• On Aug 5, 2016
    Lisa from MA 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.

    Hi! My daughter is nine years old and we have the dining plan. If she doesn't like whats on the children's menu can I pay the difference for an adult meal? Thank you

    Hi, Lisa!

    Great question!

    My family has often dined at Walt Disney World on a Disney Dining Plan, with kids on that plan anywhere from 3 to 13.

    While you cannot pay the difference between the cost of a children's meal and an adult meal, choose your dining experiences based on children's menus.

    For example, Magic Kingdom's Be Our Guest Restaurant's kids's dinner menu offers grilled seafood, chicken brochette, grilled steak and Beast Casserole, all of which are a step up from chicken fingers and fries. Disney Hollywood Studios' Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano menu features kids' penne pasta and meatball, with the always-popular Spaghetti & Meatball Cupcake for dessert. One of our favorites, Epcot's Teppan Edo, offers kids shrimp, chicken or beef served with veggies, udon noodles and rice--so good!

    Also, all Table-Service buffets allow children to sample food from every area. Thus, consider adding Walt Disney World buffet dining restaurants to your travel plans. 1900 Park Fare, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Boma-Flavors of Africa, Chef Mickey's, The Crystal Palace and Tusker House are all favorites, no matter who is with us!

    Plan your meals wisely, Lisa, and your daughter will love her options.

    Send more questions as you think of them, too; we love to help!

    Andrea H
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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