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  1. bluehawaii19

    bluehawaii19 Mouseketeer

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    I have been coming to Walt Disney World for the last 24 years and have eaten at many of the restaurants on property.

    This year, we decided (after becoming APH) to visit in October/November which means we visited the Food & Wine Festival a couple of times. The first, my mom used a snack credit for the baklava and really enjoyed it.

    Last night, I bought the Lamb Chop (from Australia) (she charged me instead of using a snack credit). It was good but very rare (which I am not used to). Some of it was more cooked than other parts and one part was so rare it was almost dripping with blood. It was alright and I actually didn't like the mint pesto and potato crunchies topping. After a couple of hours, I ate some of the ravioli from Italy (which was fantastic) but couldn't finish it because I started to get really full. After about 3-4 hours (around the time Illuminations began), I started feeling nauseous to the point I had to keep putting my head down and missed some of the fireworks. I also had a fever

    It has been almost 24 hours and thankfully the nausea has subsided (not by a lot though) and there was no vomiting at all. However, I have had diarrhea which was a very pale yellow colour (sorry for the kind of gross info).

    My mom came back to the room a few minutes ago and said she talked to a woman who's daughter was also sick (from eating a salad) and had to go to the hospital.

    I have a feeling it was the lamb that got me sick but you never know.

    The worst part is we are leaving tomorrow. I hate being sick in bed while on vacation :(
     
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  3. ccgirl

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    It is possible it was from a virus and not food poisoning. I hope you feel better soon.
     
  4. bluehawaii19

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    Yep it could also be a virus :) Just looked at the symptoms and I had them all (except for the vomiting).

    It also has been close to 24 hours and food poisoning runs usually 24-48 hours.

    Thanks :) I just wish I wasn't sick now with only one day left of our vacation, lol.
     
  5. Tropical Wilds

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    By way of a random fact, a terrible bug has been sweeping through the WDW CMs. Sounds like you got an extra souvenir.
     
  6. bluehawaii19

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    Ahh maybe that's it. Again, who knows :)
     
  7. sweeteypie1118

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    Yikes...going there next week. I'll be sure to bring extra hand sanitizer!
     
  8. Mr Sweeney T

    Mr Sweeney T Earning My Ears

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    We just had to postpone our October trip due to a stomach bug. We are leaving on Saturday and it looks like I'll get to worry while I'm there too. Are that many CM's sick? I sure hope Disney will keep them away from food service!
     
  9. ccgirl

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    I don't think it's just the CM's. It's visitors that go sick as well. There is a stomach bug going on at my DD's school as well.

    Keeping hands to yourself and not touching your face and hand washing are the best techniques for keep viruses at bay.
     
  10. momof2twinboys

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    We've been back a week and I got sick twice while there. The first time was our first park day and we ate 3 meals - it was just too much food and was heavy on my stomach.

    The 2nd time was our 1st Epcot day. I ordered a Mimosa in Morroco - it didn't taste like the mimosas I've had before. After that we went to Tutto Italia and had wine for dinner. Something upset my stomach - I was sick during the night but good to go the next day. That was the only day we had alcohol so that may have been it - the two probably weren't a good combination.

    Fortunately I had packed Pepto - that really helped.
     
  11. Chelley00

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    We were there Oct 13-27 and we heard of multiple people sick with a stomach virus. There was also a respiratory thing going around (DS came home with pneumonia) Lots of people = lots of germs
     
  12. vacationer1954

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    I too would suspect a virus before the lamb - Australian lamb is often prepared rarer than most Americans are used to having meat cooked. It isn't like pork or poultry, which generally must be cooked through fully to be safe.

    We've gotten more and more cautious over the years about contact with handles, railings, and other things that other people may have touched. It just prudence, now, to wash up frequently, just in case.
     
  13. Tropical Wilds

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    It's fairly widespread. They're having staffing problems in multiple areas due to an illness that's been bugging CMs since mid-Sept.

    As to if they're kept away from food prep areas, like most viruses, the time where you start to be contagious is often before symptoms show. So even diligance on the part of Disney in containing sick employees isn't enough to prevent a viral illness.

    I can verify the respiratory illness... I started to get sick on the last day I was at WDW, by the time I'd been back a week, I had a severe cough that lasted well over a month. My other half got the same thing. We traveled in the same window as an entire group of our friends (we were all traveling for Food and Wine) and every last one of them got sick. Mine developed to bronchitis, my other half's developed into pneumonia.
     
