Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Dec 27, 2011
    Brooke 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.

    Gratuities ques. for 2 adults 4 children. One of the children will be 2 when we travel and isn't officially counted on the dining plan and does not have park tickets. Do I need to include him on reservations ? Will we be charge gratuity for a party of 6

    Hi there, Brooke!  I am a huge fan of the Disney Dining Plan, so much in fact, that I never head to Disney without it!  

    You have asked a fantastic question and I understand where you're coming from as it wasn't long ago that I was in the same situation with my daughter.  I have great news for you!  Children under 3 may eat free at any buffet or family-style restaurant and may also share from your plate at restaurants with menus.  You also have the option of purchasing a children's meal for your little one and paying for it out of pocket.

    You will need to include your 2 year old when booking advanced dining reservations as to ensure the appropriate table is held for your party.  The gratuity policy is based upon the total number in your party.  A party of 6 will include everyone, including children under 3 and even infants, so an 18% gratuity will automatically be added to the total bill.

    I hope I have answered your question and please write back if I can be of further assistance.  Here's wishing you a truly magical Walt Disney World vacation!

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