• On Aug 11, 2016
    Melissa from OR 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.

    Do restaurants add gratuity for large parties? We have 12 going in the fall and are trying to take everyones budget into consideration.

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Melissa. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're having a splendid week.

    It's a great idea to budget for a vacation, especially with a large group like yours. For parties larger than 8 people, an automatic 18% gratuity is added to your total bill. Please keep in mind, depending on which table service restaurant you wish to dine in and its dining room size, your party may have to be split into separate tables. I encourage you to speak with a Cast Member when making your dining reservation by calling (714) 781-DINE. You can make dining reservations up to 60 days in advance.

    I hope this information is helpful for you, Melissa. Please visit us on the Panel again if you have further questions with planning your magical vacation to the Happiest Place on Earth.

    Sending you Pixie Dust,
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Meet the Panelist: Kiki, California

Greetings from Northern California! I have been fascinated by the magic of Disney since I was a little girl; now that I am a mother of two, I love watching my children experience Disney Parks through their own eyes. I am also surrounded by fellow Disney-loving nurse friends whom I enjoy quick adults-only Disneyland Resort escapes with. Whether you are planning your once-in-a-lifetime family trip or a short adults-only getaway to the Happiest Place on Earth, I am here to help!

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