• On May 19, 2016
    Heather from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Going to Disney in fall using the Dining Plan. My 9 year old daughter doesn't really like cheeseburgers or chicken fingers. Can we upgrade her meal plan or substitute for an entree at a smaller portion?

    Hello Heather,

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Your daughter sounds a lot like my nine year old daughter; she's not a fan of burgers either, and is actually allergic to chicken! I enjoy the value of the Disney Dining Plan, especially when I book Character or Signature Dining Experiences. I also love having the option of different Plans since during each of our visits we like to try new Restaurants, so we need a Plan that fits with those particular Dining Experiences. Even though I have more than one picky eater in my family, we have always been able to find menu choices at the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels and Theme Parks that make everyone happy. 

    You can upgrade her meal plan, however,  I suggest looking over the Disney Dining Plan Locations list ahead of time and then making your Advanced Dining Reservations based on the menu selections at the Restaurants. It will give your daughter the opportunity to find other meals that she will enjoy on the Children's Menu or on the Adult Menu. You can then determine if upgrading will be necessary. If she would like a "child size" portion of an Adult Menu item, then you will need to ask the Cast Member serving you to see if  they are able to accommodate your request. 

    I hope this information helps. Please visit us should you have any additional vacation planning questions!

    Magical Wishes,

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Meet the Panelist: Susan, New York

I am, first and foremost, the mother of four beautiful children. I enjoy traveling, social media and anything that involves being active, from running to skiing. Last but not least, I love Walt Disney World and all of the magic and special memories it has brought to me and my family’s lives. I look forward to helping you plan your own magical vacation filled with memories that will last a lifetime Learn More About Susan

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