Kids at Beaches and Cream; AA; Siblings; eating
  • On Mar 24, 2024
    John from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When using Disney Dining plan with kids over 10 - how do you get it to the point that the restaurants aren’t fighting over letting the kids order from the kids menu

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to planDisney, John. We're glad you stopped by! You've certainly come to the right place with your Disney vacation planning question. 

     I'm a big fan of the Disney Dining Plan because I love the convenience and flexibility it adds to our Disney Resort hotel stay. As a mom of three, I need all the convenience I can get! I totally understand your concern. My oldest kiddo is 14-years old, and he's a super picky eater, making dining out difficult sometimes. At most restaurants in our hometown, he can't order from a kids' menu because he's too old. Fortunately, we don't experience that issue at the Walt Disney World Resort! In our experience, my son has always been permitted to order from a kids' menu. Most often, they bring him an adult-sized portion of that kids' menu item, which is awesome because he's 5'7 and still growing! My best advice is to have a friendly chat with your Server about your big kid's preferences. We've had nothing but good experiences when it comes to ordering a meal for my big, picky guy, even substituting sides or requesting modifications. I think you'll have a similarly positive experience! 

     One of my favorite things about the Disney Dining Plan is the included Snacks. There are SO many eligible snack items in and out of the theme parks, making it easy for everyone in my family of 5 to find something to please their snacky palate. I love to redeem my snacks at the Starbucks locations in the theme parks. This mom needs caffeine to fuel our pixie-dusted adventures!

     I hope this was helpful, John. Please let us know if you have any other questions about your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! We'd love to help you plan a magical stay.

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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