Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Aug 17, 2012
    Sherri from NY 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.

    My family has rooms booked at POR for 9 adults and 2 children w/ seperate rooms and dining plans. My question is; if we are all dining together will we be charged the 18% gratuity? Even if it is seperate dining plans? Will it be charged to 1 room? Thank u

    Hi Sherri!
    Congratulations on booking your upcoming family vacation to Walt Disney World!  Let me add a second congratulations for booking a dining plan.  It truly saves you at least 30 % off of standard dining prices within the resorts, and the variety of cuisines offered really does boggle the mind!
    When dining with a party of six or more, regardless of how the bill is divided, you will be charged the automatic 18% gratuity.  If the bill is divided evenly, each party will be charged 18% on their portion of the bill.  Even if both parties have separate dining plans, you are all being seated and served at the same table with the same server, thereby equating it to a party of six or more.
    Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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