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  • On Jan 28, 2023
    Melissa from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, we are planning a trip to Disney World in late May with my 2 year old granddaughter. Is there a charge for her at the Character Dinning meals? Is she able to get her own meal?

    Welcome to planDisney, Melissa! I recently visited Walt Disney World Resort with a dear friend and her two-year-old granddaughter, and that was a magical experience. The little one was bright-eyed and curious about all the things, and Cinderella Castle glimmered just a little brighter when I saw it through her eyes. You are going to have a fantastic time with your Mouseketeer!

    As you probably know, children under three do not need Theme Park Tickets or Theme Park Reservations, but you must include her in your headcount for all your dining reservations. Most Character Meals are buffet or family style, and your granddaughter will not be charged for a meal at these experiences. If the restaurant has a menu, she will get her own drink and plate and be able to eat from your plate at no additional charge. 

    Melissa, there are many excellent options for dining with characters at Walt Disney World, but one of my favorites is lunch or dinner at Tusker House Restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. This buffet-style meal offers kid favorites like corn dog nuggets, chicken legs, and macaroni and cheese. Adults can choose from chicken, shrimp, salmon, and more. Donald Duck is large and in charge at this venue, and he and his friends will stop by your table for photos and fun dressed in their safari gear. 

    I hope your visit in May is the stuff dreams are made of, Melissa! Please feel free to stop by planDisney anytime with questions. I'd love to help!

    Magic awaits,

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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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