Appetizer for Entree credit

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  1. katieandrob

    katieandrob Earning My Ears

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    While on the DDP can you order an Appetizer as your entree?
     
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  3. matthewclabaugh

    matthewclabaugh I Love Disney!!

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    In a word... yes
     
  4. figment_jii

    figment_jii DIS Veteran

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    Generally, no, you cannot substitute an appetizer for an entree when on the DDP. You can ask, but I've not heard of it being allowed very often. The third party venues won't allow it because they won't be reimbursed by Disney for the appetizer.
     
  5. WDWFANCBIIIME

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    In the past it happened more than it does now... I would not count on it...
     
  6. SmileEar2Ear

    SmileEar2Ear Mouseketeer

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    I have done it many times at Big River Grill. They also let us do it at Coral Reef, but only certain appetizers were allowed.
     
  7. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper Good Sailing Master. Average Banjo Picker.

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    1) Some places will allow it.
    2) But, why pay grossly overpay for an appetizer.
    3) Terrible use of a credit.
     
  8. juliebug1997

    juliebug1997 DIS Veteran

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    This.
     
  9. minnierocks

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    Several members of our party just did it at Rainforest Cafe at the Animal Kingdom with no problem. :)
     
  10. Jonathan Swift

    Jonathan Swift I'm being sarcastic...or am I?

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    I know I sound like a broken record, but why not just ditch the DDP altogether?
     
  11. LilyWDW

    LilyWDW Going to My Happy Place

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    It totally depends on the restaurant and random things like the phase of the moon.

    All you can do is ask when you are there, but don't plan 100% on being able to do it (even at places someone else was able to do it). Have a backup plan.
     
  12. katieandrob

    katieandrob Earning My Ears

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    Thanks all. I know it sounds silly but I was thinking for my 10 year old that sometimes just likes wings or shrimp of some sort.
     
  13. purple figment

    purple figment DIS Veteran

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    If it's for your 10 year old, you can pay OOP for anything you wish - such as an app for her as an entree - and save her dining credit for another restaurant or towards a 2 credit signature, CRT or dinner show. :)
     
  14. Ro Z

    Ro Z DIS Veteran

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    Exactly! You can even do this if you get an entree that is not DP worthy. I mean cheap. Just tell the server which meals will be DP. Or dont use the DP at all!! Figure out what works best for your family!
     
  15. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

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    The answer that most fits the question is "maybe" because there are some restaurants that won't allow it. Usually these will be 3rd party restaurants (not operated by Disney.) Most of these can be found in Epcot's World Showcase or Downtown Disney.
     
  16. tink1829

    tink1829 Earning My Ears

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    Last time I was at rainforest they don't take DDP anymore they are not owned by Disney we were told so I walked out
     
  17. aaarcher86

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    They've been on the DDP since 2012. Not sure when you went. Just used it there in February myself.
     
  18. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

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    Must have been at Rainforest before 2012, because they accept all the dining plans (except quick service) as of January 1, 2012.
     

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