• On Jan 20, 2020
    Hallie 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.

    I have a son that will be 2 during our trip, is he included on the dining plan? Or will we have to purchase his own meal(food) separately? Thanks for always being so helpful 

    Welcome BACK, Hallie!

    It's so wonderful to see you asking more great Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning questions!

    When visiting Mickey and his pals at the Most Magical Place on Earth and staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, guests ages 3 years and up have the option to take part in a Disney Dining Plan. There are a lot of benefits to this awesome vacation add-on, like being able to pay for all of your meals ahead of your stay, and also giving your time at Mickey's house a more all-inclusive vibe.

    Guests under the age of three are not required to purchase a dining plan with the rest of their group. These mini Mouseketeers are more than welcome to share a meal ordered by one or multiple guests in their dining party. If your son would like his own side, drink, entree or complete meal, that can be arranged and charged to either your MagicBand or added to your check to pay with card or cash when you redeem your dining entitlements. You're also more than welcome to bring in to the parks and dining reservations any special portable food that your son will eat. A dining location won't be able to assist with warming these special items, but you can do so yourself in a Baby Care Center just before a dining reservation.

    Pro Tip: Your son will receive his own plate at any buffet, family-style or all-you-care-to-enjoy dining options you happen to reserve, which includes most Character Dining locations, so be sure to book a few of these.

    Bonus Pro Tip: Check out our top tips on how to Disney with a toddler!

    I hope this helped to better plan your upcoming Disney Days, Hallie! And if you have any more vacation planning questions, we're all Ears!

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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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