Questions about the Disney Dining Plan and FastPass
We are heading to Disney World for the first time October 31st and received the free quick service dining plan. I have a couple of questions about the Disney Dining Plan and FastPass.
I have been looking at some of the meals and was wondering if it's possible to get the kids an adult meal to split rather than the standard kids dinners that it appears the counter-service venues offer.
Secondly, one of our kids will not be able to ride many of the attractions due to height restrictions, so I was wondering if we can use her and my fast passes to obtain fast pass tickets at some of the other attractions for my other child and husband if they already have fast passes on a different attraction (Ie, are fast passes transferable).
Dad's you're not gonna like my Answer
Thanks for a great question. These are some of the common sense things at Disney World that aren't always well explained.
First about kids eating adult meals on the Dining Plan. The answer is ...
No they can't. The Disney Dining Plan is pretty cut and dried. Adults are adults and children are children (pretty profound if I do say so myself) and adults order off the adult menu and children order off of the children's menu. Simple.
This is another reason I'm not a big fan of the dining plan. Your children might like to experience something other than the standard burger/chicken strips/goo that Disney has on their very limited children's menus. But because you are on the Disney Dining Plan, your choices are limited.
Sorry! On to the FastPass question.
FastPasses don't care who uses them. They don't have names on them and aren't tied to any ticket. Our standard Rock 'n' Roller Coaster
/Tower of Terror
plan includes getting FastPasses at Tower of Terror then riding Rock 'n' Roller Coaster. It's not unusual for us to come back to Tower of Terror and find the lines short enough to not use the FastPass. When we are through we routinely give our FastPasses to another family who is getting ready to get in line. It's a really cool way to make some new friends.
Dad's Bottom Line
Jen, I hope you have a great trip. Sorry about the Dining Plan thing but rules are rules. You can share FastPasses with anyone.