Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Mar 20, 2009
    Natalia from NY 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 on the dining plan in June and was wondering if gratuity is included with the plan and if not what is an appropriate tip (percentage) to leave?

    Hi Natalia,

    Gratuity is not included in the price of the dining plan.  However, it is fairly easy to figure out.  At the end of each table service meal, you will be given a receipt to sign.  Your entire meal will be itemized, and you will be able to see the cost, just as if you were paying out of pocket for the meal.  You'll be able to then add the tip just as you would at any other restaurant (15 - 20% is a good rule of thumb).

    I like receiving seeing an itemized bill like this.  It not only helps with figuring out gratuity, but it allows you to see what you would be spending if you were not on the dining plan.

    Hope this helps.  Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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