Family dining outside
  • On Jan 2, 2020
    Pattie from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Can I upgrade my child's dining plan to an adult plan

    Hello, Pattie!

    You came to the right spot to ask about the Disney Dining Plans. I know a lot of my fellow friends here on the Disney Parks Moms Panel enjoy the many delicious meals, treats, and snacks Disney has to offer. You can usually find me with a Mickey shaped treat in hand! 

    When my family visits Walt Disney World Resort we always add a Dining Plan to our vacation package. There are three types of dining plans; Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, Disney Dining Plan, and Disney Deluxe Dining Plan. We usually go with Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan and let me tell you, there is plenty of food to go around! Unfortunately, you can’t upgrade your child’s dining plan to an adult plan, but I do have a couple tips that may help you and your family.

    I recommend selecting different meals when your family is ready to eat. My son selects what he wants off the kids’ menu, my husband will order something him and I are interested in, and I order something familiar that I know that everyone might enjoy. We do this to give our table or variety of foods to try and taste from! Now if that’s not enough, everyone on any dining plan is entitled to 2 snacks per each night of the package stay! Between the meals and snacks, there are so many options to choose from. Don’t forget the awesome Resort Refillable Drink mug each person (ages 3+), per package gets! Those refill mugs are refillable at ANY Walt Disney World Resort! (Tip: I bring my mug to the parks with me even though you can’t refill them there, they are insulated, so I pour our drinks that we purchase in the parks right into the refill mugs so that they stay cooler longer!)

    As you continue to plan be sure to check out the many different Dining locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. After you find a restaurant you’re interested in select it to view the menu and see what Dining Plans are accepted there!

    Have a magical day!
    -Shantel

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Meet the Panelist: Shantel, Arizona

Hi ya Pals! I'm Shantel from Arizona. I am a mom of two and a military wife. I grew up going to the parks, and now we're sharing that tradition with our kids. When I am not visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, I'm at home researching and planning for our next trip! One of my favorite things to do is search for new snacks to try, especially if they are Mickey shaped. I'm definitely living the dream my heart wished for! I cannot wait to answer your questions and help make your vacation even more magical! Learn More About Shantel

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