Mom And Son Safari
  • On Jan 20, 2010
    Sarah from OH 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.

    We are considering purchasing a dining plan for our upcoming (May) trip to Disney. My kids are 3 (just turned!) and 5. They are both light eaters and usually split a kid's meal when we dine out. Is it possible to purchase only one child's dining plan?

    Hi Sarah!

    Unfortunately, if one person in your party is on the Dining Plan then everybody needs to be on the same Dining Plan.  You can get more information on the Dining Plan and the various options here.

    However, every member of your party doesn't have to eat at every meal!  So at a particular meal, your children could share a single child's meal.  This is true regardless of whether you're at a Table Service (full service) or Quick Service restaurant.

    The adult meal credits are all pooled together and the child credits are all pooled together; however, the two pools are separate -- i.e. one pool for adults and one pool for children!  Also keep in mind that all of your credits are available for use immediately upon check-in; so if you feel like eating two snacks on the first day you can!

    Just be sure to use all of the credits eventually!  Signature Dining (which requires 2 credits), Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Review (also requires 2 credits), and eating at additional Table Service or Quick Service restaurants come to mind.  Don't waste any meal credits!

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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