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  • On Apr 28, 2023
    Skye from London Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, I’m coming to Walt Disney world for my 21st birthday from the 27th of June, I’ve never been to america before and I know you have to pay tax and gratuity when you order food but I don’t know how much and if it’s only if you are sitting in a restaurant?

    Welcome to planDisney, Skye!

    I am so happy to hear you will celebrate your 21st birthday at The Most Magical Place on Earth! Get ready to make magical memories you will cherish forever!

    As a fellow international Guest visiting from Brazil, I always consider tax rates and tips while budgeting for my Disney holidays. The Walt Disney World Resort covers an area with property in both Orange County and Osceola County, meaning sales taxes can vary between 6.5 percent and 7.5 percent, depending on the county. While budgeting, I usually plan to pay a sales tax of 7.5 percent on dining and merchandise because if I end up paying 6.5 percent, I can always use the money I save to purchase extra snacks. There is always room for more Mickey's Premium Ice Cream Bars!

    You will pay the sales tax whenever you buy meals at both table-service and quick-service restaurants. Although not mandatory, tips are expected at table-service restaurants. Quality service in the United States is usually acknowledged by a gratuity of 18 percent to 20 percent. You will find suggested tip percentages on your meal receipt. Please note that an 18 percent gratuity is automatically added to the bill for parties of six or more and that sales tax percentages are subject to change without notice.

    It was a pleasure answering your question, Skye. I hope this helps you while planning and that you have a magical Walt Disney World Resort holiday!

    Best Disney wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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