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Old 04-21-2014, 12:00 PM   #361
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It's not just buffets.

You also cannot split at family style all you can eat restaurants (like 'Ohana or Garden Grill), fixed price restaurants (CRT or Akershus), dinner shows (Hoop De Doo, Spirit of Aloha or Mickey's Backyard Barbecue) or if you select all you can eat options like the platter at Whispering Canyon.

In addition, Via Napoli does not allow guests on the dining plan to share credits. They require that each dining plan guest use a credit.
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It's not just buffets.

You also cannot split at family style all you can eat restaurants (like 'Ohana or Garden Grill), fixed price restaurants (CRT or Akershus), dinner shows (Hoop De Doo, Spirit of Aloha or Mickey's Backyard Barbecue) or if you select all you can eat options like the platter at Whispering Canyon.

In addition, Via Napoli does not allow guests on the dining plan to share credits. They require that each dining plan guest use a credit.
Thank you very much for the clarification! We do have reservations at 'Ohana, CRT and Whispering Canyon. All of this information is very helpful to me!
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:57 PM   #363
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Credits are lumped, but the system knows how many adults and children are on the plan. So if your account is listed as 2 adults and two kids, you cannot order 3 adult meals. Yes, they allow you to upgrade during FD. The total price difference is only $21 with FD. You are only paying for the upgrade on the ticket. They won't question it. Just tell them that you would like your child to be shown as an adult so they can order off of the adult menu. He can order off the adult or kids menu if he wants I have a grandson that is going with us this year and he is only 6 but he eats like an adult so I will be asking him to be shown as an adult. His 10 year old brother is totally opposite and will probably rather eat off the kids menu but I am not taking the chance. $21 is definitely worth it
Is it really only $21 difference between a child and adult 7-day ticket? I always thought it was much more than that, although I guess I never really did the math. If it's really that little to upgrade, I might do it for my 5-year-old DD for our Sept trip (assuming we're able to get Free Dining). Our whole family is vegetarian and some of the kids menus, especially at QS, have no veg options or the only choice is an Uncrustable. Also if she's able to order adult meals, there will definitely be enough for the 5yo and 1yo (who some days eats more than her sister) to share.
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:51 PM   #364
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Is it really only $21 difference between a child and adult 7-day ticket? I always thought it was much more than that, although I guess I never really did the math. If it's really that little to upgrade, I might do it for my 5-year-old DD for our Sept trip (assuming we're able to get Free Dining). Our whole family is vegetarian and some of the kids menus, especially at QS, have no veg options or the only choice is an Uncrustable. Also if she's able to order adult meals, there will definitely be enough for the 5yo and 1yo (who some days eats more than her sister) to share.
IF you are on Free Dining, yes it is only $21 to upgrade your child to an adult. Without FD, it is a lot more. Remember, you are only paying to upgrade the tickets and the longer you stay, the cheaper the daily tickets We will be going 7 nights/7 days in September. My 6 year old grandson eats like an adult (his 11 year old brother, not so much. LOL) and the difference when I priced it out is an extra $21. It is a no brainer to me. He will be able to order off the adult menu or the kids menu and you are right, there will be plenty to share
I know that people try to order adult meals using kids credits all the time and I have seen families questioned by a CM and even one family talked to by a manager/team member. I am always embarrassed for the family, especially for what they are teaching their kids. My conscience would never let me be dishonest like that. The extra $21 is soooo worth it. But remember, the $21 extra is ONLY IF you have Free Dining.
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IF you are on Free Dining, yes it is only $21 to upgrade your child to an adult. Without FD, it is a lot more. Remember, you are only paying to upgrade the tickets and the longer you stay, the cheaper the daily tickets We will be going 7 nights/7 days in September. My 6 year old grandson eats like an adult (his 11 year old brother, not so much. LOL) and the difference when I priced it out is an extra $21. It is a no brainer to me. He will be able to order off the adult menu or the kids menu and you are right, there will be plenty to share I know that people try to order adult meals using kids credits all the time and I have seen families questioned by a CM and even one family talked to by a manager/team member. I am always embarrassed for the family, especially for what they are teaching their kids. My conscience would never let me be dishonest like that. The extra $21 is soooo worth it. But remember, the $21 extra is ONLY IF you have Free Dining.
Thank you so much for the info! I never would've considered upgrading DD to an adult, assuming it would cost a lot. When we were looking at dining options, there were a few places we ruled out because there was nothing on the kids menu for DD, and we ended up booking some buffets that I'm not thrilled about just because there she can eat anything she wants. Now I'm gonna go take another look at my TS choices.

ETA: Do you just call and say you'd like to upgrade your child to the adult dining plan/tickets? Will she still be listed as 5 years old on the room reservation? I don't want to run into trouble on subsequent trips with them thinking she's an adult when she's really not.
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Thank you so much for the info! I never would've considered upgrading DD to an adult, assuming it would cost a lot. When we were looking at dining options, there were a few places we ruled out because there was nothing on the kids menu for DD, and we ended up booking some buffets that I'm not thrilled about just because there she can eat anything she wants. Now I'm gonna go take another look at my TS choices.

