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Old 05-16-2009, 11:44 PM   #1
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Can you pay extra to upgrade a child to an adult on dining plan?

Does any one know if I could pay to upgrade my DD to an adult on the dining plan..she is 9 and is none to thrilled with much of the kids picks lol...come on now, would you be thrilled with them Just asking!!!
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:20 AM   #2
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I asked this question on Disboards about 9 months ago( we are leaving in a few weeks) My answer was if you upgrade the dining then you must upgrade the park tickets to adult and room rates to adult also. Just the room alone on a deluxe was about $400.00 more for the week. We decided to just leave it as it is.
Someone gave a good suggestion. He said he and his child shared their meals. The child usually picked the appetizer.
Call Disney Dining at 407-WDW- DINE and ask a CM. They should be able to give you the correct answer.
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:24 AM   #3
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I figured it would be something like that! Oh well, I am sure we will just do plenty of sharing and buy her a couple oop desserts maybe. I think she will get tired of the same old mickey sundae pretty darn quick lol. (especially with all the fab desserts the grown-ups get to choose from!) Thanks for the reply!
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Old 05-17-2009, 02:43 AM   #4
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Room rate should NOT have been higher when 'up-aging' a nine-year-old to a ten-year-old. The rate is not affected by the number of "Disney adults", but by the number of adults eighteen and over. Even then, the added cost is no more than $25 per night (plus tax). Sure, there's a difference in ticket price - but NOT $400!
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If it were me, I would just budget the difference between the child and adult plans and use that cash for OOP meals and treats. I would also plan some buffets, as there are no restrictions as to what the child can or can not eat at the buffet restaurants. Between those two, you should be able to get enough variety going to make her happy.
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That is our problem as well. I just tried to do a few buffets and pick places that will have better options for her. She is very interested in trying the steak at LeCellier. 'Ohana is also a great choice for my dd. We figure that by picking a few buffets she will get to have more choices and if we have to share or supplement a few, it won't break the bank.
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1) Yes, you can upgraded kids to adults.
2) With the price of the tickets, total cost is less than $50.
3) In many cases, the up-charge is less than $30.
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:13 PM   #8
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Wellsince I am planning to call and make a payment today, I think I will just ask to see what they say! We are plannign to do a couple buffets, Chef Mickey's and maybe Crystal Palace...Ohanas is definetly on our list, it is a family favorite!! Actually my DD has asked to eat there twice LOL. I dont know about that.
Who knows maybe she wont even care, maybe its just me being a bit obsessive about teh food planning!
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If your plan is to eat at a lot of buffets or all you can eat fixed price places, it might not be worth the money to upgrade, as the kid eats the same food for the child price at these places as the adults do.

In that particular case, just take the extra cash and use it to supplement the child's CS meals.
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Room rate should NOT have been higher when 'up-aging' a nine-year-old to a ten-year-old. The rate is not affected by the number of "Disney adults", but by the number of adults eighteen and over. Even then, the added cost is no more than $25 per night (plus tax). Sure, there's a difference in ticket price - but NOT $400!
Thanks for the reply! I have two rooms at Board Walk and one is about $400.00 higher for the week than the other. She said it was because our 9 year old turned 10. Each room has 2 adults/2 children. I am going to definitely call and recheck!
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Thanks for the reply! I have two rooms at Board Walk and one is about $400.00 higher for the week than the other. She said it was because our 9 year old turned 10. Each room has 2 adults/2 children. I am going to definitely call and recheck!

Yes - an extra adult is only for over 18s. My DS is 13 and DD is 8, we don't pay extra for a room charge for DS, just ticket and adult prices for buffets.

Maybe you could just change her birth year on their records and consider her a 10 year old in the Disney system!
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Looks like you are going during Free Dining.

If that is the case all you would have to do is change her birth year and then pay the difference from a child's ticket to an adults ticket. But now Disney will have her in the system as a year older which might be bad in the future. Also you are now letting her know that it's okay to lie.
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We are going during the free dinning period. My son is 9 and for us to make him a "adult" it was only an additional $40.00 for the whole week.
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I know this has been asked and answered on here, but I've been through several pages and cannot find it anywhere:

If you have a 10 year old "adult" with you on the dining plan - can they order off of the children's menus at TS restaurants? Obviously buffets and CS are not an issue, but I am curious about our neice who will be 10, but will probably prefer eating more off of the kids menus than the adult ones.
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I know this has been asked and answered on here, but I've been through several pages and cannot find it anywhere:

If you have a 10 year old "adult" with you on the dining plan - can they order off of the children's menus at TS restaurants? Obviously buffets and CS are not an issue, but I am curious about our neice who will be 10, but will probably prefer eating more off of the kids menus than the adult ones.
That's not a problem at all. You can't go the other way around, but they will let anyone order off the kids menu.
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