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  • On Sep 29, 2017
    Carol from CA Asked

    How are gratuities handled on dining plan table service meals for party of 3? Can we pay out of pocket?

    Hi, Carol!

    When dining with parties of 5 or less, there is no automatic gratuity added to your table service dining bill. Tipping will be at your discretion, with 15%-18% being customary. I usually tip closer to 20% because of the exceptional service received when dining at Walt Disney World. You can pay for the gratuity with cash, credit, Disney Gift Card, or charge back to your room using your MagicBand

    Your actual meal can be "paid" for with your Disney Dining Plan credits. If your entire party is staying in the same room, you will just need to present one MagicBand to be scanned for payment. If on different reservations, ask your friendly server to separate the checks so you can each use your own meal credits. 

    Plan ahead for your vacation dining by making Dining Reservations up to 180 days in advance. Many locations book up quickly, so get those in-demand reservations like Cinderella's Royal Table or Be Our Guest secured. 

    Wishing you wonderful dining experiences at Walt Disney World!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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