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  • On Mar 22, 2011
    Shelley 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.

    Hi, we will be travelling to Disney in October with my family (9 of us plus one infant). I understand that if we all want to sit together at a table service meal we will be charged an automatic 18% gratuity. Is this also true for the buffets?

    Hi Shelley! Disney World is a wonderful place for large groups to vacation! I visited Disney with eight members of my family last year, and I loved how the restaurants were able to easily accommodate our big group. 

    At the sit-down restaurants, an 18% gratuity is automatically added for parties of 6 or more. This policy is in effect at the table-service restaurants as well as the buffets. Even though you'll select your own food from a buffet at some restaurants, you'll still have a server who will bring your drinks, clear your dirty plates, make sure Mickey and friends stop by your table at character meals, and handle any special requests you may have.

    Hope you have a magical family gathering! Come visit us again at the Moms Panel if you have more questions! We're happy to help! 
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, North Carolina

I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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