Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 15, 2011
    Leslie from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Does an infant count as a dinner guest? I am wondering because I read that "parties of 6 or more" will be charged 18% for gratuity.

    Hi Leslie, Unfortunately, yes an infant would be counted towards the total number in the party. We do get an awful lot of questions on this topic and I know it doesn't make much sense, but an infant does have to be included in the reservation for two reasons. One is that they need to make sure that the table will accommodate all of the guests and secondly, they need to have a complete head count at all times in the restaurants due to their fire regulations. Unfortunately, if your children make the head count at your table 6 or more, this would be counted towards the number where the automatic gratuity is added to your bill. Sorry this is not the answer you were hoping to get. Best wishes, Brigitta
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Meet the Panelist: Brigitta, British Columbia

I am a Canadian citizen working in the tourism industry. My Disney World experiences started with my family when I was just a little girl. I have continued this tradition with my daughter who has been there now more than 15 times. Learn More About Brigitta

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