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  • On Nov 6, 2011
    Kim 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.

    We will be planning our 3rd visit to Disney this year, first on Disney Property. We got the free dining plan but I have now noticed that many places are not on the dining plan.why? 2 of my kids(12 and 14) would rather eat off the kids menu, can they?

    Hi Kim!  You're going to love the convenience and perks of staying on Disney property! The Disney Dining Plan is one of the biggest perks available to Disney resort guests, and you're so lucky to have been able to take advantage of the Free Dining offer! 

    The vast majority of the restaurants at Walt Disney World accept Dining Plan credits, so you'll have plenty of great meals using your Dining Plan. We're currently transitioning from the 2011 Dining Plan to the 2012 one, and the online information for 2012 is not very complete at this point, which is why you may have the impression that few restaurants accept the Dining Plan. You can see a list of restaurants that definitely accept the 2012 plan on the brochure found by clicking here. More and more restaurants will be added to this list by the end of the year. For purposes of planning, you might want to look at the restaurants listed on the 2011 plan on the brochure here. It's quite likely that the majority of these restaurants will also participate in the 2012 plan; check the 2012 brochure again at the beginning of January, when the list should be complete.

    My picky eleven-year-old son has never had a problem ordering his meals from the children's menus, and some restaurants have even provided him with an adult-sized portion of the kiddie food. If nothing on the adult menus appeal to your children, just tell the servers they prefer to order a meal from the kids' menu, and they'll happily accommodate them. Likewise, your kids can also ask for adult entrees to be prepared without sauces etc. Disney's great about accommodating special requests to please picky eaters. 

    Come visit us again at the Moms Panel if you have more questions! 
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, North Carolina

I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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