• On Aug 23, 2016
    Maria from PA 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.

    We are staying at Wilderness Lodge. There are 10 of us -- 4 families. We all have the meal plan. When we go to dinner, gratuity and alcoholic beverages are not included. Will they all be on one check or will it be separated by family?

    Hi, Maria!

    Thanks so much for sending your question to Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Okay, you are in for such a treat when your party of 10 stays at Disney's Wilderness Lodge! This is such a special resort, there are folks who visit Walt Disney World often, but would not consider staying anywhere else. Seriously, this place is that special.

    Your Disney Dining Plan entitlements will be linked to your My Disney Experience account, which is also associated with your room reservation. If you have 4 different hotel reservations, each family's total # of entitlements will be on their accounts upon check-in.

    At dinner, I suggest asking for separate checks. This will make it less complicated when trying to determine who ordered a second glass of Merlot and how each family would like to pay for gratuities. At that point, each family can also pay for the balance of their meal in any method that's accepted--charged to your room, paid by cash, using a credit card or a Disney Gift Card. What an easy-peasy way to enjoy dining together as one large group!

    Of course, should you want everything to be on one check, that can certainly be done as well.

    Send more questions as you plan your awesome trip to WDW, Maria! We love to help!

    Andrea H
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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