• On Jan 19, 2009
    Lynn from NY 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 11 yrs old, turning 12 yrs old on our trip to Disney World. She is a very picky eater. Can she order off the Children's menu? We will not be purchasing the Disney Dining Plan.

    Hi Lynn!  Our daughters must be related!  My 12 year old daughter is also a picky eater so I feel your pain.  I often wish that Disney would implement a 'junior' or 'tween' category when it comes to the pricing of their dining and offerings.

    Technically, according to the rules, our daughters should be ordering from the adult menu and paying the adult price.  However, I have often found that the cast members who wait on the tables are very flexible.  Our last vacation as a family was this past August and we were able to order my daughter a meal off the children's menu several times.

    The exception would probably be the buffet meals since the offerings are pretty much the same for all. 

    You hinted that your daughter will be turning 12 while on your Disney vacation.  Happy Birthday to her!  Make sure you check out the birthday celebration page on!

    Have a great vacation!  Diane
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Connecticut

Hello! I’m Diane from Connecticut. I am a retired project manager and I'm married with three grown children.  My family enjoys traveling to Walt Disney World and believe Disney vacations are like snowflakes in the Northeast, no two are the same! Learn More About Diane

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