• On Feb 26, 2017
    Lori from MI 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 I am going in less then a week and have a few questions 1. Who all do we tip? we have the deluxe meal plan. Also wanting to know about buses or anyone else. 2. If you rent a bike how far are you able to ride? Example we are staying at CBR

    Hi Lori,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Although you may have arrived already, your questions are terrific and I will do my best to answer them.

    We always tip the cast member who serves us at Table-Service Dining. In the past, we have also used the Deluxe Dining Plan. We tipped 18%. Just remember that when you dine at more Table-Service meals, your tip costs increase. If you receive additional assistance to get your luggage to your room, I suggest that you tip the cast member who provides that service. Also, tip the cast member who cleans your room. 

    Second, there are several Resort Transportation options at the Walt Disney World Resort. There are buses as well as Water Transportation and the Resort Monorail. Be sure to download the My Disney Experience Mobile App. The app has a nifty feature that will allow you to get directions to rides, attractions or dining locations. 

    Finally, Bike Rentals are quite popular at the Walt Disney World Resort. You can ride your bike around the Island Promenade which is about 1.4 miles. Caribbean Beach Resort is currently undergoing refurbishment, so please check with a cast member to be sure the entire path is open during your visit. The last time we stayed there, I jogged several times around the resort! It was lovely.

    Have a magical time!

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