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ntsammy5
08-12-2006, 10:25 AM
Since I won't be going until late September, could those of you on free DDP, which starts tomorrow, share your experience when you get back? Or even while you're still there? Are restaurants crowded? Did you have problems at check in? Any issues at all? Have we all been too pessimistic about this working well? I'll be looking forward to seeing how this works! I bet there are others out there going later who would love to hear your stories too. Thanks a bunch.


:) :) :) :) :) :grouphug:

SlightlyGoofy
08-12-2006, 11:32 AM
ntsammy5, great idea for a thread. I am looking forward to the reports and plan to do my share when our turn comes in spite of the fact that we will not return until the free dining is over. :)

Slightly Goofy/Linda

sistertrip
08-12-2006, 02:40 PM
We'll be arriving tomorrow (8/13) and free-dining all week starting with our first meal that evening at Boma. When we get back, I'll let you know what we thought.

LAWalz23
08-13-2006, 10:36 AM
We will be at WDW from 8/17-8/22 but only on the DDP for 3 days. I will definately report on the review board when we get home about our experiences.

wdwobsessed
08-13-2006, 10:36 AM
Great thread! I can't wait for the replies. I go in a little less than three weeks! COOOOOOOOL!

WDWO

lisabelll
08-13-2006, 10:38 AM
Great idea for a thread!!! We go in 18 days (not that I am counting :banana: ) Can't wait to hear about everyone's experiences!!!

CPer'sMom
08-13-2006, 10:47 AM
I'll be curious to see what you think of the service and overall attitude of the CMs. My daughter and her boyfriend (both CTs - CMs who work occassionally) just got home last night from Disney. When I said something about it being almost time for 'free dining' they both just frowned and said 'Yes, we know.....we were warned". I guess that during the 'free dining' period Disney is limiting CM discounts ~ they weren't sure if that meant only at the restaurants or more. Since they knew they wouldn't be there they didn't ask for all the specifics.

There are many new CPs arriving now to work during the fall ~ some of them will be placed in both TS and CS restaurants throughout the World. Please be patient with them if you get someone new :)

lisabelll
08-13-2006, 11:02 AM
When I said something about it being almost time for 'free dining' they both just frowned and said 'Yes, we know.....we were warned".
Ugh, I don't like the way that was answered :rolleyes:

I wanted to feel the love :goodvibes

;)

CPer'sMom
08-13-2006, 11:50 AM
Ugh, I don't like the way that was answered :rolleyes:

I wanted to feel the love :goodvibes

;)

I know ~ I didn't either :sad2: But they said it just was the way it sounded when they heard about it from some of the 'regulars'. I didn't even think my DD and her BF would have known about the free dining since they weren't going to be there during that time. I guess it was mentioned because the CMs aren't getting their discount during that time and the fact that it's going to be far busier for the next few weeks compared to "normal" park attendance for that time frame.

I hope all of you going with the free dining have great trips and the only CM 'attitude' you encounter is the magical kind :)

Please remember to be patient with the CMs in case you get a new CP who's just started.

nacho1337
08-13-2006, 12:06 PM
I sitting in the airport right now to get eat at dianey

JimMIA
08-13-2006, 12:18 PM
When I said something about it being almost time for 'free dining' they both just frowned and said 'Yes, we know.....we were warned".I suspect they were warned about:

The horror shows at checkin today. At Pop, for example, they have more than 2,000 room checkins today alone! (That circus is probably worth buying a ticket to watch!)
Most free DDPers will be newbies on the plan, and a great many are probably first-time WDW visitors. That alone will cause an enormous amount of unavoidable confusion, and that will put a lot of extra pressure on the CMs.
There will likely be waves and waves of newbies on free DDP who didn't know they should make ADRs. They are going to walk up to TS restaurants expecting to be able to eat, and are not going to like the answers they get.

I think CMs are in for a tough six weeks, and I also hope those of us who know the drill will be extra considerate of the CMs...especially when they have to tell us things we don't want to hear.

CPer'sMom
08-13-2006, 12:32 PM
I think CMs are in for a tough six weeks, and I also hope those of us who know the drill will be extra considerate of the CMs...especially when they have to tell us things we don't want to hear.

Thank you for saying this :) I think sometimes people are too quick to criticize CMs ~~ I, like you, think that there are going to be many frustrated and frazzled CMs in the coming weeks ....

