Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On May 11, 2012
    Cindy from NB 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'm confused about gratuity at the restaurants. I see that parties of 6 or more get automatic 18% gratuity and that tipping at quick service places is not required. Are there any other instances when a gratuity is automatic?

    Hi Cindy!  Most gratuities at Walt Disney World are individually based.  Yes, with parties if 6 or more, an 18% gratuity is added.  This is also the case for items that are not covered by the Disney Dining Plan such as alcoholic beverages.  These will incur an 18% gratuity.  
    Keep in mind that special dining experiences, such as Cinderella's Royal Table and Dinner shows (Hoop-De-Do and Spirit of Aloha) have gratuities included in the price.
    Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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