Kids CS Credits & Menus FAQ & Q&A

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

  1. SPOERLX3

    SPOERLX3 DIS Veteran

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    I'm not sure I understand "if we ordered more adult meals at places where the kids meals don't offer anything".

    Let me see if this answers your question.
    My family is 2 adults + 1- 10 yr old (disney adult) + 1- 7 yr old
    My MB is going show 3 adults + 1 child
    If I go to a QS location to order my food. IF they have a child's menu then I can only order 3 adult meals + 1 kids meal.
    If I go to a QS location that does not offer a child's menu then I would be able to order any meal on the menu since they do not offer a a kids meal.

    This is why, if you have a child that does not eat like a child, it would be to your advantage to ask Disney to show your child as a Disney adult on your reservation so you have no worries when it comes meal time. If you are going with FD, it is a total of $21 to upgrade your child.

    I hope this helps :thumbsup2
    If I missed it completely, let me know :rotfl:
     
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  3. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    If there is a kid's menu, then your child has to order from it. Or you have to pay out of pocket for their meal. If there is not a kid's menu then they can order from the only menu offered.

    I suggest you look at menus before heading to the parks. That will be a big help!
     
  4. andigomeep

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    There are quite a few places we can order a nice vegetarian meal on the adult menu but the children's menu is two meat choices. Ordering from it is simply not an option. I guess this is why we don't usually do the dining plan, free or not.
     
  5. andigomeep

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    We're only doing the CS plan. Would that be the price for upgrading him to that? And what I meant was just using his credit to get another adult meal which I know isn't what Disney wants but when it's a hamburger or chicken nuggets, etc there might as well be no kids menu because he can't eat either. I wish there were more vegetarian meals on the kids menus.
     
  6. andigomeep

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    I just figured it the easiest way to use his credits, can I order two kids meals at a time? If so I'll just use them both for breakfasts then share my meals with him since that's what we normally do anyway.
     
  7. SPOERLX3

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    Yes, IF you are going and you have the Free Dining plan it is only $21 to upgrade a child to an adult so they can order off the adult menu. It is so worth it.
     
  8. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    With the dining plan you can only order 2 kids meals at a time if you have 2 kids. You can always pay for one out of pocket, but you can only order the number of credits that you have people for. For example with 2 adults you can order 2 adult meals but not 3. With 1 child you can order 1 kids meal but not 2.
     
  9. andigomeep

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    Thanks, wasn't aware of that. Good thing to know before I ordered two and had to pay oop for one.
     
  10. MiceFan

    MiceFan I like this place

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    Oh my goodness, this is genius! My youngest is an adventurous eater so this is perfect for us.
    My concern with making ANY changes to our reservation though is, are you absolutely positively sure that it won't mess up anything else (like make me lose my ADRs) if I make the switch from child to adult? I realize it's probably a stupid question but I've been reading Dis horror stories!
    Thank you so much, my little one will be so excited...a real dessert too! :goodvibes
     
  11. SPOERLX3

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    Yes, absolutely positive! I just found out about this little nugget of information just before our last trip and I had already made all my reservations. Didn't mess up a thing. Now that Disney has implemented MDE,
    I would go in and build another profile for the child you are upgrading to an adult showing them as 10.
    Then call Disney to upgrade them. Just tell your CM that you want to upgrade your child to a Disney adult so they will be able to order off the adult menu.
    Then on your reservations, just change the member of your party from one of your childs profile to the other :thumbsup2

    My CM this year even offered it to me when we started talking about the ages of my DGS's :goodvibes
     
  12. MiceFan

    MiceFan I like this place

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    Done for $21.30, thank you! I did have to call twice, the first person I talked to said she would just note it on the reservation that my kid could order off the adult menu & there wouldn't be any charge. Ummm, I had a feeling that wouldn't fly so I called right back & found someone that would take my money :upsidedow
    :thanks: Thanks again for the info! :disrocks:
     
  13. phi2012

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    Really interesting to hear you can upgrade a child to an adult with the free dining and only pay the increase in park tickets.

    Is that the same for uk guests?

    Also we have a couple of nights when we won't be eating with our kids at signature restaurants, what happens with the extra credits left over could we use them for an extra character breakfast or that for either my husband's or my meals and pay out of pocket for the children, assuming that one will be charged as an adult and one as a child?
    Not trying to get anything extra than we are allowed but do want to make sure I'm correctly budgeting our oop costs.

    My daughters will be 6 and 4 if that makes any difference (with a one year old who obviously isn't on any plan), but both are very adventurous eaters (but I'd only probably upgrade our eldest as although my youngest likes all kinds of things I think it would be too much food for her) I know this time we go they will want more than just the usual kids meals (hence we are looking to eat at some more unusual restaurants :)).

    Thanks and hope someone can advise me :thumbsup2
     
  14. TDC Nala

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    You may want to ask on the UK board, but depending on how they booked and who they booked with, some UK guests have been informed that they cannot present an age for their child that is not their correct age.
     
  15. Pinkzeppe

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    We have free dining and will be there 6 nights. We only have a 2 day park hopper. The difference in price between child and adult is $6.50, so if I change my kids to adults for the two park days they can order off the adult menu for all 6 days? If that is true, that would be an excellent value.
     
  16. SPOERLX3

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    I updated my 7 yr old grandson for our upcoming trip 9/24 thru 10/1 for a total of $21. Definitely worth it!:thumbsup2

    Per your ticker, Just noticed we check in on the same date :wave2:
    Have a great trip!!!
     
  17. Pinkzeppe

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    Thanks, you too! What number do you call to upgrade from child to adult? I went through a travel agent, I wonder if she has to do it.
     
  18. SPOERLX3

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    I called the 407 W DISNEY # but if you went through a travel agent, I believe they are the only ones that can make a change in your reservation so I would reach out to them first :thumbsup2
     
  19. ecross23

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    I have no idea what I would do without these boards. One of my biggest stresses right now is worrying that my 8 year old son won't find enough on the kids menu or be jealous of the adult desserts my 11 year old will get. $21to upgrade him to adult? I'm calling Disney tonight to make the change. I thought for sure it would be $20 a day and told my husband that's crazy.

    Thanks so much!!

    Eva
     
  20. SPOERLX3

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    Yep! Just to know that my 7 yr old can order off the adult menu without any worries, that $21 for the trip total is sooooo worth it!
     
  21. Pinkzeppe

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    For some reason it was $27 for me for two kids, but we only have a 2 day park hopper. I still did it. We will be at Disney for 6 days.
     

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