Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Sep 2, 2012
    Luisa maria from guatemala 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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    We are a family of 4, going to Stay at WDWresort with the deluxe dining plan, for 10 days. For the first time. I was wondering how much money to put in my budget for gratuities? Thanks

    I completely understand your desire to plan and budget for gratuities, Luisa Maria.  Unfortunately, though, it's really tough for me to give you an estimate without knowing some specifics about the restaurants you intend to visit and your ordering habits.  What I can tell you is that many of Disney's restaurant menus are posted online.  Simply search the Walt Disney World website for the name of the restaurant you'll be visiting and check the sidebar for a link to download the full menu, including prices.  From there, you can get a rough idea of what your family's total bill might come to.  Plan to add the customary gratuity (between 15 and 20%, based on service) and that should give you a fairly accurate idea of how much to budget for tips.  Good luck and happy dining!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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