• On Apr 10, 2020
    John 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, I'm looking to book character dining, my 2 children are under 3 - my daughter is 18 month and my son is 9 month and are both eating solid small meals. How does this work for them when it says 3-9 years? Is there a different price?

    Hi, John!  Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I am so excited to hEAR that you are planning to visit Walt Disney World Resort with your little Mouseketeers!  There is nothing more magical than watching your little ones take in the sights and sounds of the theme parks!  Be sure to purchase Memory Maker before your vacation so that you can relive all of those magical moments for yEARS to come.

    I am happy to tell you that children under the age of 3 are considered "Guests of Mickey."  Children under 3 years of age do not need a theme park ticket, and they are welcome to share from your plate at any Walt Disney World Resort restaurant, including character dining experiences.  If you plan to utilize a Disney Dining Plan during your vacation, you will only need to purchase the plan for the members of your party who are 3 years of age and older.

    If you are experiencing an all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet or family-style meal, guests under the age of 3 may eat what they like at no additional charge.  At a la carte restaurants, you may share your meal with your little ones or you can purchase additional food for them if you wish.  If you are using a Disney Dining Plan, you will simply pay out-of-pocket for any additional food that you order for your children.  Just be sure to include your little Mouseketeers in the number of guests when you make your dining reservations.  This will ensure that you have a table big enough to accommodate your entire family.

    As you get ready for your vacation, be sure to check out these Disney Parks Moms Panel tips for making magic with preschoolers.  If you have any additional questions, please visit us again.

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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