• On Jun 7, 2016
    Dennis from AL 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.

    Ok, I keep reading differing statements on the dining plan for kids! Do kiddos have to order from children's menu or not?

    Hi, Dennis!

    The answer is IT DEPENDS! When on the Disney Dining Plan, when ordering at a Quick Service location (ordering at a counter, "fast food" locations), kids can order either a Kids Meal or choose an adult entrée, drink, and dessert. Quick Service credits are NOT tracked between adults and children, so order from whichever menu you wish.

    When on the Disney Dining Plan and using Table Service credits (think sit down with a menu) then kids must order from a Child Menu when available.  If at a buffet or family style location, kids can eat whatever they desire! (And adults are welcome to indulge in the kids area on the buffet - I always head straight for the mac n cheese!)

    With so much flexibility, you will find the Disney Dining Plan very easy to use and very easy to find something tasty to eat whether you are an adult or child. I hope this clarifies the great Disney Dining Plan mystery! If you have any other questions or information you need clarified, just let us know!


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Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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