• On Jun 8, 2019
    Deborah from AL 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 children under three receive a free kids meal if the parent has a dining plan?

    Hey there, Deborah. Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Your vacation is right around the corner. I bet the countdown is on!

    Children under 3 can eat for free at Walt Disney World no matter if the parents are on the Disney Dining Plan or not. Here's how it works. When you are dining at all-you-care-to-enjoy restaurants, like 'Ohana at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort or Cape May Cafe at Disney's Beach Club Resort, you are able to make your under 3 child as many personal plates as they would like. When dining at restaurants where you select one entree off of a menu, your child may plate share with anyone at your table at no extra charge. If, when dining at this style of restaurant, you wish to order your under 3 child his or her own meal, only then would you need to pay. 

    When my daughter was under 3, we did a lot of dining at all-you-care-to-enjoy restaurants for the ease of her being able to enjoy her own plate and to save a little bit of money on food for her as well. Plus, a lot of these style restaurants are character meals which are really fun for kids that age. If you are looking for a few suggestions, on top of the restaurants I mentioned above, I also really enjoy Tusker House at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. There Mickey and his pals are all dressed up for safari which is a really fun photo opportunity and the food is delicious. 

    I hope this helps! If you have any other questions, please feel free to come back and ask. Enjoy your vacation! 
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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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