• On Jun 11, 2019
    Neka from NC 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.

    Do you have to buy a buffet for a 3 year old or can they share with parents?

    Hey there, Neka. Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. 

    Kids under the age of 3 can eat for free at Walt Disney World restaurants. At all-you-care-to-enjoy style restaurants like 'Ohana or Cape May Cafe, kids under 3 are able to eat off of the buffet for free. At more traditional style restaurants where you order a single entree off of a menu, like California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort, a child under 3 can plate share with anyone at the table. If your child is 3 or over, you will need to pay for his or her meal wherever you dine but they'll be able to eat off of the kids' menu which is a discounted price.

    Have you checked out the Planning Guide for Parents of Preschoolers yet? It's a terrific guide all about traveling to Walt Disney World with small kids. The guide breaks down the Walt Disney World Theme Parks attraction by attraction to let you know what would be best for your little one. There's also Walt Disney World Resort Hotel suggestions and even a Disney Junior playlist to help get them excited for what's to come. It's a great resource you should definitely check out! 

    I hope this helps answer your question, Neka. If you have any other questions, please feel free to come back and ask. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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