This afternoon, I had a message on my answering machine from Walt Disney World's Guest Services, regarding my email about the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.
They did not disappoint. :o)
After expressing her regret about our experience, the representative then informed me of the fact that they did indeed offer non-food trick-or-treat bags, in City Hall at the entrance to the Magic Kingdom. They also offered trick-or-treat bags with allergy-friendly candy, too.
It is disappointing that none of the WDW Peopleguys we spoke to that night were aware of this fact! I personally spoke with four people, and I think Brendan spoke with a couple people, too. But! Now we know--WDW continues in their very food-allergy-aware tradition, and didn't leave us out (although there needs to be some improved communication among employees, of course).
In addition to telling me about the food allergy trick-or-treating options, the representative offered us a free day at the Magic Kingdom, to make up for our disappointment, and for our kids not getting to trick-or-treat! Talk about great customer service. :o)
We're tentatively planning another trip next fall with friends, and to take Sean when he's 2.5 (which is, so far in my WDW experience with kids, the absolute cutest age to take them). So we'll put that ticket to good use!
So anyway--get the word out! Go to City Hall at the front of Magic Kingdom for your food-allergy-friendly / non-candy treat bags (because many parents of kids without food allergies might prefer that option, too!).