Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Nov 5, 2012
    Mary beth 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.

    Hello. We leave for Disney World in 38 days, we have the 1 QS and 1 TS Dining Plan for 5 of us for 7 days. Is there any way to roughly estimate how much we will need to tip during that time? Thank you.

    Hi Mary Beth!

    How exciting that your Walt Disney World vacation is just 38 days away!

    I love, love, LOVE the Disney Dining Plan and I use it for my family of four on each and every trip!
    Tipping amount is really based on 18-20% of the value of the total dining bill for your travel party. If you have kids under 9 in your travel party, their meals at table service will often be substantially less than the age 10+ meals. As a guesstimated guideline, I'd say that you can probably budget about $25 - $35 daily for tipping, assuming that you dine at just 1 Table Service restaurant daily. This would come out to about $250 over the course of your holiday.

    Keep in mind also that your tipping can be charged to your room account, so there's no need to carry cash around with you during the day. We often charge everything during the day, and then stop by the lobby for a printout of our room account as we retire for the evening. Every few days, I'll pop by the lobby to pay off the balance using cash we brought, to help keep us on budget and not rack up the credit card! I find it's a handy system and saves us the worry of carrying cash around all day.

    I hope this information is helpful to you Mary Beth.
    Please feel free to write me back any time if you have further questions prior to your holiday.

    Wishing you a simply Magical time at Walt Disney World!

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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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