Question re: latex allergy & dining on the ships

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  1. pixie921

    pixie921 DIS Veteran

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    I have a latex allergy and am fine at WDW as far as dining because they've gone to a non-latex glove policy for food prep. (The only place we've found on property -- so far -- that uses latex gloves is Earl of Sandwich, but that's not Disney-owned. :( )

    Anyway, I was curious if anyone knows if the ships are also latex-free in food prep? Or if there is a department/email address I can contact to find out?

    TIA for any help! :)
     
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  3. lovethattink

    lovethattink DIS Veteran

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    I'm sorry I don't have the answer about the food on the ships. Years ago, they were latex free in food prep. I'd definately call, and be sure your allergy is well documented on your paper work for the boat. I think our allergist wrote a note, if I remember correctly. The chef's were great with the latex allergy. They also looked out for banana and kiwi in dishes since there can be cross allergenicity.

    However I do want to make you aware that with this year's celebration, there are latex balloons every where. I went to pick up a friend at Pop, and there were latex balloons that I had to weave around to get to the guest I was picking up. I was glad I didn't have my latex allergy son with me.

    I know for the kid's celebrations on the boats, they were always wonderful with us about the balloons. They used streamers and other fun things instead. But it did require advanced notice and a doctor's documentation of the severe allergy.
     
  4. tiggr33

    tiggr33 DVC '97

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    I would strongly suggest you fill out the medical forms and have your allergy noted on your reservation, and make sure you speak to your head server at dinner the first night. Many (myself included just after my diagnosis) with latex allergies/sensitivities are not aware of foods they should/need to avoid.
     
  5. pixie921

    pixie921 DIS Veteran

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    Thank you both for the replies. :) I'm pretty good at avoiding the things you mentioned (balloons, etc. and foods that could cause a problem) but I get nervous if I can't actually see the food being prepared. I think I'll go poke around the DCL website and see if I can't find someone to contact. :thumbsup2
     
  6. pixie921

    pixie921 DIS Veteran

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    Wow -- I emailed DCL this afternoon and got a reply within an hour! :thumbsup2

    For anyone who might like to know, this is the response I received:

    :thumbsup2 to DCL!
     
  7. ontariomonkey

    ontariomonkey Mouseketeer

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    OT but did you know that Tim Horton's lids have latex in them?
     

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