• On Sep 27, 2019
    Patricia from LA 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.

    We have a 2 year old on our next trip. I know she is free for park entry. We have purchased the Dining Plan. Can you tell me how that works for the 2 year old? Do we share our meals with her or does she get to choose snacks and meals from the menu also?

    Hi Patricia,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm so excited to hEAR you are planning an upcoming trip to Walt Disney World Resort!

    You are correct! Children under the age of 3 do not need park admission since they are considered Guests of Mickey. Unfortunately, Disney Dining Plans are unavailable for Guests under the age of 3. That being said, your 2-year-old can definitely share from an adult's plate at no charge or you may purchase your daughter a kids' menu item or something from the menu that she may like. In addition, your 2-year-old daughter will not be charged at any Character Dining experiences or all-you-care-to-enjoy dining locations when sharing from an adult's plate. Character Dining is such a fun way to meet several Disney Characters while enjoying a delicious meal. 

    Guests may begin making dining reservations 180 days in advance by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463, by going online or via My Disney Experience mobile app. Since you will be staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you may begin booking dining reservations 180 days in advance of your arrival date for your entire length of stay (up to 10 days). 

    I hope this information is helpful to you, Patricia. Please stop by again if you have any additional questions or would like dining recommendations. We would love to assist you further in planning a magical trip for your family!

    Bon Appétit,
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Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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