Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • 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.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    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,
    Courtney
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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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