  14. davedmaine

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    Probably just a minor case of food poisoning. F&W is a perfect setting for food borne illnesses.
    It's not some super bug that's sweeping the country as many people here seem to think. "You got sick in Florida? OMG, my sister just got sick in Montana!" Come on, people..
     
  15. Tropical Wilds

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    Nobody is saying there's a super bug anywhere, only that there's an illness going around CMs at WDW. Which there is. F&W may be a perfect setting for food poisoning, but WDW is a perfect setting for a flu/virus. So no "come on people" needed, it's just common sense.
     
  16. bluehawaii19

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    I am feeling a lot better now than I was but still do have a tiny bit of nausea. One of the cast members at the front desk told my mom it may have been the food at the F&W since it sits out a lot (and I ate mine near the end of the night).
     
  17. Mr Sweeney T

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    Wow, you must really be informed in regards to WDW & the CM's to know details about their health. Do you know when they're going to fix the yeti?
     
  18. Tropical Wilds

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    Ok, I'm not sure where the attitude is coming from with some people about the topic...

    I have a fairly well-traveled blog related to Disney and I'm the staff writer for two highly popular Disney-related travel websites. As such, I know an absolute ton of people who work at Disney, and one of my best friends in the entire world works in Disney's test kitchens. I talk to most, if not all of these people on a regular basis for personal and for work related reasons.

    After I returned home from my trip on October 7th, I was horribly, horribly sick with what I thought was a cold, but it developed into a bad cough, which developed into bronchitis. As such, I was away from my work for awhile. While I went through the process of notifying my employers that I was unable to work for a few days, they stated that they'd had a number of staff writers who'd traveled during my same window who became ill with the same cold and/or a stomach bug (something I was asked if I got because I was ill on the first day I was at WDW, but that was regular old nasty Burger King food poisoning). When I cancelled my post-Food and Wine interviews with some Disney CMs, stating I'd gotten really sick, all of them stated that there was a bad respiratory and stomach bug hitting a great deal of the CMs and it was making life miserable for a lot of people who were already stressed with F&W, MNSSHP, the advance tours of the new Fantasyland, and re-training for TT all going at once. My good friend said the same thing independent of the others I'd spoken... She told me that she had to go to the hospital for the same cold everybody else was getting sick with where she worked on property.

    It's now to the point where we joke that we all came down with the "Florida Flu."

    So... Did I pass the "how come you know this?" test? Do my credentials pan out? Can we set the rudeness aside?

    I don't know why people are choosing to be nasty about it... When a bunch of people get sick with the same thing where you work, don't people talk about it? Why would it be any different at Disney? And more importantly, why would it be such a suspicious thing that somebody knows about it? It's hardly intimate, insider information to say that you know a lot of CMs are getting hit with a bad flu and respiratory illness.

    As for when the Yeti gets fixed, I have the same theory as everybody else does on the subject, but no solid answer. Though I doubt you were asking to be chatty.
     
  19. BEASLYBOO

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    But my son and I ate a few other things too, a spicy lamb meatball w/ tomato sauce & onions that was one of the tastiest things I ate, even if I can't remember from what country. At the same stand they also had scallops, but the smell was funky sp I passed. We also had escargot, really very good, mediocre Coq au Vin from France. Soggy, un-cooked underneath, Spanakopita from Greece, limp Greek salad as well, though it did have nice flavor. Merguez from Morocco with way too much pita & peppers, very little sausage (I let my son eat it all). Beer cheese soup from Canada, needed to cook longer the veg. were crispy! The filet, however, med-rare was very good.

    I visited pretty much every bathroom at Epcot and MK much to my son's dismay!

    Frankly, I was disappointed in the food over all! The quality and the preparation, bleh! I looked forward to it (remembering my experiences from years ago), now I really don't care if I go to Food & Wine again! I had better food at Olivia's & Boma this week-end.
     
  20. PolyLover

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    I got food poisioning a few years ago from the Cream Seafood soup from Kona Cafe (its no longer on the menu). I threw up alllll night but was fine in the AM (a little sore tho) and even made it to the pool by 10. When we called the front desk (we were staying at the Poly) they directed me to the manager at Kona and he had to ask a bunch of questions for the Florida FDA (escapes me at the moment). But the Polynesian could 've CARED LESS. Good thing I love the place unconditionally!!
     
  21. Meredisney

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    Hilarious!
     

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