• On Feb 26, 2016
    Theresa from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are travelling with 4 smaller families (11 people total, 6 adults and 5 kids). I know 18% gratuity is added to the bill for TS. How is that calculated? Will each family pay 18% if their total bill or is the total pooled together for the 18%.

    Greetings Theresa and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How wonderful that you will be dining with a large group at the most magical place on earth!

    The Walt Disney World Resort 2016 Disney Dining Plan currently charges an automatic gratuity of 18% for parties of 6 or more seated together at the same dining table. Each family at the same table may opt to have separate bills but the 18% gratuity will be added to each separate bill because everyone is at the same table. It's up to you and your group seated together how you want to receive the bill, either as one bill or separate bills, regardless of how the bill is settled, the 18% gratuity will be added either way.

    Theresa, may I suggest you make Advanced Dining Reservations to ensure you secure your favorite Table-Service restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort.
    Through My Disney Experience,you can also make dining reservations, as well as secure your FastPass+ selections and personalize your MagicBands, which you will receive upon check-in at your Disney Resort Hotel.
    Disney's Magical Express complimentary shuttle service to and from your Disney Resort Hotel and Orlando International Airport is really convenient.

    I hope this information is useful Theresa and we would be pleased to be of further assistance with your Walt Disney World Resort vacation in the near future.

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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello there, I'm Jacqueline from Ontario! I am passionate about Walt Disney World Resort. Each of our Disney Parks vacations have been unique and memorable, bonding our family in ways like no other vacation. Disney vacations quickly became an annual tradition, and we always look forward to our next Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Line vacation! I would be so happy and honored to help you plan your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

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