Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Sep 20, 2008
    Mindy from IL 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 we visited in January 2007, the tip was included in our meal plan, however, we always left extra. I have heard that it is no longer included and 18% is tacked on. Do they put this on the card you book your room with or should we bring cash?


    The gratuity is no longer included in the dining plan price, that is true.  However, 18% is only automatically applied to parties of 6 or more.  If you have fewer than that in your group, you are free to leave whatever amount you would like.  And of course your hard working wait staff will always appreciate you leaving more!  My husband and I waited tables in college so we know that it really is hard work!

    As for how to pay the gratuity, that is entirely up to you.  The server will be happy to charge the amount you allocate to your room if you'd like to tip that way.  This is what we did, since I don't like to carry cash on vacation, and it worked out fine for us.

    Have a great vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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