• On Sep 5, 2017
    Julie from OK 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.

    We have reservations at several table service restaurants. My daughter is 8 and a very picky eater. If she won't eat anything on the menu do we still have to use a table credit for her being there?

    Hello Julie!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    As the father of 2 very picky eaters, I often find balancing our Disney Dining Plan credits akin to gambling. If I order a meal for my son or say that my daughter will be partaking in a buffet, I'm all-in whether they eat their fill or only 3 bites before calling the delicious offerings "yucky".

    At traditional Table Service Restaurants, you are charged Disney Dining Plan credits for meals ordered, not for a Guest taking up a seat. If you do not order a meal for one of your children, then you will not be charged Disney Dining Plan credits. Also, you can choose before the bill arrives whether or not to redeem Disney Dining Plan credits for a particular meal or pay out of pocket.

    Be advised that Guests over 3 are not allowed to eat off of the plate of an Adult at a buffet. They will require their own plate and will be charged if they eat.

    Keep open communication with you Server and they will be sure to arrange your bill based on your needs for that meal.

    For Character Dining, Signature Dining that includes set menus and Dinner Shows, Guests are charged for the experience regardless of how much (or little) is eaten. You will be charged the full cost or expected to redeem Disney Dining Plan credits for those meals. When you book your Advanced Dining Reservations, be sure to read through the terms and conditions for your meals. Additionally, they can be found in your confirmation e-mail once Advanced Dining Reservations are confirmed.

    Bon Appétit!

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Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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