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Old 02-13-2014, 09:32 AM   #1
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Can a 12 year old order from the child menu?

DD will be 12 when we go so she is considered a Disney "adult" but she doesn't have the appetite of an adult nor does she tend to like the items on the adult menu. Will they let her order from the children's menu even though she is 12? If not, will they allow us to share a meal so we're not wasting food? We will not be on the dining plan.
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:03 AM   #2
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DD will be 12 when we go so she is considered a Disney "adult" but she doesn't have the appetite of an adult nor does she tend to like the items on the adult menu. Will they let her order from the children's menu even though she is 12? If not, will they allow us to share a meal so we're not wasting food? We will not be on the dining plan.
At most a la carte table service venues, they allow adults to order from the children's menu. There were a few reports a while go (over a year) that La Hacienda was not allowing it, but I haven't heard anything recently and someone else said Marrakesh (Morocco) was not allowing adults to order from the children's menu. Regardless of how much she eats, she will be charged the adult price at buffets (e.g., Chef Mickey), family style/all-you-care-to-eat (e.g., 'Ohana), fixed priced meals (e.g., CRT), dinner shows (e.g., HDDR), and dining packages (e.g., Fantasmic dining package).

Likewise, you are also welcome to share a meal. Some places will split the dish in the kitchen, others will bring you a second plate. As with ordering from the children's menu, you cannot "share" at buffets, AYCTE/family-style, dinner shows, fixed priced meals, or dining packages.

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Old 02-13-2014, 10:21 AM   #3
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Shouldn't be a problem. My son was and "adult" on our last trip and we were on the dining plan and when he would order something from the kids menu (bc he doesn't like most "grown up" foods, they normally just have him bigger portion. So I can't see why they would give you any trouble since you are paying OOP aside from the fixed price places.
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:37 AM   #4
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Like PP stated, not an issue with TS
I have even ordered off the child's menu at times when I have snack too much during the day
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:40 AM   #5
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1) When paying OOP, anyone can order from any menu.
2) Except at buffets, AYCTE, and shows, where ages dictate price.
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:04 PM   #6
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Was at WDW just a few months ago with my 12 y/o that has a very picky and small appetite. We paid out of pocket and didn't have any problem anywhere except Le Cellier. The young hostess was a straight up witch lecturing me on the dining plan and expectations and wouldn't allow us to have a kids menu, OOP or not. The waitress was great and suggested which platters were big enough to share and that's what we did. Paying OOP and ordering off the kids menu worked out great as our child would never have found anything she'd like at any of the restaurants and/or would barely make a dent in what's on the plate. Also enabled us to use her meal credits.
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:11 PM   #7
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I order off of the kids' menu at most of the QS places all of the time...and I'm 18.
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