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Kids CS Credits & Menus FAQ & Q&A

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

  1. nikten

    nikten Earning My Ears

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    I read that when you go to a buffet they have a separate section that is just for children. Does this mean a child 9 and under can only choose items from that particular section? Just wondering as we are going in May and have never been before.

    Also, I have read that the QS meals are harder to order. Can anybody give me tips on how to figure out what is included to make it easier?

    Thank you! :cheer2:
     
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  3. nikten

    nikten Earning My Ears

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    Wait...does this mean I have to keep track of how many QS kid meals vs adult meals we order? Doesn't it do this on the receipt? Let me know so I know what to expect.

    Does everybody get their own card for dining or is it all on one?
     
  4. zamboniman333

    zamboniman333 Ye come Seeking Adventure and Saly Old Pirates, A

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    Ok really sorry to beat a dead horse, but I have to ask. Ok So we are planning on going in Nov and for the 1st time going to try the QSDP we have only used the SDP before.

    Ok so the question is this. We do not want to cheat the System or get it wrong so I am asking ( I think i understand but maybe not). We are 2 Adults and 1 Child (she will be 3 1/2).

    as an example: we go for 4 days so that would 16 adult QSP Meals and 8 child QSP meals.

    For 4 of the meals we go to a QS resturant that has a kids meal and then for 3 of the meals we go to Caseys or some where that does not have a kids menu. so we have spent 21 of the 24 meals credits. So when we get to our last meal will we only have 3 kids meal credits left? beause we havn't used all of the kids meals because of the QS without kids menus?

    Hope the question isn't dumb???:confused3:confused3:confused3:confused3
     
  5. Tricia1972

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

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    When you go to your last restaurant you will order a meal from the kids menu for your child and two adult meals for the adults. There will be no problem with how the credits are allocated.
     
  6. zamboniman333

    zamboniman333 Ye come Seeking Adventure and Saly Old Pirates, A

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    Thank you!

    One more ? So lets say we gert to our last day and we have more QS meal credits then we are going to use, can we trade them in for snacks credits? I knwo not the best value but just a thought?:confused3

    Thanks
     
  7. 2Tiggies

    2Tiggies <font color=blue>I am subscribing to this thread j

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    This can be a bit hit and miss and the answer is that you often can, but it depends where you are. Unfortunatley there is no difinitive answer as to where you need to go to do this, but guests (incuding myself) have had more success at resort food courts than at the parks. I certainly found it much harder last year than in the past, but we did manage to do it.
     
  8. Tricia1972

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

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    I definitely agree that it can be tough to do.

    One thing to remember if a restaurant (even in a park) says "No" then think of how to get snacks as a CS credit.

    Basically a CS credit is:
    Entree
    Dessert
    Drink

    Two out of the three are already pretty much snacks. All you would need to ask is if you could substitute a second dessert for your entree (not "Can I convert my CS credit to snacks") If they only have fountain soda, then get a bottle of water so the snack is more portable.

    If you can't sub the entree for a dessert, then I would get an uncrustable or a cold sandwich for the road.
     
  9. schriverl

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    What a brilliant idea! I hadn't even thought of doing that. We'd had 9 meals left our last day that we could have done this with.
     
  10. zamboniman333

    zamboniman333 Ye come Seeking Adventure and Saly Old Pirates, A

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  11. emmababy

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    I'm sure this has been asked, so I'm sorry in advance. This will be our first trip with dd now an official child on the ddp. Are the child's credit listed separate on the ddp for counter services?
     
  12. Normangirls

    Normangirls DIS Veteran

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    Nope - your account will just show a total number of counter service credits available (there is no distinction between adult meals and child meals).

    ETA: GO BUCKS!!!!!!!!
     
  13. kayjaybe

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    Dh & I and our 2 kids (6 & 9) are on the regular dining plan. My kids don't eat a lot in one sitting. Here are my questions:

    1 - Can they share a single CS meal? For example, let's say for lunch, rather than getting 4 CS meals, we can just get 3, right? We'd get 2 adult & 1 kid and then share them among all of us. (I hate to throw food away, plus that would leave a CS meal that we could use as a "snack" later in the day or some other time, right?)

    2 - Can they share a single TS meal, as long as it isn't a buffet or someplace like CRT? (For example, at La Hacienda?)

    3 - if the kids have to get a kids meal when one is available, but they don't track the kids credits separately, how does this work? For example, let's say we were going for 3 days. On day 1, we get 2 adult & 2 kid CS meals. On day 2, we get 4 adult CS meals because that is all they have. There are no kids meals available. On day 3, can we still get 2 adult CS meals, or did we burn them on day 2 because there was no other choice?

    4 - unrelated to sharing meals - I see 1% milk on the list of drink options for the kids. Do they have chocolate milk, too, or white only?

    Thanks for any help you can give!
    PS - and yes...they are that small of eaters. Neither of them can finish a small happy meal. They are both very small for their age (dd 6 is 42 lbs & dd 9 is 50 lbs)
     
  14. schriverl

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    Kids meals are really small. The chix nugget meat is 4 nuggets and a small handful of fries. My dd7 is also tiny and she could just about finish her meal. Could not share it with ds2. On the otherhand if she got pizza she would give one quarter to her brother and she would eat the other 3.
    Hope this helps a little.
     
  15. littlelaura

    littlelaura If theres no chocolate in heaven, i aint going!

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    WGP and EOS have a kids cs option, but i cant see any kids desserts; can they choose a 'big' dessert or do they get the default cookie
     
  16. kayjaybe

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    Thanks, Schriverl. Didn't realize they were that small. While they might not finish...probably not enough to share.
     
  17. schriverl

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    Although maybe if you're a small eater you could eat the kids meal and they could share an adult meal... Or one of them could prolly share with you.
     
  18. delmar411

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    at WGP they had the choice of soft serve or a cookie. I can't remember if there was a 3rd option. They got the soft serve but it was gross and the server replaced them with a cookie.

    I don't know about EOS.
     
  19. DrD

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    Wow, this DDP is ultra complicated.

    Why does the brochure list appetizer for 9 and under only? so kids get an appetizer and adults don't? Seems counter-intuitive.

    are TS credits tracked seperately for kids and adults? If I order a pizza (2 adult credits) does that mean I now have 2 "extra" kids credits that I can't use?

    I checked the FAQ's but these questions didn't make them.

    Why does it have to be so opaque? After 2 trips with 3rd coming up I still don't get it. last time I had all kinds of credits left becasue I had no idea what I was doing.

    Thanks. now back to something simple like transplant immunology.
     
  20. TDC Nala

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

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    Kids have to order from the kids' menu. Children's appetizers are not what you'd call a regular appetizer. It's usually a small salad, raw vegetable sticks, or a small cup of chicken soup. As part of Disney's attempt to market itself as providing "balanced" meals for children, it presents all its children's TS meals as three courses.

    Yes and yes. But it's not necessarily that you can't use them - you can leave them unused if you want - of course, you don't want to because you have already paid for them. Or you can book an extra meal or two, pay cash for the adults and use credits for the kids. Or you may be able to trade them for snacks at your resort's counter service.

    Be careful, if you're staying at a deluxe resort that has room service and you order a pizza, it's 4 adult TS credits, not 2.

    That's what Disney wants - you didn't get the food you paid for, and Mickey got your money anyway.
     
  21. DrD

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    Thanks.

    someone told me today that kids can get an adult appetizer instead of kid's meal, is that true?
     

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