• On Jan 14, 2018
    Theresa from MD 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 will be sailing the Disney Magic in November. This will be our first cruise as platinum level Castaway Club members and we are planning on using our complementary Palo meal. Can this only be used for dinner? How much should we tip? Thank you!

    Hi there, Theresa!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  Wahoo for cruising as a Platinum Castaway Member!  My family reached Platinum status on a back to back last summer and it was very exciting!  You clearly know and love all the wonderful things Disney Cruise Line has to offer!

    As a Platinum Cruiser, you can begin booking activities 120 days prior to your sailing which is a fantastic benefit if you have certain Port Adventures you don’t want to miss.  When your online booking window opens you can reserve dinner or brunch at Palo and as a Platinum member your dining experience will be complimentary.  Please note that this only applies to your food surcharge and does not include wine or alcohol ordered during your meal.  At the end of your meal your Palo server will ask for your Key To The World card and will run any additional charges and you can include additional gratuity for service.  It is at your discretion and I would recommend tipping based on service, but also taking in mind the price had it not been complimentary.  Current pricing is $30 per person for dinner or brunch at Palo.  

    With the new enhancements that are being made to the Disney Magic this Spring, you are sure to enjoy your trip!  I am eager to see the new Rapunzel’s Royal Table restaurant and cannot wait to see the entertainment that will be included with that dinner service!  I am sure it will be fantastic!  And, as you already know, don’t leave the ship without booking your next Disney Cruise Line adventure!     

    Happy Sailing!
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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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