AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On Nov 2, 2011
    Melanie from FL 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.

    My question is if you have the DDP can you pay for your childs meal and save the points on the dining plan to use for an adult meal I want to get as much value from it as possible Thanks again for all your help

    Hi Melanie!

          If your children are between the ages of 3 to 9 years old, you wouldn't be able to save their Dining Credits to use for Adult meals because their Dining Credits are for kid's meals.  If your children are 10 years old or above, then paying in cash for their meals (especially if they want to order from the children's menu) to save the Adult Dining Credits is a great idea!  Anyone can order a kid's meal from the children's menu and also pay cash for it. Just make sure that you inform your server when you are ordering that you plan to pay cash for your children's meal and then use the Disney Dinning Plan to pay for the other meals for everyone else in your party.

        I have used this strategy many times with my son and it has enabled us to eat at more Table Service Restaurants. We saved the Table Service Credits by paying cash for kids meals which are less expensive than adult meals. This strategy saves using an an Adult Table Service Credit for a less expensive kid's meal. The only watch out is that at Buffet type meals you have to pay the full adult price for kids 10 and up so you will not be able to utilize this method.

    I hope you have some amazing dining experiences at Walt Disney World on your next trip!

    Keep Dreaming Big!
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Meet the Panelist: Marc, New York

I am a single Father to one incredible boy.  I would love nothing more than to provide people with Disney vacation planning that will enable them to have a new experience or make their Disney vacation just a little more magical! Learn More About Marc

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