Mobile Ordering
  • On Dec 6, 2020
    Sai from Essex Asked

    Do you have to pay tip at quick service or mobile order restaurants I understand you must when you have a table service sit down but if I order fries at mr kamaal or a cinnamon roll at gastons do I pay tip on top of these ?

    Hi Sai,

    Thank you for stopping by planDisney with your great question.  I can tell you are a person after my own heart:  you are a budget planner AND a fabulous snack planner!  With these two qualities, you are sure to have the most Magical vacation ever.

    As is customary in the United States, tipping is generally performed in restaurants where you are seated by a host and then a server takes your food and beverage order and serves you.  One easy way to tell if the restaurant is a "tipping" restaurant is if it accepts reservations.  You can use the filters in this link for Walt Disney World Dining to see which restaurants accept reservations and thereby know which ones employ food service tipping as a general rule.  At counter service locations or kiosks where you place your own order and serve yourself, tipping is not necessary.

    Additionally if you stop in for drinks/cocktails in a bar or lounge, it is customary to tip your server in those locations as well.  This is the case for bars and lounges with seated spaces, not walk-up kiosks where you order your beverage and then go find a place to sit.

    The two (delicious) quick-service locations you gave as example, Mr. Kamal's and Gaston's Tavern, are not locations in which tipping is customarily expected.  In the United States sometimes there are "tip jars" in coffee shops and quick service locations where individuals may choose to tip but it is a personal choice and not expected.

    Sai, did you know that you may use Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering at many locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort?  Simply make sure you have the latest version of My Disney Experience Mobile App on your mobile device before your vacation.  I simply adore being able to order my food from my phone and not have to stand in a line to order.  My kids call it their "Food FastPass+"!

    Please come back and visit us again here at planDisney as you continue planning your vacation! We are Disney fans, just like yourself, and love helping others plan their Magical adventures.

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Meet the Panelist: Brenda, Missouri

I fell in love with Walt Disney World on my very first visit, which took place during my honeymoon. Since then we have added 4 "mouseketeers" to our family and have come to appreciate what a great value a Walt Disney World vacation can be on a budget. As a Physical Therapist and a mom of a large family, I would love to help you plan your next magical trip! Learn More About Brenda

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