• On Nov 3, 2018
    Travis from FL 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.

    Hello. We are coming in January with a family of 9. We have reservations each day. My dad was recently diagnosed with cancer. So his eating habits are way off. Would he still be required to pay if he sits with us? We dont have the dining plan.

    Hi Travis,

    Thanks so much for writing to us.  I'm sorry to hear about your father and am sending healing thoughts.  If your father chooses not to eat, he is welcome to join your family.  Be sure to ensure that he is counted in your table totals so that the restaurants account for the seat, and simply explain that he will not be dining, but rather enjoying your company.  If your dad would like something to eat, but has special dietary requirements, be sure to tell your server, as he or she can liaise with the kitchen to prepare something that meets his needs.  You may also contact guest services about any special dietary restrictions in advance of your vacation, and the chefs will be able to prepare in advance to make his visit as magical as possible.  Again, I wish your family all the best.
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I am Tanya from FL, mom to two teen boys who keep me on the go. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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