• On Mar 29, 2017
    Holly from CA 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.

    I have a very picky 11 year old. Most restaurants kids menus go to 12, but I have noticed in my searching Disneys only go to 9! Are they sticklers on this? I'm afraid we won't be able to go to several of the restraunts!

    Hi there, Holly! Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question.

    The Disneyland Resort has a large variety of dining options to suit every taste and budget. You are correct that the kids menus are designed for children up to age 9. However, in my experience, and in speaking with a Cast Member, most restaurants aren't too strict when it comes to older kids ordering off the kids menu. So definitely don't restrict your dining options at the Disneyland Resort because I'm positive that your child will find something appetizing at nearly every location. I recommend making reservations for any table-service meal up to 60 days in advance either online or by calling (714) 781-3463.

    Another great option for picky eaters would be a buffet. With so much delicious food to choose from, your child is sure to find something they like. Keep in mind, however, that your 11-year-old will be charged the adult price at buffets. You are also free to bring in your own snacks when you visit the parks if you prefer. I like to keep granola bars, apple slices, and crackers on-hand whenever I'm at the parks with my child.

    I hope you and your family have a magical visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!

    -Linda M.

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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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