Mom With Kids After Run
  • On May 1, 2013
    Rayanne Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My son will be turning 8 while in disney & I read the kids menu is for 9 &under. For qualtity & variety the adult menu would suit him better, can I pay for the adult dining plan for him or do I have to go with the kids dining plan?

    Hi, Rayanne!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thanks for your question. I hope your family is looking forward to visiting the Walt Disney World Resort!

    One of the conditions of the Disney Dining Plan is that children ages 3-9 must order from the children’s menu when available. However, the good news is at restaurants that do not offer a specific menu for children, your son can order whatever he wishes. At buffet and family-style restaurants, for example, he will be able to eat all the same food you do. Even though there is often a section tailored specifically to most kids’ tastes at the buffets, he won’t be required to limit his selections to those foods. There are also some quick-service and table-service locations with only one menu for all Guests. 

    I hope this helps, Rayanne, and that you enjoy a wonderfully pixie-dusted vacation. Please write back with any other questions you may have as you continue to plan.

    Wishing you magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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