Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jan 19, 2012
    Andrea from IN 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.

    There are SO MANY places I want to eat that I REALLY want the Deluxe Dining Plan. We have 3 young kids- is this WAY too much food and too much time in restaurants, or is it as great as I'm envisioning? Thanks for feeding my obsession! Freaking out!

    Hello Andrea from Indiana!

    You have hit on a very real problem! I have young kids too, and this is an issue for us. If it were up to me, we would eat at a table service restaurant for every meal. That is not because I am a glutton (though I have not been accused of being slender either!), but because the restaurants are so fun and yummy!

    The truth is, however, that 3 table service meals a day are too much, in more ways than one.

    For my kids, who are 4 and 6, it is just too much food. They just can't take in that much. It is also "too much" in terms of time. Every meal cuts 1 to 2 hours into your park time. Think what a kid mutiny that might create! So dependent upon your kids ages and appetites, I would recommend only 1 table service meal per day, maybe 2.

    I would really welcome any follow-up questions you might have. Just go to my bio page to ask, and we can chat more about your dining and other questions!

    Have a magical (and delicious) vacation!
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I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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