• On Aug 23, 2018
    Cassie from KY 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 are going to Disney World in October and taking our almost 2 year old. We are doing the Disney Dining Plan and I'm wondering will our 2 year old eat from our plates at restaurants or will he get his own?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Cassie. I'm so glad you stopped by! I'm happy to answer your question today.

     Your 2-year old is ineligible for the Disney Dining Plan, but he may share from your plate. At buffets and all-you-can eat restaurants, he may fill his own plate at no charge! For that reason, we make reservations for several Character Dining Experiences like Chef Mickey's, Tusker House Restaurant, and The Crystal Palace when we have a little one under the age of 3 with us. At these locations, a little Mouseketeer can enjoy meeting his favorite Disney characters without having to wait in line AND enjoy kid-friendly foods from the buffet. What could be better? 

     Did you know you can take your own snacks and drinks into the theme parks for your little guy? I always pack my kiddos' favorite drinks and snacks, as well as wipes, changes of clothes, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, and resealable bags in my backpack when we head to the theme parks for an adventure-filled day. 

     I hope this was helpful, Cassie. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I'd love to help you plan a magical visit with your little one to the Walt Disney World Resort!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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