Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Mar 8, 2015
    Amy from WV 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.

    I have an 11 yo boy with autism & Im concerned that the restraurants wont have the foods he eats and the others that do are on the childs menu. Mu question is, can I order off the childs menu even tho he's older than 9,if not can i special order somet

    I understand your concern, Amy. Meal times can often be frustrating when our kiddos have specific preferences. We have found that Walt Disney World Resort restaurants are most accommodating and willing to allow older kiddos to order off the children's menu. Sometimes mac and cheese is a comforting staple during vacations. Also, don't hesitate to ask the server to modify a dish to your son's liking. My son refuses to eat anything covered in sauce and servers are happy to accommodate his request for sauce on the side. This makes for a happy kiddo and happy parents.

    As you continue to plan, take a look at the many online menus available for Walt Disney World restaurants. I like to have an idea of what items are available and discuss with my son what his options are prior to arriving at the restaurant. On several occasions, he has decided to try new dishes, and now those are some of his vacation favorites.

    I hope I've helped to alleviate your concern. I don't think you will encounter any issues and will be able to focus on creating magical memories with your family. 

    Have a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious day!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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