• On Mar 15, 2018
    Julie from QC 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.

    Hello! I will be travelling with my husband and my sons, 7 and 10 yo in August. We won’t take the dining plan because my skinny 10 yo doesn’t eat like an adult. We still plan to go dining at table service. What are your top affordable dining options?

    Bonjour Julie, 

    I’ll tell you a secret: the Disney Dining Plan is way too much food for my family too! We’ve never added it to our vacations at Walt Disney World Resort and, frankly, we’ve never missed it, in spite of the fact that we typically eat at least one table service meal every day. 

    If your little guy doesn’t eat that much, my first tip would be to avoid any buffet or family style restaurants during your upcoming vacation as he’d have to pay the adult price in order to dine there. 

    Some good news: when we visited Walt Disney World with our friends and their children, their oldest boy was 10 years old and, in spite of that, he was usually able to order off the kids menu because we were paying “out of pocket” for him.

    Finally, some of my favourite table service restaurants that are affordable (at least by Disney standards) are: Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village, Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Restaurant Marrakesh at Epcot, The Plaza Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park and 50’s Prime Time Café at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. 

    I hope my answer helps you plan your upcoming vacation. Et n’oubliez pas que vous pouvez également nous poser des questions en français!

    Have a Magical Day,
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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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