• On Mar 1, 2020
    Sharon from PA 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.

    I have a Disney dining plan which includes sit downs. How will I pay gratuities, cash or charge?

    Welcome to Disney Parks Moms Panel, fellow Pennsylvanian!

    This is a great question; I'm so glad that you asked it!

    When Guests visit Walt Disney World, they have lots of opportunities for delicious dining, and your choice of one of several Disney Dining Plan options is a fantastic one. 

    When you arrive at a Walt Disney World Table-Service restaurant and plan to use your entitlements from your Disney Dining Plan, your server will walk you through how to navigate the menu at that particular location. Should you wish to purchase anything that is not included in your plan, such as a drink in a souvenir cup, or an appetizer, you can add that to your check as well. Your entitlements will remove charges for anything included on the plan, leaving those additional items ordered as well as your gratuity on that bill. At the end of your delectable meal, you can pay by using a credit card, cash, or even charge that balance to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel account, if you have set up charging. Many locations also accept Disney Gift Cards, so ask your server if this is an option, too. 

    We love being able to splurge on a lovely meal while vacationing in The Most Magical Place on Earth, and I'm sure you will, too. It's just one more aspect of a Walt Disney World vacation that is like nothing else anywhere. Bon appetit!

    Your trip is right around the corner, Sharon (so exciting!), so as you plan your stay, be sure to send us more questions. 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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