Family at Citricos
  • On Oct 4, 2022
    Heather from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    HI!! I recently had bariatric surgery and eat very little. Is it possible to order off the kids menu or book the kids prices for buffets etc as an adult? Is this also something the chefs can accommodate at the table service restaurants?

    Hiya Heather - welcome back to planDisney!

    I see that my fellow panelists have provided you with some great advice on planning your upcoming holiday adventure to Walt Disney World Resort. I'm happy to hopefully continue that trend here!

    Eating is usually a big part of any visit to Walt Disney World Resort, so I can completely understand wanting to get a plan together now, before your big trip! First and foremost, I recommend contacting the Special Diets Team via email to see what accommodations, if any, you may need help with during your visit.

    Beyond that, I can tell you that a great way to eat less is to utilize the Kid's Menus at Table Service restaurants. I've had no trouble ordering these smaller portions, so I think this is a good option for you. At some locations, you may also be able to order smaller portions of certain items. For example, I recently had a great breakfast at Ale & Compass Restaurant at Disney's Yacht Club Resort. I was torn between multiple entrées but my server let me know that I was able to order a single Dark Chocolate Waffle as a side instead of a full-size order!

    Buffets are a different story, and that's where Cast Members at the restaurant or the Special Diets Team may be able to help you. I know that for some dietary restrictions based on ingredients (rather than amount), the chefs at buffet dining locations are able to provide Guests with special meals to meet their needs. In my two experiences, the Guests in our party were still charged the standard adult buffet price. Again, your mileage may vary, and starting a conversation with the Special Diets Team will be a great way to learn more about your options so you don't have to worry about this during your trip!

    I hope this information was helpful - stop by with more questions any time, Heather!

    Ryan J.
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Meet the Panelist: Ryan, Ohio

Hi, everyone! I’m Ryan from Ohio and am so happy that you’re here! By day (and most nights and weekends), I'm a business professor mentoring the next generation of leaders. In my free time I love outdoor activities and traveling with my family and friends, scarfing down ice cream, and, of course, all things Disney! I can’t wait to help your crew plan a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Ryan

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