PaulaSB12
08-13-2006, 12:58 PM
I will be there in 34 days adrs all booked up and sure on what I am and not allowed on the plan. Will let you know how it goes (hopefully flights will be ok then)

PandaBear & Boo
08-13-2006, 01:14 PM
We will be there at the end of September. I have never done the DDP before but I'm not 'Out To Lunch.' My ADR's are booked and I've looked at the DP brochure over and over and over again so I know what is available to me and what is not. As well as all the posts on these boards regarding the DP. I will be considerate to all CM's because what goes around comes around and who knows Pixie Dust might come flying my way. I just hope that when my vacation rolls around the CM's are just as pleasant as they are the first day!

CPer'sMom
08-13-2006, 01:45 PM
I will be considerate to all CM's because what goes around comes around and who knows Pixie Dust might come flying my way. !

Oh, you're right about that! They can and will do some pretty nice things for a guest pixiedust:

ntsammy5
08-13-2006, 03:03 PM
I suspect they were warned about:
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The horror shows at checkin today. At Pop, for example, they have more than 2,000 room checkins today alone! (That circus is probably worth buying a ticket to watch!)
.

Yeah I thought about that too. Poor CMs won't know which end is up>

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LegoMom3
08-13-2006, 03:18 PM
....There will likely be waves and waves of newbies on free DDP who didn't know they should make ADRs. They are going to walk up to TS restaurants expecting to be able to eat, and are not going to like the answers they get.....


Yep, that would be my in-laws! :rolleyes1 My MIL is a Disney veteran, but not a DDP vet! They are joining us for 5 of our 7 night trip but they only made ADRs for Biergarten (with us), and someplace another night for their anniversary. That means they are looking at 3 days they'll have to "find" a spot someplace for their TS credits. Oh well!

Anyway like the others here I'm really looking forward to hearing some feedback on the Free Dining!

TinkerBelle_325
08-13-2006, 03:25 PM
I'll be able to give an interesting perspective. We will be at WDW from Aug 25th - Sept 3rd. The 25th and 26th all members of our party - Myself (21) My Best Friend (21), My Mom and my Dad will be dining OOP and using DDE.

From Aug 27th - Sept 3rd myself and my best friend will be on Free Dining and my parents will be on DDE. We have so many ADRs its insane LOL But I cant wait to see how this will be handled. Personally I dont think it will have a huge effect, after all the end of aug through to sept is a pretty slow time period at WDW. But I could be totally wrong. Guess I'll find out soon enough!! 11 days till im there :teeth:

sorul82?
08-13-2006, 03:36 PM
Hopefully, hopefully, hopefully, all free diners have made at least a few ADR's. Disney has called me three times now to ask if they needed to book some ADR's for me. I'm guess that they are going through all of the ressies and those without ADR's they are calling. I'm assuming that no one on the DIS is getting these calls because we all know better. So, you are asking why they are calling me? I have two rooms reservered with two different reservation numbers, and is linked to yet another ressie with a grand gathering number. One of my ressies has no dining listed....this is the one they keep calling about. I ask them to look under my other number, but nothing there either. So, then I panic, give them my ADR numbers, and they find them under the grand gathering number. Why this happens, I have no clue. But all of this is to say, that it appears from my experience, that Disney is doing their best to be proactive in securing ADR's for the free dining guests.

kaybird
08-13-2006, 04:31 PM
Hopefully, hopefully, hopefully, all free diners have made at least a few ADR's. Disney has called me three times now to ask if they needed to book some ADR's for me. I'm guess that they are going through all of the ressies and those without ADR's they are calling. I'm assuming that no one on the DIS is getting these calls because we all know better. So, you are asking why they are calling me? I have two rooms reservered with two different reservation numbers, and is linked to yet another ressie with a grand gathering number. One of my ressies has no dining listed....this is the one they keep calling about. I ask them to look under my other number, but nothing there either. So, then I panic, give them my ADR numbers, and they find them under the grand gathering number. Why this happens, I have no clue. But all of this is to say, that it appears from my experience, that Disney is doing their best to be proactive in securing ADR's for the free dining guests.

We have had our ADR's booked for sometime, but still got a couple of friendly calls checking to see if we have our ADR's. My impression is that the ADR's are not linked until checkin, to keep them current due to the large number of changes that we often make. Then they just give you a print out at checkin. Just a reminder, to keep you smiling on your vacation, take those ADR confirmation numbers with you!!!

