How picky is your 10 year old? Your 10 and 12 year olds will be considered adults for the dining plan, and then can choose from the adult menus… However, they can also order off the child’s menu, but will get child portions. It depends on the kids, but you will know how much they will or will not eat. We found this time, that our 10 year old did not get enough off the dining plan as she has in years past.
Where are you staying? If you are on site, you can get the dining plan, but not if you are off site.
Also, I would recommend the regular dining plan at the most for your family. it is so much food, and you can get to some really great restaurants with one sit down meal per day. We found that it takes too much time to sit for more than one sit down meal per day…
For menus for restaurants, I would suggest that you look at allearsnet.com. They have great restaurants in each park, and the menus for each are listed there, as well as for the hotels. It may help you decide on the dining plan as well as the places that you choose to eat.
Have fun planning, and be sure to ask us lots of questions… we love to give advice!