• On Feb 24, 2019
    Fabiana from NJ 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 - Is the dining plan worth it with 3 and 5 year olds? Like most toddlers, half the time my children barely touch their food. I'm starting to think the plan might not be worth it, so I would like to hear some thoughts from the panel. Thanks!

    Hello Fabiana!

    I can vividly recall the days when we traveled with preschoolers. I shared your experience of never knowing if it was going to be a full order of chicken strips day or a two french fry day!  Even with that uncertainty,  we typically choose the Dining Plan simply for the ease of budgeting and ease of use.  If you are drawn to the idea of having most things paid for before your trip, then even with unpredictable toddlers, the Dining Plan might be a good fit for you.  However, if you are comfortable with a more fluid budget and pacing your dining based on your children's needs, you may prefer to "pay as you go" for your meals. 

    I hope this helps with your decision. No matter what you decide, you are sure to enjoy some memorable meals with your family at the Walt Disney World Resort.

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Anne, Iowa

I’m Anne, a native Iowan, wife, mother, and grandmother. For me, a major part of the fun of a Disney trip is the planning. I have traveled to the Disney Parks in multiple stages of my life, including as a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother.  One of my favorite things to do is to travel with multi-generational groups. I am thrilled to be able to help other Disney guests plan their adventures. Learn More About Anne

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