Mom with infant
  • On Sep 13, 2022
    Jacie from OK Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do one year old's need to be on dining reservations at Disney World?

    Hey There, Hi There, Ho There, Jacie!

    You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney –– thanks for stopping by with your question. I'm excited to hear that you'll be bringing a little one along with you during your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World Resort.  For me, there's nothing quite as magical as seeing the magic of Disney through the eyes of a small child and I can't wait for you to experience that feeling for yourself!

    Even if your tiny person won't be enjoying their own meal during your stay, you'll still need to include all infants and small children in the number of Guests when you make a Walt Disney World dining reservation.  This allows the Cast Members to know when space for a high chair or booster might be needed, as well as following the restaurant's capacity limits to make sure everyone can enjoy their meal safely.  And here's a great tip for families with small kids –– if you're dining at a buffet-style restaurant, you won't need to pay for a meal for children under the age of three, but they'll still be welcome to enjoy food off the buffet, along with your plate.  It's a great way to save a little money while enjoying your meal together as a family –– tall about a win-win, right?

    During your visit, I also recommend taking advantage of the Baby Care Centers located in each of the four Walt Disney World theme parks.  These adorable, air-conditioned spaces have private areas for nursing and feeding, changing areas, high chairs, and more. They even have items available for purchase, so if you need extra diapers or a change of clothes in a pinch, it's a great place to pick those types of things up.  Whether you need a safe place to care for your little one or just a quiet spot to take a break from the excitement of the parks, the baby care centers are practically perfect in every way, so be sure to check them out during your vacation!

    Thanks for visiting planDisney, Jacie.  If you think of more planning questions as your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation gets closer, I hope you'll stop by again –– we're always here to help!

    Have a Magical Day,
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