• On Aug 22, 2010
    Kelly Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Coming in September and have the free dining plan. DS (7 yrs old) sometimes prefers more mature offerings than what's on the kids menus. Can we pay extra to order off of the adult menu?

    Hi Kelly,

    Yes and no.

    You can't order something off of the adult menu for him and expect to pay a portion of the meal with your dining plan and pay the difference in cash.  However, you can tell the server that you'll be paying out of pocket for your child's meal and and still use the dining plan for your adult meals.

    Another option might be to have your son choose an appetizer for the table.  You can pay out of pocket for this expense while using the dining credits for his main meal.

    I recommend dining as much as possible at restaurants that serve either buffet or family style meals.  At these restaurants, your son will be free to enjoy both the kid and adult selections.

    Hope this helps.  Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Rhode Island

I am Diane from RI.  My husband and I have 3 children. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes.   Every aspect of planning a vacation is pure joy to me. Learn More About Diane

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