• On Dec 6, 2018
    Eric from OH 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.

    I have heard rumors that Disney does not distinguish between child credits and adult credits and that some waiters will let a child order from the adult menu. Have you heard this as well?

    Hello Eric!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with a great question about Disney Dining Plans!

    If you want to turn your visit to the Walt Disney World Resort into an all-inclusive experience, I highly recommend adding a Disney Dining Plan to your vacation package. I really appreciate not having to worry about our meals while we are enjoying the magic at the pleace where dreams com true!

    Children 3 to 9 are welcome to order from a children’s menu where available when using a Disney Dining Plan. My personal experience traveling with my 7-year-old daughter is that she has not been allowed to choose a meal from adult menus. This is possible if you choose to pay for the adult meal out of pocket. Sometimes the opposite happens: adults ask servers if they may order from the kid’s menu, which may be allowed  - I recommend talking to your server before placing your order. Please note, however, that adults cannot use children’s leftover entitlements to purchase meals on the Disney Dining Plan. The first time we used the Disney Dining Plan I paid out of pocket for my daughter at a Table-Service location so that I could have an extra credit to use for signature dining. I was then informed by our server that I could not combine one adult table-service entitlement and a child entitlement to pay for a meal.

    Moms Panel tips: did you know that you can start booking your favorite restaurants up to 180 days in advance? Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online, using the My Disney Experience mobile app, or calling (407) 939-3463.

    Thank you very much for stopping by! I hope this helps you plan magical dining adventures.

    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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