EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Nov 9, 2011
    Kim from ON 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.

    Will my 11 year old Autistic son be able to order off the childrens menus but get an adult portion?? He is a very picky eater. We have purchased the 1 snack 1 quick serve 1 table service dining plan.

    Hi Kim,

    This is really a tough question. I recommend you reach out to the wonderful cast members who work with guests who have disabilities. These cast members can help you determine if you can have an exception to the dining policy or at least help you figure out whom to talk to.

    If your son has to order from the adult menu or can not receive a larger portion, here are tips to help make meals less stressful. Visit AllEarsNet.com and look at the menus. This will give you options as to what types of food is available at a restaurant. You also might be able to take an adult dish and have the chef tweak it.

    Next, look for buffets as here your son has no restrictions on which foods he wants to eat. I always it the chicken nuggets at Chef Mickey's because I like them. Plus who could pass up Mickey waffles for breakfast.

    The other option is if they give you one child's meal on the dining plan you could always pay for an additional meal.

    Finally, you can bring food into the parks which can always fill in the gaps.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Beth, New York

My name is Beth C. and I love Disney. Since I can remember Disney has been a part of my life including my first movie in the theater – "The Aristocats." Learn More About Beth

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