• On Aug 24, 2017
    Marilyn from TX 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.

    Our 3 1/2 year old granddaughter is a very picky eater. We've purchased a Dining plan for her. Is this cost effective or should we just buy her meals as we go?

    Dear Marilyn,

    Thank you so much for stopping by again to see us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question about planning for your granddaughter's trip to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Choosing the Disney Dining Plan still gives your picky eater a wide variety of choices when it comes to meal planning, so I wouldn't worry too much about that. The kids' menus are varied from restaurant to restaurant and have lots of choices for different food preferences. Have you taken some time to look at the menus of the restaurants that you have chosen for your trip? I definitely recommend that ahead of time, especially when you are traveling with someone who might have specific dietary preferences. That would be especially important when you are planning for Quick-Service restaurants, where there are more limited options in terms of variety of food in a specific location.

    Also, the Walt Disney World Resort does an amazing job of accommodating many types of food preferences, allergies, and other concerns. For example, my daughter is not a fan of sauce on her pasta or vegetables, and when we were at 'Ohana the other night, the server brought out a plate of steamed broccoli and plain pasta just for her as she had asked. It is rare that a child's palate cannot be accommodated at most Table-Service restaurants. 

    Hope that helps with your magical planning!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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