• On Mar 30, 2018
    Maeve from KY 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.

    My 11 year old often orders off the kids menu at restaurants because she's a little picky. How serious are they at Disney about the 9 year old age limit on kids meals?

    Hello, Maeve!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thanks for your great question about dining at the Disneyland Resort. 

    While the kids’ menu items are designed for children ages 9 and under, it’s been my experience that the servers at table-service restaurants are very accommodating. Although it is up to the discretion of Cast Members at each dining location, an older child (or even an adult) can typically order an item from the kids’ menu, and I’ve been given the option of ordering an adult portion of a dish from the kids' menu. If your daughter doesn’t see anything on the regular menu she likes, ask your server if she can order a kids' menu item instead. Keep in mind, however, that when visiting Character Dining locations and buffets or enjoying a prix fixe meal or dining package, anyone in your party who is 10 years of age or older must be charged the adult price.

    Disneyland Resort dining reservations are highly recommended and available up to 60 days in advance at select restaurants. Reservations can be made online or by calling (714) 781-3463. I hope this helps you plan, Maeve, and that your family enjoys a wonderful visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! Please come back with more questions as your vacation approaches. We’d love to assist you! 

    Wishing you magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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