We spent almost 3 days at Magic Kingdom. Seriously, when we walked in and saw Cinderella’s castle, we were in awe.
I think each day we were there we got the strawberry smoothie from Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies.
Cinderella’s Royal Table for lunch was one of the activities we talked about most leading up to our trip because it was “lunch with the princesses” for Lucy’s birthday! I started off with ordering a glass of wine and my waitress said, “Wine isn’t gluten-free. You know that, right? That’s what we learned in our allergy training.” For real. Here is an article explaining the thought that wine barrels are sometimes sealed with a wheat paste, which would make the wine not gluten-free. Anyways, I really wasn’t going to get into it with her…so I drank my glass of wine and enjoyed every sip.
I was really kind of disappointed with the gluten-free options on the menu. It basically had one entree and then our waitress told us they could alter a few other items. My surf and turf with au gratin potatoes ended up being delicious so it was all good!
Also for Lucy’s special lunch, I called ahead to Erin McKenna’s Bakery in Disney Springs and had a gluten-free and vegan birthday cake made for her. That way I could enjoy her cake, too! They deliver to certain areas of the parks which is great. I honestly probably wouldn’t do that again, only because we had so much cake left over! The smallest cake they have serves 6-8 and we only ate about two servings since the kids don’t eat much. Lucy is really into cakes and talks about her birthday cakes for months before her actual birthday so this was something special for her. Maybe next time I would order individual cupcakes (or just order something off the menu).
For breakfast on our last full day we went to Be Our Guest which is set up to be like the Beast’s castle. It’s considered a quick-service where you order your food from a kiosk and then they bring your food to the table. They did have some great gluten-free options for breakfast. I ordered the open-faced bacon sandwich with brie and Brian got the croque madame. Both of our meals came with three slices of sweet breads which I’m almost positive came from Erin McKenna’s Bakery because the lemon cake slice with pink frosting was EXACTLY like the one I had purchased there a few days earlier.
We really pushed it on our last day and probably shouldn’t have gone back to Magic Kingdom, but we wanted to squeeze a few more things in. All of us were tired and cranky then I had a hard time finding a safe lunch after going too long without food. Hot, tired, and hungry is NEVER a good combination for me. I, along with 7000 other parkgoers, ended up getting lunch at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn. Let’s just say I was crying over my lunch (literally) feeling sorry for myself while eating Uncle Ben’s microwave rice, black beans, plain grilled chicken and Pace salsa. Allergy food there was bad! I ordered the southwest burger for Brian which came on a gluten-free bun. It was literally a plain burger patty. Nothing else. What makes that “southwest”?
On a final note: Magic Kingdom does not have any alcohol stands in the park, only within the sit-down restaurants. My husband actually noticed that he didn’t see people walking around with drinks like at the other parks so we googled it and sure enough he was right (he usually is). Also, if you make a reservation at a sit-down restaurant and then do not cancel within the 24 hour timeframe, you’ll be charged $10 per person. That happened to us!
Links to my food reviews at the other parks we visited are here!