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Old 07-29-2013, 11:31 AM   #1
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Can I add my niece to my reservation so my son can get a dining plan even though she

isn't going to be there? We are DVC owners so we don't need to buy a ticket package in order to add the dining plan. My son is going to be 4 months shy of 3 years old and so we can't add the dining plan for him. However, if I add my niece to our reservation, I can then use "her" credits for him. But is this allowed? I am paying for it and the room holds 4 people plus 1 infant. So we aren't breaking any capacity rules. Otherwise, we have to pay oop for him and usually we use our TIW card but we decided not to renew it for our December trip, as it expires in September and 3 out of our 9 days have blackout dates.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:18 PM   #2
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They never really "check" to see if everyone is there, do they, so I think you would be ok. What about rounding up and putting him as a 4 year old on the reservation? Since you won't have to buy him a ticket on the reservation, I think it would be ok.
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At all the character meals and buffet restaurants, there's no cost for him since he's under 3 so does he really need credits to use anyway?
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:52 PM   #4
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As PP suggested, just change his age to 3 or 4 on the reservation instead of adding an entire person. Then he'll receive the dining plan with much less effort.
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:35 PM   #5
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As PP suggested, just change his age to 3 or 4 on the reservation instead of adding an entire person. Then he'll receive the dining plan with much less effort.
This makes more sense to me as well. Much easier and changing the age of your child has been allowed in the past. But, since he will be 2 and free at buffets, etc. wouldn't it make more sense to keep him at 2 and pay OOP for the meals/snacks he will eat? It will cost about $19/night for the basic DDP for a child. If you are staying 8 nights, that will run about $160. Would you spend that on your 2 y/o meals/snacks, not inc. buffets? If so, then upgrade him to 3 y/o, if not, just pay OOP. The basic plan for 8 nights will inc. 8 TS, 8CS, 8 SC, and 1 refillable mug for an 8 night stay.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:01 AM   #6
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This makes more sense to me as well. Much easier and changing the age of your child has been allowed in the past. But, since he will be 3 and free at buffets, etc. wouldn't it make more sense to keep him at 3 and pay OOP for the meals/snacks he will eat? It will cost about $19/night for the basic DDP for a child. If you are staying 8 nights, that will run about $160. Would you spend that on your 3 y/o meals/snacks, not inc. buffets? If so, then upgrade him to 4 y/o, if not, just pay OOP. The basic plan for 8 nights will inc. 8 TS, 8CS, 8 SC, and 1 refillable mug for an 8 night stay.
That's how I'd do it personally.

I don't know why the OP would have a problem changing his age but is okay with adding a phantom guest...
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As PP suggested, just change his age to 3 or 4 on the reservation instead of adding an entire person. Then he'll receive the dining plan with much less effort.
But if his age is changed, won't he need a ticket? There goes any savings...
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But if his age is changed, won't he need a ticket? There goes any savings...
The OP is a DVC member so they can book a dining plan without buying tickets.
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We had a similar situation when DS was 2. When we called they just recommended us say he was 3 for the dining plan. It was kind of a last minute trip so we ended up getting ADRs for mostly buffets (we had deluxe dining, upgraded from free dining) so after setting up my ADRs I called back and changed DS back to being 2. No one even batted an eyelash at all my age changing. I thought for sure when I called to say my 3 year old was actually 2 they would think I was crazy, but nope.
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