• On Jan 28, 2010
    Alexandria from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Even though the ddp is for ages 3+ can i purchase a plan for my 2 year old?? at 15 months he eats more then any adult...


    I had the same concern before my daughter's first trip WDW, but you can not purchase the dining plan for a two year old. 

    My daughter used to eat an unreal amount of food between 18 and 30 months.  We visited WDW twice during this time period and we really saved a lot of money because she was under 3.  We found the best dining options were character buffets, which were mainly one dining credit per guest.  The servers allow children under 3 to eat off their parents plates at no charge.  The character buffets were also great because the characters kept our little one so entertained that my husband and I were able to enjoy our meal. 

    At counter service restaurants you can either share your food again or purchase a kids' meal for your son.  We often would get fruit and/or yogurt as a dessert with our meals and give them to our daughter as lunch.  I think you will find it's much cheaper to pay for each meal out of pockets than it would have been to purchase a kids' dining plan. 

    By the way, after we saw how inexpensive it was to visit WDW with an 18 month old we went again a few months before she turned 3.

    Enjoy - Michelle
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Meet the Panelist: Michelle, New Jersey

I have been fortunate enough to be on the Walt Disney World Moms Panel since 2008.  As a Disney World enthusiast, I can’t imagine a greater opportunity.  My husband, our 6-year-old daughter, and I visit WDW a few times a year. 

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