Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On Jul 22, 2010
    Jonathan from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are planning a visit in May 2011, our boys will be 2 and 3, we were planning on purchasing the dining plan, and I was wondering if we should/need to purchase a dining plan for the boys, I read that they eat free? Is this true, if so how does this work?

    Hi, Jonathan!   How exciting to be planning your magical WDW vacation!

    Once your child turns 3, he will need a park ticket and his own Dining Plan.   This will allow him to have his own meals without sharing.   The cost for the Dining Plan for kids ages 3 - 9 is very reasonable (around $12 per day, subject to change) and often pays for itself with just one character meal!    For your 2 year old, he can share off of your plate, or you can purchase him his own meal (kids meals are about $5 in quick service locations, around $8 at table service locations. 

    When my kids were under 3, we booked many buffets, as this was the easiest way to share meals and it was unlimited, so there was plenty to share and we could get "kid food" for the little ones and "grown-up food" for ourselves.  

    If you need more information, please let me know!  Good luck planning for your May trip.
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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