So from readings these boards lately, I feel like I am the only one who does NOT contact special diets before a trip. My last trip, I was allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, shellfish, wheat, oats, coconut, sesame, soy, and broccoli. In addition I cant have raw fruits and vegetables. I had amazing service everywhere. I was able to be accomodated at all TS and QS places. And POP century was outstanding. For me, I was already aware that all snacks (except enjoy life cookies) were off limits for me so there was no need to know what was safe or not. I also knew I couldnt have the GF bread or Amys pizza because its not safe for me so knowing where those things were was not necessary. I also cant do rice dream or tofutti because of cross contaimnation concerns so knowing about those were unneccesary as well. It just seems like all the information from special diets would be useless for me. We might go again this sumer or next fall and I was wondering if you really get anything from contacting special diets. In addition to everything I was allergic to this past trip, I have also developed a dairy allergy as well. So 7 of the top 8 allergens plus sesame, oats, coconut and raw fruits and veggies. My plan is basically the same as when we went this time. We will do half TS and half QS meals and will be staying at POP again (they were so wonderful!). I will also always bring my own snacks with me as well as a sandwich as a back up just in case. I'm pretty laid back when it comes to my allergies and being accomodated. I have fairly low expectations with being able to be accomodated. I always have a backup plan just in case and if they cant accomodate I go to plan B. So would I really gain anything by contacting special diets first? Or am I better off just doing this trip the same way we did the last one?