• On Apr 3, 2016
    Jaclyn from PA 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 are planning a WDW trip in early 2017. While speaking with a rep she asked the ages of my children, they will be 2 and 4. She said the 2 year old will not need park tickets or dining plan. So will she still beable to get her own meals and snacks?

    Hi, Jaclyn!

    Let me detail this all out for you, as it can get a bit confusing!  Let's start with your 4 year old.  Kids ages 3-9 will need a park ticket and will officially be on the Disney Dining Plan with dining credits. They can order any meal (adult or child) at Quick Service locations, but must order from the kids menu at Table Service locations.

    Your 2 year old will not need a park ticket (hooray, FREE entry into the Disney theme parks! Enjoy this perk while you can!)  With Quick Service meals, this little mouseketeer is welcome to share your meals with you, or you can order a separate meal but there will be a charge for it (or you can use one of your dining credits). Ask for an extra cup to share a drink, or cups of ice water are always free.

    At Table Service locations, your child is welcome to share off your plate. If you order an extra meal, you can again use one of your dining credits or pay out of pocket. An easy option is to choose buffets or family style dining where they can eat all they wish for no additional charge.

    Snack credits have the same rule...since your 2 year old has no credits of his/her own, he/she can share your snack or use your credits for snacks. 

    Lastly, your 2 year old will not be eligible for the Refillable Beverage Mug that each guest on the Dining Plan receives. This should not be a huge deal, as you can easily share the beverage when at your resort.

    So to sum up, while your child is basically "free" there are no credits received to your account for meals or snacks. You can share your credits, share your snacks and meals, or pay out of pocket for extras. Or, you may do a combination of these options. See what works best for your family!


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Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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