• On Mar 7, 2020
    Mary from OH 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.

    Is it worth getting a meal plan. I have a daughter who has sensory to food and only eat very few selection.

    Welcome to Disney Parks Moms Panel, Mary!

    You've asked a great question about your upcoming visit to Walt Disney World. I am so glad that you asked about the Disney Dining Plan!

    When Guests ask if a Disney Dining Plan is right for them and their family, the first thing I suggest is taking a look at the various menus of Dining Locations throughout the four theme parks, two water parks, Disney Springs, and Walt Disney World Resort hotels. You can do this by clicking on any restaurant, then clicking on "View Menu" which is to the right of the photo on the restaurant's home page. Once there, scan the menu to see which items your daughter would enjoy, keeping in mind that Table-Service chefs are happy to make modifications for Special Dietary Requests.

    At that point, take note of how much these items would cost if you were paying out of pocket for each. In many cases, a Disney Dining Plan costs less than if you price out the included items you would order for each meal. 

    Be sure to consider the differences between what's included in Disney Quick-Service Dining PlanDisney Dining Plan, Disney Dining Plan Plus - NEW!, and Disney Deluxe Dining Plan. If  you see yourselves enjoying more snacks and Quick-Service meals, then the first of the two may be better for you. If you envision more Table-Service options or enjoy more flexibility, one of the latter two may suit you perfectly. 

    For my family, a Disney Dining Plan gives us the security of being able to order any included item on each menu, without worrying about the price. We've prepaid, so we order as we please.

    Be sure to send more questions as you plan your visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth, Mary. We can help you and your daughter dine around Disney deliciously!

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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