• On Mar 13, 2018
    Nina from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We booked all buffets. I have a 2 year old who wont be able to be included in the dining plan. I was under the assumption that at buffets, the 2 year olds can get a plate free. Is this not the case?

    Hello Nina!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  It's always a pleasure to help out a fellow Guest, especially with a question about my favorite Disney topic, FOOD!   I love all the delicious menu offerings at Walt Disney World and hope you will as well.  Be sure to check out The Crystal Palace.  Your Hundred-Acre Woods favorites are always bouncing in this buffet to greet Guests.  It's a Tigger-ific place to enjoy a meal. 

    Any child under the age of 3 would be considered a Guest of Mickey Mouse and would not have to pay for a park ticket, or a Disney Dining Plan.   At Disney Dining locations your child will be able to share a meal off an adult plate.  At buffets you will be able to feed your little one from your plate.  What I would do when my mouseketeers were little was to simply fill my plate with food items I knew they would enjoy and grab an extra empty plate from the buffet.  When we would sit down I would just place some of their favorites on this plate and let them eat.   I am pretty sure if you just made them a small plate from the buffet it wouldn't be a problem either.  

    I hope you enjoy your trip.  I encourage you to check out the Planning for Pre-School Kids & Little Ones page.  This web page offers great tips on the benefits of staying on site and highlights attractions and experiences your child will love.  It's a great resource for parents.  Please visit us again with any other questions you may have.

    Dream as Dreamers Do,

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Hello, my name is Jen, and my family and I call the Gulf Coast of Alabama home. I am a mom to 2 rowdy Pirates and a beautiful teenage Princess. I've been showing my "Disney Side" since I was a small child and I can't wait to share the abundance of Pixie-Dusted knowledge I have acquired about the Most Magical Place on Earth with you and your family! Learn More About Jennifer

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