• On Jul 14, 2017
    Angela from TX 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.

    W are traveling to WDW in January 2018, and our 9 almost 10 year old eats more than a kid would eat. If I get a dining plan does my 9 yr old have to eat off the kids menu?

    Hi, Angela!

    When on the Disney Dining Plan, kids ages 3-9 must order off the kids menu at Table Service locations. At Quick Service locations, kids ages 3-9 can order from either the adult OR kids menu.

    Since your child is a big eater, I suggest selecting buffets or all-you-care-to-eat family style dining. This way, your child can eat as much as desired, plus this is a great way to try some new food items. OK, and I will admit it, I enjoy some of the selections on the kids' buffet - I simply cannot resist Mickey's mac and cheese!

    Some of my favorite locations for buffets/family style dining:

    -Whispering Canyon Café at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort - order the Canyon Skillet
    -Crystal Palace (buffet) at the Magic Kingdom
    -Cape May Café (buffet) at Disney's Beach Club Resort
    -Boma Flavors of Africa (buffet) at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
    -Hollywood & Vine (buffet) at Disney's Hollywood Studios

    Make sure to make your dining reservations for any table service/buffet location. You can book up to 180 days in advance online or by calling (407)WDW-DINE.

    Wishing you many delicious meals around Walt Disney World!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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