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  • 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.

    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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