• On Jul 1, 2019
    Marilu from IL 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 reservations at CRT during MNSSHP for a party of 6 and will be using my deluxe dining plan to cover dining expense. I understand that gratuity is already included when you prepay. Do I still need to leave a tip if using my DDP

    Hi, Marilu! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thanks for bringing your question to us. The Disney Deluxe Dining Plan will make your stay at Walt Disney World Resort practically perfect in every way! You will receive credits for three meals per day plus snacks. Why that's supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Since you are visiting during the fall, be sure to look for special Halloween-themes treats, most of which you should be able to enjoy with the use of your plan's credits. Personally, I like to stop by the Main Street Confectionery to see what ghoulishly fun treats they have crafted for the season. Don't worry, though. The candied apples you will find there haven't been poisoned by the Evil Queen!

    Cinderella's Royal Table is an excellent choice for dinner while at Magic Kingdom Park. You should have been able to link your dining plan to the reservation when booking it. You are correct, gratuity is included in the cost of this dining experience. No further gratuity is expected, but welcome if you decide to do so for excellent service. Since you are staying for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party that evening, I recommend you check to see if there is availability for your younger party-goers at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique right there in Cinderella Castle. It is the perfect spot to get ready for the evening's festivities!

    Thanks again for stopping by and please let us know if you have any other questions!

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Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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