Mom And Son Safari
  • On Jan 24, 2012
    Kristin from CO 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.

    We will be staying at Riverside in late March. We have purchased the dining plan for the four of us. Can my 10 year old use the dining plan for a kid's meal, even though at age 10 we purchased the adult meal plan?

    Hi, Kristin!

    This is a "grey area" question. Disney's policy states that '"meal entitlements cannot be shared between Guests 10+ and Guests ages 3-9."

    However, because Disney calculates the number of entitlements used and does not link the number of entitlements to a particular user, some Dining Plan users have asked a Cast Member at the given restaurant if it would be permissible for an "adult" (10+) to order from the child's menu at the cost of an adult entitlement.

    There is absolutely no policy that states that a Cast Member must honor that request, so be aware that you might be locked into the adult plan for your ten-year-old per the guidelines of the program.

    Regardless, Disney will work with your family to ensure that even if she is working on the adult menu, she will get a delicious meal made just to her liking.

    See you later, celebrator,

    -Deborah B.

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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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