Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Feb 3, 2013
    Jamie lyn 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.

    On a recent Disney Cruise, we were caught by surprise with a LARGE gratuities bill on our last day. It included services from the cleaning staff! We are now going to Walt Disney World in two weeks. Do resorts charge for this? What should we expect?

    Hi Jamie Lyn!  I'm sorry you were caught off guard by the tipping policy aboard the Disney Cruise Line.  Let me answer your question about gratuities at the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels.  The Resorts will not add any sort of gratuity on your account.  Personally, I like to "tip" Mousekeeping each day.  A good general guideline is $1 per day per person in the room.  Again, this is what I like to do and absolutely not required.  If the housekeeping staff (Mousekeeping) goes above and beyond, you might like to even reflect that in a tip as well.  Let me stress that tipping is absolutely optional, and no gratuities will be added to your Disney Resort bill for accommodations.  

    I hope this helps you, and I wish you a MAGICAL vacation!


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Meet the Panelist: Jacqui, Illinois

A Walt Disney World veteran traveler since the early 1970's, I can't wait to help you plan the most MAGICAL vacation.  I am a Disney Vacation Club Member and an Annual Passholder.  Whether you need tips for traveling with babies, toddlers, adolescents, adults or seniors, I can help you create the most Pixie Dusted adventure. There aren't many things our family hasn't experienced at Walt Disney World, and I would love to make suggestions so that you will have the vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Jacqui

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