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  • On Feb 7, 2012
    Angie from OH 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.

    When you do NOTget the dining plan......can children (6 year olds) share a meal at the quick service or table service restaurants? Not the buffets. I was told that the kids meals are quite large and do they come with a beverage?

    Hi Angie,

    You are correct that the rules are different when you're using the Disney Dining Plan vs. if you're not using the Disney Dining Plan. If you are NOT using the Dining Plan, you can order whatever you want. With the exception of buffets and all-you-care-to-eat meals, anyone is welcome to share food. 

    I have often ordered one meal for two of my children to share. (I've also shared meals with my husband and with one of my daughters.) You can also order parts of meals to share. For example, you can share appetizers and desserts, but each get your own entree. Or you could each get your own appetizer, but share the entree. 

    Children's meals do usually come with a beverage at quick service restaurants. If you did not want your kids to share a drink, you would be welcome to order a second beverage separately. You could also request an extra empty cup so that you could easily divide the single beverage. 

    At table service restaurants, food and beverages are usually ordered a la carte. Your kids could share one drink or two, but you'd have to order it that way. Your server will be able to help you with any questions. 

    Happy dining!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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