Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Mar 19, 2015
    Susanne from OH 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.

    I have never heard of tipping housekeeping before. How is this done when you don't see the people cleaning your room?

    Hi Susanne!

    Tipping housekeeping (or as it is often called at Walt Disney World "mousekeeping") is definitely not something that is mandatory, BUT, it is a common gesture for guests who have had good service during their stay.

    Generally, your "mousekeeper" will leave a card with their name on it in your room.  It's often on the bathroom sink or on the dresser by the TV.  Guests will usually leave a tip for them under the card.  This way the mousekeeper knows that it is meant for them.  Some people are really creative and bring special envelopes with them specifically for tipping their mousekeeper.  

    On our trips, we like to leave our tips at least every couple of days.  This way, if one of our mousekeepers doesn't work the entire week, there is a better chance for them to get their share.  When I am really organized and on top of things, we will leave the tip out daily.  

    How much, or if you leave any, is totally up to you.  I can honestly say that we have never experienced bad service, so we have always left a tip for our mousekeepers.  I know they work very hard to make our stay as magical as possible!

    I hope this helps!  Please let me know if you have any other questions.  
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