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  • On Jul 17, 2009
    Danielle from CT 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.

    My ? is about how much is a tip going to be since we have ddp? I have a very low budget and i need to figure this into it we are staying for 10 days so we have alooooot of meals booked....

    Hi, Danielle!   I am glad to hear you have made your Advance Dining Reservations!   This is a great way to make sure you get the most out of the Dining Plan.

    Gratuities are not included, so plan to tip between 15% - 20% based on the quality of service you receive.   Cast members at the restaurants are typically very good and work very hard to give you the very best service and to earn their gratuities.   If you have 6 or more guests in your party, an automatic 18% gratuity will be added to your bill.   Tips can be paid in cash, credit card, or charged to your Key to the World card.  

    There are exceptions.  For the following dining experiences, gratuities are included:   Cinderella's Royal Table, Mickey's Backyard BBQ, Spirit of Aloha, and the Hoop Dee Do Revue.    For a complete list of restaurants, click HERE.   This list also indicates when tips are included.   This is a very helpful list (about 6 pages long) that you might find handy to print out for future reference.  

    Enjoy your 10 day vacation to WDW!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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