Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Apr 22, 2014
    Sarah from LA 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.

    Dining Pros! If you have a child under the age of 3, do they have to pay for a character dinner. We will not be doing the dining plan.

    Hi Sarah:

    Thanks for sending your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  I am happy to tell you that children under the age of three are able to share from an adults plate at no additional cost at any dining location.  So if you are fine with splitting your meal with your toddler, you will not have to pay for your toddlers meal.  At buffet locations your toddler is free to eat whatever he or she would like from the buffet at no additional cost.  

    If you would like your toddler to have a kids meal, you will have to purchase this.  I have found that kids meals are very reasonably priced, and when my daughter was younger I typically would purchase a meal for her just to keep both of us happy.  She could enjoy what she wanted to eat, and I could enjoy an adult meal as well.  

    I hope you have a magical time at Walt Disney World Resort Sarah.  Please let me know if you have any other questions, I would be happy to help.

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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Ontario

I'm a Canadian mom with so many wonderful memories at Walt Disney World Resort!  I would love to use my experience in  traveling with toddlers, children, tweens and guests with limited mobility to help others experience all the magic Disney has to offer. Learn More About Stephanie

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