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  • On Jul 11, 2012
    Nicola 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.

    if on the dinning plan and have table service and quick service credits when using them do we still get charged tax and graditude every menu i look at it states gratitude of 18% added for party of 6 or more. we are a party of 4. we also have character dins

    Hello, Nicola!

    You are going to absolutely love the Dining Plan when you travel to Walt Disney World!

    For your Table-Service meals, your Dining Plan does include tax, however it does not include gratuity for your server. Because you are a party of 4, you will not be automatically charged the additional 18% gratuity on your check, but will be able to leave the gratuity of your choice at that time. You may leave cash, pay by credit card, or even charge the gratuity to your room, if you've set up your Key to the World Card for charging privileges. So convenient!

    For detailed information about the Dining Plan, take a look at this very useful PDF, which includes a sample receipt; this will help you better understand what to expect when you get there.

    For Quick-Service, tax has also been included in your cost, and there is no gratuity since there are no servers involved. (When we dine at our favorite Quick-Service restaurant, Wolfgang Puck Express, at Downtown Disney's Marketplace, servers DO bring orders to the table and refill Guests' drinks, so we do leave them a gratuity for taking such good care of us.)

    Send more questions as you think of them! We love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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