• On Mar 4, 2011
    April from ON 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.

    HI there, I am inquiring specifically about the 18% gratuity charged to parties of 6 or more. We have six children so we automatically have a large party, so they charge 18% on self serve buffet style dining or just true table service meals? Thank You!!

    Hi April,

    I hear ya! With 5 kids myself, we are one person shy of a Grand Gathering anywhere we go. ;)

    You will need to plan on the automatic 18% gratuity for all Table Service meals. This includes buffet meals. The good news is, these are all you can eat so at least you'll feel like you are getting your money's worth. To get the most out of those, we often plan to eat a brunch buffet around 10am. Then we get breakfast and lunch out of it and aren't hungry again until dinner time.

    Have a wonderful vacation,

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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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