Dining Question....Regarding Meal Allocation

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Plan' started by FlyersStink, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. FlyersStink

    FlyersStink Earning My Ears

    Dec 31, 2011

    I posted this in the wrong forum the first time....boo.

    I've done DD enough to know this, but I wanted to double check.

    Normally, my fam (wife, myself, and daughter (4)) does Deluxe Dining. Obviously, its WAYWAYWAY too much food. We end up giving meals away on the last day, playing Santa in July.

    This year, we are thinking of doing Standard dining and paying extra for anything we want. We never do sit-down at lunch, so really the extra meals are just that: extra.

    Now that my daughter is four (and three last year), I believe that she is included on our dining plan. I know that she, when using her meals, is supposed to order from the kids menu, but I usually just pay hers out of pocket, since burning a meal on a kid who eats for 10 is ridiculous to me.


    1) To clarify: Is my four year old going to be getting meals when be buy the plan? I think yes

    2) Do the waiters/restaurants see a difference in the meals available on our card (kid vs adult)?

    I ask this because we would pay hers out of pocket and bank the table-service meals that are allotted to her. That way, if we want to eat at, say, Cali Grill, we could use her banked meals to use the dining plan for ourselves (2 sit downs for that place).

    Am I making sense?

  2. aaarcher86

    aaarcher86 Registered

    Feb 17, 2010
    Mod moved your thread from resorts over here with all your answers :thumbsup2
  3. 6disneykids

    6disneykids Mouseketeer

    Jun 29, 2012
    I am fairly sure that on the DDP each Key to the World card lists the number of adults and kids. And the entitlements are different from DxDP in that it is for 1TS, 1CS & 1 snack/ night of your stay. Because of this, I don't think that you will be able to do what you would like to do on the DDP. On our cards from previous trips with kids it stated the # of adults, and # of children on the plan. As soon as they are old enough to need a ticket to go through the turnstiles, that is when you have to pay for dining plan for them.

    I am not sure how the magic bands will work in conjunction with this.
  4. ses1230

    ses1230 DIS Veteran

    Aug 10, 2006
    1. yes

    2. yes, your card will say 2A 1C

    3. You can not use your daughter's credits for your adult meal at CG.
  5. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala 1937, what a year that was

    Jun 22, 2001
    Yes, kids' credits are differentiated, and no, you cannot use them for an adult meal.

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