Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Apr 14, 2012
    Kevin from MI 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.

    Can I purchase the adult dining plan for a 9 year old with an adult appetite and taste? I dont think the childs menue would satisfy her appetite or taste in foods. Thanks

    Hi Kevin,

    If you wish to purchase the adult Disney Dining Plan for your nine-year-old, you'll have to give the Cast Member or travel agent who books your vacation package an inaccurate birthdate for your child.  As the current system is arranged, they cannot add an adult dining plan for a child that shows up as nine in the system.  If you say she is a year older, however, they can sell you an adult dining plan for her.  However, that also means you'd have to purchase an adult theme park ticket for her.  

    Instead, I suggest you consider keeping the children's dining plan for your daughter.  It will save you quite a bit of money and you always have the option of supplementing her meal with an added appetizer.  Even though you would have to pay out-of-pocket for the additional appetizer, that option would still be less expensive than purchasing an entire adult meal.  This might be an option worth considering.

    Keep in mind, also, that if you eat at one of the many buffets at Walt Disney World, you will all have access to exactly the same food regardless whether you purchased an adult or kids dining plan.

    Best wishes to you, Kevin, as you plan your upcoming vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Jill, New Jersey

Lesson plans, college plans, vacation a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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