• On Aug 24, 2009
    Tashana from MS 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.

    Group of 9 coming. But split checks I know it is 18% gratuity. We reserved places like Chef Mickeys and crystal Palace. My bill will be for 2 adults and 2 kids can you give me an idea of what I need to bring for tip? Will it average $20, $30? Or more?

    Hi Tashana,

    Thank you for asking the Moms Panel a question, I hope I can help!

    You're correct that your party of 9 will be automatically charged an 18% gratuity even though the bill will be split. A good way of estimating how much you'll need for tips is to go to the dining pages of and look at the menus. Here you'll see the prices for each restaurant and be able to roughly see how much you and your family will spend on their meals. Some restaurants such as the ones you've listed are a set price so you will know how much your bill will come to.

    For the 2 restaurants you've chosen I'll assume your 2 children are between 3 and 9 and will pay the childs price and that you'll be eating at dinner time.

    Chef Mickeys currently costs about $30 per adult and $15 per child (3 - 9) at dinner. So the tip here would be around $16

    Crystal Palace currently costs about $29 per adult and $14 per child (3 - 9) at dinner. So your tip would be approximately $15.50.

    Have a great trip and enjoy your meals,

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Meet the Panelist: Jo,

Hi, I’m Jo, a stay-at-home Mum from England.  I am married to a PGA golfer and we have 2 children.  We enjoy every aspect of Walt Disney World and agree that it is by far our favourite holiday destination. The girls excitedly help me plan every trip. Learn More About Jo

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