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  • On Jan 9, 2020
    Rachel from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    When looking at information, I keep finding that DDP is for guest ages 3+. Does that mean my 18-month old doesn't get a plan? Will I have to pay for his meal each time?

    Hi Rachel!

    In just one short week, you will be starting your vacation. I hope that you are starting to get excited! If you are staying right at the Walt Disney World Resort, be sure to take advantage of Online Resort Check-In. By beginning the check-in process in advance of your arrival, you may be able to head directly to your room once it is ready, skipping the Front Desk altogether.

    You can check-in using the My Disney Experience Mobile app. Don’t forget to bring your MagicBand with you, or set up the “Unlock Door feature” on your phone in the app!

    My family loves the Disney Dining Plan. With 1 Quick-Service Meal, 1 Table-Service Meal, 2 Snacks or Non-Alcoholic Drinks per day and a refillable drink mug (eligible for refills at self-service beverage islands at Quick-Service locations at any of the Disney Resort hotels,) it is a great way to taste your way around the Walt Disney World Resort. You are correct that this plan is for Guests, age three and over. When my children were little, they would share from an adult plate at no extra charge. If you have a child that may need more food than that, an additional meal may be purchased from the menu, and the price of the meal will be added to your bill. There are children’s menus at all dining locations, so if you do need to purchase an extra meal, be sure to ask your server for a children’s menu. If you are looking for some healthy options, look for the Mickey Check emblem. The Mickey Check emblem means that these meals meet Disney Nutrition Guidelines.

    Since you are traveling with an 18-month-old, be sure to check out the Baby Care Centers located in each of the Theme Parks. These centers are a great place to change a diaper, give a snack, or sit, cool off, and take a break.

    Wishing you a vacation filled with many magical memories!

    ~Heather
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

I am a mom, wife, oncology  nurse, daydreamer, and wannabe Disney Princess. I am always dreaming about and planning my next Walt Disney World vacation. I have experiencing navigating the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, multigenerational groups, as well as with special needs and food allergies. I love helping others plan their vacations and I am here to help make all of your dreams come true! Learn More About Heather

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