Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 7, 2008
    Lynn from ON 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.

    Wonderful panel!!My husband, myself and four children staying in two rooms all on the deluxe dining package. ? is how does our gratuity work dining with 6 people, read somewhere the gratuity is automatically added. Please confirm for me. Thank you.

    Hi Lynn

    First of all, thank you for the compliment...we are all really enjoying sharing our tips and advice to help others enjoy their Walt Disney World vacation to its fullest and it is nice to hear that people are getting something out of this and that our job here is a valid and helpful one!  Now...on to your question, yes, you are correct!  The new Dining Plan provisions are that it doesn't matter which dining plan you are on and gratuities are no longer included in the dining plans unless otherwise indicated!  They do automatically add 18% to your bill if you are a dining party of 6 or more people.  An automatic gratuity charge may also be added to your bill for items that are not included in the Disney Dining Plan, Disney Deluxe Dining Plan, Disney Premium Plan or Disney Platinum Plan (e.g., alcoholic beverages).  I hope this reconfirms it for you.

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Brigitta, British Columbia

I am a Canadian citizen working in the tourism industry. My Disney World experiences started with my family when I was just a little girl. I have continued this tradition with my daughter who has been there now more than 15 times. Learn More About Brigitta

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