• On Apr 5, 2014
    Diana from MS 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.

    Tipping on the dining plan is throwing me off, how do you tip? I have read where 18% is automatically included, but that just doesn't make sense to me! Help! any information will be appreciated!

    Hi Diana:

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  When using the Disney Dining Plan gratuity is not included at table Service Restaurants, unless you are a party of 6 or more guests.  When you receive your cheque, there will be several suggestions in terms of the amount for your gratuity, based on your total bill.  You are free to leave whatever you choose, however 18% is suggested.  I truly feel that the service provided by the Cast Members at Walt Disney World Resort is worth 18%, but again, that is your choice.  Gratuity can be paid by cash, credit card, using Disney Gift Cards or using your MagicBand.  As I mentioned earlier, if you have a party of 6 or more, an 18% gratuity will be automatically added to your cheque.  

    One other thing:  If you are dining at Cinderella's Royal table or if your party is attending a dinner show such as the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, Mickey's Backyard BBQ or Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, gratuities are included with your package.

    I hope that helps to clarify the gratuity charges when using the Disney Dining Plan Diana.  If you have any other questions, please visit me again, I would love to hear from you!

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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Ontario

I'm a Canadian mom with so many wonderful memories at Walt Disney World Resort!  I would love to use my experience in  traveling with toddlers, children, tweens and guests with limited mobility to help others experience all the magic Disney has to offer. Learn More About Stephanie

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