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  • On Jan 28, 2024
    Mike from WV Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is the current tax rate at Disney World?

    Hi Mike!

    As a Personal Finance teacher, I appreciate this level of budgeting and planning for your Walt Disney World adventure! 

    Since Walt Disney World is so large, it covers 2 different counties in Florida. Tax rates are determined by county, so you will be charged depending on whether the location you are shopping or eating is located in either Osceola County or Orange County! Most Disney World restaurants and stores are located in Orange County where the tax rate is 6.5%. Some of the hotels like Disney's All Star Resort are located in Osceola County which has a slightly higher tax rate of 7.5%. You should be safe to assume between 6.5% and 7.5% on all purchases while you are on vacation. In Florida, restaurants are treated the same as merchandise from a taxing perspective so all of your meals will have the same tax applied to the bill.

    Keep in mind that Walt Disney World Resorts are subject to an additional tourism tax of 6% that is applied to all Orlando area hotels. This will be added on top of your standard county sales tax for your hotel stay. 

    When it comes to preplanning and budgeting a Disney World vacation, I love to add one of the Disney dining plans so that I don't have to worry about watching what we order in a restaurant. I think it makes my vacation feel a little more like an all-inclusive resort. We like to make a game out of ordering the most expensive included meal on the menu to get the most out of our dining plan since it is simply a meal credit without a budget! Taxes and meal prices are included in your meal allotment on these plans but tipping is extra.

    Happy Planning

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Meet the Panelist: Jenna, Tennessee

Hi! I am Jenna. I am an entrepreneur, high school teacher, and mother to 2 teenagers so there is not a single question you could ask me that I would find weird. I love traveling, dancing, reading, and anything that could be considered bougie. Walt Disney World Resort is my second home, and I can't wait to share it with you.  Learn More About Jenna

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