Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Sep 18, 2011
    Dawn from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Everyone is referring to the 10% surcharge as gratuity. isnt it true that a 10% sur chrg is added to your bill like tax when you check out,and so is included in the DDP, gratuity is to be left on the table seperately if on the DDP for drink svc ?

    Hi Dawn,

    I'm not quite certain that I understand your question correctly. Gratuity is not included with the Disney Dining Plans except for pizza delivery, Private In-Room Dining, Dinner Shows and Cinderella's Royal Table. If you choose to leave a credit card for incidentals, you can put your dining gratuities on your Key to the World Card. The tips would all be added to your room bill that way. You can also pay cash for your tips and leave that on the table instead of charging it to your room. The standard, recommended tip is 18%.

    If I misunderstood your question, please feel free to send me a follow-up so that I can clarify for you.

    Have a wonderful vacation,


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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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