Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Aug 31, 2014
    Laura from GA 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.

    What is the rule of thumb for tipping Cast Members IN the parks? Obviously we will tip in restaurants but what about if a Cast Member, for instance, points out the best way to get to a particular attraction..Do you tip? What is or is not acceptable? Thanks

    Hi Laura!

    Tipping Cast Members in the parks is not accepted, except when dining at a Table Service dining location (as you've mentioned).  Other Cast Members will politely decline your tip, as making magic is just one part of their job. You can always offer a big smile, and a hearty "Thank you," as those gestures are always appreciated.

    If, in a particular instance, a Cast Member goes above and beyond to assist you, you can always make a note of their name and their hometown (from their name tag).  Once home, send a Thank You note, card, or email.  Cast Members treasure those notes!  Here's the contact information for mail and email:

    Walt Disney World Guest Communications
    PO Box 10040
    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-0040

    One note for you:  we've traveled during the holiday season on multiple occasions, and I've brought small chocolates or candies with us to spread our own 'pixie dust' at times.  These small tokens were well received and appreciated, but absolutely not necessary or expected.  

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Texas

I am a former Kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home Mom to my 2 boys and daughter.  I've been married to my High School sweetheart since 2000, and we consider ourselves experienced Walt Disney World travelers with little ones. Learn More About Amanda

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