Mom And Son Running through park; RunDisney; incredibles shirt
  • On May 13, 2009
    Mary from AL 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.

    First Time Family of 4 (Me, hubby, DS 4 and DD1) question is about the dining plan. The children's choices all seem to be the same (hamburger, hot dogs and ckn nuggets) Is this plan really worth it? My son is picky and would get tired of these foods fast

    Hi Mary,

    I think the regular dining plan is absolutely worth it, especially for table service meals.  There are several table service restaurants that feature buffets or have table service, all you can eat, options.  At these restaurants, your child will be able to choose from both the adult choices and the child choices.

    Quick service gets a little more tricky, but there are restaurants out there that have some different options or don't have a children's menu, in which case he would be able to order off of the adult menu.  Some of our favorite quick service options include:

    • Yorkshire County Fish Shop - in Epcot.  Has great fish & chips, and there is no children's menu.
    • Cantina de San Angel - in Epcot.  Your child will be able to order from adult options.
    • Sunshine Seasons - in Epcot.  The children's selections feature - chicken leg w/mashed potatoes, mini sub sandwich, sweet & sour chicken.
    • Toy Story Pizza Planet - at Hollywood Studios has Cheese Pizza
    • Flame Tree Barbecue- Animal Kingdom has a chicken drumstick or hot dog
    • Yak & Yeti Counter Service - besides cheeseburgers & chicken nuggets, they have Pork Egg Rolls
    • Pop Century Food Court - I don't know where you are staying, but many of the resorts have wider counter service selections for children.  This food court has Penne Pasta, Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry, Vegetable Lo Mein as well as the usual mac & cheese, chicken nugget kid's fare.

    Hope this helps.  Have a magical vacation!







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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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