Pkdcoastrs
08-13-2006, 07:58 PM
My sister was at the Dolphin since Thursday but checked into Port Orleans Riverside today! She said it was PACKED at check-in, but I would except that on a Sunday since most people arrive on this day and the dining plan starts today.... I'll update everyone each day until my sister comes home Wed. night and WE LEAVE Thursday morning for POR & WDW ourselves!

Here's hoping to a nice experience for my sister or else we'll be recieving a lot of phone calls in the next three days LOL.

ntsammy5
08-13-2006, 08:29 PM
My sister was at the Dolphin since Thursday but checked into Port Orleans Riverside today! She said it was PACKED at check-in, but I would except that on a Sunday since most people arrive on this day and the dining plan starts today.... I'll update everyone each day until my sister comes home Wed. night and WE LEAVE Thursday morning for POR & WDW ourselves!

Here's hoping to a nice experience for my sister or else we'll be recieving a lot of phone calls in the next three days LOL.


I hope we ALL have a good experience, but since WDW is magical, I'm sure that will be the case. Have a good trip!

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fAnnF
08-13-2006, 09:29 PM
I'm a Disney Vet but this is my first time on DDP I've made all of my ADRs and dining plans.

n2mm
08-14-2006, 07:07 AM
Thank you for saying this :) I think sometimes people are too quick to criticize CMs ~~ I, like you, think that there are going to be many frustrated and frazzled CMs in the coming weeks ....

In case you guys don't know, not only are the CMs going to be frazzled, but they also lost their dining discount during the free DDP. So for the next 6 weeks, they can't even eat in WDW and use their discount. I guess this was Disney's way of discouraging CMs from dining on property during this promotion.

I've done DDP several times now. We leave on Thursday (8/17) and I'm ready.

jadedNYer
08-14-2006, 08:05 AM
If anyone is interested here what I noticed last night 8/13.

7:00 PM - Raglan Road pretty empty
7:30 PM -Earl of Sandwich not too crowded about 4 families ahead of me in line (we ate there)
9:00 PM - Flying Fish - almost empty and Spoodles also didn't appear crowded.

In short, I didn't see swarms of people. We are not doing DDP free or otherwise.

zookeeper
08-14-2006, 11:41 AM
It'll be interesting to see just how much all the Free Dining Hoopla will actually increase crowds. With all the hype of speculation over changes like trading TS for CS, thousands of check-in's at POP, anticipated lack of space in restaurants,etc. we've (on the DIS anyways) all worked ourselves into a frenzy expecting the worst.Myself, I'm hoping *fingers-crossed* that "hype" is what it all amounts to in the end. I can't wait until the "real" reports start trickling in.

Just call me a glass-is-half-full kind of gal! ;)

HaleyB
08-14-2006, 12:17 PM
It'll be interesting to see just how much all the Free Dining Hoopla will actually increase crowds. With all the hype of speculation over changes like trading TS for CS, thousands of check-in's at POP, anticipated lack of space in restaurants,etc. we've (on the DIS anyways) all worked ourselves into a frenzy expecting the worst.Myself, I'm hoping *fingers-crossed* that "hype" is what it all amounts to in the end. I can't wait until the "real" reports start trickling in.

Just call me a glass-is-half-full kind of gal! ;)

I am not sure anyone has worked themselves into a frenzy over this, but many of us were there last year. There will be crowds at CS locations. There will be days when people w/o an ADR will not be able to find a TS with an opening. Prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

jadedNYer
08-14-2006, 02:40 PM
Another up to the moment report - called dining around 10:30 AM this morning and was able to get Cape May Cafe for 6:00 tonight. Today is a chill out/laundry/arcade day so I haven't been to any theme parks today.

Kteacher
08-14-2006, 02:44 PM
Thanks for all the updates :)

hegs65
08-14-2006, 04:56 PM
God willing we will be arriving at Pop tomorrow (Tues, 8/15) I am not looking forward to checking in at all. I do however have adrs for everyday and intend on treating the cm's with a great deal of respect and a little extra cash to hopefully make up for all they will have to endure for the next 6 weeks. I am just grateful to be able to go there and that there is no hurricance in sight!

laf
08-15-2006, 08:19 PM
You now have 2 more options for the TS credits.

A) You can use 2 TS credits to order a room service meal.

B)You can use 1 TS credit for a meal at a Quick Service location and will be rewarded with your choice of 2 extra snack credits, OR a pin and lanyard, OR a poster. The QS location will give you a voucher for whichever option you choose.

dnoyes
08-16-2006, 02:29 PM
In case you guys don't know, not only are the CMs going to be frazzled, but they also lost their dining discount during the free DDP. So for the next 6 weeks, they can't even eat in WDW and use their discount. I guess this was Disney's way of discouraging CMs from dining on property during this promotion.

