Do they check ID to use dining plan?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by ban26ana, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. ban26ana

    ban26ana Mouseketeer

    Apr 15, 2008
    A friend of mine just texted me. She's driving from NJ to WDW today. They left 5 hours ago, and she just realized she forgot her wallet.:worried: The package was booked in her dh's name, so they won't have any problems checking into the resort. But she's worried about using her KTTW to buy meals. Are they going to give her a problem if she doesn't have her license? Could her dh just use his KTTW to pay for the whole family at meals? (They're on the dining plan.)

    I'm going to Fedex her wallet today, so hopefully this is just a one day problem.
  2. mmouse50

    mmouse50 DIS Veteran

    Feb 7, 2010
    I have never had them check my id - I have just handed them the KTTW card and they removed the credits from the plan - sign the ticket and go my merry way
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  4. DisneyFamily123

    DisneyFamily123 Use the Force, Luke!

    Jul 14, 2009
    I have used the dining plan many times and was never asked for ID.
  5. LiveToTravelNicely

    LiveToTravelNicely You said it Doc. Imagination is a blast!

    Jan 26, 2012
    When we were there last July, I bought all of the food for my wife and I, and never was ID'd; the only time she probably bought snacks, etc., at the hotel. The only time I was ID'd for my KTTW card was at the gift shop outside the Tower of Terror. The clerk ID'd me because I hadn't signed the back of my KTTW card; however, that was at the end of my trip. I had already gone 85% of the trip with no glitches. So, just in case, I'd just have her sign her KTTW card.
  6. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala 1937, what a year that was

    Jun 22, 2001
    They do not check ID to use the dining plan. One KTTW card from the room may be used to pay for meals for everyone on the reservation. As long as her husband has an ID there will not be any problem checking into the room and receiving the KTTW cards either.

    An ID may be necessary if she loses her KTTW or locks it in the room and needs to have it replaced, not sure if they'll take the husband's ID for that but they might.
  7. Cafeen

    Cafeen DIS Veteran

    Jul 24, 2009
    This, is unfortunately something that I know for sure :). If the husband is there, they'll take his ID for it no problem, since he's on the reservation. If she's alone, there may be an issue, but with him there, it won't. I did this exact thing in 2009 while there with my friend. We locked ourselves out (both of us), and I had my ID (hers was inside). They checked mine and opened it right up.

    In the same light, if you lock your ID inside, they'll open it up for you and escort you into the room until you show said ID. (I tend to lock myself out a lot).
  8. doitforlove

    doitforlove x0x0 Disney Squirrel

    Oct 29, 2011
    I had my ID checked only at check in, but I think that's because my father had booked two rooms and I was the only adult in that room. Not sure if they check ID for all adults at check in :confused3
  9. Cheshire Figment

    Cheshire Figment <font color=red><marquee behavior=alternate>Friend

    Jan 12, 2001
    There is a signature space on the back of the KTTW. If she signs it (preferably with a thin-point Sharpie) then her signature on any slips will match the signature on the card and there is then no reason for any CM to ask for identification.
  10. Lesleyluvsdisney

    Lesleyluvsdisney DIS Veteran

    Dec 28, 2006
    You pay using your KTTW card, so think thats classed as ID x
  11. disnut8

    disnut8 DIS Veteran

    Jan 21, 2005
    If she drinks alcohol, she will need an ID at table service places. At the kiosks, her husband can get two drinks on his ID.
  12. gwmort

    gwmort DIS Veteran

    Feb 28, 2012
    I have never been asked for ID.

    I know its not allowed, but one year my mom didn't want to eat and went back to the room early and another family member staying separately (but not on dining plan) was allowed to use her TS credit for that dinner. We didn't just sneak them through either, we asked the CM if it was ok, and he said it was against the policy but no one would know.
  13. Familyof4lovesDW

    Familyof4lovesDW DIS Veteran

    Feb 12, 2010
    I left my Id in Ohio last time. I think I realized it in Tennessee, so there was no going back for it. I think I left my credit cards, too. I had no problems the whole trip. I cannot remember if the resort reservation was in my name or his.

    So tell her she is not the only one to forget her Id at home so not to worry :goodvibes
  14. AlohaAnnie

    AlohaAnnie DIS Veteran

    Jul 10, 2006
    They have never asked for ID from us for dining plan. At check in yes.

    Purchases, they have asked me. Or if I want to use my AP discount on a purchase.
  15. jmartinez1895

    jmartinez1895 DIS Veteran

    Nov 18, 2008
    My eight year old "paid" for all of our meals with his card and no one at our tables got questioned. He loved the power trip from handing over his card and the server would bring him the receipt to sign.
  16. raven69david

    raven69david I am a Superuser. Got a problem with that?!

    Sep 19, 2005
    The kids KTTW cards should state "Not Valid For Charging" unless you told the CM at check-in that you wanted charging priviliges on his card. If you lose your card, it's just like losing cash. For this reason I do not have charging priviliges on DD7's KTTW card. Even when the CM does not ask they default to "Not Valid For Charging." Of course, my ressies are room-only and maybe DDP's allow this?!:confused:
  17. karrit2000

    karrit2000 DIS Veteran

    Aug 24, 2000
    Charging Privileges and DDP credits are two different things. One has no effect on the other with the KTTW card. I Know they can block or allow charging privileges on specific cards. The DDP credits normally are accessible on all cards whether they are Adult or Children cards. I know some people don't let other family members know they can access the DDP credits because the kids tend to use up all the snack credits on them if they know they can. I don't know if they ever set up the system to allow only specific cards to access the DDP credits.

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