EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Apr 17, 2009
    Rebecca 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.

    Hi Doug, we are travelling with my parents and have a party of 7. I have heard a gratuity of 18% is automatically added to our bill for parties over 6. Do you know about this? What if we are not pleased with the food/service.Is there a way to avoid this?


    I am sure that you will find that Walt Disney World is all about you enjoying your time. If you feel that you have not received quality service worthy of the gratuity, I would suggest that you ask to speak to a manager. If you express your reservations about paying a gratuity because the meal or service has not been worthy, I am certain that they will be able to remove that charge on your behalf.

    I have never had to do this, but I am sure from past encounters with restaurant management at several of Walt Disney World restaurants (both in the parks and in the resorts) that it can easily be done. I have had to discuss issues on occasion with management, and they have always been gracious and have made me feel most comfortable in doing so.

    Here is to hoping that it doesn't come up!

    Have a magical vacation!
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I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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