Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Mar 8, 2011
    Rocky from NJ 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 12 years old and is a picky eater. Do we have to order from the adult menu for him on the DDP or will he be able to order something he likes off of the children's menu?

    Yo Rocky! (Sorry, I couldn't resist!) I have an 11-year-old son who loves that he is considered an adult at Walt Disney World, but he doesn't want any part of the food on the adult menu! My son is a very picky eater, so he prefers the standard kids' fare on the children's menus, and every Disney restaurant we've visited has allowed him to order from the kids' menu.  Obviously, the cost of a child's meal is much cheaper than the cost of an adult meal at Disney, so using your son's adult dining plan to pay for kids' meals is not the most cost-effective use of his meal credits, although a few restaurants may give him an adult-sized portion of the kiddie meal. However, if he wishes to eat from the children's menus, he's free to order from them. (Some parents choose to pay out-of pocket for their child's kiddie meal and save the adult dining credit for use at another meal.)

    If a particular restaurant doesn't have your son's favorite foods on the menu, don't hesitate to ask for them anyway. My son loves grilled cheese sandwiches, and he is able to order one at many Disney restaurants, even if they aren't listed on the menu: For example, 'Ohana brought him an adult-sized portion of grilled cheese and french fries, and the Yak & Yeti made him a grilled cheese on a hamburger bun. Buffets are also good dining choices for picky eaters. Chef Mickey's and Crystal Palace have so many options; there's something for everyone.
    Come visit us again at the Moms Panel if you have more questions! We're happy to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, North Carolina

I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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