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Erin Foster: Disney Food for Families

I LOVE dining in and around the Disney parks. I’ve even had several trips to Walt Disney World where my restaurant visit count far exceeded my ride visit count. One thing that has become clear during all this eating is that my Disney dining experience is not always the same as my children’s dining experience. They may enjoy certain venues and foods more or less than I do, and those opinions are likely to change almost as soon as they are made. In Disney Food for Families, I’m going to be taking a regular look at topics related to dining with children during your Disney vacation. Bon appetite!

Erin Foster is a charter member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel. She has answered over 10,000 guest questions about every aspect of Walt Disney World, but her favorite questions are those about dining. Her Disney bucket list includes eating at every restaurant at Walt Disney World — and she’s almost there. Assisting her with this tasty project are her husband Jeff and her three teen daughters. Together they’ve had the full range of Disney family dining experiences, from eating at WDW while pregnant and coping with the World’s pickiest preschooler, to tackling three character meals in one day, strolling the Food & Wine festival with a teenager, and even dining at the ultra posh Victoria & Albert’s Chef’s Table with children.

Outside of Disney World, Erin has been served chocolate chip pancakes by Chip at Disneyland, eaten Mickey-shaped brioche at Disneyland Paris, conquered the buffet while on Disney Cruises Line voyages, and eaten the local cuisine during Adventures by Disney trip visits to Costa Rica, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, and the American West.

She firmly believes that if all the world leaders would sit down together and share a Dole Whip, they’d get that world peace thing worked out in no time.

Find Erin on twitter at @MomsPanelErin. Erin is a regular contributor to the blog at You may also find her working with the team over at from time to time!

Erin Foster’s Disney Food for Families Posts

  • Review: Cabana Eats at Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawai’i
  • Fun Find: Phineas and Ferb Treats at Epcot (“The Doofenslurper!!”)
  • Review: Epcot’s Les Halles Bakery
  • Review: Tomorrowland Terrace Breakfast
  • Foodie Highlights from Adventures by Disney, Germany
  • Disney World Food…for MEN?
  • Disney Food for Parents: Your “Little Helper” is Only a Gift Shop Away
  • Review: Disney’s Electric Holiday Treats in New York
  • Best of the Quest for the West Part II: Jackson Hole Playhouse on Adventures By Disney
  • A Disney World Foodie Meets Disneyland!
  • Disney Food for Families: Top Tips For Dining With a Baby in Disney World
  • Adventures By Disney Dining Review: The Best of the Quest for the West, Part I
  • Would You Want An Interactive Disney Cake?
  • Fun Find: Goofy’s Candy Company Periodic Table of Elements
  • The Caramel Apple Stick Dilemma, SOLVED
  • The Most Expensive Meals in the “World”
  • Disney Food for Families: Getting Kids to Try New Foods at Walt Disney World
  • Review: NEW Tipsy Duck Drink in Epcot’s China Pavilion
  • New! Ice Pop Stand in Epcot’s Japan Pavilion
  • Food Photo Tour: Art of Animation Resort Landscape of Flavors Food Court
  • Review: New! “Macaroon” Cupcake at Art of Animation Resort Food Court
  • Disney Food for Families: Great Disney World Restaurants for Boys
  • Disney Food for Families: Ideas for Successful Table Time with Kids
  • Disney Food For Families: Teachable Moments at Disney Restaurants
  • Disney Food for Families: Tips for Disney Dining with Young Children
  • Disney Dining Plan FAQs: Kids and the Disney Dining Plan
  • Disney Food for Families: Fun Without Characters
  • Disney Food for Families: Foodie Farewell to 2011 — Crema Catalana Recipe
  • Disney Food for Families: Disney Food Songs
  • Snow White and the Seven Cookies
  • Disney Food for Families: Ideas For a Disney Food Gift Basket!
  • Disney Food for Families: Feed the Birds (and Other Creatures, Too)
  • Feed Our Small World
  • Disney Food for Families: Bringing Home Treats to Share
  • “Jingle Smells” and Other Foodie Vinylmations Available Now
  • Disney Food For Families: The Disney High Chair Situation
  • Adventures by Disney Mediterranean Magic: The Pizza Farm
  • Chip and Dale Pretzels: The Ultimate Take-Home Snack
  • Disney Food for Families: Condiments Make the World Go Round
  • Foodie T-Shirts Take Over Disney!
  • Disney Food for Families: Counter Service Dining with the Adventurous Child
  • Disney Food For Families: 11 Tips for Better Disney Character Dining
  • Disney Food for Families: Little Kid Snacks Throwdown — Disney Style
  • Disney Food for Families: The DVC Villa Kitchens, Part 4
  • Disney Food for Families: It’s a World of [Better] Candy
  • New Disney Cupcake Cookbook, Vinylmation, and More!
  • Disney Food for Families: The DVC Villa Kitchens – Part 3
  • Disney Food for Families: It’s a World of Candy
  • Disney Food for Families: The DVC Villa Kitchens, Part 2
  • Disney Food for Families: The DVC Villa Kitchens, Part 1
  • Disney Food for Families: An Ode to the Sand Bucket
  • Disney Food for Families: Learning Opportunities for the Budding Chef
  • Disney Food for Families: A Parent’s Dilemma — Multi-Line Quick Service
  • Disney Food for Families: Steal This Idea – The Rice Krispie Treat Vinylmation
  • Disney Food for Families Review: Behind the Seeds Tour in Epcot
  • Disney Food for Families: 10 Tips for Dining with Teens at Walt Disney World
  • Disney Food for Families: A Holiday Without Dining Reservations
  • Disney Food for Families: Coping With Fears
  • Disney Food For Families: The Fab Four of Kid Food — Pizza, Pasta, Hot Dogs and Chicken Nuggets
  • Disney Food For Families: Steal This Idea — Mini Disney Cupcakes at Home
  • Disney Food for Families: Where to Find Baby Food in Disney Parks and Resorts
  • Disney Food for Families: Choosing the Right Character Meal for Your Family
  • Disneyland Paris: Boardwalk Candy Palace
  • Victoria & Albert’s Chef’s Table Review
  • Disney Dining at Home
  • Adventures By Disney Dining Review: The Best of the Quest for the West, Part I