• On Feb 24, 2019
    Jamie from NY 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 there is a 18% gratuity on 6 or more guests at table service, but do they also charge this at buffet style dinners...you are serving yourself...we have 3 children under 3 in the group

    Hi, Jamie! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting you are just a few months away from your trip! 

    Buffet style meals do require the payment of the 18% gratuity for parties of 6 and more. Even though you will be serving the food yourself, a server will continuously bring drinks to your table, will check to see if you need anything, will collect used plates and glasses, and will finally bring the check at the end of your meal. 

    Children under 3 years of age do not need to order their own meals and are welcome to share from an adult's plate.  

    Some of my favorite buffet style restaurants are Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort, 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian, and Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Epcot. They all include magical encounters with beloved Disney characters that you should add to your must-do list. 

    Jamie, thank you for bringing us your question. Please come back as many times as needed, we'll be waiting hEAR for you!

    Happy Disney Dining,
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Meet the Panelist: Desiree, Peru

Hi! I'm Desiree from Lima, Peru. My family will never ever tire of visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth, even if means traveling almost 3,000 miles to do so! My husband and I love to watch the fireworks with our kids, but the best magic happens when the grandparents come along and we all feel the same age in front of Cinderella Castle! I love giving tips about different types of resorts and traveling with multigenerational groups.
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