EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jan 10, 2012
    Crystal from VA 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.

    My daughter will be turning 10 years old on 1/24 (we arrive 1/23). I understand that at buffet meals, we must purchase an adult meal for her at 10 years old, but at other restaurants will my daughter still be allowed to order off the kid's menu? Thanks!

    Hi there, Crystal!

    According to Disney restaurant policy, a "child" eligible for ordering off the children's menu is considered to be between ages 3 and 9.

    As you correctly note, any Guest over the age of 10 at a buffet restaurants is required to pay the adult price, regardless of how much or what items they eat.

    This holds true for character meals and dinner shows as well; every Guest over the age of 10 must pay the adult price, which factors in the cost of the food and the experience.

    Most Cast Members don't have an issue accommodating those Guests with smaller appetites or more discriminating palates who wish to order off the children's menu (this is particularly true at Counter Service locations, when generally one or two adults handle the ordering process for the children in the party).

    Guests ages 10+ are not, per Disney policy, permitted to order off the children's menu, but this rule is not always enforced at regular table-service restaurants. Again,many Cast Members will allow adults (and/or children over the age of nine) to order.

    Some table service restaurants will require the Guest an "adult portion" of an item on the children's menu, and will charge accordingly for the larger portion.

    Make sure to make your Advance Dining Reservations to enjoy all of the food - and the fun!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B,.

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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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