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  • On Feb 18, 2019
    Sherry from LA Asked

    we are arriving on March 3rd i have 2 adults and 2 kids ( 7 & 10 yrs old) 10 yr old is a very picky eater is the meal plan worth it we are staying at art of animation thanks in advance

    Hi Sherry, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Many Walt Disney World Resort guests love the convenience of a pre-paid Disney Dining Plan.  For our family, we found the Disney Dining Plan to be very cost effective when our children were little.  However, when our children turned 10 and became "Disney adults", we were in the same boat as you.  My picky tweens barely ate anything, and certainly nothing from the adult menu.  To be honest, my 17-year-old would still rather order a kids' chicken nugget meal!  We decided that rather than be frustrated trying to get our children to order from the adult menu, we would let them order what they wanted and pay out of pocket.  So sometimes my teen daughter will just order a side salad and be satisfied with that.  Be aware that if you are planning to dine at a buffet or price fixe dining location, all guests age 10 and up will be charged the adult price.  In that case it may make sense to add a Dining Plan.  Some guests also like to use their entitlements for Signature Dining, which requires 2 Table-Service credits per person.  Since all credits for your family are pooled, you may "spend" them however you wish.  The adults in your party could use your family's dining credits for the Signature Dining experience, and you could pay out of pocket for your 10-year-old.

    I hope that helps!  Please feel free to come back to the Moms Panel if we can answer any additional questions.

    Have a wonderful vacation!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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