Mom And Son On Run
  • On Oct 23, 2011
    Joshua from OH 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 seen that 20% is recommended, but is that for standard sit down restaurants or buffets? It seems to me that a server does much more at a standard sit down restaurant that at a buffet. So, 20% at a sit down meal, what is appropriate for a buffet?

    Hi Joshua!

    I almost tip at least 18 percent and more for really good service.  That's also what I tip at buffets.  A good server there will be sure to keep your glasses full and your table clear of empty plates.  Sure, you have to do more work at a buffet, because you have to get the food yourself, but I actually prefer that.  Walt Disney World has some great buffets with new foods to try, especially Boma in the Animal Kingdom Lodge and Tusker House in Disney's Animal Kingdom.  I recommend tipping at least 18 percent in all of the Table Service restaurants, including buffets!

    Enjoy planning your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation and write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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