Kids CS Credits & Menus FAQ & Q&A

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  1. pperfectmom

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    Just save yourself the hassle and don't sweat it.:confused3 All you really have to do is remember that you can only order the proper meals that are indicated on your KTTW card. For example if you have 2A/2C in your party, that is what you can order. Keeping track of how many of each you have used or have left is not necessary.
     
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  3. twoplustwins

    twoplustwins DIS Veteran

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    I don't want to be out of adult meals and only have child credits left near the end of the week. It's just my over-planning OCD kicking in!!:lmao:
     
  4. 2Tiggies

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    If you look on the DISign board there is a thread for dining plan punchcards. You just post a request on there specifying how many nights you are staying, what kind of dining plan you are on and how many adults and how many children are in your party. One of the DISigners will make you one - and they look fantastic! :love: I have no problem with a small notebook and just mark them off when we eat, but then my party is one adult and one child. I am not sure how it woul work if I had to rely on another adult to remember to do the same if splitting up.

    I will look for the thread and post you a link if I can find it. :goodvibes
     
  5. 2Tiggies

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  6. twoplustwins

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  7. 2Tiggies

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    Good idea. I know it is called a punch card and some people have asked about what to punch it with. I would just use a sharpie or whatever you are using for autographs and black out the used credits. Or get a pack of little stickers and let the kids get involved with covering the used credits. They get into things like this so quickly and won't let Dad forget ;)
     
  8. averysmom

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    Can this really happen??? I mean, again, I thought QS credits were pooled b/c in some places there is no kids menu. So you had to keep track of how many you have used, but not what kind you have used!!!

    So if I go to MSB for breakfast (no kids menu), and we order our two pastries and two drinks each and we only use two credits b/c we always share, do I have to specifically say "ring that in as two kids credits, or one kids credit and one adult credit" or we will run out of adult credits and only be left with kids credits????? If so, then that is new to this year.
     
  9. TDC Nala

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    Kids credits are supposed to be used to buy only meals from the children's menu, UNLESS the restaurant has no children's menu. MSB has no children's menu so you don't have to worry about what anything is rung up as there. If you have two adults and one child on your reservation you can go to another CS with a child's menu and order two adult meals and one child meal.
     
  10. momtojam

    momtojam Earning My Ears

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    I am confused about how Disney tracks adult verses children quick service meals. Last year we had a QS at Casey's Corner and noticed that they do not have a separte kids/adult menu. The kids really liked eatting there, but how does Disney and me keep track of how many adult vs kids QS meals are left?
    Thanks for the help!
    :confused:
     
  11. ChristaDeVil

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    The credits aren't separated out into "child" and "adult". All of your QS credits go into one big pile, pretty much. If the QS doesn't offer a kid's menu, then your child can choose from the adult meal selections. You might look at the All Ears menus and get an idea of which QS's offer this. I have a 9 year old that is outgrowing the chicken nuggets and pizza, so I plan on seeking out the places that has a generalized menu so that he can have a better selection. I also see myself sharing my meals with him so that he can have a little bit of variety. I totally understand why they have the menu set the way they do, but my kid just happens to be one of the rare kids that would rather have my dinner than his.
     
  12. TDC Nala

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    There is a list of some of the QS that do not have children's menus in the Everything You Wanted To Know sticky thread on this board.
     
  13. CarolineInToronto

    CarolineInToronto Earning My Ears

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    Hi everyone!

    I've heard conflicting information about this so I figured I'd ask the experts here :)

    We're doing the free DP in December where my 9yo qualifies for the Kid meal programs. When ordering CS meals at the parks, if we have 3 adults plus him, will our plan specify 3 Adult CS and 1 Kids CS daily, or (as I've heard elsewhere), will it just show 4 CS meals daily?

    TIA!
    Caroline in Toronto
     
  14. Faldred

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    Your card will show 3 adult / 1 child, so that is the most you can order of each type at a time.

    Your balance will list total CS credits (4 times # of nights minus those used so far).
     
  15. CarolineInToronto

    CarolineInToronto Earning My Ears

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    Thanks -- so this means that if he wants one of the adult CS meals, he can't use one of ours, leaving us an extra kids one to use up?
     
  16. Faldred

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    You can order up to 3 adult meals at one time. If you wanted an additional adult meal at the same time, you'd have to pay OOP for it (though note the sticky in this forum that lists the (very) limited places where adult and child CS meals use the same menu).

    That said, you'd then have 1 extra CS credit. It's not assigned as an "adult" or "child" credit, but the intent of the plan is that credits allocated for children should be used for kids' meals only.
     
  17. CarolineInToronto

    CarolineInToronto Earning My Ears

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    that makes more sense to me now... thanks bunches!

    We figure that by reading over the menus with him ahead of time, we'll have a better idea of what meals we need to sub and/or if any of us would be happy with the kids meal offered :) LOL!
     
  18. clanmcculloch

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    One other option that you have is to upgrade your 9yo to 10. During free dining, the cost is only the difference between a child's ticket and an adult's ticket (that's only $35.15 for a 10 day ticket). This will give you adult credits for TS and CS meals so that he can choose whatever he wants to eat at all meals. This is allowed by Disney and often encouraged by CMs. Just tell the CM at CRO that you want your 9yo listed as 10 and that you'll gladly pay the difference for this change.
     
  19. CarolineInToronto

    CarolineInToronto Earning My Ears

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    That's a brilliant idea... thanks so much!
     
  20. Honeystar120608

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    That is an interesting idea. In our situation, we have a 4 and 5 year old. Now, they could never eat a whole adult meal, but our son is a big eater (beacuse he is always go go go) and once in a while can pack down a pretty hefty meal.
    So this being said, plus the advantages of having more options, upgrading them could be a good idea.
    So based on the $35.15 for 10 days, a 6 day visit would average about $21.09 then?
    Also, can they still chose from the kids meal if they wanted to?
     
  21. 2Tiggies

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    Personally, at that age I would not upgrade them. Of if you do, only upgrade one child, not both. Your other alternative is to supplement any meals where your son is hungry either with a snack credit, OOP side order purchase, or some of your food. There is nothing stopping them from ordering off the kids menu on adult credits. It will still cost you an adult credit though so remember to take the proper beverage and dessert with you if you do this. Did you get free dining?
     

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