Discussion in 'Disney Dining Plan' started by Tricia1972, Jun 2, 2010.
Where do you all do this "converting" to snacks from QS credits? Is it at your resort somewhere?
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usually at the resort. You can trade 1CS credit for 3 snack items. It's up to the CM working if they'll let you do this or not.
This is 100% accurate. I just want to add one more idea.
A CS Credit is a Drink, a dessert, and an entree. The first two are already snacks. You can quite often substitute a dessert/fruit/fries for your entree in the park and pretty much accomplish a conversion without actually using the word convert. Also, in the park, you can occasionally get a cold sandwich (or uncrustable) for the road as part of your CS credit. We often do this at Main St Bakery on our last day when we used the Dining Plans.
We always end our Disney trip at DTD. We grab lunch at WPE and then we grab sandwiches at EOS to eat at the airport while waiting for the plane, then to goofy's candy company to use our remaining snack credits. Can't wait for December to get here
Thanks to the tips on this thread, I called disney reservations and was able to upgrade my 9 year old son to the adult plan. He eats well and isn't afraid to try new things and we knew he'd want the adult selections for our TS meals.
We obviously had to upgrade the ticket to adult, but with free dining during our week, it was only a $25 cost.
The agent at disney was great to work with and said they get a lot of 8-9 year old boys that tend to upgrade with their growing appetites. This will make our lives easier at both TS and CS.
Thanks DISers!!!! My wife says he'll eat that $25 in his first meal. HA!
It will definitely be worth it!
Does anyone know if Disney makes there own Mac and Cheese or is it a name brand?
I know at least Liberty Tree Tavern is sponsored by Stauffers..so the Mac and Cheese is from Stauffers. I don't think that any of the restaurants "make their own" from what I have seen of my kids meals.
Just a friendly reminder. So long as Disney's written policy clearly states that kids credits must be used for kids meals, that's what we can discuss for tips and tricks on the boards.
Hints or suggestions on how to work around Disney's written policy will be removed from this thread.
For those interested in tracking credits on their own, check out the creative DISigns board. They offer several punch cards that you can carry that will help you out.
I'm not sure why my question was removed. It wasn't a hint or a suggestion, just a legitimate question about my confusion. I guess there really must be dumb questions, after all.
Liberty Tree Tavern is no longer sponsored by Stouffers. The new sponsor is Ocean Spray (the cranberry people).
Hmmm....I was just thinking about doing this myself. Our 9 year old son will definitely eat the larger portions and when looking over menus, I KNOW he'd eat the ribs at cosmic rays as opposed to the chicken nuggets or mac and cheese most places seem to have. We also have an 11 year old daughter who eats like a bird and notoriously gets mac and cheese. Go figure. Can I let her use the kid credit and him the adult credit?
But I may just upgrade in case we get into a sticky situation where they both want the adult meal. We are only there 4 nights and 2 of our TS are breakfast buffets so it should only affect the other 2 TS and the CS credits. Was your $25 increase for a 7 day trip or $25 per day or what? Thanks!
Can an adult order off the kids menu at a Counter Service while of the DDP? I'm thinking of changing my nephew to the adult DDP for the table service but he may want the kids lunch at the CS.
How do you upgrade a 9 year old to the adult plan? I did not book through disney and I got the free dining plan. When I called the travel agency that I booked through - they said I would have to cancel and rebook everything and the price has gone up since I booked. Is there anyway to upgrade my 9 year old through Disney without the travel agent getting involved?
I understand that if you have an adult TS credit you can use this on a child's TS entree. If you do order the entree from the kid's menu, can you still get dessert from the adult menu?
Additionally, which restaurants have the "junior" meals if an adult orders the entree from the kid's menu?
You can't always order a kids TS meal with an adult TS credit. Usually you can but not always. Sometimes they will give you an adult sized portion of kids food and sometimes it will be a kids sized portion. Yes, if they allow and adult to order kids food they should still allow you an adult sized dessert. Typically the non-WDW owned places are less flexible on this (perhaps it affects their reimbursement?). Places like Akershus seem like they are always fine swapping adult/kid but don't give extra food. Typically you are better off ordering an adult entree and modifying it (leave off sauces, etc) if you can find something that works.
Just want to confirm that CS credits are all bunched into one group...not divided by adult/child. Not looking for any hints/tricks...or anything else....just an answer to my posted question. Thanks!
I don't think this is accurate. Not even looking at the numbers here, just going off my own situation (I'm doing the same thing for ds), and based off what I already know.
The $25 sounds about right for the increase in ticket price, but the upgrade for CS to TS is $11 per night, if you are there for say a 6 night week, that's $66. Add the ticket upgrade, that's around $91. Of course the cost would go up, the more nights you stay.
Still a good deal to me, but not $25.
Its accurate if the poster has free dining. I know because that is what we did. Upgraded our 9yo son to adult. All you pay is the difference in ticket price. Then since dining is free, he can order off the adult menu since he is listed as an adult.
I'm doing the same thing during free dining too. I had to pay for the ticket upgrade from child to adult ticket. I also had to pay an extra $11/nt for ds to upgrade from the child TS plan to the adult TS plan.
Now if we were just on the CS plan during free dining, then we would only have to pay for ticket upgrade.
Shoot, if you're saying you got to skip out on the dining upgrade fee, then maybe I need to call Disney and get my money back!
But seriously, I couldn't really see Disney letting a child eat on the reg adult DDP basically for free. And now that I think about it, I'm wondering if OP is staying at a Mod or Deluxe, because if you're at a Value, TSDP is not free.
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