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  • On Mar 2, 2019
    Shannon from GA Asked

    hi there--I plan to buy the disney dining plan for my family--My 8 year old daughter is a healthy/adult-type eater. Can I buy the DDP for her as an adult or will she be sentenced to the kid's DDP?

    Hi, Shannon!

    You are so lucky to have a kiddo who is a more adventurous eater.  Both of my children have always been picky eaters, and that can be tough, especially when we are traveling.  However, one of the things we love about the Walt Disney World Resort is that with the wide variety of restaurants and dining locations, there is always something to appeal to everyone's tastes.

    With its exceptional value and convenience, the Disney Dining Plan is a great option for so many families vacationing at the Walt Disney World Resort.  When utilizing the Disney Dining Plan, guests ages 3-9 must order from a children's menu, where available.  The good news is that most children's menus at Walt Disney World dining locations have a nice mix of traditional "kid foods" as well as healthier options and selections that might appeal to little Mouseketeers with more grown-up tastes.  

    Menus for most Walt Disney World Resort restaurants can be found on the website and on your My Disney Experience mobile app.  I would recommend that you and your daughter take a look at some of those menus to determine which dining locations you are interested in prior to your trip.  Buffet meals, like Tusker House Restaurant, are often a great option for families whose children are more sophisticated eaters, allowing them to sample a wide variety of foods.

    Keep in mind that reservations are highly recommended for table-service restaurants.  You can begin making dining reservations 180 days prior to your arrival, but it is also possible to snag a great reservation closer to your visit, as in your situation.

    See ya real soon!
    Samantha
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a Disney Parks Moms Panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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