged GF brownies that my son said tasted good. Maybe the CL CMs could get some of those??? Hopefully someone has experience asking and can tell you.
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So I have been telling DH about CL rooms, and he cannot wrap his head around the "free beer" (yes I know it is part of the price for that level room). He is convinced there must be a limit to the amount of beer a person can get from the lounge each day. Is there? And when is it available? Thanks!
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:57 PM   #2201
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So I have been telling DH about CL rooms, and he cannot wrap his head around the "free beer" (yes I know it is part of the price for that level room). He is convinced there must be a limit to the amount of beer a person can get from the lounge each day. Is there? And when is it available? Thanks!
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Typically you can ask for 2 at a time, per person, sometimes if you get a really friendly CM they might give you a few extra to put in your room fridge. As far as I know there isn't a limit, my DH has enjoyed quite a few (well, MORE than a few) and they've never cut him off! I think the fact that during the day you have to personally ask a CM to get it for you cuts down on anyone abusing it. Then in the evening they'll have it pretty well stocked, along with wine too. We've been given entire bottles of wine to take to our room, they are always encouraging us to help ourselves and asking if we'd like more. I think as long as you are being responsible they are happy to provide whatever you want.
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Thanks for the info! Do you happen to know what kind of wine is typically available? Riesling? Chardonnay? Merlot?
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Thanks for the info! Do you happen to know what kind of wine is typically available? Riesling? Chardonnay? Merlot?
It's always a good assortment of red and white. I love Pinot Grigio and I noticed the YC CL this past May they had the same Pinot all week that we had had at Le Cellier. We joked how we could have saved 40 bucks!
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So, I know that the questions I am about to ask have been asked a hundred and one times, but, I have been sifting through all of these threads and can't seem to find very basic info.

Basically, until coming across this thread I had no idea this existed.

So, what's the deal... Do you pay a fee to be club level or do you have to book a certain room? Can you do CL if you are DVC? Are you allowed to bring drinks and food back to your room or do you have to leave snacks and alcohol in the concierges club lever room?
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So, I know that the questions I am about to ask have been asked a hundred and one times, but, I have been sifting through all of these threads and can't seem to find very basic info.

Basically, until coming across this thread I had no idea this existed.

So, what's the deal... Do you pay a fee to be club level or do you have to book a certain room? Can you do CL if you are DVC? Are you allowed to bring drinks and food back to your room or do you have to leave snacks and alcohol in the concierges club lever room?
Club level is a booking category. Most resorts will offer a few choices... for example: Standard view Club level, Garden view club level, theme park view club level, etc, etc. Also suites come with club level privileges. The CR and GF actually have 2 club levels. All the other deluxe resorts have one. You have to book that type of room in advance and yes it is more expensive. Usually about $100+ a night more. As far as I know the only DVC with club level is the AKL (Jambo). And yes you can take food back to your room.
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