Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jan 11, 2010
    Kory from MS 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.

    We have a party of 6 going to WDW. I was told when making reservations that the tip would be included with our meal. How does this work when we are on the dining plan? Do we pay out of pocket for our tip and our meal comes out of our plan? Thanks so much!!

    Hi, Kory!   For parties of 6 or more guests, a gratuity of 18% will automatically be added to your dining bill.   At the end of your meal, your receipt will list any items that you must pay for that are not included in your plan (alcoholic beverages, appetizers, etc.)   It will also have the gratuity amount and how many Dining Credits you have remaining.      The gratuity amount is based on the menu prices of the meal.

    You can pay for your bill with cash, credit card, or simply charge it to your Key to the World card (if you added charging privileges at check-in.)    Your server will be happy to explain how the Dining Plan works, what is included, and explain the check to you when it arrives.   

    Let your server know if your party is not all on the same reservation.   Each party will then get their own check so the dining credits are done properly and each party pays for their own extras and gratuity.   For example, on my last vacation, my family of 4 got one check and my parents got their own.  Letting them know at the start of your meal will make things much easier.  

    Have a great time and I hope you enjoy all the great dining around Walt Disney World!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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