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  • On Jun 9, 2024
    Alexis from NE Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We’re dining with 8 people in 3sifferent rooms on the dining plan. Will the 18% gratuity be added to each bill

    Hello there, Alexis!

    Welcome to planDisney and thanks for bringing us an excellent Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning question. It looks like you're currently enjoying a visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth - how exciting! I hope your vacation is off to a fantastic start. The only thing that makes a Walt Disney World Resort vacation even better is spending it with the people you love!

    Alexis, it sounds like you'll be enjoying some delightful dining experiences amongst friends and family. There's nothing quite like dining at The Most Magical Place on Earth with a large group of pals! With any party of six individuals or greater, an 18% gratuity (subject to change) will be automatically added to your bill, Alexis. If your party will be dividing the bills, then the 18% gratuity will apply to each separate bill. This is customary at the Walt Disney World Resort (and at many restaurants off property, as well) for the accommodation of large groups. I encourage you to let your server know how you'd like to divide the bills (and that you'll be using a dining plan) at the beginning of your meal to make things seamless!

    Some restaurants are better equipped to comfortably seat larger parties than others, Alexis. I've had some phenomenal experiences with large groups at Garden Grill Restaurant, Tiffins Restaurant, Ale & Compass Restaurant, and Chef Mickey's, just to name a few! If you're looking to add any last-minute dining reservations to your group's itinerary, consider these options.

    Alexis, I hope you've found this information helpful and I wish you a magical and memorable rest of your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! If you have any additional questions throughout the remainder of your stay, you're always welcome to revisit us here at planDisney. We're here to help you make the most of your time at The Most Magical Place on Earth!

    Warm wishes,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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