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Old 10-29-2010, 08:51 PM   #16
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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.
It would be my guess that a phone agent at WDW-DINE has little to no knowledge of what will actually happen when you get to the restaurant.

Especially since it appears to all depend on the server you get.
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:08 PM   #17
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We have ordered kids appetizers at GF Cafe and the kids selections at Garden Grille without getting any guff.
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Old 10-30-2010, 12:16 AM   #18
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I agree that calling WDW would accomplish nothing.

I don't think you'd have a problem ordering a kids meal.
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Old 10-30-2010, 12:52 AM   #19
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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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My friend had bypass surgery and she orders form the children's menu each time were down there BUT it is charged as adult TS or CS which is fine with her
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Old 10-30-2010, 10:07 AM   #20
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I don't see any reason to be charged as an adult at a CS when buying a children's menu meal, unless you are using the dining plan.
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Old 10-30-2010, 10:26 AM   #21
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Although I have never worked at a disney TS, I did wait tables for over 8 years, starting when I was 16 years old. All the places had an age limit on the kids menu, and all of them allowed adults to order from the kids menu, but told the servers not to advertise it, and to charge the adult for their drink. I did work with a few that would tell an adult "no" because the server wanted the guest to order something more expensive so their tip would be higher. Now, I have ordered a kids meal without a problem at WDW, but I am sure some people were told no. The best thing to do is just ask your server, "can I order off the kids menu?" If they said "no", ask if you can pay extra, and get the same thing meant for an adult. WDW is all about pleasing the guest, I would bet money even if they charged your friend a few extra bucks, they would get her what she wanted to eat as long as they have it in the kitchen.
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Old 10-30-2010, 11:52 AM   #22
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We went to Mexico to eat and I did not like any of thier meals and they would not let me order from the kids menu. We were on the dining plan. You'd think they'd come out ahead giving me less food and charging me as an adult. I found something- but probably left half of it. I've been to Mexico MANY times and the things they offered were not what I considered mexican food. We won't go there again.
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Old 10-30-2010, 11:59 AM   #23
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My mom, who was 83 years old at the time, ordered off the children's menu at Tony's. The server didn't seem to question it at all.

My neice, who is over 9 years old, has ordered off the children's menu, we even asked prior to ordering. This was at Brown Derby.

I guess I am hopeful that they allow it since my DS is 10 and there is no way he would want to eat what is on the adult menu at many of the places we dine. He does not a have a very sophisticated palate. Although he does enjoy trying new things.
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:12 PM   #24
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Older kids have...

I can't speak for adults doing this, but when we last went to WDW in 2008,
my youngest son was 16 and he did not care for any of the adult dinner offerings on the adult menu at Akershus. The waitress actually suggested he order a pizza from the child's menu. We had the dining plan then, so we were most likely charged for an adult meal... but he was able to get what he wanted!
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Old 10-31-2010, 01:08 AM   #25
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My brother and I had no issue ordering off the children's menu in 2008 (we were both in our late 20's) at CS and Sci-Fi Dine In. Last year I also ordered off the children's menu at CS when we weren't using DDP credits and was never questioned. I think my parent's broke me by telling me about people starving; I can't bear to leave food on my plate unless it is truly awful so the children's sizes are much better for me.
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Old 10-31-2010, 05:50 AM   #26
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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.
Last trip DD was almost 15 (but looked older) and she was allowed to order off the kids menu, without exception (and we were there 14 nights with a TS meal every day) - she is picky (and a veggie) and in some restaurants there was nothing she would eat.

We were on Dining Plan and we just used to pay separately for the kids meal and not use a DDP credit. If she was still hungry, she just ate a CS meal later on.
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I'm 31 and ordered off the kids menu this past July almost every meal. I've never had an issue. I've been the past couple of January's also and ordered off the kids menu. I plan to on our upcoming trip as well.
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DDs 10 & 11 were able to order off the kids menu last week at Sci Fi and Coral Reef - no problem. We were on the DP and had to use adult credits for them.
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All the places had an age limit on the kids menu, and all of them allowed adults to order from the kids menu, but told the servers not to advertise it, and to charge the adult for their drink. I did work with a few that would tell an adult "no" because the server wanted the guest to order something more expensive so their tip would be higher.
This is a good point & probably why the answer varies from server to server. I'm sure some servers who say "no" just do so because they understand that to be the policy, but I'm sure there are also some who say "no" because a lower bill means less tip for them.

I can't remember if my partner ever ordered a kid's meal at TS, but I know on our last trip she ordered a kid's meal at CS a few times because there was nothing vegetarian on the adult menu.
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my brother (who is closer to 90 than 9) was able to order off the kids' menu, making adult size meals out of kids' offerings by ordering more than one item all over wdw... he was also able at coral reef to have the kids' pizza as his appy (before ddp took it away) and then an adult steak (PLAIN! w/fries) as his dinner...
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