Originally Posted by NJDisneymom
I'm sorry, I am trying to grasp how this works and I'm not looking to "cheat" the system but I still have a question or two I hope someone can answer that I didn't see in the many pages of this thread I went thru (but I know I probably skipped a few somewhere).
First - I KNOW I can not get my 5 year old an adult meal, I have no interest in doing so. We will have 3A, 2C on our plan but one of those "adults" is an 11 year old who eats more like a 6 year old. Am I correct that I can not order her a kids meal though???
So if we are together I can not go up and order 2A, 3C, right? BUT if we are split up (we often do since there is a 6 year age gap between oldest/youngest and they have different interests in rides) if I have my 11 year old can I order 1A,1C and can DH who is somewhere with the younger boys order 1A,2C???? If that IS possible then at the end of the day does Disney keep track that I used 2A & 3C meals or just that I used 5 CS credits???
There are other instances where we are all together but I'm not hungry when we stop for a meal and will just pick off DH's and DD's adult meals, so maybe we'd only get 2A, 2C - so then have 1A meal left. Does it matter if we later use that to get a kids meal for one of my DS's (who are 8 & 5)???
I know technically I'm not getting MY money's worth since DD is booked as adult meals, and I'm sure 95% of the time she will just get the adult burger or whatever - but in the instance where she'd just rather have an uncrustable or a kids mac n' cheese I don't care about the $$$$ - just that she is eating what she wants and I don't want to be dumping a bunch of food in the trash either. I don't want to be breaking rules though and I'm not sure how to EASILY go about keeping track when it isn't as simple as just ordering 3A, 2C meals all at once.
Please help me understand!!!
I can promise you that Disney will not NOT let you use an "adult" cs credit for a child's meal. They aren't going to KEEP you from not getting your money's worth, which at the same time "makes" them more money. Not knocking them...they're a business and businesses want to make money...I paid for the dining plan for the convenience....worth it to not worry about how much we're spending!