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  • On Feb 27, 2014
    Helen from ON Asked

    My family ..10 of us are going to Disney Sept.20 for 1 week. We will have dining plans my question is about the18% gratuities. How do you know what an adult meal or childs meal costs! to figure out the tip? Are all meals the same price or do they vary.

    Hello Helen,
    There's nothing better than a magical group gathering at Walt Disney World Resort, I firmly believe that big family equals big fun!
    You have made a wonderful choice by selecting the 2014 Disney Dining Plan, I love the freedom it represents.  One of the stipulations of the Disney Dining Plan is that tables of 6 diners or more at Table Service restaurants are charged 18% gratuity as standard; although you are free to tip higher for exceptional service. 
    Each Walt Disney World Resort restaurant has it's own unique menu and pricing scale with plenty of dining choices for both adults and children.  At the end of each Table Service meal your server will present you with a check itemizing everything ordered alongside individual prices and bill total; it will also include the calculation of the 18% gratuity.  Gratuity is paid in the usual manor; cash, credit card and so on.
    Of course when dining at Quick Service restaurants there is no gratuity to pay, but you will still receive an itemized receipt for your own records.
    To help you further research your dining options and menus you may want to check out Dining at Walt Disney World Resort
    Have a great Disney day & bon appetit
    - Jane 

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Meet the Panelist: Jane, United Kingdom

As the UK "Mum" on the Disney Parks Moms Panel I'm able to assist those lucky Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort from the United Kingdom who generally enjoy a whole 2 week magical stay. The planning and organising of resorts, Advance Dining Reservations and extra pixie dusted holiday fun for solo travellers, large or small family groups is my absolute pleasure! Learn More About Jane

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