• On May 21, 2016
    Cathy from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Is every guest in the reservation for table service restaurants required to order?

    Hi, Cathy!

    The answer to your question is a definite "it depends!" If you are at a dinner show, buffet, family style dining, character dining, or any type of "all you care to eat" location, then each guest will be charged for a meal. However, if you are at a regular a la carte table service location, then each guest does not have to purchase a meal.  

    Regardless of what is ordered, if your party consists of 6 or more guests seated at your table, an automatic 18% gratuity will be added to your bill.

    I hope that everyone in your party decides to enjoy a meal together. It certainly does not sound like much fun to watch others indulge in all the great entrees, drinks, and desserts without jumping in on the party!

    Have a great stay in Walt Disney World!


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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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