Infant and toddler with Chef Mickey
  • On Mar 3, 2019
    Steven from IL Asked

    How does the dining plan work for children under age 3?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Steven. We're so glad you stopped by!

     The Disney Dining Plan is a must-have for my family's Walt Disney World Resort vacations. We appreciate it's flexibility, value, and convenience. As a busy mom of three, I need all the convenience I can get! The Disney Dining Plan is not available for Guests under the age of 3, but you and the rest of your family can still take advantage of its many benefits. If you're traveling with a little one in tow, they are welcome to share from an adult plate at no extra charge. In my experience, portion sizes are exceptionally generous and have always provided more than enough to share with one of my kiddos. At all-you-care-to-enjoy restaurants, little ones may fill their own plate! For this reason, we make sure we have a few reservations for Character Dining Experiences that feature a buffet, like Chef Mickey's and The Crystal Palace. Our littlest can eat for free AND we all get to enjoy the company of beloved Disney Characters; it's a win-win! At other Table-Service and Quick-Service restaurants, you may purchase an additional meal for your little one if you'd like. The additional meal can just be paid for out-of-pocket. Your Snack entitlements may be shared among everyone in your group, so don't hesitate to use them for your tot! We've used Snack entitlements to purchase our littlest one a Mickey soft pretzel or even a side of french fries. 

     I hope this was helpful, Steven! If you have any other questions about traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort with a little one, please let me know. I'd love to help you plan a magical visit!

    Ashley
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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