Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • 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.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    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...

    Alexandria,

    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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