Buffet dining
  • On Oct 31, 2022
    Lauren from LA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Will restaurants with family style meals like HW and Vine offer anything specific for kids on the menu (such as nuggets) or are they limited to the options listed. I’ve been told places like Ohana offer nuggets. Trying to plan ahead for a picky eater.

    Hey there, hi there, Lauren! You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney! I'm so glad that you've stopped by with such a great question. I'm so excited to chat Disney with a fellow Louisianian!

    As a mom of a picky eater, I absolutely understand your concerns! It can be so stressful to try a new restaurant when you're worried that your kiddo may not like the menu items. But Hakuna Matata, Lauren! It means "no worries!" Walt Disney World Resort is a foodie and picky eater paradise, and the littlest Mousketeers are definitely VIPs. Now, let's get to this oh-so-important topic: FOOD! 

    If you are curious about Hollywood & Vine specifically, I think you will be happy to hear that this restaurant has returned to its delicious buffet dining! Every Disney buffet I have ever enjoyed has had a great kids' section, usually filled with items such as mac-n-cheese, chicken nuggets, chicken drumsticks, corndog nuggets, kid-friendly veggies, and more. I must admit that you will always find me in the "kids' section," grabbing some mac-n-cheese or corndog nuggets. YUM!

    For restaurants with family-style dining, such as Garden Grill Restaurant and 'Ohana, my daughter has always been offered more kid-friendly options, such as mac-n-cheese and/or chicken nuggets. In my experience, the server has always asked if we would like them to bring alternative options for the kiddos, but if no one offers, just ask! Rest assured that your picky eater will have a happy, full belly, you will enjoy your delicious meal, and you'll see that the kid-friendly dining options are just some of the things that make it The Most Magical Place on Earth!

    One more tip! I find that Mobile Food and Beverage Ordering right from the My Disney Experience app can be your most helpful vacation tool when traveling with a picky eater. It makes it so quick and easy to mobile order a pizza or chicken nuggets for your kiddo to enjoy before you head out for a nice dining experience. Full bellies make happy kiddos, happy kiddos make happy parents and that makes for a magical vacation!

    I hope this was helpful, Lauren, and I hope you and your family have the most magical and memorable vacation, full of fun and food! Please stop by any time with any planning questions you may have. You've got a friend in planDisney!

    Bon appetit,

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I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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