• On Jan 5, 2020
    Ashley from TN 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.

    Good morning! Can you explain to me how dining works for child under 3? Including with snack credits, QS, buffets, and character meals.Thank you!

    Hiya Ashley!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. It sounds like you are about to have the most magical time with your family. Walt Disney World Resort is enchanting all the time, but is extra magical through little one’s eyes!

    So, children under the age of three are not eligible for the Disney Dining Plan. They are more than welcome to share an adult’s plate, or you can order separate items and pay out of pocket. But I can assure you, with the Disney Dining Plan, you will have a LOT of food, so there should be plenty to share! Every time we use the plan, we end up with a bunch of credits leftover (my kiddos love this, as they get to fill up a bag with snacks for the ride home and as treats to give to their friends!).

    My fellow panelist Ashley reminded me that kiddos three and under also eat for free at all buffet-style locations. You have some fantastic options, including one of our favorite Character Meals - Tusker House Restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. The buffet is probably one of the most delicious on property, and the Characters in their safari gEAR are super cute! We also love the Crystal Palace! Pooh and friends are so much fun for the littles, and Mickey waffles abound!

    Ashley, if you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to come back.


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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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