I've done DDP several times now. We leave on Thursday (8/17) and I'm ready.

I think this is a good time to be a server and not a CM who works in the parks. With standing room only TS restaurants and a automatic 18% tip plus what we leave them they should have on a pretty big smile for those six weeks.

It does seem unfair to me that the rest of the CMs don't benifit from this in some way. In fact it sounds like it costs them if I understand you right?

paulh
08-16-2006, 03:23 PM
is everone n free ddp staying at pop :rotfl: were there friday for 14 nights of it.on diet this week just water
Paulh

bassoon2
08-16-2006, 03:57 PM
We'll be doing the DDP next week...we have all ADRs ready to go!!!

KarenAylwood
08-16-2006, 04:04 PM
I'm pumped for free dining in 29 days!! :banana:

I just talked to my mom about it. We've been to Disney a million times but have never been big table service eaters. Mostly because we don't want to spend the money (now we don't have to!). After being on the DIS for a while, I knew to make ADR's as soon as we made plans in April/May, even though my mom insisted that she didn't think it was necessary. Now I'm even more relieved to have made ADR's far in advance after reading about how they are even changing the TS credit policy because so many people can't get into restaurants! My mom couldn't believe it- and like many, believed that they left a certain amount open for walkups!

I can't wait to leave!!!! :moped:

LeesyUD
08-17-2006, 12:57 AM
I stayed at AKL last year during free dining. I can tell you it really did not affect the crowds in the parks in general. the restaurants and counter services were a little more crowed than normal. However the longest I had to wait last year out of 7 ADR's was 15 minutes. The free dining actually made it one of my best Disney experiences yet! We got to try so many TS restaurants we normally would not have tried probably, bc we were so used to doing alot of CS meals. I am going back in December and I am paying for the DP this time. I think the DP is just filling out the restaurants more than normal, expecially during that time of the year.

HayGan
08-17-2006, 07:31 AM
I'll gladly report back after our early Septemeber trip. However, I have a feeling that the week I'm going (Sept 6 -10) will be far less crowded than some other weeks.

I was glad to see the voucher thing ends on the 4th. That means Disney isn't expecting a huge amount of people not able to get seats at a TS while I'm there :cool1:

nikandboys
08-18-2006, 06:26 AM
I am very interested in what people have to report. I got in on the tail end of this thing. :banana: We leave Sept 29 and return on Oct. 6, so I am hoping for low crowds, except at epcot for F&W. Thanks to all wo reported and will be reporting. :wave:

jadedNYer
08-18-2006, 02:22 PM
Just got back. Here is another quick update - on August 15th and 16th Beaches and Cream was a walk in around 7PM - no waiting at all.

