EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jun 23, 2015
    Felecia from MS 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.

    We will be visiting in December with our 2 year old daughter. As of now, we aren't planning on purchasing a dining plan. What are your thoughts? Trying to keep down costs as much as possible! Thanks!

    Hi Felecia,

    Thanks so much for your question. I think in your case, skipping the Dining Plan makes sense. Because your daughter is only 2 years old, she will be able to share your meals at no extra charge. In my experience when traveling with a little one, flexibility is key. When our children were in the baby and toddler stages, we chose to dine at mostly quick-service restaurants with one or two table-service meals here and there.

    For us, this strategy made it easier to follow our baby's cues and that we weren't overcommitted. Paying for our meals out-of-pocket helped us stay flexible and ensured we weren't just keeping reservations to make sure we got our money's worth out of a Dining Plan. Your mileage may vary but this worked well for my family.

    Please let us know if you have any other questions as you plan your vacation, Felecia. Thanks so much for your question!

    Andrea U.
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, North Carolina

Born and raised in Florida, I have been a fan of Walt Disney World Resort for my entire life. My husband and I love watching our preschool and kindergarten-age sons experience new attractions as they grow with each visit. In my house, we believe you’re never too old or too young to have a fantastic time at the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Andrea

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