• On May 1, 2016
    Mary from MA 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.

    Do I have to pay for my 20 Month old to eat at the buffets?

    Hey, Mary!

    So glad to see you again at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Sometimes the best things in life are free and for children under the age of 3 years admission to Walt Disney World theme parks is free and so are buffets.

    Your 20-month-old future Disney fanatic will be able to share food from your plate or even get their own plate at no additional cost when dining at Disney buffets. At Counter Service and Table Service dining experiences, the under 3 crowd will need to share food with an adult.

    Disney Dad Tip: I suggest eating all meals on the early side to help keep your prince's or princess's toddler tummy full and happy. Early lunch and dinner reservations are less popular. You may book dining experience with or without theme park tickets up to 180 days in advance.

    Please let me know if you have any other questions to help make your Disney vacation more special.

    Mary, enjoy making many Magical Memories!

    ~Jason ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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