ETA: Do you just call and say you'd like to upgrade your child to the adult dining plan/tickets? Will she still be listed as 5 years old on the room reservation? I don't want to run into trouble on subsequent trips with them thinking she's an adult when she's really not.
You can give them her correct age, just simply ask the CM to show her as an Disney adult on the reservation so they can order from the adult menu. They won't mind taking your money. I didn't know that I could do it either until a CM recommended it
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Thank you so much for the info! I never would've considered upgrading DD to an adult, assuming it would cost a lot. When we were looking at dining options, there were a few places we ruled out because there was nothing on the kids menu for DD, and we ended up booking some buffets that I'm not thrilled about just because there she can eat anything she wants. Now I'm gonna go take another look at my TS choices.

ETA: Do you just call and say you'd like to upgrade your child to the adult dining plan/tickets? Will she still be listed as 5 years old on the room reservation? I don't want to run into trouble on subsequent trips with them thinking she's an adult when she's really not.
The difference in price from child to adult is $40 per day - the $21 PP mentioned is only under the free dining plan.
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The difference in price from child to adult is $40 per day - the $21 PP mentioned is only under the free dining plan.
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IF you are on Free Dining, yes it is only $21 to upgrade your child to an adult. Without FD, it is a lot more. Remember, you are only paying to upgrade the tickets and the longer you stay, the cheaper the daily tickets We will be going 7 nights/7 days in September. My 6 year old grandson eats like an adult (his 11 year old brother, not so much. LOL) and the difference when I priced it out is an extra $21. It is a no brainer to me. He will be able to order off the adult menu or the kids menu and you are right, there will be plenty to share
I know that people try to order adult meals using kids credits all the time and I have seen families questioned by a CM and even one family talked to by a manager/team member. I am always embarrassed for the family, especially for what they are teaching their kids. My conscience would never let me be dishonest like that. The extra $21 is soooo worth it. But remember, the $21 extra is ONLY IF you have Free Dining.
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that answer is here somewhere. And if this is against policy to post/reply to, I apologize but....

We will have 2 adults/2 children on 1 rooms bands and 3 adults/1 child on the other. IF we never ordered more than 2 adult CS meals at any given time, could all the CS credits by used for adult meals? Because, quite frankly, my 3 DGSs are such light eaters, I could split 1 adult meal between the 3 of them & they'd be full!!
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that answer is here somewhere. And if this is against policy to post/reply to, I apologize but....

We will have 2 adults/2 children on 1 rooms bands and 3 adults/1 child on the other. IF we never ordered more than 2 adult CS meals at any given time, could all the CS credits by used for adult meals? Because, quite frankly, my 3 DGSs are such light eaters, I could split 1 adult meal between the 3 of them & they'd be full!!
If there is a children's menu offered, you must use your children's credits to order from it. Disney states this clearly.
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If there is a children's menu offered, you must use your children's credits to order from it. Disney states this clearly.
yes I get that, and if I go up to a counter and always order adult meals, am I going to run out of adult entitlements and have only children's entitlements left by the end of the trip? What if we only visit establishments that don't offer children's meals?
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yes I get that, and if I go up to a counter and always order adult meals, am I going to run out of adult entitlements and have only children's entitlements left by the end of the trip? What if we only visit establishments that don't offer children's meals?
They are not separated adult and child entitlement. However, Disney has the rule that if you are ordering for a child and there is a children's menu, they need to order from it No using all of your credits as if they were adult credits. Now if there isn't a children's menu offered, then you can order your children whatever they want.

You seem to be on the verge of asking how to get around Disney's policy on credit use. And that is a big no-no on the Dis.
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Why I am asking very carefully. I have been in the boards since 1998 (looked very different back then!) and i do understand the line I can't cross. Thank you for your responses. You have answered both the questions I asked and those I "have not".
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Why I am asking very carefully. I have been in the boards since 1998 (looked very different back then!) and i do understand the line I can't cross. Thank you for your responses. You have answered both the questions I asked and those I "have not".
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Hi all!

I spoke to a cast member today about adding Disney Dining (specifically, the free dining plan), and she complimented me on how much I already knew. Anything I know? You guys. I can't overstate how HELPFUL everyone has been here.

Now that I've made the leap and booked the resort -- assuming I can call and get the free dining added -- I have a question:

-- My family of three is on the dining plan.
-- Our son, age 10 as of the trip, is counted as "adult."
-- Let's say my husband and I use table-service credits for a meal.
-- Can we buy our son a meal using cash?
-- In other words, if one of us is using a credit, must we ALL use a credit?

Thanks to everyone, so much.

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