Kid's menu for a 13 yo

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  1. LauraLea

    LauraLea DIS Veteran

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    Will Disney restaurants allow a picky 13 yo girl to order from the kid's menu? She would much prefer those items to regular entrees.

    Esp if we were on the DDP, I would think they should be OK with it.

    Anyone have any experience with this?

    TIA..........Laura
     
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  3. jackskellingtonsgirl

    jackskellingtonsgirl <marquee><font color=deeppink>Jello Shot Chick</ma

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    We were at WDW Dec. 2-6 and our DS10 ordered from the kids menu at all of the TS places we went. We were not on the DDP, though.
     
  4. goofy4tink

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    Yep, no problem. My dd, now 13, has been choosing off the kid's menu since she was 'legally' able to!!! If she couldn't get the kids stuff, she would starve in WDW!!!!
    So, as long as you are paying the adult price for the DDP for her, there is no problem.
     
  5. LauraLea

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    Oh, thank you! This will certainly give us more dining options.

    Laura
     
  6. frndofpooh

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    This might not be a problem for your daughter but the child menu portions are fairly small. My DS9 had trouble getting enough to eat from the child's menu offerings and regularly ate some of our appetizers or dessert to satisfy his appetite. He is a competitive swimmer and so requires a lot of calories but I wonder if his calorie needs might be similar to a 13y/o? I think they have scaled back entree size since the inception of the DDP.

    If your daughter does not eat a lot, it should be fine.
     
  7. bobcat

    bobcat <font color=magenta>I had a horrible case two year

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    My dd is now 14 and she was able to order off the kids menu any time she asked.
     
  8. bicker

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    Generally, Disney's been very lenient about this. Worst case scenario, they'd charge an adult price for a larger portion of a child meal.
     
  9. unbroken chain

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    I was just there with the same kind of child. With Table Service, no problem. They'll even fix you any simple thing, such as plain pasta, or plain rice, not on the menu. Very flexible. However, with counter service, you may have a problem on the DDP. My child, an adult on the DDP, wanted to order a child's meal at one place (Tusker House) and was refused. She was told she must order off the adult menu and could not use her adult credit for a child's meal.
     
  10. bicker

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    Which is strange, because that's actually not one of the rules of the Dining Plan. The rule is that you cannot use a child credit for an adult meal. :confused:
     
  11. NMW

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    Perhaps with the new rule going into effect Jan 1, CS places are trying to match number of child/adult meals sold/given out with the number of child/adult CS credits being used. If what Buffalo girl said is true, and CM will be audited, then it makes sense that they'd want their child/adult ratio to match what was given out in a day. Just an idea.
     
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    Yeah, that reminds of something some big-time retailer (maybe R. H. Macy?) once said: If the cash register is short, you've cost me money; If the cash register is rich, you've cost me a customer. Or something like that.
     
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    What new rule is coming out Jan 1 NMW??? We have been to disney before but this time on the dining plan and I haven't heard about this new rule?
    Could you elaborate on this or is this just a rumour going on?:confused3
     
  14. bicker

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    Here's the information was provided (including a link to the posting):
     
  15. Disneyof3

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    Thanks bicker sounds normal to me. I know some people are saving there kids credits for other meals (I don't want to start a fight). But before deciding on the DP I figured it out and with the 5 of us we will be saving alot for our trip with the plan. Especially with HDDR. That alone will be costing us 250.00 US My kids will eat alot and this will also help us.Thanks alot for the explanation.
     
  16. goofy4tink

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    I have no problem whatsoever with Disney starting to 'track' adult credits vs children's credits...and being able to keep them separate. But, if someone pays for an adult DDP, yet wants to order a childrens meal with it, then Disney wins, wouldn't you think? My child, dd at 13, has paid $38 per day for her meals, yet has actually purchased a TS children's meal, and a counter service childrens meal...coming to about $13 for her food costs that day. Disney has made a handy dandy profit there I would think.
    But, if I buy 2 adult meal plans and then 3 childrens meal plans yet save those 'kids' credits up to use on adult meals, while I order oop for my kids meals, then yes, I can see where Disney is having an issue and would want to track it. At this point in time though, Disney has not made it an 'offense' to do this. I believe people are still doing it. But, Disney will stop it, the same as when they closed up that nasty old AP loophole where you could buy a child's AP but still book a room with it in order to get the discount...even though you have to be 18 to book a room...go figure.
     

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