Infant and toddler with Chef Mickey
  • On Mar 22, 2022
    Genna from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! We are visiting WDW in May and my daughter is two years old, so doesn't have a park pass. I was wondering if dining reservations should be made for two or three people - the app defaulted to two (assuming because we have two passes)

    Hello and welcome to planDisney, Genna. I'm so glad you've stopped by to chit-chat about one of my favorite things - Disney dining! 

    Genna, I see that you have a vacation to the Most Magical Place On Earth quickly approaching. I bet you are getting so excited. May is such a great time to visit Walt Disney World, the weather is fantastic. Perfect for some fun in the sun at the Walt Disney World Resort Hotel's pool that you happen to be staying at. It's a great way to beat the heat so I hope you'll plan some time in your itinerary for that. 

    Per Florida state law, only a certain number of bodies can physically be inside of a building at one time. Because of this, it is best to include your two-year-old in the number of people when making your advanced dining reservations. This way, the restaurant can accurately plan for your arrival and minimize your wait time once you actually get there. The good news, Genna, is that Guests under the age of 3 are special Guests of my pal Mickey Mouse and can dine for free at most dining locations. At all-you-care-to-eat establishments like Chef Mickey's, your little one is able to have as many as his or her own plates that they would like. At restaurants where you select a single entree off of a menu like The Plaza Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park, your little one is able to plate share free of charge. At places like this, if you wish to order them their own meal, only then would you need to pay. You are also able to bring anything into that particular restaurant that you would like for your little one to nibble on while you are there. That's no problem at all. Character meals that are all you can eat like Chef Mickey's mentioned above are a great value for your money with an under the age of 3 child. It's a meal and an experience that you don't have to pay for when your child is that small. I took advantage of that quite a bit when my daughter was younger. 

    I hope this helps, Genna. If you have any other questions about this or anything else, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm happy to help! 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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