• On Jan 24, 2020
    Kimberly from MA 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 the all you care to eat & buffets at WDW offer a different menu for picky eaters?

    Hi, Kimberly!  Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with this great question!

    I am so glad to hEAR that you are already making plans for where you would like to dine during your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!  Dining reservations can be made 180 days in advance, so this is the perfect time to start resEARching restaurant menus.  As the mom of two picky eaters, I definitely understand your concerns about restaurants with more adventurous food selections.  However, I am happy to tell you that the Cast Members at Walt Disney World Resort restaurants go above and beyond to make sure that everyone enjoys their meal.

    In my experience, most buffet-style restaurants serve a wide variety of foods, so there is usually something to appeal to even the pickiest of eaters.  Guests of all ages are welcome to help themselves to foods from the kids' section of the buffet.  I'm not an overly picky eater, but I confess to enjoying a scoop of mac & cheese from the kids' buffet now and then.  

    If you will be dining at an all-you-care-to-enjoy, family-style restaurant, be sure to speak with your server if someone in your party does not care for the foods listed on the menu.  The restaurant Cast Members are often happy to provide alternative choices.  For example, 'Ohana is one of my family's favorite Walt Disney World Resort restaurants, but, other than the bread, there isn't much on the regular menu that my 13-year old son will eat.  We have dined at 'Ohana on several occasions, and our server was happy to bring my son some chicken nuggets and fries alongside our Polynesian-style feast.

    If you ever have any concern about a restaurant's menu, whether it is due to a food allergy or dietary restriction, or simply due to the picky eaters in your family, please don't hesitate to speak to a Cast Member.  They want their guests to have a great dining experience.

    As you get ready to make your dining reservations, I would highly recommend booking at least one character meal.  Visiting with some of your favorite Disney friends while enjoying a delicious meal is fun for guests of all ages.  If you would like some additional restaurant recommendations or any other vacation planning advice, please visit us again.

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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