• On Jan 19, 2020
    Pamela 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.

    When a party of 6 includes a 2 yr old, will the 18% gratuity be applied? Or does the 18% apply to 6 paying customers? Trying to plan how much we need to budget.

    Hi, Pamela!

    Thanks so much for sending your question to us at Disney Parks Moms Panel. It's a good one!

    We love booking one Advanced Dining Reservation for each day of our Walt Disney World trips, and we are often a party of 6 or more, so I know that you are in for a boatload of fun!

    When dining as a party of 6 or more at Walt Disney World Table-Service restaurants, Guests will have an 18% gratuity automatically added to their bill. Because your reservation includes six--even though one is a toddler--that gratuity will be added. However, if you plan to have the little one eat from the adults' orders, your 18% gratuity won't be any more than if just 5 of you were dining.

    You are in for one pixie-dusted trip, Pamela! Be sure to check out this helpful guide to Planning for Preschool Kids & Little Ones at Walt Disney World. Everything is extra-magical when you see it through your little's eyes!

    Happy planning! Be sure to send us additional questions as you think of them, too. We love to help!


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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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