• On Jun 12, 2010
    Karen from england 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 moms, We've got the free DDP for our trip this August. Do we have to pay the taxes as well as the tips or are they included. We're slightly confused as the 'taxing' and 'tipping' protocols in the UK are much different to the US. Many thanks

    Hullo Karen!

    Taxes should be included, so no worries there.

    As for gratuity, or tipping, if your party is 6 or more people an 18% gratuity is automatically added by Disney. 

    If your group is under 6 people it is customary in the US to tip between 15% to 20% of your total bill (the total before taxes, if any, are added). 

    I noticed the last time I dined in Disney that my ticket actually had a tipping guide at the bottom with the suggested amount to leave based on my ticket. I didn't have to do any of the math...which always makes me happy!  I don't  know if they do this at every eatery in Disney, but please peek to see if it's there for you.

    I hope you have a great holiday in Disney World! August is almost here!
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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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