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Old 05-08-2013, 11:37 AM   #1
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Bye-bye Under 3 Free!!!

For food, at least. No word on tickets. That's what I have been told from someone in the know.

There wll be a charge for those under 3 at all buffets and all you can eat type shows and meals like Ohana.

There will be no charge for sharing of food from plate at pay-per-food ordered at TS or QS restaurants-just like now.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:21 PM   #2
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For food, at least. No word on tickets. That's what I have been told from someone in the know.

There wll be a charge for those under 3 at all buffets and all you can eat type shows and meals like Ohana.

There will be no charge for sharing of food from plate at pay-per-food ordered at TS or QS restaurants-just like now.
As a father of 2 boys under the age of 2 with a trip planned next May, I'll be keeping an eye on this. This will be below the belt if it's true.

Way to turn off your guests Disney.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:43 PM   #3
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It's not Disney's fault. It's the change in Guest Demographic. Disney gets scammed every day on kids who could pass for 2 years and 11 months when they are really free. Just like Guest Assistance Cards, this was a courtesy (yes, I know GAC's aren't a courtesy but rather a "reasonable accommodation") that is being abused by a small number of Guests, but recently has seen a spike in disputes over a child's age (as Disney has been pressuring GAC's to be used for their true purpose - disabilities that may be NON-apparent and aren't able to be accommodated by other means such as wheelchairs or ECV's). How does Disney ensure fairness to ALL Guests with young children while still dealing with scammers, liars, and thieves?

It's unfortunate that honest people are suffering thanks to it, but this is the result in a change of society, and how Disney chooses to react to it.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:54 PM   #4
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It's not Disney's fault. It's the change in Guest Demographic. Disney gets scammed every day on kids who could pass for 2 years and 11 months when they are really free. Just like Guest Assistance Cards, this was a courtesy (yes, I know GAC's aren't a courtesy but rather a "reasonable accommodation") that is being abused by a small number of Guests, but recently has seen a spike in disputes over a child's age (as Disney has been pressuring GAC's to be used for their true purpose - disabilities that may be NON-apparent and aren't able to be accommodated by other means such as wheelchairs or ECV's). How does Disney ensure fairness to ALL Guests with young children while still dealing with scammers, liars, and thieves?

It's unfortunate that honest people are suffering thanks to it, but this is the result in a change of society, and how Disney chooses to react to it.
Agreed. Blame your neighbors, blame your co-workers, blame your in-laws. It is Disney adapting to our culture, not Disney trying to bend everyone over.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:59 PM   #5
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I too agree with the last two posters.

The plus side though would be that you can add the dining plan for those kiddos (and hopefully it would be a little cheaper than 3-9) which makes it easier all the way around to cover their meals.

I would think that the regular meal charge (without the dining plan) would be pretty cheap but I guess that remains to be seen if this actually goes into effect.
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:03 PM   #6
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Only applies to buffets so it really shouldn't be too much of a burden. Cost is not known but I imagine it would be pretty low.

As others have said, as more bad apples try to scam the system to get more free stuff these types of controls are put into place to make everyone play honest. Just a sign of the times.
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:50 PM   #7
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Agreed. Blame your neighbors, blame your co-workers, blame your in-laws. It is Disney adapting to our culture, not Disney trying to bend everyone over.
No, actually I'll have to side with the OP on this one. This is TOTAL CRAP. If Disney charged a reasonable price for its table service buffets, folks with babies wouldn't try to beat the system. A 10 year old is charged $38 to eat dinner? PLEASE. No sympathy from me for Disney on the food prices.

If it chooses to "charge" guests under 3, this will be a sad day indeed.
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Agreed. Blame your neighbors, blame your co-workers, blame your in-laws. It is Disney adapting to our culture, not Disney trying to bend everyone over.
Cool...I like that part!!!
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:18 PM   #9
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It's not Disney's fault. It's the change in Guest Demographic. Disney gets scammed every day on kids who could pass for 2 years and 11 months when they are really free. Just like Guest Assistance Cards, this was a courtesy (yes, I know GAC's aren't a courtesy but rather a "reasonable accommodation") that is being abused by a small number of Guests, but recently has seen a spike in disputes over a child's age (as Disney has been pressuring GAC's to be used for their true purpose - disabilities that may be NON-apparent and aren't able to be accommodated by other means such as wheelchairs or ECV's). How does Disney ensure fairness to ALL Guests with young children while still dealing with scammers, liars, and thieves?

It's unfortunate that honest people are suffering thanks to it, but this is the result in a change of society, and how Disney chooses to react to it.
How about showing proof of age like a bc? You should be traveling with it to get on the plane anyways....
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How about showing proof of age like a bc? You should be traveling with it to get on the plane anyways....
You only need proof of age on a plane if you're traveling on an age specific fare (like a lap child or an infant fare). DD flew with us in March, but we just bought her a regular seat (we wanted her in a seat and the lowest fare happened to be one that was not age restricted). We did not have to show her birth certificate at any point.
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You only need proof of age on a plane if you're traveling on an age specific fare (like a lap child or an infant fare). DD flew with us in March, but we just bought her a regular seat (we wanted her in a seat and the lowest fare happened to be one that was not age restricted). We did not have to show her birth certificate at any point.
I know I just always bring the kids just in case lol!
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For food, at least. No word on tickets. That's what I have been told from someone in the know.

There wll be a charge for those under 3 at all buffets and all you can eat type shows and meals like Ohana.

There will be no charge for sharing of food from plate at pay-per-food ordered at TS or QS restaurants-just like now.
~Thanks for sharing, but I don't buy it. Disney would have to charge two year olds for admission because of how the dining plan is structured with ticket purchases and I haven't seen any indication of that happening. Again, thanks for sharing what you've heard. We'll see.
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For food, at least. No word on tickets. That's what I have been told from someone in the know.

There wll be a charge for those under 3 at all buffets and all you can eat type shows and meals like Ohana.

There will be no charge for sharing of food from plate at pay-per-food ordered at TS or QS restaurants-just like now.
I spoke to my "friend" and apparently I misinterpreted what was said. Scratch this one.
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Oh ok, so I should just shut up and pay. Got it.

Some of you are such Disney's apologists, you just can't stand it when someone disagrees with Disney on something.
~LOL. I didn't read it that way, they just seem okay with the changes. The poster described actual events that have occurred in the past -- for example, the $10 ADR reservation fee. But, the "rumor" is not true anyway. Also, "shut up and pay" is impossible because you speak with your wallet -- money talks and unfortunately, this is the only message Disney "gets."

~I've certainly expressed my discontent with some of the changes I've noticed at WDW -- but I also know if I book another WDW vacation, I am condoning their actions, and contribute to what I perceive to be the "problem." Simply put, we all have a choice to accept Disney's terms or not.

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I spoke to my "friend" and apparently I misinterpreted what was said. Scratch this one.
~LOL. This is awesome! Anyway, thanks so much for the update and if your "friend" has any more info -- please don't hesitate to share!
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~LOL. This is awesome! Anyway, thanks so much for the update and if your "friend" has any more info -- please don't hesitate to share!
Just trying to have a little fun.
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