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Kids CS Credits & Menus FAQ & Q&A

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Plan' started by Tricia1972, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. jsgrand0

    jsgrand0 Mouseketeer

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    I can promise you that Disney will not NOT let you use an "adult" cs credit for a child's meal. They aren't going to KEEP you from not getting your money's worth, which at the same time "makes" them more money. Not knocking them...they're a business and businesses want to make money...I paid for the dining plan for the convenience....worth it to not worry about how much we're spending!
     
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  3. SunnieRN

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    With QS credits, you can only order UP TO the amount of entitlements on your card, at one time. IE: 2 A, 2 C, you may order up to 2 adult meals and 2 childrens meals at one time. You may not go to the counter and order three adult meals and all share, unless you are at a CS location that does not have childrens selections. Hope that is not only 'as clear as mud'

    If there is nothing my grandmunchkins like, we usually just use our adult meal credits and at the end of the trip, turn in the child credits for 3 snacks each.
     
  4. jen42002

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    Another question...

    Thinking of uprading my almost 9 year olds to adults for DDP purposes (we are going during free dining so the cost is not much). I am certain they will order adult meals at the CS restaurants. At the TS restaurants, can they order child meals if the menu is more appealing to them? Will they give them a larger portion since they are listed as adults? The specific restaurants that we will be going to are Tutto Italia, Teppan Edo, Wave, Mama Melrose, Raglan Road and WCC.

    Thanks!
     
  5. turtlecall

    turtlecall Earning My Ears

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    We are going to DW in Sept :banana: and have the QS DP. My son will require 3 meals a day and is 3 years old. We plan on getting him breakfast and lunch and then sharing our dinners with him, we have booked a few OOP table service meals (some at lunch and some at breakfast) so we may loose track of how many of each credits we use. If we ask a cast member how many child credits we have left and how many aduly credits we have will they be able to tell us?
     
  6. dntd

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    They can only tell you how many credits you have left, not to whom they belong:)
     
  7. turtlecall

    turtlecall Earning My Ears

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    My biggest concern if that we are going to go up at the end of the week with our 2 adult meals and 1 child meal and they are going to say sorry you only have 3 child credits left if we miss calculate what we have used or loose track since we have 40 adult meals, 20 child meals and 60 snacks.
     
  8. TDC Nala

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

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    The adult/child CS credits aren't distinguished. The meals are. If your key card says 2 adults and 1 child then you can order 2 adult meals and 1 child meal.
     
  9. poohbear22

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    Do they care if you double up on the sides for the kids meals? My DS loves grapes, and I doubt he'd want carrot sticks or jello; maybe applesauce, but grapes are a sure bet.
     
  10. delmar411

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    doubling up is fine, we often do that as my boys love grapes too. There are also cookies or fries at some locations as a side and at Sunshine Seasons there is (was?) chocolate pudding.
     
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  12. Tricia1972

    Tricia1972 <font color=green>I love late night snacks<br><fon Moderator

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    You can do that if you buy four adult dining plans.

    If you have two children on your dining plan, then you need to use the credits that you paid the child's price for to buy children's meals.
     
  13. newmommy_2010

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    I hope I am not asking a repeat question but my DS will be 2 at the time of our trip will he be on the dining plan also or will he be required to share with one of us?
     
  14. 3Minnies1Mickey

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    You can buy him a meal OOP or share. He will eat free at buffets and all you can eat meals. You can get the dining plan for him unless you say he is 3 which would require buying a ticket for him too.
     
  15. KEPE

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    I've read through the thread and didn't see this explained. We will be on the DxDP and we have our TS meals planned but we will have a number of credits left. I know the CS credits are pooled and the TS credits are broken out but what happens on the DxDP? What if we have 9 credits left and we eat at say, WGPE or something where there is no kids menu. Will they take 3 adult credits away leaving us with extra kids credits? Or do we have to tell them so they take 2A and 1C?
     
  16. Diegosmom

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    A few pages back some suggested thinking outside the book when trying to convert CS to snacks...thank you so much...I would have never thought about this. We are going in Jan and so wee only get 1 snack a day. DS and I love desserts and treats...so we will be using our credits for ice cream and the sort but I can see us wanting more then one treat a day. So we would have ended up paying OP for some. But I totally see us having CS meals left over in the end. DH likes snacks but he is not that into treat type snacks...but someone said to use a CS for snacks...I just looked at Caseys menu and realized that would be perfect. A corndog nuggests with fries and a brownie for dessert and then a drink. We could get a milk to DS to drink in the morning (we will have a cooler to put it in) or if DH wants a soda he can have one (I wont be letting him use snack credits for drinks lol). This way we are getting like 4 snacks for a CS...we can all split it and be happy and I can even use DH snack credit later for a treat...thanks so much.
     
  17. noname70

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    What are some of the options instead of cake/brownies etc for dessert? I've heard that you can get another drink-is that true? My kids don't eat many sweets.
     
  18. TDC Nala

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    Kids don't get a lot of sweet options. At most Disney CS they can pick from a group that usually includes not only cookies or ice cream, but apple slices, carrots, grapes, maybe some yogurt. Don't know if kids can get a second drink. that's if they are 3-9. If they're 10 or older they can ask for these things or maybe a second drink. It's going to depend on what's available at each individual restaurant.
     
  19. 2Tiggies

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    The kids menus don't have cake or brownies for dessert. Those are offered on the adult (10 years and over) menu. It may work quite well for your kids then. Although I doubt they would let you take a second beverage with a kids meal, children's meals consist of an entree and two sides which are generally a choice of any two items from grapes, carrot sticks, applesauce or a cookie. If they like fruit then this could be a solution for you :goodvibes
     
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    Spooky! We posted at the same time and it looks like you were right inside my mind :eek: :lmao:
     
  21. MommytoaSweetie

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    It's also worth noting that the cookies that are available with most kid's meals are processed and icky - the adult dessert options are way better, so we just share them anyway and grab an extra bag of grapes if the kids aren't as hungry to eat later. Our kids normally get their entree (often the nasty processed chicken nuggets :() with applesauce and grapes, plus milk or juice.
     

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