• On Aug 30, 2016
    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.

    How does it work as far as ordering food for my 2-year old on the Disney Dining Plan? I don't want to have to pay a ton of extra money if there is a special way to get around it, since he is a light eater to begin with.

    Hey Melissa!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with this great question about the Disney Dining Plan. As you know, the Disney Dining Plan is not available to Guests under three years of age. But not to worry; you will not have to pay a lot of money out of pocket for your little one. In fact, there are some great money-saving options for your two-year-old!

    If you're dining at a Table-Service buffet or family-style restaurant, your two-year-old can dine for free and have his own plate, drink and dessert! This means you can visit restaurants like Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom Park, Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort and Tusker House Restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and your little one can dine for free! Those are just a few examples; here's a link to the buffet and family-style dining locations at Walt Disney World Resort.

    At Quick-Service locations or Table-Service restaurants where you order from a menu, your son is welcome to share from your plate. You mentioned that your son is a light eater, so this will probably work well. However, if your son needs a bit more food, you can just order off the menu for him and pay out-of-pocket for any extra items that he needs.

    I hope this helps with your planning, Melissa! Please stop back again soon if you have any additional questions!

    Wishing you magical memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, Pennsylvania

I'm a wife, mom to three amazing girls (ages 10, 8 and 5) and lover of all-things-Disney! For our family of five, there is nothing more magical than a Walt Disney World Resort vacation (except, perhaps, the unforgettable memories that accompany those vacations!). I enjoy planning our Walt Disney World vacations almost as much as I love taking them, and I would love to share my tips and experiences with you so that you can get the most out of your next Walt Disney World vacation!  Learn More About Erin

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