• On Jan 28, 2018
    Julie from OR 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.

    With the dining plan can children order off of the regular menu or dose their plan only cover the items on the children’s menu?

    Hey there, Julie! I'm so glad you stopped by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question about the Disney Dining Plan. 

    If you have purchased the Disney Dining Plan for your family, then children between the ages of three and nine will be able to use their meal entitlements by ordering from the children's menu. Of course, you are welcome to use some of your adult entitlements for them if they wish to order an adult meal. When my son was nine, occasionally he'd order from the regular menu at a quick service restaurant and I'd get something lighter from the children's menu. You can distribute the use of those credits among your travel party as you wish.

    One way of making sure your children between the ages of three and nine can eat whatever they want from the offerings at a restaurant is to take them to one of the fabulous and delicious buffets on Walt Disney World Resort property. Then adults and children are each accessing exactly the same variety of food. Boma - Flavors of Africa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridan Resort & Spa are two of my favorites. 

    No distinction is made between children and adults with regard to snack credits so anyone can order any item designated by the square purple snack credit icon found on menus throughout Walt Disney World Resort. Searching for the best snacks on Disney property is one of my family's favorite pastimes. 

    Let us know if you have any additional questions about the Disney Dining Plan. I think you're going to enjoy its value and flexibility.

    Best wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Jill, New Jersey

Lesson plans, college plans, vacation plans...as a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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