Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Nov 27, 2009
    Linnea from CT 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.

    Visiting 5/2010 have dining plan , can daughter age 10 order from children's menu if she didn't care for adult choices?

    If you were not on the Disney Dining Plan, the answer to your question would be, "no problem." When paying out of pocket, guests of any age can order from any part of the menu. I recently dined with my sixty-something year old mother at WDW and she often ordered from the children's menus as a means of portion control. And my big-appetite daughter began ordering adult meals when she was about seven years old.

    If you are on the Dining Plan things become a bit more complicated. On the Plan, guests ages 3-9 are counted as children and guests ages 10 and up are counted as adults. Kids are supposed to order from the kids' menu and adults are supposed to order from the adult menu. So, theoretically, your daughter will need to order adult meals. However, in practice, I can't see any cast member giving you a hard time about getting a less expensive child's meal instead of the adult meal she is entitled to. Simply explain your situation to your server and they will be likely to accommodate you.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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