mlwear
08-18-2006, 02:46 PM
I just returned before midnight yesterday. Between laundry and errands, I will post what I can. I'm glad this thread was started as I wanted to share what I experienced. The first half of our trip was reg. DDP that we paid for and the second was free dining. Wow. Be sure you have all of your ADR's ready and give yourself plenty of time to wait to be seated. Then, remember that you are at WDW and don't sweat the small stuff. :goodvibes
Where do I even start...before I left home, WDW called me to be sure I had ADR's for the popular free dining package and offered to help if I didn't. I had the hint that there was going to be issues from this phone call. Luckily, I did have all ADR's months in advance.
With the ADR's we experienced waits from as little as 15 to 20 minutes to as long as 45 minutes (Sci-Fi diniing). During the waiting period, I observed many guests yelling at CM's about not being seated, guests stomping around that they didn't know what the point of a "reservation" was :rolleyes: , guests stopping in hoping to get a table only to be told that they were booked solid for the remainder of that person's trip...Once we were seated we had some good and bad service. I really think the bad service was because the places were justing busting at the seams with people. Great service still at Kona cafe, Coral Reef and Nine Dragons. Bad service at Sci-Fi and Boma. Our waiter at Sci-Fi hardly came to our table at all, we waited forever to get our check, he seemed to be very unhappy working there -- not faulting the guy so much because I'm sure it was completely overwhelming to have so many customers, but it wasn't enjoyable to be one of them either. Boma--yeah, it is a buffet...so we shouldn't need much service right? Well, that's what we got. We were seated and our drink orders were taken. We eventually did get a refill. DH and I each ordered a drink from the bar (important to the story later). While we were getting dessets, our table was 3/4 cleared! Normally, I wouldn't blame the server, but she came over and said "sorry, I made a mistake and started to clear your table"--ok mistakes happen. A little more of a slip for her to do it than a bus boy as she knew that we hadn't paid yet. Not a huge deal (a little disappointed that she threw out the mixed drinks we hadn't quite finished) but she didn't even replace our silverware. We didn't dare try to flag her down to get new, it would have taken 20 minutes. The place was packed and so noisy. We shared the silverware that our family had left on the table :rolleyes: But, here was was what irked me...when the server brought our bills--the one that was seperate for the drinks had an 18% tip already added on! It wasn't a big bill and the difference was small, but I'm big on principle--we didn't want to give her the full 18% tip on the drinks she threw out. Petty, I know some are thinking. Fine. We are good tippers, but tip for good service. No other restaurant pre-added the tip. This was good for those servers as we tipped far above 18%. Maybe servers weren't getting tipped on the seperate bills? I'm curious to know.
On the upside, the food was still very good everywhere. It did not seem to be compromised one bit.
For those thinking of using child credits for adults, I don't know anything for sure, but I would have a back up plan. The CM's were definitely looking at our plan and telling us it was for 4 adults and 1 child (this is how we used the plan and always intended). The receipts still just recorded the numbers of TS's credits left though and didn't make distinction. But, it seemed that if you are planning to work the system, you may need to be prepared for it not going as well as you think. JMHO.
CS/QS-- grab your table while another in your party orders and you'll be fine.
Snacks-selection is great :goodvibes We only used 4 of 20 snack credits in the parks and were able to go to the gift shop and stock up on all kinds of goodies to bring home. I have peppermint tins, shortbread cookies, lollipops, etc. Anything that was $4 or less.
Also regarding snacks...this was odd and may not last. We were leaving and cramming in one last QS meal before our flight at Mara (AKL). I got MM Rice Krispy treats for dessert, btw to take with us...the cashier saw that we had 2 QS meals left. She said that if we want we could get 4 MM rice krispy treats for each of the remaining QS meals to take home (wow--another 8 treats to give to the neighborhood kids). She rang it up and said "see it will come up that it can't count as an entree, but we have a button to over ride it." She then added "it won't be long before they take that button away from us".
Other notes--I believe I saw this listed in another post but didn't read them all...on the television it said you could use a TS credit for a CS meal and get 2 snacks or a pin or a poster (something like that). It also suggested that people try to get ADR's for lunch instead of dinner.
I was hoping to switch a ADR so we could go to Kona cafe again (it was so good). Concierge was looking at the spreadsheet and told me everything was booked for the rest of the time we were there in the resorts solid. There were a few lunch ADR's available in the parks...
I really felt badly for people who didn't make ADR's prior to their trip and planned to enjoy Disney dining.
As far as the parks go...to me it seemed that there was a big increase in attendance when free dining started. However, we were there mostly in the evenings as we were doing some off-site things. But, fast passes were distributed early in day. Lines were long. When we left on the 17th, the wait time for Soarin' (no fast passes left) was 90 minutes (this was around 3 pm). One evening, I spoke with a family who paid $40 for 3 Fast Pass tickets to ride Rockin Roller Coaster (may have the name wrong--you know the Aerosmith one). The dad said he stood at the fast pass entrance and said he'd pay $40 for 3 passes and he bought them within a few minutes. The dad said this was their last day and they wanted to ride it, but had to get to Sci-Fi for their reservation. This seemed kind of weird or sad to me, I don't know which.
It seemed that the free dining package was oversold and in the end a lot of people weren't getting what they thought they were buying. JMHO. I think DDP is a good deal even paying for it and the first half of our trip had much more relaxed meals (overall). I am glad if it makes a vacation affordable for families. But, DH and I have decided that we will try to plan our next trip when there isn't a free dining promotion.
I hope things get better as the free dining promo goes along and wish everyone using the promotion a wonderful trip. If you are prepared as I know most reading are and are patient, it will be fine. You will enjoy a lot of wonderful food!

Delaware Mike
08-18-2006, 02:55 PM
Great post, mlwear!

Thank you for taking time from Reality World to inform those of us still awaiting our turn at WDW!!!

