• On Dec 4, 2019
    Michele from NY 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 will be traveling with a 2 year old, how does it work with dining and drinking at restaurants? Do I have to pay for her? Also, the all you can enjoy restaurants, how do I get more information on these? Are these restaurants buffet? Thank you

    Hi Michele!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Yes, you are correct about the 'All You Care To Enjoy' meals.  These are easily searched for, under 'Buffet/Family Style' - you can filter your selection on this restaurant list under 'dining experience', and you can narrow it down further with location and other options.    Many character dining restaurants will appear under this category, including Chef Mickey's (at Disney's Contemporary Resort), The Crystal Palace (at Magic Kingdom Park) and Garden Grill Restaurant at Epcot, among many others.  You can see the food options available at each location by clicking on your chosen restaurant, and then clicking again on 'View Menu'.   There may be some restaurants where only certain items on the menu are classed as 'all you care to enjoy', for example at Whispering Canyon Cafe (at Disney's Wilderness Lodge), there are regular menu items such as steak or salmon, along with 'All You Care To Enjoy Signature Skillets' which can be refilled at your request.  

    There is no charge for any children up to the age of 2 as it is not expected they will eat a full meal.  They are welcome to share your plate, or you can order additional sides or a small meal for them and pay for those separately.   Please remember when you are making your dining reservations that you include all Guests, of every age, in your total numbers.  Reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance, either online, or by using your My Disney Experience account.  

    Please come back and visit us if you have any further questions. We will be happy to help you plan your magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort.

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Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of planDisney since 2012.  Walt Disney World is my happy place, and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Susan

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