DDP with 3 year old twins?

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  1. KimmyF

    KimmyF Earning My Ears

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    I currently have the DDP booked for our February trip for 2 adults and my 3 year old twins. We will be doing a character meal every day and most likely Hoop Dee Doo.

    Here is my question, is there any way I can book the DDP for 2 adults and 1 child? My daughters usually share kid meals and we still have leftovers! My one daughter is a very adventurous eater and will try everything once and my other daughter is super picky. I would hate to spend so much money on food that will not be eaten! I would prefer to pay OOP on the picky daughter if that is an option.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. TDC Nala

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

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    Afraid not. Everyone on the room reservation age 3 and older has to be on the same dining plan.

    If you are doing mostly character meals and dinner shows you would be paying the same amount for both children anyway.
     
  4. Cafeen

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    While this won't work at any character meals, other buffet/all you can eat places, Via Napoli, or HDDR (or the other dinner shows), you can consider splitting an adult meal, letting the kids share a meal, and then booking an additional TS (menu-based) or two and doing the same there. It may be a way to stretch the credits and avoid wasting the extra food.
     
  5. KimmyF

    KimmyF Earning My Ears

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    Darn. Now I am trying to rethink if I want to do the DDP now or just pay OOP when we get there. I guess the S/P/D promo would make it worth it, though.
     
  6. KimmyF

    KimmyF Earning My Ears

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    Thank you for that advice! That is definitely something to consider!
     
  7. sharonabe

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    At ALL character meals/buffets/family style all-you-can-eat places, you will have to pay for both girls no matter how much they eat. If the majority of your meals are these, I'd keep the DDP as that one meal is usually the same or more than the one-day cost of the kids' meal. So, their QS and snack are essentially free.

    And as PP said, at a la carte places, you can use one adult TS (perhaps get an app OOP to share as well) and one child TS and stretch those credits to eat more TS meals.

    As for the QS credits, you can share here too. Get one adult (maybe bounty platter) and one kids' meal to share for breakfast, then do the same at lunch or dinner, whichever meal you don't have TS for.
     
  8. KimmyF

    KimmyF Earning My Ears

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    Thank you so much!! That is a great idea!
     
  9. stacecakes

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    I never thought about splitting meals at a TS. In my head, I made the ADR for the four people in the family and mentally crossed 4 meals off my TS allotment. Which is odd because we are ALL about sharing and spreading out credits when it comes to CS meals.
    They really don't give a hassle about that at non-family style/buffet places? I like the idea but not if I'm going to have to be all forceful about getting it tallied correctly as 2 or 3 rather than 4 meals. Maybe I will go ahead and make another TS ADR for our last day just in case we're successful at hoarding credits. A final lunch at Crystal palace might be a great way to say goodbye (and fill us up well before traveling home!)
     
  10. TDC Nala

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    You will not be able to share credits at the following:

    Buffets
    Family-style all you can eat restaurants
    Fixed price restaurants where you order from a menu but the meal is one price (CRT and Akershus)
    Dinner shows
    Fantasmic Dining Package
    Candlelight Processional Dining Package
    All you can eat platter at Whispering Canyon (dinner)
    Via Napoli (does not allow sharing of DDP credits)

    Everyone at the table on DDP, age 3 or over will be automatically charged a credit (or two, if the restaurant takes two credits) at these meals.

    I haven't heard lately that any restaurant that is not fixed price (except Via Napoli) has been disallowing guests on DDP to share credits.
     
  11. stacecakes

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    thanks for the clarification.
    I got so excited about this idea, but in looking at what we already have for ADRs I dont think we'd be able to hoard enough credits to go for another meal.
    Right now we're eating at raglan, Boma, Rose & crown, CRT, Melrose (fantasmic) and Ohana. The only ones where it would be an option to split meals would be raglan and rose &crown. Hmm. I will have to give this more thought.

    thanks again!
     

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