EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jan 2, 2011
    Emmalea from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    The DDP states that kids must order from a kids menu when available. However,I have heard that adult and kids counter service credits are the same and that I can order an adult meal instead of a kids meal. Is this true?

    Hi Emmalea!

         Ahhh, the million dollar question!  In short, yes, you may use a child counter service meal credit to purchase an adult counter service meal.  That being said, there is a great debate out there regarding this very issue.  People seem to have very specific opinions on whether or not this constitutes "cheating the system."  In my opinion, if Disney considered it "cheating" they would nip it right in the bud! 

         I have done a lot of research on this question in the past and I even made several phone calls today, just to confirm my answer.  I was told by three separate cast members that Disney does NOT differentiate between a child's counter service credit and an adult's counter service credit.  However, this is not the case with table service, or sit down meals - absolutely a difference there! 

         Of course, this is only true at this point in time - Disney may change it without warning.  But as of now, Disney will allow you a reprieve from chicken nuggets - enjoy!

    Much pixie dust,

    Jackie S.
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, Louisiana

Yes, I'm the one behind you in the grocery store checkout line. You know, the one that lets you know why you simply HAVE to stay on property and laughs when you say that you are going to visit Disney World AND Epcot... Yes, that crazy lady is me! Learn More About Jackie

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