• On Mar 12, 2017
    Tracy from ON 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.

    The next trip is the first one where my girl is of 'adult' age for the dining plan, but her palate sometimes still leans towards chicken nuggets. Will we be able to get her the kids meal at times and just pay to save the dining credit?

    Hi Tracy!

    As the mother of three picky eaters, two of them also considered "adult age", I totally understand your question. I can say that we probably order chicken nuggets every time as well. You can definitely pay your daughter's meal out of pocket.  When you use the dining plan, be sure to let your server know beforehand that you are on the dining plan and you would like to pay for your daughter's meal. At the end of your meal, they will scan your MagicBand for the total of the dining credits being used for the dining party and they should bring you the check for your daughter's meal as well as the gratuity (which is not covered by the dining plan). Since you may have extra credits available, you may want to look at restaurants that would charge you two credits. Some of my favorites are: Le Cellier Steakhouse, Yachtmans Steakhouse and California Grill

    Did you know?: The Disney Parks Blog offers the latest information regarding dining and other park happenings! Be sure to check it out!

    It's been a real pleasure assisting you. If you need any recommendations for restaurants, please feel free to send me your questions!

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Meet the Panelist: Yael, Florida

As a native Floridian, I've experienced the Disney Parks in every stage of life: as a child, a teenager, a newlywed, and now as a mom of three. My journey through the magic of Walt Disney World Resort has been filled with unforgettable moments and invaluable insights. Whether you're planning your first or your 100th visit, I'm eager to share my cherished memories and tried-and-true planning tips with you. Let's make your Disney experience as magical as mine have been! Learn More About Yael

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