• On Jul 21, 2012
    Rachel from Hampshire 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.

    Hi. We are coming to WDW in Feb 2012 from the UK. Tipping seems to be very different in the States so would appreciate an idea of what is expected- e.g how much do you tip hotel room cleaners or other hotel staff? And what about quick srvc locations/bars?

    Hi Rachel! Thanks for the question. It's important to remember that tipping is  totally up to you, and is supposed too be based on services you receive. Here are a few guidelines you can choose to follow if you feel the service you receive warrants it.

    - Full service waitstaff and bartenders - usually between 15% and 20% of the before tax total. Disney will include amounts at the bottom of your receipt in table service restaurants to simplify the math for you. If you are going to be a party of six or more, they will automatically add 18% to your total bill. No gratuity is expected at most quick service spots.
    - Mousekeeping - Although not expected, people do often leave tips in clearly marked envelopes for these cast members. A rule of thumb is $1 per person per night should you choose.
    - Bell Staff typically get between $1 and $2 per bag.

    Hope this helps Rachel! Write back with any other questions!
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