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Old 10-29-2010, 10:19 AM   #1
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Can adults order from the kid menu?

I am sure this has been asked 100 times, but the search had failed me. Going to be dinning with a group of 6 adults at the Hacienda de San Angel for dinner (and hopefully a view of the show). One of the adults is a picky eater, and also pregnant, and would prefer to order of the kids menu if possible.

Does Disney allow this? If not, she will just order off the adult menu and the rest of us will most likely eat the 75% of her meal that she doesn't touch.

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Old 10-29-2010, 10:27 AM   #2
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Not allowed. Better to ask your server if the kitchen can prepare something to size or taste from the adult menu. Also, there is nothing preventing a light eater from just ordering salads and/or apps. If a picky, light eater is not going to eat much of an already too-large entree, then it might be best to stick to smaller plates.
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:06 AM   #3
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There is no restriction by Disney in ordering from the child's menu for anyone.

If you are on DDP you will, however, be charged an adult credit.

My wife always used to order the child's (4oz) filet at the old Concourse Steakhouse and would get the full child's meal, including derrest, for the child prtice.
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:15 AM   #4
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From my personal experience most places don't let you order a child's meal as an adult. I know some people say they have, but we've been going to Disney forever and when my daughter was young she was a very picky eater. When she became a teenager we would always ask if she could order off the kid's menu and most times the answer was no, it's only for guests 9 and under. Once in a while she would be able to order a kid's meal, but we would be paying more. I'm not trying to say that other people haven't been able to do this, only that WE never had any luck with it. She is now an adult and has her favorites that she orders. I will say this was some years ago so it's possible that it is easier today. Also I think it may be the luck of what restaurant and server you get.

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Old 10-29-2010, 11:21 AM   #5
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There is no restriction by Disney in ordering from the child's menu for anyone.
The menus say on them "For guests ages 3-9". That would seem to exclude guests ages 10-101. My 13 year old niece was specifically told that she could not order off the kid's menu. But maybe this is something that is enforced case by case, server by server.
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:31 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. Looks like she could easily just order an apppetizer as her meal, and then we would not have to worry about any age restriction.

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Old 10-29-2010, 11:47 AM   #7
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The menus say on them "For guests ages 3-9". That would seem to exclude guests ages 10-101. My 13 year old niece was specifically told that she could not order off the kid's menu.
On numerous trips over the years, my kids have never had any issue ordering off the kids' menu after they turned 10. Many, many other posters have had the same experience. The situation you encountered is the exception, rather than the rule.
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:52 AM   #8
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I take Chesire Figment's answers over many. I know for sure you can order anything you want off of CS menus, as we did it a lot. I just didnt want as much food as the adult portions had (and I'm a pooh sized guy) It just made me feel 'blech' if I ate a whole meal. Plus, then I didnt want to enjoy those other snacks lol. I see no reason you should have an issue eating off the kids menu at a full service either, so long as you arent expecting / dont complain about the portion size. I've seen that before from people, order off the kids meal, then actually complain that it wasnt enough food for them..
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:01 PM   #9
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Your friend needs to call Disney dining and ask them to be sure. My friend who has had weight loss surgery has a doctor's note that allows her to order off the children's menu, I'd imagine your friend could get a note as well from her doctor if it'll help make things easier for her.
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:24 PM   #10
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My DS13 has never had a problem ordering off the child's menu. We have been several times in the 3 years that he has been considered a Disney adult. There has not been one time that we have been told no and we eat at a table service restaurant everyday of our 10-12 day trips.
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:03 PM   #11
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On numerous trips over the years, my kids have never had any issue ordering off the kids' menu after they turned 10. Many, many other posters have had the same experience. The situation you encountered is the exception, rather than the rule.
I have no doubt that a 10 year old can do this. But a full grown adult may be viewed differently. Just not sure why they would say "For our guests ages 3-9" if they didn't mean it. As is always the case at restaurants, rules in theory and rules in practice are often different. The troops on the ground are often far more lenient than the generals in the tents.
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:53 PM   #12
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Neither DH nor I have had problems ordering from the kids menu over the past 8 or 9 years. DH has several times ordered an appetizer (soup or fruit cup) from the kids menu. Most recently, I have ordered kids macaroni and beef at Turf Club - I was asked if I wanted the kids portion or an adult sized plate. I opted for the adult size, which was priced right around whatever pasta item was on the regular menu. Rose and Crown also allowed me to order from the children's menu at lunch a few years ago. I have also gotten the kids dinner choices at the Luau and Garden Grill - of course adult pricing still applied.
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:15 PM   #13
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My mother is very small. Roughly the size of a small world character. She orders off the children's menu from time to time (and no, she doesn't look like a child) and never had a problem.
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for the most part they will let you
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I take Chesire Figment's answers over many.
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