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  • On Jan 25, 2014
    Michelle from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We purchased the meal plan. If just my husband and I enjoy a date night (yippee) and go to California Grill, this will use 4 table credits. How do I then handle that my two children would have each have 1 remaining table credits to use on their own?

    Hi Michelle!

    My family and I really love the Disney Dining Plans.  As the Mom and official vacation planner for our family I have come across the same situation with my family in having extra children's table service credits.    It sounds like you are using the "regular" Disney Dining Plan and not the deluxe so I will answer from that perspective.

    There are three choices:
    • Do nothing and let the children's table service credits expire
    • Pay out of pocket for two adults at the California Grill
    • Pay out of pocket for two adults at another less expensive table service restaurant and use the children's credits there

    My selection has always been the third choice.  My kids love the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre in Hollywood Studios.  It is a very reasonably priced table service restaurant and the portions are large.  In fact my husband once ordered the Picnic Burger while I ordered a side salad to share between us and we still had too much food.  Here is a link to check out the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre Lunch Menu

    When using the regular Disney Dining Plan I usually budget to bring a small amount of extra money for situations like this as well as for the occasional turkey leg (don't you wish it was a snack credit!?). 

    I hope this information helps you in your vacation planning.  Thank you for coming to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question.  Please come back if you have any more, we love to help!

    Have a Disney Day,
    Brenda ºOº 

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Meet the Panelist: Brenda, Missouri

I fell in love with Walt Disney World on my very first visit, which took place during my honeymoon. Since then we have added 4 "mouseketeers" to our family and have come to appreciate what a great value a Walt Disney World vacation can be on a budget. As a Physical Therapist and a mom of a large family, I would love to help you plan your next magical trip! Learn More About Brenda

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