• On Mar 27, 2019
    Marci from AL 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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    first time to disney since i was child. Taking my 5 year old VERY picky eater. is the meal plan worth wild with one who we will more than likely have to tie down and force feed?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Marci! How exciting you are less than two weeks away from your trip! 
    I hope you will be glad to hear you're not alone in the picky eater universe, as my youngest is probably THE pickiest of all.

    Of all places you could take a picky eater to dine at, the Walt Disney World is THE best. You can see what is offered at every restaurant by going online and checking their menu ahead of time.

    Even though my son is a picky eater, we still purchase a dining plan every time we travel. He loves getting snacks at different locations, such as the Mickey Bar, popcorn of different flavors, etc. At a restaurant, if something doesn't entirely appeal to him, you may ask for a modification. For example, my son loves chicken nuggets but he doesn't like them paired up with mashed potatoes for a meal, so if they happen to come together, you can ask for those mashed potatoes to be replaced with fries or potato barrels. At burger locations, we always ask for all veggies to be removed and to not add mayonnaise or other sauce to it, as he can not stand them. 

    I recommend choosing buffet-style locations such as 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort, Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom Park, Cape May Café at Disney's Beach Club Resort, among others. You will find a bigger variety and therefore you stand a better chance at finding something he may like. If you still struggle, you may request to speak to the chef directly and discuss further modifications with him/her. 

    Marci, I hope these tips are helpful and please come back with more questions! 
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Meet the Panelist: Desiree, Peru

Hi! I'm Desiree from Lima, Peru. My family will never ever tire of visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth, even if means traveling almost 3,000 miles to do so! My husband and I love to watch the fireworks with our kids, but the best magic happens when the grandparents come along and we all feel the same age in front of Cinderella Castle! I love giving tips about different types of resorts and traveling with multigenerational groups.
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