• On Feb 19, 2018
    Karen from VA 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 recently had bariatric surgery and can only eat very small portions. Do you know if there is a special request I can make where I can purchase kids meals or only pay kids prices.

    Hey there, Karen! 

    A lot has changed since I had my gastric bypass surgery 10 years ago, but there have been many wonderful meals at Walt Disney World in that time. The best advice I ever got was to not limit myself to eating kids meals. While you will find that Walt Disney World has some really healthy children's meal options, you might miss out on some truly delicious grown up options.

    In all of my years since bariatric surgery, I've only had one table service restaurant tell me they don't allow adults to purchase children's meals, so I will say your mileage may vary when it comes to this. Quick Service meals won't be an issue, but you may want to explain to your server a need to order the kids meal at a table service location. At the moment, there is no option to pay children's prices at buffets or all you care to eat meals. 

    I also encourage you to note on all of your dining reservations that you have a special dietary need. The culinary team at the Walt Disney World restaurants may be able to adapt something on the adult menu or offer suggestions for something they can prepare for you that will work with your new stomach.

    Welcome to "loser"ville, and I hope you find you can still enjoy some of your Walt Disney World vacation favorites when you get there!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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