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  • On Apr 16, 2013
    Donna Asked

    We have the DDP and are a grp of 9. Some will have drinks and some will have appetizers and some will have neither or both. We are 3 grps divided into to rooms but will sit together for meals. How should the gratuities be handled?

    Hi Donna,

    Great question as splitting funds can be tricky!

    With the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan, each party will be billed separately. However, they are going to probably charge you an automatic gratuity of 18% on your bill because your total party is over 8.

    I would check all of your bills after each meal to see if gratuity was charged. If it was charged, no problem. If it was not, I would have each party agree to pay the same percentage.

    As for reservations, one party can make all of the reservations for nine and then inform the server that you will need three separate bills.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
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