• On Aug 2, 2018
    Elissa 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.

    There is going to be 6 of us and that means the tip will be included in our bill. Since we have the meal plan, does that mean we pay the tip out of pocket with cash or does it come off the credit card on file with the reservations?

    Hi there, Elissa!

    It sounds like you understand the Disney Dining Plan very well. You are correct that the use of Disney Dining Plan table-service credits does not include a gratuity. Because your party is comprised of six Guests, an automatic 18% gratuity will be added to your bill. You will choose whether you'd like to pay for this gratuity with cash, the credit card attached to your MagicBand or with some other credit card presented in person. Just let your server know which option you would prefer. 

    Enjoy your Disney Dining Plan and don't forget to call (407) WDW-DINE, or (407) 939-3463, 180 days in advance of your arrival to make reservations for any table-service restaurants that you'd like to try. And don't hesitate to let my friends and me here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel know if you need any suggestions for fabulous places to dine. We love to talk Disney dining!

    Best wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Jill, New Jersey

Lesson plans, college plans, vacation plans...as a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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