• On Sep 30, 2016
    Daniel 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.

    What % tip do you leave at a buffet? What % tip do you leave at a family style meal? /

    Hi Daniel!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Tipping amounts are definitely a personal choice and usually based on the quality of your service. I usually leave between 15% to 25%, no matter what type of meal we eat.  If the service is outstanding, we will leave more.  

    Parties of more than six and certain Walt Disney World restaurants include an automatic gratuity (usually 18%) on your total cost.  Be sure to check with your server and on your bill to see if the tip is already included in your meal.

    I hope this helps!  Please let me know if you have any other questions. 
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