Buffet dining
  • On Jan 13, 2020
    Katherine from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My kids are 10 & 12 and very picky eaters. I noticed some table service menus state kids menu is for children 9 and younger. My kids will only eat those type of food listed on the kids menu. Do they usually make exceptions?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Katherine!

    Thanks for stopping by with your question. I see that you'll be starting your Magical vacation in March, just in time for the debut of Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway at Disney's Hollywood Studios!

    Katherine, my whole trip usually revolves around food and dining at the Walt Disney World Resort, so I'm happy to help with your menu question! While I can't guarantee anything, in my experience, the Cast Members at all of the Table Service restaurants are very understanding and accommodating. This is not an uncommon conundrum as lots of kids in the tween age range have a similar palate and would prefer ordering from the kids' menu.

    One thing to note is that if you are using the Disney Dining Plan, since your kids are over age 10, they are considered adults. So, regardless of the entree ordered, an adult Table Service entitlement will be used. I do know that reverse is not allowed, meaning that kids age 9 and under are not able to use a kids' Table Service entitlement for an adult entree.

    Another idea if you haven't yet selected all of your restaurants would be to choose a buffet. Two of our family favorites are Tusker House Restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom and The Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom Park. Both offer a wide-range of options and have great Character interactions as a bonus!

    I hope this helps ease your mind as you're getting ready for your trip. However you dine and whatever restaurants you choose, I hope you have a vacation that's delicious down to the last bite.

    Lauren
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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Disney Vacation Club and Walt Disney World Resort questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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