• On Jan 1, 2020
    Amy from IN 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.

    If I can secure a reservation to Cinderella’s Royal Table, looking at the menu for lunch/dinner, I don’t see anything that my very picky 11 year old would eat. Is it possible to order him a meal from the kids menu, even if I’m charged an adult meal price?

    Hi, Amy!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    As the mom of two very picky eaters, I completely understand your concern.  However, I think that you should adopt Timon and Pumbaa's motto and say, "Hakuna Matata."  No worries!  The Cast Members at Walt Disney World Resort restaurants want all of their guests to enjoy their meals.  In my experience, they have always been quite flexible and willing to work with us to find something that my kiddos would enjoy.

    The way that substitutions and accommodations are handled tends to vary from restaurant to restaurant, so just speak to your server to see what your options might be.  Kids' menus at Walt Disney World Resort dining locations are meant for Mouseketeers ages 3 to 9.  Both of my children are over the age of 9, but they tend to prefer the foods found on the kids' menus rather than the adult entrees at many restaurants.  I have found that while I may be charged a higher price than what is listed on the kids' menu, servers are usually able to bring my picky kiddos an adult-sized portion of their favorite kids' menu foods.  It is worth noting that if you are using a Disney Dining Plan, all children over the age of 9 will be considered adults.  Their Disney Dining Plan will cost the same as the grown-ups in your group, regardless of what they plan on ordering.

    For my family of not-so-adventurous eaters, we find buffets and family-style meals to be great choices.  A buffet is a perfect chance to branch out and try a taste of something new, while still having those familiar, family-friendly foods to fall back on.  However, even though Cinderella's Royal Table is not a buffet-style meal, I still think it is a great choice for your family.  Nothing embodies the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort more than dining in Cinderella Castle with your favorite Disney Princesses!  Cinderella's Royal Table is a very popular character dining experienceReservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days in advance.

    Wishing you a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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