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  • On Jan 31, 2012
    Tracy from PA 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.

    We are traveling to WDW in May and will be taking the Family Magic Tour......I want to tip our CM at the end of the tour, but I really don't know what would be an appropriate amount, or even if they are allowed to accept one. Please help. Thanks much.

    Hi Tracy,

    Disney is not a place where cast members will have their hands out for tips. You'll need to tip waitstaff, bartenders, bellmen (or women), parking attendants, and possibly the housekeeper for your room. Other than that, I can't think of anyone that I've tipped at Walt Disney World. To the best of my understanding, cast members in roles other than the ones I've listed are not allowed to accept tips.

    I've taken the Family Magic Tour twice, both my children and I had a wonderful time. Although our guides were lovely and energetic, we did not tip them, nor did anyone else on either tour.

    While I applaud your instinct to reward the great Disney cast members, when taking the tour you can go ahead and concentrate on having fun without worrying about tipping. 

    If you'd like to provide something positive for your guide, a wonderful gesture would be to write a note of commendation. All guest suggestions or comments should be directed to the Guest Communications Department. They can be reach through the mail at: Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-0040 The e-mail address for Guest Communications is:

    Be sure to note the cast member's name and the date/time of the tour you took. Guest feedback can play a big role in employee evaluations and promotions at Walt Disney World. Positive guest comments can be a great benefit to the cast. 

    Enjoy your tour!

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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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