Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On May 2, 2014
    Rhonda from NS 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.

    Can my 11 year old daughter order off the children's menu (table service) if we are paying with cash? Thank you

    Hi Rhonda,

    There are a number of restrictions about what children can or can't eat when you're using the Disney Dining Plan for payment. But if you're paying out of pocket (cash, credit card, etc.) almost all those restrictions disappear.

    If you're paying cash, anyone can order anything from a table service menu. Your 11-year-old could certainly order from the child's menu if you're paying cash. My 60-something year old mother often orders from the children's menu simply because she prefers the smaller portion size.

    One thing you should be aware of -- If you're going to a buffet or similar prix fixe meal at Disney World (Chef Mickey's, for example), anyone age 10 and up will be charged the adult price. Your daughter (and you) can eat from any part of the buffet, the child line or the adult line, but you will be charged the adult rate.

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know what else we can do to help.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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