• On Jun 30, 2012
    Dawn from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    A ? About tipping. I have a 2 br villa at the Beach Club. It's really like two rooms. There will be 5 of us and I feel $ 5 a day may not be enough. Suggestions? Also, should I leave an envelope for Magic Express/bellhop bringing bags? Thanks

    Hello, Dawn!

    I just returned from a stay at Disney's Beach Club; you are going to love  your stay at this truly beautiful resort!

    Regarding gratuities for the Cast Member taking care of your room, I suggest that you leave what makes you most comfortable for the services rendered, keeping the number of people in your villa in mind, as well. Some folks like to tip $2 per person per night, others prefer to use a different formula, so totals will surely vary. As with any service, of course, should you feel that you received stellar service, you may want to add a little extra, but of course are in no way obligated to do so. I simply suggest that you go with your instinct and leave what feels fair to you. This way, you'll be spreading a little magic of your own while in Walt Disney World! :-)

    Regarding Disney's Magical Express Transportation, we tend to total our gratuity based on the number of bags the driver needs to help us with, both to and from the resort. Similarly, we hand the Cast Member from Bell Services a gratuity once he delivers our baggage to our villa, again, based on the number of bags he's had to tote on our behalf. I wouldn't leave an envelope for either of these, however, as I wouldn't be certain that it would get to the correct person in either case. A personal thank you as you hand the Cast Members who have helped your family settle in for a wonderful vacation will bring smiles to their faces, too.

    Have an absolutely wonderful stay, Dawn! Feel free to send more questions as you think of them, too! We love to help!
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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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