• On Aug 2, 2020
    Ian from UT 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.

    Hi, I am getting a Deluxe Disney Dining plan for my Family of 7. Do you have to pay gratuity, if you use your Dining Tokens on meals?

    Hello Ian! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Booking Disney Dining experiences is one of my favorite parts of planning a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    At the present time, the Disney Dining Plan is not available for Guests to book. I encourage you to continue to visit the Disney Dining page of the Walt Disney World Resort website and the Disney Parks Blog as updates are made available. You have plenty of time before your December 2021 visit. Perhaps Remy will have successfully persuaded our friends at Disney to make the Disney Dining Plan available as part of vacation packages!

    In the event that the Disney Dining Plan is once again made available, you will find in most cases that you will have to add gratuity at the end of your meal. Your meal entitlements will cover your meal, but your meal entitlements won't cover gratuity. For this purpose you should have an additional form of payment available. If you want to avoid carrying around a different form of payment, you can always provide a credit card at check-in (or link your credit card to your Magicband in your My Disney Experience account) to charge incidentals and other expenses to your room. That is what I do as I don't really want to be troubled with bills while on vacation or with carrying my wallet.

    Ian, with over a year to go before your visit you have plenty of time to come back with more planning questions! Come back as often as you wish!

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan G.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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