• On Feb 13, 2017
    Chris from MO 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.

    I have a question we are bringing our 11,9,7 year old back and are thinking about doing the dining plan this time. My question is do the kids have to order off the kids menu?

    Hi Chris,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Wait - I think I hear the excitement at your house! What a fantastic trip it sounds like you are planning to the Walt Disney World Resort.

    My family loves the Dining Plan options. We have done the Disney Dining Plan and the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan. Yes, guests ages 3-9 must order from the children's menu when one is available. My girls, who are now 10-years old, have always enjoyed plenty of food with the kids' meals. 

    Remember that, with the Disney Dining Plan, meal credits are based on nights of stay. Each guest 3-years old and older will enjoy one Quick-Service and one Table-Service meal along with two snacks per night. Guests also receive one resort refillable mug on either plan. On the Deluxe Dining plan, each guest receives three meals plus two snacks per night of stay. We use the resort refillable mug to stay hydrated at the resort, especially while at the pool.  

    We love using a dining plan because food can be expensive while on vacation. The dining plan gives us the ability to estimate how much we will spend on food while also enjoying delicious meals that we might never have ordered if we had to pay à la carte. We use our snacks to enjoy smoothies, ice cream and other frozen treats because we typically visit in the summer months. 

    Remember to make Advanced Dining Reservations. Restaurants fill quickly! 

    Happy Planning!

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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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