• On Mar 21, 2017
    Rebecca from CT 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 children eat off the adult menu at quick service restaurants when using the Disney dining plan?

    Dear Rebecca,

    Thanks for stopping by again here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your Disney Dining Plan question!

    At this time, if you are using a Disney Dining plan for your child ages 3-9, they must eat a child's entree for their dining credit at Quick-Service and Table-Service restaurants. At buffets and dinner shows, they will use one child credit and will of course receive the same access to the buffet or to the family-style meal that an adult would. 

    However, the Dining Plan credits ARE allotted per room, not per person, so if for example you wanted to use two credits for adult meals for one meal time and then use two credits for child meals at another meal time (they are not broken down that way but you could definitely do that if your circumstances allowed), that would work. For example, if you find that you and your child are much less hungry at lunch and want to use two child meal credits, but then at dinner you are much more hungry and want to use two adult meal credits, that would work out because the credits are allotted per room. 

    Hope that helps with your planning!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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