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  • On Oct 8, 2012
    Melanie Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi we are going on our firts disney trip in feb 2013 2 dualts and a 4 year old.. I wanted to know about tipping.. How much do you tip for table service meals.. we are on the disney dining plan.also do you tip the bus drivers, room attendants, etc how much

    Yeah! Your first trip to Walt Disney World! Prepare to have a blast cruising through the jungle, blasting Zorg with Buzz Lightyear, and eating Mickey ice cream.

    The Disney Dining Plan does not include gratuity so you will want to leave a tip.Typically we calculate an 18% gratuity at table service restaurants. For mousekeeping housekeepers three dollars a day for your family of three will suffice. If the Disney's Magical Express driver helps you with your luggage, tip him a few dollars, but there is no need to tip the drivers that ferry you to and from the parks. Anyone who helps carry your luggage should be tipped a few bucks, but it is totally acceptable to handle your own bags. My friend and fellow WDW Moms Panelist Erin has written an excellent piece on tipping at WDW on the website Touring Plans if you want more information on this practice.

    Planning your first visit to WDW can be overwhelming so please contact me if you have additional questions. 
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