AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On Jul 9, 2010
    Sherry from DE 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.

    i am packed full of questions today i know panel,its my first trip and im just bursting on the inside lol,we are wondering do we have to tip when where using a table service for a buffett on the ddp when its a serve yourself place

    Hi Sherry,

    Keep those questions coming!  We all want this first trip to be magical for you and your family!

    When it comes to tipping, I tend to err on the side of over tipping, rather than under tipping.  So, yes, our family leaves the same tip to servers at restaurants that serve buffet style as we do to those who actually bring our meals to us.  Actually, when it comes down to it, I think the cast members at these restaurants are working just as hard.  They take your drink orders and then continue to clean up after guests throughout the meal -- guests tend to go through a lot of dishes when food is served buffet style.

    Of course, ultimately the decision on how much to tip is left to your discretion.

    Hope this helps.  Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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