• On Aug 9, 2017
    Adriana from San Jose 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.

    Hello moms. We are traveling from San Jose, Costa Rica. Can you please let us know how do tips and taxes work at WDW (we want a BOG reservation) We generally don't give tips in our country since the service tax is already included in the bill. Thanks!

    Hi Adriana,

    Just a few more weeks until your magical vacation starts. How exciting!

    My family loves to dine throughout the Resort. We typically have a nice lunch at a Quick-Service Restaurant, enjoy a Snack mid-afternoon, and have a sit down dinner at a Table-Service Restaurant. In general, prices listed in the menus do not include taxes. When you are ready to pay, your bill will indicate the subtotal, the corresponding sales tax, and the total to be paid.

    At Table-Service restaurants, it is customary to leave a gratuity for good service. Your bill will indicate suggestions for you between 18% and 20% that you can add to the total. Note that some dinner shows like Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue already include gratuities. Also, Snack carts in general list prices that already include the sales tax.

    One last tip: Be Our Guest Restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch as a Quick-Service restaurant, whereas it operates offers Table Service for dinner. Do you have a reservation? If not, keep checking. Many Guests change their plans at the last minute. See you real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Ricardo, New Jersey

Greetings! I'm Ricardo. Originally from Argentina, I am an IT geek by day, and a leader of the Galactic Empire by night. I'm a husband, and father to two Jedi Knights who share their passion for Disney and Star Wars. Join me and together we shall plan the perfect Disney vacation! Learn More About Ricardo

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