• On Feb 24, 2019
    Lisa from NC 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.

    When using dining plan table service credits for Cinderella's Royal Table and Akershus, is there any additional charges to expect?

    Hello Lisa and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    It sounds like you will be dining with royalty while visiting the Walt Disney World resort. Congratulations on obtaining some of the most difficult to secure reservations. 

    When utilizing Disney Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, your gratuity is not included. It is customary to tip at this location based on what the cost would have been if you had been paying directly. If your group is larger (6 or more guests), an 18% gratuity will be added automatically, and you will pay this at the end of the meal.  This need to tip is true at the vast majority of locations when using the Disney Dining Plan. Exceptions are the dinner shows (currently Hoop-dee-doo Musical Revue and Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show), in-room dining, and Cinderella's Royal Table. 

    When you reserve Cinderella's Royal Table, you will need to provide a credit card guarantee, but if you are booking through the account that holds the resort reservation that includes the Disney Dining Plan you should not be charged unless you fail to attend your scheduled reservation. Please note that this dining experience requires two table service credits for each member of your party. But, again gratuity is included for this experience.

    I know you will have a magical time dining with the Disney Princesses!

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Anne, Iowa

I’m Anne, a native Iowan, wife, mother, and grandmother. For me, a major part of the fun of a Disney trip is the planning. I have traveled to the Disney Parks in multiple stages of my life, including as a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother.  One of my favorite things to do is to travel with multi-generational groups. I am thrilled to be able to help other Disney guests plan their adventures. Learn More About Anne

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