• On Jan 6, 2018
    Nicola michelle 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 have triplets who were very prem but next time we visit they will be over 10 meaning they will have adult dining plan!Is there any exceptions where I can buy them child dining plans instead of adults as the cost difference is considerable? Thanks

    Dear Nicola,

    Thank you so much for stopping by to visit us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great planning question about your upcoming visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    I understand how it can be a challenge sometimes to transition from the child meals to the adult meals, because there can be a change in cost. In your situation, having that change times three must be a shock! If your children don't eat large portions, you might consider not purchasing the Disney Dining Plan and instead paying out of pocket for their meals. At restaurants that are NOT buffets, family-style, or other fixed price restaurants, you can select kids' meals for them. That might help you to keep your costs down. If your children are big eaters and/or if you are planning many buffets or family-style meals, then it might be better to just go ahead and purchase the Disney Dining Plan because it might save you money and the hassle of having to pay for each meal separately. 

    Hope that helps with your magical planning!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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