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Old 05-26-2011, 05:30 PM   #181
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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!
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:58 AM   #182
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I am officially so confused...

So, at TS, they have to eat kids meal. I get that. We go to Coral Reef and they have to have a kid's meal. I'm on that!

Now comes the confusion. I've tried reading this thread a few times, but I'm still confused...

At CS, they can have kids or adults meal? Or do they have to have a kids meal? Like if DH goes and orders, he can order 4 meals at CS and two of them don't have to be kids meals, b/c all CS credits are equal?

And CS credits are all equal... so, if we have 4 CS meals left, we can use them for four adult sized meals or four kid sized meals?
With QS credits, you can only order UP TO the amount of entitlements on your card, at one time. IE: 2 A, 2 C, you may order up to 2 adult meals and 2 childrens meals at one time. You may not go to the counter and order three adult meals and all share, unless you are at a CS location that does not have childrens selections. Hope that is not only 'as clear as mud'

If there is nothing my grandmunchkins like, we usually just use our adult meal credits and at the end of the trip, turn in the child credits for 3 snacks each.
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:20 PM   #183
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Another question...

Thinking of uprading my almost 9 year olds to adults for DDP purposes (we are going during free dining so the cost is not much). I am certain they will order adult meals at the CS restaurants. At the TS restaurants, can they order child meals if the menu is more appealing to them? Will they give them a larger portion since they are listed as adults? The specific restaurants that we will be going to are Tutto Italia, Teppan Edo, Wave, Mama Melrose, Raglan Road and WCC.

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Old 07-15-2011, 10:42 PM   #184
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We are going to DW in Sept and have the QS DP. My son will require 3 meals a day and is 3 years old. We plan on getting him breakfast and lunch and then sharing our dinners with him, we have booked a few OOP table service meals (some at lunch and some at breakfast) so we may loose track of how many of each credits we use. If we ask a cast member how many child credits we have left and how many aduly credits we have will they be able to tell us?
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:30 PM   #185
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We are going to DW in Sept and have the QS DP. My son will require 3 meals a day and is 3 years old. We plan on getting him breakfast and lunch and then sharing our dinners with him, we have booked a few OOP table service meals (some at lunch and some at breakfast) so we may loose track of how many of each credits we use. If we ask a cast member how many child credits we have left and how many aduly credits we have will they be able to tell us?
They can only tell you how many credits you have left, not to whom they belong
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Old 07-17-2011, 05:29 PM   #186
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My biggest concern if that we are going to go up at the end of the week with our 2 adult meals and 1 child meal and they are going to say sorry you only have 3 child credits left if we miss calculate what we have used or loose track since we have 40 adult meals, 20 child meals and 60 snacks.
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Old 07-17-2011, 05:36 PM   #187
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The adult/child CS credits aren't distinguished. The meals are. If your key card says 2 adults and 1 child then you can order 2 adult meals and 1 child meal.
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:00 PM   #188
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Do they care if you double up on the sides for the kids meals? My DS loves grapes, and I doubt he'd want carrot sticks or jello; maybe applesauce, but grapes are a sure bet.
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:33 AM   #189
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Do they care if you double up on the sides for the kids meals? My DS loves grapes, and I doubt he'd want carrot sticks or jello; maybe applesauce, but grapes are a sure bet.
doubling up is fine, we often do that as my boys love grapes too. There are also cookies or fries at some locations as a side and at Sunshine Seasons there is (was?) chocolate pudding.
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[QUOTE=TDC Nala;41880123]The adult/child CS credits aren't distinguished. The meals are. If your key card says 2 adults and 1 child then you can order 2 adult meals and 1 child meal

So if we have 2 adults and 2 chidren on our key card, can we order 2 adult meals for lunch and 2 adult meal for dinner each day or at some point will they require us to order kid meals?
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You can do that if you buy four adult dining plans.

If you have two children on your dining plan, then you need to use the credits that you paid the child's price for to buy children's meals.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:53 PM   #192
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I hope I am not asking a repeat question but my DS will be 2 at the time of our trip will he be on the dining plan also or will he be required to share with one of us?
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I hope I am not asking a repeat question but my DS will be 2 at the time of our trip will he be on the dining plan also or will he be required to share with one of us?
You can buy him a meal OOP or share. He will eat free at buffets and all you can eat meals. You can get the dining plan for him unless you say he is 3 which would require buying a ticket for him too.
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:14 AM   #194
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I've read through the thread and didn't see this explained. We will be on the DxDP and we have our TS meals planned but we will have a number of credits left. I know the CS credits are pooled and the TS credits are broken out but what happens on the DxDP? What if we have 9 credits left and we eat at say, WGPE or something where there is no kids menu. Will they take 3 adult credits away leaving us with extra kids credits? Or do we have to tell them so they take 2A and 1C?
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:04 PM   #195
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A few pages back some suggested thinking outside the book when trying to convert CS to snacks...thank you so much...I would have never thought about this. We are going in Jan and so wee only get 1 snack a day. DS and I love desserts and treats...so we will be using our credits for ice cream and the sort but I can see us wanting more then one treat a day. So we would have ended up paying OP for some. But I totally see us having CS meals left over in the end. DH likes snacks but he is not that into treat type snacks...but someone said to use a CS for snacks...I just looked at Caseys menu and realized that would be perfect. A corndog nuggests with fries and a brownie for dessert and then a drink. We could get a milk to DS to drink in the morning (we will have a cooler to put it in) or if DH wants a soda he can have one (I wont be letting him use snack credits for drinks lol). This way we are getting like 4 snacks for a CS...we can all split it and be happy and I can even use DH snack credit later for a treat...thanks so much.
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