• On Oct 25, 2016
    Shaunna 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.

    If we have the Deluxe Dining plan can we use our credits for another person not in our party to dine with us? Also can my 9 year old use his credit to order from the adult menu or does he have to order from the kids menu?

    Welcome back to Disney Parks Moms Panel, Shaunna!

    You are going to love having your Disney Deluxe Dining Plan as you tour Walt Disney World!

    According to WDW's Dining Plan page, Disney Dining plans are available "exclusively for the enjoyment of Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels [...]". Thus, entitlements in your Dining Plan are purchased for use by those staying with you on your resort hotel reservation.

    The Deluxe Dining Plan PDF further clarifies how guests can redeem their Dining Plan entitlements: "Present your valid Disney Resort ID (either a MagicBand or card) to the server or cashier at the time a meal or snack is purchased and specify the number of meals or snacks being redeemed." When we are initially seated, we tell our server how many of us are utilizing a Dining Plan; sometimes it's all of us, other times we may have more than one Dining Plan in use or a mixture of Dining Plans and cash. You'll have no trouble directing your server how you intend to pay for your meals. Super easy!

    Regarding your son, guests ages 3-9 must order from a children's menu where available; however, if your son sees something that he'd like to try from the adult menu, ask your server if a child-sized portion can be created for him. Just a few weeks ago, we enjoyed a fabulous meal at Tiffins, located at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, and friends of ours asked if a child's portion of the braised short rib--their daughter's favorite--could be substituted for the fish or chicken options on the children's menu. The chef was happy to oblige. Disney magic once again!

    Send more questions as you plan your stay, Shaunna; we love to help!

    Andrea H
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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