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  • On Aug 17, 2021
    Steven from Surrey Asked

    Heading over from the UK in October, but a little confused regarding Tax on food or goods. Noticed while booking some of the restaurants they state a price + Tax + Tip, others just Tip and some nothing. Unless stated otherwise is tax already included?

    Hello Steven and thanks for bringing such an important question to us here at planDisney!

    As the current UK Panelist, I can totally relate to your question about making purchases that don't already include the sales tax within the stated or advertised price - it's not something we Brits are used to at all!  Plus, here in the United Kingdom, we simply don't have the same tipping or gratuity culture as they do over in the United States of America.

    Tax shouldn't be taxing whilst on holiday Steven!  So it might be helpful for you to know that generally speaking, a sales tax of around 6% is added to the final purchase price of almost every transaction unless otherwise stated.  

    When dining at Table Service restaurants, or Fine Dining locations at Walt Disney World Resort, it is customary in the U.S.A to include a gratuity for good service of around 15-20% of the total bill.  However, if for any reason you didn't receive the service you were expecting, it is always possible to discuss your dining experience with the restaurant manager.

    Another top planDisney tip (see what I did there?!) for your upcoming October Disney holiday, is to always carry your UK driving license or passport with you just in case you need to prove your identity or age.  It's customary for American citizens to have their government-issued ID on their person at all times. 

    Steven, if you should have any further enquiries regarding your Autumnal jolly holiday to the most magical place on earth, then please do pop back to planDisney.  I'm always happy to help wherever possible and to the best of my ability!

    Have a great Disney day ~ Jane



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Meet the Panelist: Jane, United Kingdom

As the UK "Mum" on the planDisney Panel I'm able to assist those lucky Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort from the United Kingdom who generally enjoy a whole 2 week magical stay. The planning and organising of resorts, Advance Dining Reservations and extra pixie dusted holiday fun for solo travellers, large or small family groups is my absolute pleasure! Learn More About Jane

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