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Old 09-07-2013, 11:44 PM   #1
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Switching kid to "Disney adult" for DP?

My daughter is just shy of 9 years old and I have her in our package/itinerary as such. Am I reading correctly that some people are increasing their kids' ages to be able to get adult meals, and the cost to do so is less than $25? (We have a pin code for free dining). Is there anything wrong with doing this? I feel like there's a lot of talk of people doing this and that it's fairly common, but I feel kind of scummy doing so.

Would all credits then be classified as adult credits? Last time we went we got FD as well, but she was 4 and it wasn't really anything I'd even consider. Now I'd love some more info, if anyone can supply some?
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:32 AM   #2
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Why would it be scummy? If you were paying out of pocket listing her as an adult would cost you more $$. Just call and put her at 10--the only catch is if she wants a "kid meal" and is listed as an adult. When we went they were very adamant that ONLY 10 and below could order off the kid's menu.
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only kids under 10 policy is very lax and if she want kids meal just tell them you will pay out of pocket for that meal.
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Why would it be scummy? If you were paying out of pocket listing her as an adult would cost you more $$. Just call and put her at 10--the only catch is if she wants a "kid meal" and is listed as an adult. When we went they were very adamant that ONLY 10 and below could order off the kid's menu.
Only non-Disney restaurants make a fuss over kids 10 and over eating off the kids menu and not all of them even care.

OP, yes you can upgrade your DD to a "Disney Adult" for the cost of the difference between a child's pass and an adult pass. I personally think it is "working the system" but as long as Disney allows it so it's not "scummy" or "cheating".
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I personally think it is "working the system" but as long as Disney allows it so it's not "scummy" or "cheating".
I guess this is what I was thinking. Maybe "scummy" was the wrong choice of words. But yes, seems like I'm almost taking advantage, which I guess is absurd to worry about when I'm paying THAT much for this vacation, huh?
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If you are on a package reservation, you will have to purchase adult tickets for the child if you up her age to 10. In addition to the difference between the child and adult dining plan, unless you have free dining.

Disney generally allows this because the parents are willing to pay more, but do be aware that you have to actually register the child as 10 years old. Haven't seen any real repercussions from that presented on the boards yet. I have seen that guests in the UK are often not permitted to change their child's age or use a different age than that confirmed by the child's passport.
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If you are on a package reservation, you will have to purchase adult tickets for the child if you up her age to 10. In addition to the difference between the child and adult dining plan, unless you have free dining.

Disney generally allows this because the parents are willing to pay more, but do be aware that you have to actually register the child as 10 years old. Haven't seen any real repercussions from that presented on the boards yet. I have seen that guests in the UK are often not permitted to change their child's age or use a different age than that confirmed by the child's passport.
Hmmm ... it sounds like Disney is cracking down on upgrading children to Disney Adults when they can prove the child's age through their passport.
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