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  • On Apr 11, 2014
    Jacquelyn from MI Asked

    Hi there! We are planning a trip in October with a 1 & 2 year old and we will be on the dining plan. We want to do Mickey's BBQ and I was wondering, is there a charge for the kids? Is it worth the 2 credits per adult? Thanks! We can't wait!

    Jacquelyn:

    Just like park entry, children 2-years-old and younger can attend Mickey's Backyard BBQ for free and eat off an adult's plate. In my opinion, I don't think it is worth using two of your dining credits for the show, especially when you compare the fact that the price of the other two dinner shows, the Hoop Dee Doo Revue and Spirit of Aloha offer longer shows (granted, not with characters and not appropriate for your kids) for a higher out-of-pocket expense for the same two credits. Additionally, when you consider that there are other buffets with the same characters like Chef Mickey's featuring Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, and Donald Duck that cost only one credit, it's hard to sell me on using up two credits. Most importantly, when you look at the cost ratio of using two table dining credits vs. the cost of the show's out-of-pocket expense, it would be better to simply pay cash.

    On the other hand, many who choose to use two credits point to the fact that your gratuity is included (which it is not for the buffet at Chef Mickey's) and even if you're not up for the all-you-can-drink wine and beer, who can argue with all-you-can-eat Mickey bars at the BBQ?

    But in the end, and since you asked our opinion, I recommend paying out of pocket. Otherwise, spend your credits elsewhere.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
    Whitney
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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