Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Sep 28, 2008
    Cheryl and richard from MA 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 have 7 people in my party it says that parties of 6 or more the gratuity is included in the price does that mean that it's included in the package and i don't have to pay it extra! confussed.

    Hello Cheryl and Richard,

    Unfortunately, no!  What this means is that when you are dining with a group of 6 or more people, they will automatically add an 18% gratuity to your bill.  You do not have the option of deciding yourselves how much to tip your server as they have already added this 18% to your bill and you can still leave more if you think you have had exceptional service (some people give 20%), but that is up to you.  If you feel like you have had extremely bad service I would talk to the manager and let it be known as the server will still receive your 18% gratuity and if they are not delivering the good service then management would like to know about it and correct their customer service for future parties.  I have almost always had great service in the restaurants at WDW and always tip pretty good, but WDW would like to know that when a server works hard for larger parties (6 or more) then they will be guaranteed their 18% tip and I think that is more than fair.  So, on parties of 1 to 5, it will be up to the guest how much they will tip the server (as it is not automatically added into the bill), but there will be a suggested amount for gratuities on the bottom of your receipt/bill of what the 18% amount would be and 20% amount would be, so you won't have to calculate anything at the table!  Have a magical stay!

    Best wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Brigitta, British Columbia

I am a Canadian citizen working in the tourism industry. My Disney World experiences started with my family when I was just a little girl. I have continued this tradition with my daughter who has been there now more than 15 times. Learn More About Brigitta

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