• On Sep 3, 2018
    Jessica from SC 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 traveling next November with a 2.5 year old with the dining plan. Will he just eat off of our plates or does he also get meals on the plan? Thanks!

    Hi Jessica and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    It sounds like you're planning another magical vacation for your family! I do love the convenience of Disney Dining Plans but the details can get confusing. You will not have to purchase a Dining Plan for your little one. As you mentioned, it is expected that children under the age of 3 will share a parent's meal. If you are dining at a buffet or family-style restaurant, you can fix your child their own plate of food. 

    If your child is like mine were and needs more food than you are able to share, you can order a meal for your child and pay out of pocket. You could use your dining credits for an additional meal but I found it a better use of our credits to pay for a child's meal separately. 

    Jessica, thank you for visiting us again with another great question. I hope you'll let us know if we can help you with any other questions!
    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Amy H.
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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