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Old 02-14-2013, 09:12 PM   #16
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Yeah, it stinks if your kid doesn't eat much. But every 10 year old boy I know eats as much as an adult man!

I feel like 12 would be a more realistic age - right before they hit the teenage years... but I think on average most 10 year olds eat more than a child portion. Even at 12 you'd have people that disagreed.
Yes, I agree. My DS is 11 now, but has eaten more than me since well before he turned 10.

I've heard this complaint from adults who have restrictive diets. Maybe they had a gastric bypass and can't eat much. Maybe they pay the adult buffet price for a salad. It is what it is.
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We upgraded our kid at 9 to the adult plan (had to pay more for park tickets, too), but he couldn't have survived on Disney kids meals at 9 - he was eating more than me & eating expensive foods - filets, not nuggets.

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Old 02-17-2013, 05:48 AM   #18
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This is why we didn't eat at any buffets once DD turned 10. The last buffet we had when she was 9 was at CP and I watched her play with a bit of mac & cheese on her plate and eat 2 cookies from the dessert table and actually said to her at the time, until she eats something substantial at a buffet, that would be our last one for a while. It's crazy because when we're at home she eats non stop, but take her into a Disney restaurant and all she wants to do is get out and enjoy the parks. Usually within the hour of leaving a TS restaurant (and leaving most of a plate of food behind on the table!) she is hungry! That's kids for you! Fortunately, because I only have one, my decision for now doesn't impact unfairly on any younger children. I understand that this is a big challenge for those with a 10 year old light eater and other little ones who want to have breakfast with Pooh. I don't really see any way around the problem.
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I agree that 10 is young, and at ten my kids weren't eating like adults. By 12 they were. Once they turn 10 though, it just puts paying OOP for the DDP into a ridiculous category, which is a shame. It would cost me $275 a day for the DDP OOP for the five of us now and there's no way I'm spending that much without appetizers, alcohol and tips. Crossing my fingers FD comes out this year, but I have a bad feeling those days may be over
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