Family at Citricos
  • On Feb 17, 2023
    Samantha from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you explain to me how dining with a 2 year old works in each type of dining experience (table service, prix fixe, buffet)? Thank you!

    Welcome to planDisney, Samantha!

    I am happy to hear you are planning to visit the Walt Disney World Resort with your little one! I have made magical memories with my daughters over the years, and I cannot wait for you to experience all the fun that awaits you.

    I am happy to share that kids under the age of 3 are welcome to eat for free at locations that offer all-you-care-to-enjoy dining experiences like Chef Mickey’s, ‘Ohana, and Liberty Tree Tavern, for example. All-you-care-to-enjoy restaurants offer buffet or family-style service, so your 2-year-old is welcome to eat at no charge. At other dining locations, like table-service restaurants offering a traditional menu where you can choose an entrée, for example, kids under 3 may share from an adult’s plate at no charge, or a separate meal may be purchased from the menu.

    When my youngest daughter was 2, we spent the Christmas holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort. Sometimes she shared food from my plate, and sometimes I ordered something from the kid’s menu because she was very hungry. Other times, depending on the dining location, I even ordered an appetizer for her. My oldest daughter was ten at the time, so I remember they shared an adult entrée at two different dining locations.

    planDisney tip: Although kids under 3 do not need theme park tickets and are not charged for dining, they still need to be included in dining reservations so restaurants can set tables appropriately.

    I hope this information is helpful, Samantha. Come back to visit us if you have additional questions, and have a magical visit to the Walt Disney World Resort with your little one!

    Best Disney wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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