• On Aug 8, 2011
    Tammy from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I was wondering about tipping. Who should we tip and how much? We will be at POFQ Nov. 2 - Nov. 8. We are getting 2 adjoining rooms and there will be 3 adults and 3 children. We are taking the Magical Express also. Thanks,

    Great question! I know I'm always wondering about tipping etiquette myself, but Disney is one place where I know the norms!

    The first person you'll want to tip is your Magical Express driver. Even if you allow Disney to deliver your checked luggage to your room directly, you may have carry on bags to store, or strollers. Tipping 1-2 dollars per bag is customary.

    'Mousekeeping' at your resort also gets tipped. Standard is a dollar per person, per day. For our family of five, we leave a $5 bill each day. We do this daily because you might have a different housekeeper each day, so leaving one tip at the end of the week might not get the money into the right hands. My daughters enjoy decorating envelopes for this purpose before we leave. They write 'Mousekeeping' on the front, with a little thank you note, drawing, or Disney stickers to decorate it as well. (Also a good activity to keep little ones busy on the plane!)

    If you have your luggage handled at the resort, you'll want to tip the bellman also. Again, we use the $1 per bag rule, unless something is especially heavy or requires extra effort, in which case we'd increase the amount.

    It's helpful to plan ahead for these tips so you can budget, and also so you have enough one dollar bills in your wallet!

    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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