We are just back using the Disney Dining plan. This was our experience: Even if you made a note when calling to make your ADRs that you had the plan, the server didn't always add it up for the plan. Tell the server at the start of your meal and things will go smoothly. We had four adults and one child and we didn't at any place have anyone question which credit was which. At our counter service places we all had adult meals twice etc. I think at Pizza Planet was one of the places. The wait staff frequently thought our 12 year old was 9 or under. If you have older looking kids who are 9 or under, don't worry about being questioned. The staff would make adult portions of kids meals for our 12 year old. It was never a problem. My Dh and I shared meals and it was never an issue.