EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Aug 29, 2013
    Robert from KY 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 know that 18% gratuity is automatically added to the bill for 6 or more. My question is that we have a group of 7 but that will be 3 separate bills. Will we automatically be charged the 18% due to party size or is the the number of people on the bill?

    Hi Robert! I love visiting Walt Disney World with friends and family -- how fun that you have meals planned with several other people! At Disney restaurants, an automatic 18% gratuity is added to the check for parties of 6 or more. Technically your table of 7 would be subject to this automatic gratuity, even if you request that the server bring three separate checks.

    When I've dined with other families at Disney World and requested separate checks, I've found that the servers sometimes add the the 18 percent gratuity, and sometimes they don't. Because your party does fall into the automatic gratuity category, I'd recommend that you expect it to be added to your bill, but be sure to check at the end of the meal to see if it actually was, since the application of this gratuity can vary when you have separate checks.

    Come visit us again at the Moms Panel if you have more questions! We're always happy to help!
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I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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