Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jul 12, 2012
    Susan 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.

    Want to purchase the DDP - my son will be 10 (adult plan). He is a very picky eater - will only eat Kraft mac & cheese spirals, pizza, chicken nuggets, & fish & chips. Does DW offer any food leniency or can I get the DDP for 3 of us and pay f

    Hello, Susan!

    I have one formerly picky eater (now 14) and one foodie (now 10), and I credit Walt Disney World's Dining Plan with helping me get to this point with both!

    First, the DP must be purchased for every person on your reservation, for every night of your stay, so the DP for all is a must. Not to worry, though! This is a blessing in disguise. ;-)

    That mac-n-cheese and chicken nugget fan? Yup. Been there. What's great about the DP is that there is always something on the menu that sounds like what a cautious kid might like, and sometimes restaurants will let certain sides be interchanged between one entree and another. Ask your server what's possible; you might be surprised by the efforts to keep all of the diners happy.

    Look at the menus of various restaurants before making your Advanced Dining Reservations, so that you're selecting locations which offer something your son will like. If a menu is not posted on the restaurant's page on Walt Disney, look at, an unofficial source of information on everything Disney. Hover over "Walt Disney World" and select "Dining." From there, search for the restaurant of choice and you'll see a sample menu, including costs.

    Include some buffet meals, too, because they all have a special kids' buffet, which will include mac-n-cheese, pizza and chicken nuggets. However, because there are so many wonderful other items there, too, you may find your cautious eater selecting an item or two per meal that he'd never get on a kids' menu, resulting in a greater variety in his likes, too!

    Send me another question about specifics you'd like to try, and I'll send you a list of restaurants and menu choices I think your son will like after all. I'd love to help!
thumbnail image for Andrea

Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.