Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Sep 20, 2012
    Helen Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I am doing some research into a character meal for my 2 1/2 year old son for our first visit in Jan 2013. I can't see anywhere if we would have to pay for him or whether he can eat from our food. We are thinking Chef Mickeys so as its a buffet. Is this ok?

    The good news, Helen, is that children under the age of three eat for free at all buffet and family-style meal locations.  The only time you'll be charged for his meal is when you order a meal for him at restaurants that serve a la carte (where you choose from a menu).  Because Chef Mickey's is a buffet, your little guy would not be charged to eat there.  It's a great choice for a first character meal, too; that's where my three daughters first ate with Mickey.  Have a great time!
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Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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