It seems hard to believe that the summer is nearly over and the fall season is upon us. It also means the start to another busy fall season at Disney World. From the upcoming Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, there's a lot of excitement happening in the Disney parks & resorts during this time of the year.
One of my most favorite seasonal events is Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. This ticketed event held in the Magic Kingdom totally gets you into the Halloween spirit. Guests are encouraged to dress up in costumes and even get the opportunity to trick or treat throughout the park. If you're on a special diet, check with City Hall to see if they have any special diets treats available to you. They typically carry gluten free, nut free, and diabetic candy and some candies also cover other allergens. Last year, I was given a voucher for the Main Street Confectionery to pick out the items that I would like. How cool is that?
I'll be heading to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party early in the season this year, so stay tuned for updates and news from the event.
Another seasonal favorite is the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. If you're a foodie, this is an event for you! With marketplace booths, culinary demonstrations, mixology sessions, and special ticketed events, there really is something for every taste and budget.
Gluten free visitors can rejoice this year, as Disney is now listing gluten free offerings on their marketplace passports. You can visit any marketplace booth or various locations in the park for these passports. If you're looking to get a leg up on your Food & Wine touring, head over to Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW, and check out the full list of the gluten free offerings currently listed by Disney for the 2014 Food & Wine Festival.
Do you love culinary demonstrations? Make sure to contact Disney's Special Diets Department if you book any culinary demonstrations to let them know your dietary needs. I've had a few experiences in which I really couldn't enjoy the food and some where I've had amazing experiences. One of my favorites has to be Chef Kevin Dundon from Raglan Road Irish Pub in Downtown Disney. He made me not one but two safe dishes! Of course, somehow I managed to end up on stage with him at this event to add to all the fun! Check out the full review on my site including lots of pictures!
One of the culinary events that I've always wanted to go to during the Food & Wine Festival is the Kitchen Memories session. These have often included celebrity chefs who talk about their favorite kitchen memories and meals.
In this month's issue, regular newsletter contributor, Laurie Sadowski of the Allergy-Free Cook cookbook series, helps channel this kitchen memories concept with a fantastic recipe for Cherry Soup inspired by her dad and her Polish roots.
As always, this newsletter features our Disney GF/DF food photo of the month, updates on special events and meetups, and guest articles. Of course, you’ll always find the latest reviews, tips, and tricks on Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW! If you have a great idea for a series or feature you'd like to see in the newsletter, let us know by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org