• On May 19, 2017
    Aimee from TX 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.

    Hello! We have purchased the Dining plan. I had weight loss surgery and have read where I would be charged an adult credit for Buffet style table service. I was wondering about the character meals specifically At the castle and Akershus? Can I plate share?

    Dear Aimee,

    Thank you so much for reaching out to us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question about planning your meals at the Walt Disney World Resort!

    I totally understand your concern about paying the adult rate for a fixed price character meal when you do not plan to eat a large amount, but unfortunately the cost is based on age (either 2 and under, 3-9 years old, or 10 and up) and is not based on the amount that you will eat. The cost covers not only the meal but the whole character experience and ambiance of the restaurant, so that's why it doesn't vary with the amount of food eaten.

    On the other hand, if you are attending a character meal that does not have a fixed meal price, such as dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant, then you can certainly order the amount and type of food that works for your specific plan.

    Hope that helps with your magical planning!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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