• On Jan 24, 2020
    Janeese from TX 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.

    Our family (group of 9) will be at WDW at the beginning of February 2020. We have the DDP (which we love); can you explain the tipping policy on TS? Also do you tip at Be Our Guest when you go for lunch which is a Quick Service? Janeese

    Greetings Janeese! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I'd be glad to assist with your planning questions.

    It sounds like you have a quite a Walt Disney World adventure right around the corner! What a great idea for your family to be making use of a Disney Dining Plan. It's so wonderful to have all of your meals coordinated and prepaid, especially when you are traveling with a larger group.

    Gratuities are not included on the Disney Dining Plan with the exception of Dinner Shows, Private In-Room Dining, and Cinderella's Royal Table. When dining as a party of 6 or more at a table-service restaurant, an 18% gratuity is automatically added to your bill, so expect to see this charge when you are all enjoying a sit-down meal together. If you receive exceptional service, you are always welcome to leave additional, or you can give a specific compliment to a Cast Member that served you. Check out some ideas on how to recognize and thank a Cast Member from my fellow panelist, Kathy!

    Ah, lunch at Be Our Guest Restaurant. The perfect way to take a break from the heat of the day and enjoy a delicious meal in a setting from one of my favorite Disney films. As lunch is quick-service, there are no gratuities for service here. But - if you receive a little extra pixie-dust from the wonderful Cast Members, don't forget about those tips from Kathy on how to say thank you! Mom tip: have your family look at the lunch menu ahead of time and take advantage of Order-Ahead Dining to avoid standing in line to order.

    I hope I've helped with your planning questions, Janeese. I am so excited for all of great meals waiting for you on your vacation.

    Bon appétit!

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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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