Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jun 25, 2009
    Lisa Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi Anna. I love the Mom's panel! Coming to WDW with 2 kids (one 6) on dining plan. Most of TS restaurants I have booked are buffet or family style (with exception of Luau). Will my 6 yr old be able to eat anything she wants or only food for kids? Thanks

    Hi, Lisa!  Thanks so much for your question, and thanks for your love of the Mom's Panel!  We enjoy hearing comments like yours!

    If you are on the dining plan and heading to a buffet or family style meal, your children can eat whatever they want.  I love that about the buffets!  My eight and four year old daughters will always make better choices at a buffet than if they have a menu with a children's meal.  You will find a children's section to most of the Walt Disney World buffets, with kid friendly favorites like pizza, chicken tenders, french fries, macaroni and cheese, or other similar items.  That does not, however, restrict your children to that portion of the buffet!  I love being able to tell my girls to "steer towards the salad!"

    If you have a regular table service meal, where you choose from a menu, the kids will have to choose from the children's menu in order to use their dining plan credit.  Fortunately, many of the Walt Disney World restaurants offer healthier options on their children's menus.

    Have a wonderful vacation, Lisa, and thank you again for visiting us here at the Moms Panel!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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