Hi! I emailed Special Diets, and they gave me some boiler plate info, but didn't answer all my questions. Someone referred me to this board, so...I'm new here, hi. My daughter has a severe, life-threatening allergy to eggs, tree nuts, and peanuts. My in-laws want to take me, my husband, and our daughter (she will be 4) to WDW in the fall/winter sometime. We have been before, but pre-daughter - I think it was 5 or 6 years ago. I know my in-laws will want to be on a meal plan, and they tend to eat cheaply - a muffin here, a shared dinner there. I know from the research I've done that we can bring some safe food into the park, and we will totally do that, but we will probably also want to eat out if that is in fact doable (it sounds like it is). I guess that's my first question: does a meal plan make sense for us if we are going to likely bring snacks and eat out at the restaurants more than the counter service? I don't know a lot about that, and how meal plans work for people with special diets. My next question is about booking the trip, with regard to food allergies: If we don't want to share a meal plan with our in-laws for dietary reasons, can we book together and stay in adjoining/close-by rooms? Or will we need to book separately so that the allergy will be flagged for my family, but not for my in-laws? Speaking of "flagged", is that a thing that happens? I guess I'm also asking what the whole procedure should be, when booking a trip with a severe allergy. I do know I'm supposed to contact each place we plan to eat ahead of time, and talk to the chef and/or manager at each, which I absolutely will. But Special Diets couldn't/didn't tell me anything about the booking/trip planning part of things, and I just want to know as much as I can. If you all don't know, I'd love to get a better idea of who I can call at WDW to find out more. And then...I know people do this trip with severe food allergies, from reading here and elsewhere. But if anyone shares my daughter's specific allergies and could tell me about their experience, the best places to eat safely, and so on, I would really appreciate it very much. I am both looking forward to this trip and worrying about it, and I would feel so much better with just a bit more information. PS: I am new here and doing everything I can to understand the acronyms, etc., but if you could try and spell things out for me that would help a lot. I am a newb. Thank you so much for reading and for any information you can give me!!