Tinkerbell_Girl
08-18-2006, 03:08 PM
Mlwear- Thanks for the great review! I am thankful that I already have all my ADR's made!

bassoon2
08-18-2006, 03:41 PM
Omigosh--people will pay $$$ for Fast Passes? Hmmm. ;)

jadedNYer
08-18-2006, 04:32 PM
[QUOTE=mlwear]
For those thinking of using child credits for adults, I don't know anything for sure, but I would have a back up plan. The CM's were definitely looking at our plan and telling us it was for 4 adults and 1 child (this is how we used the plan and always intended).


mlwear,

When I was at the CS in America for lunch on Wed there was a mother there with three children with free dining. Two of them were definetly over 9 and they each had their own card so each ordered and signed their separate receipts. It was time consuming for those behind them in line. Anyway, I am not sure if this was something they chose to do or not - having the older children have their own cards. The mom ordered for herself and younger child.

CPer'sMom
08-18-2006, 04:38 PM
It seemed that the free dining package was oversold and in the end a lot of people weren't getting what they thought they were buying.

I do see this as a problem ~ mainly for those new-to-WDW people who didn't realize the absolute necessity of making ADRs during this 'free dining' promo period of time. (hard as it is to believe, not everyone reads the boards!!)

Over the next few weeks I would imagine that CMs are going to be dealing with some very unhappy guests who can't get into any TS restaurant during their vacation. That may translate into some bad press for Disney.

mlwear
08-18-2006, 05:02 PM
[QUOTE=mlwear]
For those thinking of using child credits for adults, I don't know anything for sure, but I would have a back up plan. The CM's were definitely looking at our plan and telling us it was for 4 adults and 1 child (this is how we used the plan and always intended).


mlwear,

When I was at the CS in America for lunch on Wed there was a mother there with three children with free dining. Two of them were definetly over 9 and they each had their own card so each ordered and signed their separate receipts. It was time consuming for those behind them in line. Anyway, I am not sure if this was something they chose to do or not - having the older children have their own cards. The mom ordered for herself and younger child.

I have two children and one is a "Disney adult" age 11. I always ordered for him and my younger age 8. We didn't have to use seperate cards, but I suppose we could have. At CS I recall once a CM said in a way to help us understand the plan, I think, "OK, this is for 4 adults and 1 child"--it was just strange that she pointed it out. But at TS almost everywhere said your plan gives you 4 adult and 1 children's meals. Very pointed. It seemed to me, JMHO, that there was instruction to do so as it happened so frequently. However, one evening we had 2 (actual) adult credits to use for a party of 3 adults and 1 child. This was at Sci Fi. We told the host and then the server that we would use two adult credits and pay for one child and one adult OOP. They said that was fine and had no problem with it. I wish they would just seperate the darn adult and child credits. I felt like someone would think I was doing something wrong when I used our credits this way because I know others abuse the system. But, what else could I do but throw away two legit. adult TS credits?
OT--honestly, I wish I would have shared with DH. We both ended up getting a delicious Reuben and could only eat half but I read of so many frowning upon it on this board that I didn't want to do that either. I did however share his artichoke dip and apple-crisp like dessert.
Back to the topic...I just think with the comments CM's were making that at the very least they are going to enforce the rules as much as they can even without the technology. But, of course, I don't know anything concrete just an observation and a guess.

ntsammy5
08-21-2006, 09:53 PM
[QUOTE=jadedNYer]

I have two children and one is a "Disney adult" age 11. I always ordered for him and my younger age 8. We didn't have to use seperate cards, but I suppose we could have. At CS I recall once a CM said in a way to help us understand the plan, I think, "OK, this is for 4 adults and 1 child"--it was just strange that she pointed it out. But at TS almost everywhere said your plan gives you 4 adult and 1 children's meals. Very pointed. It seemed to me, JMHO, that there was instruction to do so as it happened so frequently. However, one evening we had 2 (actual) adult credits to use for a party of 3 adults and 1 child. This was at Sci Fi. We told the host and then the server that we would use two adult credits and pay for one child and one adult OOP. They said that was fine and had no problem with it. I wish they would just seperate the darn adult and child credits. I felt like someone would think I was doing something wrong when I used our credits this way because I know others abuse the system. But, what else could I do but throw away two legit. adult TS credits?
OT--honestly, I wish I would have shared with DH. We both ended up getting a delicious Reuben and could only eat half but I read of so many frowning upon it on this board that I didn't want to do that either. I did however share his artichoke dip and apple-crisp like dessert.
Back to the topic...I just think with the comments CM's were making that at the very least they are going to enforce the rules as much as they can even without the technology. But, of course, I don't know anything concrete just an observation and a guess.

Thanks. Good information....


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