Hoop De Doo Revue
  • On Jan 4, 2023
    Sarah from Durham Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, Is gratuity included for character breakfasts or if its just added onto the bill? On our last trip we could tip what we wanted for cape may character dining but when we went to tusker house it was added on and we had no choice what amount to pay


    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    Whether a restaurant adds the gratuity to the bill or not varies, based on venue and experience. The best way to check is to go to the individual restaurant page to see what is included. For instance, if you look at the page for the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, and then click through to the menu page, it indicates at the top that the charge is plus tax and gratuity, so you will have to add those expenses to your eventual total.

    I did check again for the Tusker House Restaurant, and it now states the same thing, so the base charge for the meal there does not include taxes or gratuities either. Perhaps either that policy has changed since you were there, or they may have automatically added a gratuity if your party was a larger one. That can happen at restaurants in the United States often.

    There are a few restaurants that still include tax and gratuities in their posted charge, like the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue. You can see that information on their page as well.

    As a rule, restaurants will not include taxes or gratuities in their posted pricing. Those few exceptions are typically dinner shows, rather than standard table service restaurants. When Cinderella's Royal Table returns to character meals it might be one of the only others that comes to mind.

    If you have questions about any specific restaurant, please feel free to write me back directly if you want me to check.

    Have a Magical Vacation!


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