• On Aug 5, 2012
    Tiffany 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.

    We will be arriving at Disney in 8 days. We have 5 people that will be eating at out ADRs and then my son who is 1 that will just share off my plate. My question is will we be considered a party of 6 and have to pay the 18% gratuity?

    Hi Tiffany,

    Because your son occupies a sixth seat at your table, your party will likely be considered a group of six, not five.  However, if you feel that the service you receive at any Disney restaurant does not merit an 18% gratuity, you are always welcome to speak to a manager to have the gratuity removed.  I'd be surprised, however, if that were the case.  An 18% gratuity is fairly standard for the level of service Cast Members provide at Walt Disney World restaurants no matter what size the party.  I am hopeful that the Cast Members you encounter will meet your every expectation.

    Best wishes for a vacation sprinkled with extra pixie dust!

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