• On Sep 8, 2019
    Donna from MA 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.

    Hello, We are visiting with a group including our 2 yr old. For dining reservations, do we have to pay per person? What if they are there napping or won't eat much? Are most places just order off menu? What about cancelling reservations?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Donna. We're so glad you stopped by!

     Visiting the Walt Disney World Resort with a little one in tow always makes for lots of special memories. Your heart is going to just melt as you watch your toddler experience the magic of the theme parks! Traveling with small children can sometimes be stressful, but the Walt Disney World Resort makes it super easy with lots of family-friendly services like Rider Switch and the Baby Care Centers.

     For nearly all dining reservations, you'll only be required to pay for the Guests who are ordering food and beverages. (Some exceptions to this rule include select Signature Dining Experiences.) Your toddler is most welcome to share from an adult's plate at no charge or order something from the menu! And at all-you-care-to-enjoy restaurants like Chef Mickey's and The Crystal Palace, your 2-year old can eat for free. How great is that? 

     When making dining reservations, be sure to include everyone in your travel group in the total party size, including your 2-year old. Even if you don't think your little one will be eating at the restaurant, it's important the Cast Members there have an accurate head count. Before the booking process is complete, you'll be given information about cancellation policies. This information will also be included in your confirmation email. Usually, Guests may cancel a dining reservation up to 24-hours ahead of time without penalty. 

     I hope this was helpful, Donna. Please visit us again soon with any new questions you may have about your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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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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