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  • On Apr 23, 2021
    Kristi from LA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning a trip for December, and my husband and I want to try new table service restaurants but my son is a picky eater. Would the table service restaurants allow us to bring food for him, say from a counter service restarurant?

    I understand your dilemma, Kristi. You’ve got a foodie who hasn’t graduated from his training stage yet. That’s okay; he’ll get there!

    During a trip a few years ago, we brought our then four-year-old granddaughter along. We noticed a very specific pattern of behavior from her when we visited restaurants (I mean, besides choosing precisely the moment our food was delivered to announce that she needed to use the restroom). We noticed that she fairly adamantly refused most of the menu items we’d suggest. Because we are grandparents and we have a free pass on worrying about her dietary choices, we opted to allow her to enjoy a kid-friendly choice from nearby counter service locations. This never posed a problem with any of our servers.

    I will say that many of the table service restaurants do offer some great choices on the kids menu. If you, like me, do not feel like fighting about food while you’re on vacation, feel free to opt in on the counter service carry-out. It shouldn’t be a problem.

    I hope that helps, Kristi. Happy dining!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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