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  • On Feb 23, 2013
    Melissa 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.

    I will be visiting in October with my 2.5 year old. We plan to purchase the dining plan-since I won't be purchasing a ticket for her, how does she eat? Does she get to choose from the child's menu?

    Hi Melissa, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question.  I have been bringing my daughter to Walt Disney World Resort since she was a year old and have used the dining plan every time so I have plenty of experience in this area.  

    Because your daughter is under 3 years old, you will not be required to purchase theme park tickets or a dining plan for her.  When it is time for your family to dine, depending on the type of restaurant you will have a few options.  At a buffet or family style restaurant she will be able to get a plate and choose whatever she would like.  If you are dining at restaurant with an A la carte option, your daughter will be required to share someone else's meal.  If that is not an option, you are able to purchase a meal for your daughter at an additional cost.  I have found that the children's options are quite reasonably priced, and this allows myself to have something a little more adventurous for dinner.  

    I hope you have a magical vacation at Walt Disney World Resort in October Melissa.  If you have any other questions while planning, please let me know.  I would be happy to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Ontario

I'm a Canadian mom with so many wonderful memories at Walt Disney World Resort!  I would love to use my experience in  traveling with toddlers, children, tweens and guests with limited mobility to help others experience all the magic Disney has to offer. Learn More About Stephanie

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