My husband, my 5 year old daughter and I will be at Disney from 9/24-9/30, using the free dining plan offer (have never used the plan before). I'm new to these boards and have searched for this answer, but haven't found it. Please help! Does each person in your party have to each specifically use his/her allotted meals, or can I choose to pay for some of my daughter's sit-down meals? Our plan is for 6 nights (18 of each meal/snack). For sit-down meals, we have booked Hoop-de-Doo (6 credits), California Grill (6 credits), Kona Cafe (3 credits), Le Cellier (3 credits) and Crystal Palace (3 credits) for a total of 21 credits (too much). Can our daughter just share our meals at some places? Or if she wants the kids menu, can we pay for her meals at California Grill and Kona Cafe, which would eliminate 3 credits and get us down to 18? I hope I'm making sense...I could really use some help understanding how they monitor the meal credits. Thanks in advance!