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audrey13
08-14-2009, 12:46 PM
I thought children under 3 didn't need a ticket to the parks and didn't have to be on the dining plan. Am I wrong?? I ran a reservation through the Disney web site twice using the exact same information each time (dates, resort, ticket types, dining plan, etc.) except the second time I did not include my daughter who will be 11 months (we also have an 8-year old son who I did include in both quotes). The second quote came out $750 less than the first. Am I being charged for the baby?

Here is the information I used:

arrive Feb. 27, 2010
depart Mar. 6, 2010
AKL pool view, no bunk beds
regular dining plan (not deluxe, not quick service)
8 day tickets with park hopper but not water parks
2 adults, 1 child age 8, 1 child age "Inf" (less than 1)

The first quote I got was $4,649.86. The second quote (without the Infant included) was $3,901.07. :confused3 If anyone can figure this out, I would appreciate it!

Thanks!

Audrey

twoplustwins
08-14-2009, 12:53 PM
They should not charge you for the baby. I have twins that are two and they did not charge me for our upcoming trip.
You should call to clarify.

audrey13
08-14-2009, 12:56 PM
Okay, I figured it out. Even though I only changed the number of children when I ran it the second time, it knocked out the dining plan. Once I added that back in, it came out the same as the first time. I knew I was missing something!

Sorry for the idiot post!

rt2dz
08-14-2009, 01:00 PM
Interesting. I got the exact same thing. At first I though maybe you did something else and didn't realize it. I once accidentally dropped an adult without realizing it and it drove me nuts until I figured out what happened, but this wasn't the case. I'm guessing, since there is no charge for infants, that there is a glitch in the system.

I would either call them and figure it out OR just book without the infant and then when you get there, manually add in the infant. It's not like it's not legal and they baby would need the dining plan.

ETA: You posted while I was running the numbers. I went back and looked. Yup! It knocked out the dining plan on me to. Seems *that* is the glitch.

Nissan_Rogue_Squad
08-14-2009, 01:28 PM
Just a friendly reminder.

Make sure Disney knows you're bringing the infants (under 3) with you whenever possible. This would be especially true with DME. They need to know how many people will be on the buses. At least that is what was told to us when we traveled the last 2 trip with our DD who was under 3 for each of those trips.

Also...
Regarding the DDP. You can't put any children under 3 on the DDP, but you can still order food for them from the menu. For instance last year on our trip we ate at Akershus and we knew our DD was more hungry than she normally would have been and we decided to order the childrens pasta for her, She ate it all which was so normally not like her. If that makes sense.

Now to make it more confusing we mentioned to our server that she was under 3 and we didn't have the DDP credit for her and we would pay for her separately. Other events happened to make it more confusing, so I won't mention those here, but I highly suggest that you do clarify to your servers if you are going to pay separately for meals above and beyond what Disney allows under the DDP and children under 3 policy.

And to toot my own horn. 8 more days till we're leaving for the world. :woohoo:

MFLetou
08-14-2009, 02:15 PM
I actually have some questions about children under 3--i may go ahead and post as a new thread, but let me try it here first...

Essentially, does Disney give a child under 3 anything to verify their existence. Do they have their own theme park ticket (even though its free)? Our little boy is going to be ALMOST 3...he'll be 2 and 11 months or so. One of the reasons we are going at the time we are is to avoid having to pay for him. He's pretty tall for his age though, and by then I could certainly see CM's thinking he was 3. Will they simply let him into the park without a ticket anyway, or ask us to verfiy his age constantly?

cel_disney
08-14-2009, 02:21 PM
I actually have some questions about children under 3--i may go ahead and post as a new thread, but let me try it here first...

Essentially, does Disney give a child under 3 anything to verify their existence. Do they have their own theme park ticket (even though its free)? Our little boy is going to be ALMOST 3...he'll be 2 and 11 months or so. One of the reasons we are going at the time we are is to avoid having to pay for him. He's pretty tall for his age though, and by then I could certainly see CM's thinking he was 3. Will they simply let him into the park without a ticket anyway, or ask us to verfiy his age constantly?

You dont need anything to verify your childs age! This time I will be checking in the day before DSs 3rd birthday and he is considered 'free' the duration of our stay - even going to MNSSHP!! He is over 40 inches tall, so i'm sure that I will get asked at least once - but most of the time when we are going through the gates he will be in his stroller anyway!

marcielm
08-14-2009, 02:23 PM
They don't give them anything, they just go through the gates with the parent. The CM's may or may not ask his age each time you go into the parks, but you don't have to "prove" his age with anything.

Mrs D
08-14-2009, 03:01 PM
Just a heads up for those traveling with kids under 3; buffets are a great place to eat with them because you may dish up their own plates of food from the buffet at no additional charge. This is the same as eating off your plate and makes it a nice value for a family whether paying OOP or on the DDP.