• On Sep 1, 2018
    Lisa from ON 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.

    When dining at WDW, are tips included if you have a dining plan? If not, what is considered an appropriate percentage for a tip? Thank you

    Hi Lisa, 

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel for assistance with your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! 

    Gratuities are not included with the Disney Dining Plan, so you will want to budget accordingly. If you are dining with a party of 6 or more people, an automatic 18% gratuity charge will be added to your bill. This percentage is an industry standard, and is what our family generally tips (regardless of how many people are dining). However, for exceptional service, we will leave more. 

    I hope this helps. Be sure to make all of your Advance Dining Reservations in order to take full advantage of your Disney Dining Plan. 

    Wishing you magical memories, 


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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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