Mom And Son Safari
  • On Jun 19, 2012
    Jennifer from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    HI. Coming to WDW in Aug with the DDP. I had gastric bypass surgery and don not eat alot. Would I be able to share with my 7yr old so we don't waste so much food. Is there a special form I could get to show?

    Hi, Jennifer!  Welcome to Loserville! 

    There are some surgeons who will give you a card that says you are gastrically altered and unable to eat a normal adult portion of a meal.  If your surgeon doesn't offer them, you can do a search online or check out sites like, where you may be able to find templates to print one out yourself.  Just take it to your surgeon and have him sign.

    I have never had any problems sharing meals at Walt Disney World.  The only place you may encounter an issue is at a buffet or an all you care to eat meal.  In those cases, the card can come in handy, as some restaurants will offer you the meal for the same price as a kids' meal.  My first buffet experience after my gastric bypass surgery I was only able to eat cheese!  Imagine paying adult prices for a few slices of cheese!

    Have an absolutely wonderful time on your trip to Walt Disney World!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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