• On Feb 18, 2016
    Mandy from OH 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.

    My son is very picky, and even though we're doing the Disney Dining Plan, I expect there to be a few meals that he refuses to eat anything on the kids' menu. Will I be allowed to just buy him a side dish instead of using his table service credit?

    Hello Mandy,

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. My family enjoys the value of the Disney Dining Plan, especially when we have booked Character or Signature Dining Experiences. We also love having the option of different Plans since during each of our visits we like to try new Restaurants, so we need a Plan that fits with those particular Dining Experiences. I have some picky eaters in my family too however, we have always been able to find menu choices at the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels and Theme Parks that make them happy. I suggest looking over the Disney Dining Plan Locations list ahead of time and then making your Advanced Dining Reservations based on the menu selections at the Restaurants. It will give your son the opportunity to find other meals that he will enjoy outside of the Children's Menu offerings.

    That said, you'll be glad to know that you may use your Disney Dining Plan meal entitlements in any way that you would like. You are more than welcome to purchase a side dish or any other menu item. I recommend speaking with the Cast Member serving you to see if you can use snack credits toward any side dish items your son would like to order. 

    I hope this information helps. Please visit us again if you have any additional vacation planning questions. 

    Magical Wishes,

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I am, first and foremost, the mother of four beautiful children. I enjoy traveling, social media and anything that involves being active, from running to skiing. Last but not least, I love Walt Disney World and all of the magic and special memories it has brought to me and my family’s lives. I look forward to helping you plan your own magical vacation filled with memories that will last a lifetime Learn More About Susan

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