Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jan 7, 2013
    Andrea 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.

    I am trying to budget for our upcoming trip. We have purchased the dining plan and I know gratuities are not included, what about tax, is it included or extra?

    Hello Andrea and welcome back to the Moms Panel.

    Great decision on buying one of Walt Disney World dining plans.  My family always has enjoyed the benefits and value these offer, especially at Character and Signature dining experiences.
    Since gratuities are not included it is a good idea to look at the menus during the planning process.  This way you will have enough time and know exactly how much to save and cover this additional cost.
    Remember that an 18 percent gratuity charge will be added for parties of six or more guest.

    Fortunately, you will not have to worry about tax, as it is already included on the food ordered with the dining plans.  

    Happy to help you plan a magical Disney vacation.
    Hope to hear more from you.

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Meet the Panelist: Miguel, Puerto Rico

I am honored with the opportunity to design Disney experiences to share with my wife and kids.  I enjoy experiencing what Walt Disney World offers that is not available anywhere else, and look forward to helping you discover it with your family. Learn More About Miguel

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