• On Nov 10, 2017
    Marycruz from MI 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.

    can my child and me share a meal in the dinning plan and save a seating serving and what restaurant can we do it?

    Hi, Marycruz!

    When you purchase the Disney Dining Plan, each guest in your party will receive dining credits based on the number of nights of your stay. The Quick Service credits are the most flexible. When using Quick Service credits, you can share meals, and kids can order from the adult menu, so you can really maximize your use of these credits. 

    Table Service credits are a bit more structured. When using your table service credits (or paying out of pocket) there is a "no sharing" policy for all guests age 3 and older at all buffets, dinner shows, and family style dining. If ordering from a menu, kids age 3-9 must order from the kids menu if using child table service credits. At "a la carte" dining locations (ordering off a menu) what you can do is just order your child what he/she wants, such as a side of veggies and a milk and pay out of pocket. They can then nibble from your plate. Servers will not be able to split meals however, so do not plan on two small plates vs. one regular plate of food. When your bill comes, dining credits will be used for meals, then any add-ons will be totaled for you along with tax and gratuity. I do have to say that portions are really well planned, so most guests (my family included) find having a personal meal is just the right amount of food.

    Paying out of pocket is always an option for any of your meals in lieu of using your dining credits. Just make sure you have it planned out so you do not leave your vacation with unused dining credits. Make special note of your snack credits, because leaving unused snacks would be so very sad - enjoy those snacks (and make a few of those my favorite - Mickey Ice Cream bars!)

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Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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