• On Jan 9, 2017
    Sarah 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.

    We have been to disney before, but this time we are going with a 2 year old. We are staying at pop with the dining plan. When we make ADRs, shouldo we make our ts ADRS for lunch or dinner? We want to do all buffets/family style and character meals.

    Hi Sarah,

    How exciting to be visiting the Walt Disney World with your 2-year-old! There's nothing better than seeing the magic of Disney through your child's eyes. As a mom of four children myself, I would recommend that you book your Table-Service meals based on your little one's schedule. If he/she tends to take a midday nap, I would suggest an early dinner Advanced Dining Reservation.  When my children were toddlers, we usually booked our Advanced Dining Reservations for either breakfast on a non-park day or an early dinner since those times worked best for their sleeping routines. However, as they have gotten older, we really enjoy experiencing a Table-Service meal at lunch.  When it comes to all-you-care-to-enjoy dining locations or Character Dining experiences, I have never found the variety of food selections at either lunch or dinner to be a deciding factor as I have found them to be quite comparable. 

    Based on my own personal experience and the age of your little one, I would book your Advanced Dining Reservations for Table-Service meals at dinner if you can get an earlier dining time.  I hope I have helped in making the best decision for your family.  If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Best wishes for a magical trip, Sarah!

    Bon Appétit,
thumbnail image for Jodie

Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.