• On Feb 11, 2018
    Jo from Somerset 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.

    Hi Moms! We will be staying in a 2BR villa at OKW booked directly with Disney rather than renting DVC points privately. Can you please confirm our mousekeeping schedule and also appropriate tip amounts as I believe its not an everyday service? Thank you :)

    Hello, Jo, and thank you for your question.

    Guests who are staying at any of the deluxe villas, including Disney's Old Key West resort, and NOT staying on Disney Vacation Club points, get daily mousekeeping and trash removal services. You'll enjoy the same service you would at any of the Walt Disney World resort hotels - dusting, vacumming, fresh towels, and the trash cans emptied. How's that for a real vacation?

    Tipping is a very personal thing, but it's something we do. I appreciate the mousekeeping services at Walt Disney World so much. The general rule of thumb is $1-$2 per person, per day of your stay. I always recommend that if you are going to tip, do it daily as opposed to at the end of your stay. You may not have the same mousekeeper each day of your stay, and it's nice to recognize the people who are actually making your stay a bit more magical.

    And since you're staying at Disney's Old Key West resort, I think one of the hidden dining gems at Walt Disney World is Olivia's Cafe. Key West at it's best, this laid back and casual dining location has some of my family's all time favorite meals. Banana bread french toast for breakfast with coconut cream topping is number one on my daughter's list as the best breakfast on planet Earth, and my husband could eat the seafood stew on the dinner menu every night of vacation. and be a very happy guy.

    Enjoy a wonderful vacation, Jo!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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