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  • On Jan 9, 2016
    Tiffany from ID 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 purchased the DDP and we are a party of 6. I am wondering how it all works with the gratuity. Do they deduct our table service meals off of our magic bands and then whatever card we have linked to our magic bands is used for the gratuity? Thanks!

    Hi there Tiffany!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question!  You are going to love having the Disney Dining Plan during your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation.  Your server will definitely be able to deduct the number of Table-Service meals being redeemed from your MagicBand. The card you provided at check-in can also be used for paying gratuity or you may choose to provide another form of payment such as a Disney Gift Card. If you do decide to simply use the card that is already on file with your Disney Resort hotel, you can simply use your MagicBand in order to do so.  I also wanted to mention that parties of six or more will be charged an automatic 18% gratuity.  Follow this link to learn more about the 2016 Disney Dining Plan.

    I hope this information is helpful to you. Please don't hesitate to visit us again with any additional questions that you may have. Best wishes for a magical trip, Tiffany!

    Bon Appétit,
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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