Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Apr 9, 2012
    Patricia from PA 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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    Family coming to WDW in 35 days, have deluxe dining plan. We are on a very tight budget, how do I know how much to tip for meals at character dinings? I love the panel and have gotten lots of guidance from all of you....Thanks so much!!

    Hi Patricia,

    Typical gratuities at table service restaurants at Walt Disney World (including character meals) are 18%, assuming you have received Disney's normal high quality of service.  If you look at the independent website,, you can see the prices currently charged for character meals.  From that you can make a fairly accurate estimate as to what your gratuities will cost.

    Have fun anticipating your upcoming trip.  I'm so excited for you!

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Lesson plans, college plans, vacation a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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