Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jan 4, 2010
    Sonia from MA 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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    Hi, we're leaving in 10 days!! We're doing a lot of buffet dinners and I wonder about the tipping policy here. We're on the dinner plan so I don't think it's included, but do we tip a % like a regular restaurant? Trying to finalize the budget! Thanks!!

    Hi Sonia, How exciting to be leaving this frigid weather in Massachusetts and heading to the "Happiest Place on Earth!"

    You are correct, the Disney Dining Plan does not include gratuity.

    We, too, always enjoy a lot of buffet meals in our itinerary. We've always gone with the standard 18% tip on all buffets, as well as most table service meals. If the service is particularly exemplary at a non-buffet restaurant, we may leave a bit more.
    For parties of 6 or more, 18% gratuity is automatically added the bill. If your party size is smaller than that, it is up to the guests to decide the appropriate tip percentage.

    Hope this helps and that you 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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