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  • On Jun 9, 2010
    Alba from HI 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.

    Luv The Mom's Panel...It has helped in my Disney vacation planning. ? We, 2 adults & 2 kids (5 & 3), will be there for 11 nights & 12 days. We are getting the Deluxe Dining Plan & were wondering what is the typical tip for Buffets/TS dining

    Hi Alba!

    A typical gratuity is between 15% and 20% of your total dining ticket (before tax, if any).  This holds true for the table service and buffet dining experiences, but not counter service.

    When a party is 6 people or more Disney adds an automatic gratuity of 18% to the bill and most people that I know use that 18% as a guide for what they should leave in Disney World regardless of the party size.

    I hope that you have a wonderful time full of Disney Magic!
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Georgia

My name is Amy and I live in North Georgia where my husband and I own a restaurant and small hotel. My family explores Disney about twice a year and we always discover something new to share with our family, neighbors, friends and potential future friends! Learn More About Amy

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