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  • On Aug 24, 2009
    Beth Asked

    Luv the panel! Our oldest daughter will be 11 when we visit in 2010. I know we have to purchase the adult dinning plan for her. My question is, will she be able to order off the children's menu if she does not care for anything on the adult menu?

    If you were not on the Disney Dining Plan, the answer to your question would be, "no problem." When paying out of pocket, guests of any age can order from any part of the menu. I recently dined with my sixty-something year old mother at WDW and she often ordered from the children's menus as a means of portion control. And my big-appetite daughter began ordering adult meals when she was about seven year old.

    If you are on the Dining Plan things become a bit more complicated. On the Plan, guests ages 3-9 are counted as children and guests ages 10-up are counted as adults. Kids are supposed to order from the kids' menu and adults are supposed to order from the adult menu. So, theoretically, your daughter will need to order adult meals. However, in practice, I can't see any cast member giving you a hard time about getting a less expensive child's meal instead of the adult meal she is entitled to. Simply explain your situation to your server and they will be very likely to accommodate you.

    Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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