• On Apr 16, 2018
    Tammi from CA 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 "special needs son" who eats about 5 items. With deciding where to Dine, I would like to choose some of the "Character Dines", but don't want to be charged for him since he doesn't eat much. Is this possible?

    Dear Tammi,

    Thank you so much for stopping by to visit us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question about planning ahead for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    I completely understand what you are asking, because I have even joked with other Moms Panelists about taking our children to a character dining experience and then having them eat only bread! Unfortunately, since these experiences are buffet-style, you must pay the full child price for your child even if they only eat a small amount. The way that I think of it is that you are paying not only for the meal itself but also for the ambiance and for the wondEARful one-to-one character interaction. I hope that helps you to make an informed decision.

    Have a magical time planning!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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