Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 20, 2012
    Nicole from TX 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 are planning on getting the Deluxe Dining Plan for 8 nights, was wondering what we should plan for tips? Trying to budget!

    Hi Nicole,

    Your tip should be based on 18% of what you would have paid for your meal if you had been paying out of pocket rather than with dining plan credits. 

    To get a sense of what that cost might be, you should head over to the independent website They have the complete menus for nearly every restaurant at Walt Disney World. You can map out a few sample meals that fit your family's dining style (meals for a family of vegetarians would likely cost less than meals for a family of steak lovers) and then estimate what 18% of those sample meals would be. From there you can extrapolate tip expenses for your entire stay.

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know if you need any additional advice. 
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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