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  • On Nov 11, 2023
    K from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, I am considering the Dining Plan. It says that gratuities are not included. Does this mean that there will be a bill after a table service meal in order to charge a tip to my credit card ? Will servers expect a tip if a guest has a dining plan? thanks.

    Welcome to planDisney, K! I'm so glad to be able to answer a question for someone from my home province of Ontario. My family loves the Disney Dining Plan because it makes paying for our meals so simple, and the only decision we have to make is which delicious menu item we're going to choose! I'm happy to walk you through some of the finer details so you can decide if the dining plan is going to be right for your family on your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World Resort. 

    With the exception of Cinderella's Royal Table and Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, gratuities are not included when you use the Disney Dining Plan. At the end of each meal, you will receive a receipt that details what you ate, including any extra out-of-pocket choices like appetizers or extra beverages, and what, if any, amount is left over after your dining plan has been applied. When the bill comes, there will be an opportunity to tip the Cast Member who served you using your credit card, cash, or by using your Disney Band to charge that amount to your Resort Hotel room. Your server does not receive any gratuity from your use of the dining plan, it covers only the menu items that you ordered and not the service. A tip of 18% to 20% is customary for great service, and also keep in mind that an 18% gratuity will automatically be added to your bill if you're dining with a party of 6 or more.

    I hope this answers your question, K, and please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help you plan your magical vacation!

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I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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