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  • On Jul 1, 2018
    Rebecca from NH 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 moms! My daughter and I are headed to Disney in August on the free dining promotion. She is 11 and technically an adult but will not eat from the adult menus. Will they allow her to order from the kids menu for quick and table service? Thanks!

    Hello Rebecca! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    The free dining promotion is one of the most popular Special Offers at Walt Disney World Resort. I remember using our last Disney Dining Plan for every available Character Dining Experience we could and were able to fill up multiple autograph books (my favorite character dining experience is the Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast at Trattoria Al Forno at Disney's Boardwalk).

    While I have not had to navigate my picky-eaters through the delectable menus at Walt Disney World Resort Dining Locations yet (they are 4 and 7 and happy to choose from the kids menus), I haven foreseen this future dilemma and inquired during a previous visit. On the Disney Dining Plan, adults are more than welcome to order from the kids menus when redeeming her Disney Dining Plan credits for both Quick Service and Table Service meals. The general rule of thumb is that you can order down, but not up. This means Adults can order from Kids Menus, but Kids cannot order from Adult menus.

    This is also true when redeeming Disney Dining Plan credits. You can redeem Table Service credits at Quick Service Dining Locations but not the other way around. I do not recommend this however, as Table Service credits are your ticket to magical Dining Experiences and not to be squandered.

    Bon Appétit!

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Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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