Just back and used the DDP!

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  1. coinkc

    coinkc <font color=red>You can find some hot dates at Six

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    We just returned from a 9 day stay with the DDP. This was our second time using the plan and this time we managed to use ALL our credits.

    I will be happy to answer any questions if I can. We LOVED the new snack options this year. There were a ton of choices including: regular size bags of chips, boxes of doughnuts, individual bowls of cereal, the list goes on and on!

    We did find some discrepencies though such as at Epcot we couldn't get a Powerade drink as a snack credit but at Pop Century we could. Also, at Pop if your counter service meal (like individual sized pizza) did not come with a side dish, you could not get one without using a snack credit. However if you ordered a hamburger that came with fries, that was just one credit. Hope this makes sense!
     
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  3. Gina35

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  4. Mickey-4-Me

    Mickey-4-Me I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park. - Ma

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    Were the snack options clearly marked with the DDP label? If not, did you have to ask which items were included or did a CM just offer the info (For example, any items under $4.00 is included.)? Did you ever encounter a problem using CS, TS, or Snack credits?
     
  5. coinkc

    coinkc <font color=red>You can find some hot dates at Six

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    There were snack options just about everywhere. The food court at Pop Century had a ton of choices but every eating place we went had items available.

    We did not have any trouble using credits at all. The snack options were clearly marked in most places and if not, I just asked before I ordered.

    The only two times we had a little difficulty was the Powerade drink at Epcot that I mentioned earlier. The only other time was when I asked the CM in Norway if I could use a snack credit for a caramel apple. She said yes but then charged the amount to my room. Found out after that she didn't know what the DDP was or what a snack credit was and she hadn't understood what I had asked.

    Also, speaking of Epcot, there were lots of choices for snack credits in the World Showcase. I know we got frozen slushes from the "African Outpost" area as well as giant pretzels from Germany with our credit.
     
  6. Dis_licious

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    Were you able to get bottled water as your drink using a cs credit?
     
  7. coinkc

    coinkc <font color=red>You can find some hot dates at Six

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    Yes, with no problems. In fact, when we were at the food court at Pop, we got bottles water to save for later and used our mugs to get drinks for the meal we were eating.
     
  8. Cinderumbrella

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    Are the credits still pooled?
     
  9. coinkc

    coinkc <font color=red>You can find some hot dates at Six

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    yes, they are.
     
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    That's a great idea! Can kids get a bottled water with their meal too?
     
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    coinkc <font color=red>You can find some hot dates at Six

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    yes, my daughter was able to get a bottle of water with her meals.
     
  12. Dis_licious

    Dis_licious Earning My Ears

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    thanks for the info, it's always nice to hear from someone who's just returned! :thumbsup2
     
  13. patsal

    patsal <font color=FF3399>I've discovered I don't need to

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    Oh, just to answer your confusion, the CS is for an entree or combo meal so when you order a pizza it is an entree so you have no side, but when you order a combo meal like burger and fries you get the side included.
     
  14. bluejasmine

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    Except at Pizza Planet where the pizza is part of a combo that comes with a salad and then you get your drink and dessert..
     
  15. Rudy6

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    Did your party ever split up and you had a problem using the DDP for fewer people in the party?

    Here is why I ask. We have the Sassagoula River Adventure scheduled for the kids one day. While they are at that, I thought we, the parents, would go eat somewhere. I heard that guests may have some problems using the DDP for a party that is not the party described on the card.

    Thanks.
     
  16. BWVNUT

    BWVNUT Growing Older is Mandatory; Growing Up is Optional

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    We were in WDW two weeks ago and had NO problem with people in the party splitting up and using the plan - worked quite well actually.
     
  17. coinkc

    coinkc <font color=red>You can find some hot dates at Six

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    We didn't split up since it was just my daughter and I. However, there were a few times when either I wasn't hungry so I just got her a meal or she wasn't hungry so I got a meal and she nibbled on it. We never had any problems and nobody ever questioned why we were only getting one meal.
     
  18. Gina35

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    Thanks so much for all of the information!! Can't wait to try it next week!!
     
  19. slenderella

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    I was wondering if one person has a CS at Mexico does everyone have to get thier CS there too, or can they go somewhere else? :confused3
     
  20. HaleyB

    HaleyB I am not a robot

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    You can each go to where ever you want. You do not need to eat together. Not for CS or TS or snacks...
     
  21. patsal

    patsal <font color=FF3399>I've discovered I don't need to

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    yup, and Pinocchio's at MK as well!
     

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